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Italian Open Moth Championship at Circolo Vela Torbole

by Elena Giolai 24 Jun 2021 01:45 PDT 18-20 June 2021

At the Italian Open Moth Championship there was an Australian double, with the two Olympic and America's Cup stars Iain Jensen and Tom Slingsby, followed by the helmsman of Luna Rossa, Francesco Bruni, third open sailor and winner of the Italian Moth title.

Second and third place in the Italian Championship went to Ruggero Tita and Francesco Bianchi respectively.

The star-studded fleet had Olympic gold medallists, America's Cup sailors, Prada Cup winners and multiple world champions in various classes, including Moth. The three days were very challenging for the fleet, with the first two days seeing strong winds and big waves, while on the third and final day the Race Committee decided to start the last three races in the morning, hoping for a northly wind and, above all, flat water, ideal conditions for the Moths to fly. The change of conditions, did not give great shocks to the overall open ranking, with the top positions remaining the same.

Open victory went to the 2012 49er Olympic Champion Iain Jensen, one point ahead of the other Australian Laser gold medallist Tom Slingsby, an America's Cup winner, defending champion of the Sail GP circuit and Moth World Champion.

The Italian superstar Francesco Bruni, after making the Italians dream in the America's Cup and winning the Prada Cup, held his own against the other champions, winning the Italian Moth title and finishing on the third step of the podium in the open classification. Behind him, in the ranking for the Italian Championship, the second step of the podium saw Ruggero Tita, who took a break from his Olympic Nacra 17 training for the Tokyo Olympics in which he will participate in pair with Caterina Banti. In third place was Francesco Bianchi, who had a great final day in the lighter winds, posting a 2-3-4 scoreline.

Next up at Circolo Vela Torbole, after this event attracted the big names of world sailing, the next generation of sailing stars will race in the Optimist d'Argento early summer regatta, which takes place from June 24th to the 26th.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm / Age / ClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1AUS 4739Iain Jensen / 23‑Mag‑1988 / Wangi Amateur Sailing Club213221‑5‑4112
2AUS 1Tom Slingsby / 05‑Set‑1984 / Gosford sailing club‑4‑5411211313
3ITA 5Francesco Bruni / 11‑Apr‑1973 / Club Canottieri Roggero di Lau121‑1464‑202521
4GBR 4672Paul Goodison / 29‑Nov‑1977 / Circolo Vela Torbole‑64‑643535226
5ITA 26Ruggiero Tita / 20‑Mar‑1992 / Fiamme Gialle‑15327734‑12733
6ITA 4448Francesco Bianchi / 09‑Set‑1983 / Yct1010‑1659(dnf)23443
7HKG 4805Nicolai Jacobsen / 24‑Giu‑2002 / Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club79‑11‑105976649
8ITA 4641Fabio Fumagalli / 01‑Ott‑1987 / Marvelia967‑124‑136101254
9ITA 4Pierluigi De Felice / 01‑Mar‑1981(dnf)7143116(ufd)81059
10ITA 4689Simone Salvà / 13‑Ott‑1995 / Fraglia Vela Malcesine‑1911‑15881187861
11FRA 4775Arthaud Aymeric / 15‑Mar‑1989 / SR Antibes5(dns)961310‑1591163
12ITA 4638Enrico Zennaro / 06‑Gen‑1980‑1285111281111‑1866
13ITA 4748Marco Lanulfi / 23‑Dic‑1983 / Fraglia vela malcesine1312129‑14‑2010131483
14ITA 23Jacopo Plazzi Marzotto / 28‑Gen‑199181610‑191612‑1714985
15ITA 4606Fabio Mazzetti / 14‑Apr‑1969 / Circolo Vela Arco111313‑17171412‑181696
16ITA 4724Gian Maria Ferrighi / 14‑Giu‑1996 / Fraglia Vela Riva3(dns)(dns)18107916dnf97
17POL 4831Graczyk Robert / 30‑Set‑1971 / MKZ14141816(dnf)(dns)141713106
18GER 4340Kai Adolph / 15‑Ott‑1970 / BYC17171715‑1816(ufd)1515112
19ITA 4674Carlo de Paoli / 14‑Mag‑1986 / Circolo vela Gargnano161581315(dnf)(dnf)dnfdnf135
20CRO 4633Luka Dogan / 02‑Giu‑1976 / JK SPLIT‑231821‑232317182119137
21ITA 4541Nicola Maggi / 02‑Apr‑1980 / Circolo Vela Tivano(dnf)(dns)dns202218161921150
22AUT 4667Aichholzer Christoph / 23‑Apr‑1983 / SCTWV201919242115(dnf)(dnf)dnf152
23GER 97Lisa Schweigert / 18‑Ott‑1993 / Segler‑Verein‑Wörthsee242120(dnf)(dnf)dns192220160
24ITA 4832Enrico Solerio / 06‑Mag‑1976 / Yacht Club Sanremo(dnf)20(dns)dnsdnfdns132022177
25AUS 4753Scott Webster / 13‑Apr‑1986 / BYC22(dns)(dns)222019dnfdnfdnf185
26ITA 4756Alessandro Poggi D'Angelo / 28‑Dic‑1965 / circolo vela arco(dnf)(dns)dns2525dnf212323185
27ITA 4543Michele Trimarchi / 07‑Gen‑1984 / Marvelia Asd(dnf)(dns)dns211921dnfdnfdnf197
28GER 4698Michael Thias / 17‑Nov‑1968 / FVM1822(dns)(dns)24dnfdnfdnfdnf200
29POL 4497Michal Korneszczuk / 23‑Set‑1979 / YCG212322(dns)(dnf)dnsdnfdnfdnf202
30ITA 4681Clelia Sessa / 23‑Feb‑1998 / LNI Arona(dnf)(dns)dnsdnsdnfdnsdnfdnf17221
31GER 3797Follmann Patrick / 20‑Apr‑1989 / DTYC(dnf)(dns)dnsdnsdnfdnsdnfdnfdnf238
31POL 4063Marcin Dutkiewicz / 12‑Giu‑2021 / OPTY(dnf)(dns)dnsdnsdnfdnsdnfdnfdnf238
31POL 4605Pawel Walecki / 11‑Ago‑1982 / AZS poznan(dnf)(dns)dnsdnsdnfdnsdnfdnfdnf238

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