Volvo Cup Laser SB3 2011 overall

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP
Volvo Cup 2011 for the Laser SB3 class was hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva during the 23rd and 24th July. A total of five races were completed.

Despite the bad weather forecast on Trentino Garda the two days of wind gave the right conditions for five out of the six races scheduled to be completed.

The staff of Fraglia Vela Riva were very pleased to have had the opportunity to once again organize this competition which was well-fought to the very end with five crews having only a handful of points separating each of them.

On Saturday the wind from the south was strong and gusty - 18 knots. Three races were held back to back. It was a colourful spectacle where the top contenders all vied back and forth for a place on the podium. On Sunday two races were held with the north wind which then dropped during the second race thus reducing the course which had already been shifted to the left.

The main competitors in this round were Giovanni Meloni at the helm of Bravi Thytronic of Vincenzo Graciotti, who finished third after a race that went all wrong and was discarded making him almost lose his place on the podium (4-1-4-14-4 partials).

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP

The British crew on Xcellent with John Pollard (world number six), at the helm took second place (1-5-3-7-1). But this round belonged to Vittorio Ruggero on Talj with Roberto Benamati who, after 'warming up' in the first race (seventh), performed so well in the following races that he won the round overall (7-3-1-2-3). He has been showing steady improvement since the last round. Roberto Caresani reached third place with the penultimate race but with only an 11th in the last, dropped to fourth position overall missing the podium by just one point (3-2-8-1-11 partials). There were good performances from Alessandro Cabras (YC Alghero), second in the first and last races; and Carlo Brenco second in the third race.

Next date on the calendar is Thursday with the start of the D-One Gold Cup, featuring the top International helmsmen.

Results:
NoSail NoNamePoints12345
1ITA 3602Ruggero Vittorio9,0(7)3123
2GBR 3058Pollard John, Royal Torbay Y.C.10,0153(7)1
3ITA 3543Giovanni Meloni, Yacht Club Riviera Del Conero13,0414(14)4
4ITA 3073Caresani Roberto, Y.C. Como14,03281(11)
5ITA 307Dutto Claudio, C.V. Torbole20,05(10)537
6ITA 3567Airo' Andrea, C.V.A.J. Taranto23,0846(13)5
7ITA 3491Cabras Alessandro, Yacht Club Alghero25,02(17)11102
8ITA 3578Brenco Carlo, Yacht Club Cortina D'ampezzo31,011(12)299
9ITA 3425Zuklic Andrea, Nautic Club Moniga31,517896(16)
10ITA 3113Ferro Cristian35,0147(18)410
11ITA 3187Sanna Clelia, Veladoc Rt37,0109135(19)
12ITA 3605Raffaelli Christian, Circolo Vela Antignano39,061312(18)8
13ITA 3603Giulietti Franco, Yacht Club Riviera Del Conero39,09610(16)14
14ITA 3539Grisoli Gianluca, Cnam Alassio39,012(16)7812
15ITA 3155Pignatelli Fabio, C.V. Ondabuena Taranto57,013151712(18)
16ITA 3098Tognella Germana, Canottieri Lauria58,020111611(21)
17ITA 3620Bagante Alessandro, Yacht Club Padova64,01618(19)1713
18ITA 3566Moggia Giancarmine, Circolo Vela Taranto64,01514(ocs)2015
19ITA 3536Costa Nanni, Circolo Nautico Cervia66,019(dnf)dnf196
20ITA 3192Vigato Silvio, Circolo Nautico Amici Della Ve69,0(21)20141520
21ITA 3210Versace Federico69,0181915(dns)17

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP

SB3 Volvo Cup 2011
ANDREA CARLONI/VOLVO CUP

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