|District 14 Regatta Report|| |
Sat Dec 18th, 2004 through Sun Dec 19th, 2004
Dali at the finish line
| Winter Championship of Palermo|
by Alessandro Caldarella
The first weekend of the Campionato Invernale Sud Italia was sailed on Saturday, Nov. 6 in a splendid sunny day with 6-8 knots of wind from 044° which permitted only one race. On Sunday, Nov. 7, it was a beautiful windy day with gusts to 30 knots which permitted 2 races to be completed.
For the 2nd weekend of racing (Nov. 20-21) the wind of 17-18 knots allowed three splendid races. On Sunday, the wind diminished to 12 knots but with large waves - two more races were completed. Two more teams joined the racing for this weekend, with Pietro D’Ali coming from Genoa.
The 3rd weekend of racing was "a fantastic weekend" with 4 races completed. The third round of the Winter Championship of Palermo was concluded with the Olympic Team Bruni / Vigna cementing the first place in the championship.
This event should be called Spring Championship rather than Winter Championship; a splendid sunny weekend with a lovely weather and very high temperature, 26/27 C on the water. The event was moved to the Gulf of Palermo for these two final rounds under the aegis of the Società Canottieri Palermo, and also under the Sicily Sailing Club supported by the Sailing Race Service which replaced the CUS Palermo.
There were two days of racing with light wind which allowed us to “bring home” 4 (almost 5) races under sometimes very difficult conditions.
On Saturday there was only one race with a medium wind of 6 knots: the first team was D’Alì / Caldarella followed by Irrea / Colannino and the Masserdotti / Castelli from Garda Lake.
On Sunday, thanks to the high temperature, there were three races with 9/10 knots lessening to 6 knots in the last round. The results:
First race: first: Bruni / Vigna, second: Bertorotta / Giacemmo, third: Improta / Luppoli;
Second race: first: Bruni / Vigna, second: D’Alì / Caldarella, third: Oliviero / Pisa;
Third race: first: Bruni / Vigna, second: Simeone / Rocca, third: Irrera / Colannino.
The combined two days’ results showed that in the first place was the team Bruni / Vigna, followed by D’Alì / Caldarella and finally third Irrera / Colannino. The cumulative results after 12 rounds show Bruni / Vigna in first followed by Simeone / Rocca in second and Irrera / Colannino in third.
On the last weekend (Dec. 18-19), racing was cancelled due to high winds up to 50 knots.
This series consists of 4 weekends of racing in Palermo: Nov. 6/7, Nov. 20/21, Dec. 4/5, and Dec. 18/19, 2004. A second winter series will follow in Naples on Jan. 15/16, Jan. 29/30, Feb. 12/13 and Feb. 26/27, 2005.
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