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J/70 Corinthian World Cup in Fraglia Vela Riva - Overall

by J/70 Italian Class 4 Jun 2023 07:38 PDT 1-4 June 2023
Celebrations for White Hawk at the J/70 Corinthian World Cup © J/70 Italian Class | ZGN

Unusual conditions for Lake Garda have dictated the fate of the last two days of the J/70 Corinthian World Cup which, after the six races held in the first two days, comes to an end with a "double" no-race due to lack of wind.

At the end of the series of six races, also considering the discard of the worst result, the winner of the first J/70 Corinthian World Cup in history is Gianfranco Noè's White Hawk. The crew of the Italian owner, already the Corinthian World Champion in Porto Cervo 2017 and for years protagonist of the regattas organized by J/70 Italian Class, put the seal on the title thanks also to a scoreline which, out of six regattas, counts two bullets, a second and a third place.

"Winning a regatta in which you challenge yourself with seventy-five other crews is always a great emotion, being able to do it in the first edition of an event of this magnitude is a double reason for pride. The J/70 Corinthian World Cup was the most ambitious event of this season for White Hawk, we arrived with high expectations and, regatta after regatta, we achieved this victory. Thanks to my crew which is a real group of friends who have been sharing this passion for years, between work, study and all personal commitments, according to the true Corinthian spirit. Are we going to defend the Corinthian World Cup next year in Denmark? Who knows, probably!" commented the owner of White Hawk, Gianfranco Noè.

On the podium, in second place, Irrational Exhuberance from Estonia of Tonu Toniste, 11 points behind White Hawk, while the bronze medal goes to the Australian crew of Celestial, led by Sam Haynes. The top five is completed by Let It Be by the Spanish Marcelo Baltzer Foucher and Three Musketeers, from Brazil, led by Alberto Guarischi.

Sofia Giondi won the "First Women Helm" trophy, Moore DRN received the award for the best Under 25 crew. The crews of Mr Henri, winners in the Mixed Plus Division,, for their success in the Garmin Cup and White Hawk again for the Alphazer EnergyStart Trophy, were also awarded.

"Thanks from J/70 Italian Class to all those who made possible the organization and success of this spectacular event. First of all to the International Class, which has chosen to rely on us for the first edition of an event of this caliber, and then to Fraglia Vela Riva, a solid and indispensable partner for such occasions. Let's meet everyone at the next stage of the J/70 Cup in Malcesine and then we hope to find many of these international crews again at the next event organized by J/70 Italian Class, the 2024 European Championship" stated Federico Siragna, President of J/70 Italian Class.

J/70 Italian Class is supported, for the 2023 season, by Lincoln International, Alphazer, Garmin, Armare Ropes, Serena Wines, Vela Mania, Zhik, UtilGraph, IPA and OneOcean Foundation.

More information and rankings from the Corinthian World Cup 2023 are available here.

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