District 14  Regatta Report

Fri May 20th, 2016 through Sun May 22nd, 2016

2016 Open ITALIAN Championship

 

Report by Massimo "Cicio" Canali:

Rain and cold have welcomed the inauguration of the national star 2016 championship on Thursday 19, at the headquarters of the almost finished L.N.I. Mandello Lario. The planned practice race was canceled for lack of participation of the crews already given the very unfavorable weather. In the afternoon the President of the club and the sports director opened the championship with words of enthusiasm for the prestige of hosting such an important regatta in the year of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Mandello section. Precisely for this reason it was also combined the most important regatta that takes place here every year, the Carcano Trophy which, in the person of Federica Zelioli help by constant support to the longest-running trophy that counts among participants famous names like Danilo Folli, Alfio Peraboni, Pietro D'Ali ', Alessandro Pascolato.

The morning of the 20th was another story. Sunny and warm to 22 welcome the first day of racing. Even a cloud is an excellent prerequisite for well prepared as possible for the start of the first race scheduled for 13:00. The square of the club fully of boats can only be pleased to racers and curious passers-by that and a large presence. We also saw some new "born" Folli home that touch the water for the first time, on the occasion of this important event. Leaving the race office you can see broad smiles in that, upon registration, the kindness of collaborators accompanied by a rich set of gadgets, including a jacket for each competitor, making more than justified the reduced registration fee.

Exceptional sponsor for this event Raymarine that in addition to providing high-level awards, compasses tacktick, which is the official dealer, will offer support in the water with their prestigious boat.

The three days of competition have allowed the execution of as many as 8 races. Unfortunately, despite the sun has accompanied all the races, the wind conditions were extremely variable. Mandello generally does not offer strong wind but still constant, while these days certainly has not offered the best of himself. Sudden and exceptional leadership jumps and intensity have continually reshuffled the competitors' positions in each side of the race course.

Mitigated by a wonderful dinner on Friday evening at the nearby night club restaurant, all competitors were able to let our hair down in the Latin-American dance, the main entertainment of the structure.

Prestigious names have come and gone in local waters as the winner, Roberto Benamati, former world champion, with his faithful crew Alberto Ambrosini. Certainly not least the Ligurian Diego Negri with bow our secretary of the district, Sergio Lambertenghi, then finished second. The Italian champion, the Trieste Danelon, who fought to the last to keep the title but the varying conditions have only seen the third. Besides these national talents, and international subsidiaries have given additional luster to Lake Como, as the Swiss champion Urs Hunkeler district in the bow with the champion, former Olympian, Enrico de Maria, the Ukrainian Gureyev and the German crew Rauch-Weise . The most "famous" presence is been to George "Dodo" Gorla who, during the award ceremony, handed over the first crew classified, the cup in remembrance of Alfio, his unforgettable friend and crew, missed almost five years ago, with which they reached the highest peaks of the world sailing.

It can be stated that the impressions of the crews, the end of the event, were also very positive thanks to the organization of staff in water and on land, both for the race course for the logistics. We therefore hope to see you at the next event, the Trofeo Gini of 25 to 26 June, with the venue finished.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 7488   Benamati   Ambrosini   7488   Gar   4 4 3 3 2 9 1 4 21
2 Stellore   Negri   Lambertenghi   8497     1 1 7 5 6 2 2 dnf 24
3 Basilisco   Danelon   Gazzetta   8480     12 2 1 4 4 1 10 3 25
4 7925   Hunkeler   De Maria   7925     3 5 9 2 1 5 8 2 26
5 8421   Locatelli   Oggioni   8421     2 7 8 1 11 8 3 5 34
6 8493   Gureyev   Zipko   8493     5 3 dns 9 3 3 6 16 45
7 7780   Strocchi   Canali   7780     7 14 6 ocs 9 6 4 6 52
8 8416   Rauch   Weise   8416     9 9 10 6 19 10 9 11 64
9 7923   Folli   Noseda   7923     8 10 21 7 13 20 5 8 71
10 8514   Falciola   Paloschi   837     13 8 11 8 8 bfd 26 1 75
11 8467   Sodano   Bacic   8467     6 12 2 21 17 21 14 7 79
12 8223   Gini   Leva   8223     17 13 14 12 10 4 15 18 85
13 8290   Borroi   Natucci   8290     19 11 12 10 16 18 21 10 96
14 8221   Buzzi   Barindelli   8221     11 19 17 15 14 16 11 13 97
15 8335   Planine   Semi   8335     10 15 13 16 dsq 7 13 dnf 103
16 8182   Billi   Fasoli   8182     15 20 23 18 20 12 7 17 109
17 8202   Nazzaro   Rocca   8202     16 6 20 13 25 13 18 dnf 111
18 6889   Kant   Kant   6889     24 16 16 22 5 bfd 20 9 112
19 8500   Possati   Giachetti   8500     23 22 4 17 21 bfd 16 15 118
20 8373   De Bernardi   De Bernardi   8373     22 21 15 20 12 15 22 14 119
21 8258   Berti   Portoni   8258     21 18 5 24 22 23 12 dnf 125
22 8501   Righi   Bortoletto   452     dns dns dns 11 7 14 23 12 125
23 8014   Ritucci   Ciotti   8014     14 23 22 14 28 29 29 dnf 129
24 7280   Lattuada   Ceriotti   7280     20 17 18 19 26 17 27 19 136
25 8452   Leardini   Mazzarol   8452     18 dns dns ocs 15 22 17 dnf 159
26 7379   Brivio   Bertoletti   7379     dnf dns 19 23 24 11 25 dnf 160
27 7227   Giombelli   Gilardoni   7227     25 25 dns 25 23 25 24 20 167
28 82   Scacchi   Luongo   82     26 24 dns 26 27 24 dns 21 177

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