It was clear that the fight to take the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, would be tough and decided down to the very last race for the teams aiming at the podium. Going into the last racing day the Russian crew of Bunker Prince, skippered by 470 gold medallist Yevgeni Braslavets and flying the flag of local Yacht Club Sanremo, looked almost unbeatable with their solid margin of 9 points, but the tricky conditions of the Ligurian Riviera reshuffled the cards. The final two races were raced with a light and shifty westerly that never exceeded 6 knots, putting to the test the dragonists’ ability and tactical skills. Race 6 went to Blue Haze helmed by Ivan Bradbury, with Anatoly Loginov’s Annapurna in second, whilst Bunker Prince only managed to get a twelfth, their word result in the whole series. In the second race the win went […]
Similarly to what happened on Day 2, on Day 3, a good dose of patience was needed to get the racing started at the Paul & Shark Trophy – International Dragon Cup organised by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo. The Race Committee and the competitors had to wait for the wind to settle but the decision was rewarded by two good, hard-contested races. The first one was sailed in a choppy sea and with a 13/15 knots strong easterly air that progressively decreased to some ten knots, the second race was shortened because of the shifty and dropping wind. No matter the conditions, the sun shone once again on Bunker Prince, the team led by Olympic 470 champion Yevgenii Braslavets and flying the colours of local Yacht Club Sanremo, scoring a double bullet that further consolidated its position at the top of the scoreboard. But behind the battle between Ivan […]
Day 2 of the 13th edition of the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, the event organized by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo started with virtually zero wind. But then, after a two-hours long postponement, the organizers’ and sailors’ patience was rewarded with a good easterly breeze of around 12 knows that enabled the 33 teams to complete two races. Today’s fresher wind meant a closer fleet, with faster manoeuvres and much contested mark roundings. The day’s wins went to two different teams: the first race to Estonian crew of Port Artur skippered by Mihkel Kosk. “In the morning it looked very uncertain that we were going to have any racing, the weather forecast was not promising. But we managed to get in two good races in very even conditions so I’m sure that everybody is very pleased.” Declared Kosk. “We had a first and a seventh place and […]
A warm spring sun and an ideal air temperature have welcomed the 33 teams from 13 different countries taking part in the 13th edition of the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, the event organised by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo and one of the key events of the season for the Dragon class. Unfortunately the wind conditions were not ideal, a light, fickle and shifty easterly wind forced the Race Committee to make the crews wait ashore, to a postponement on the water, to reduce the first race and to abandon the second race of the day as the conditions were too unstable to guarantee fair competition. The wind that never exceeded six knots only allowed to complete only one race that was won by the Ukrainian crew on Bunker Prince ITA 77 led by helmsman Yevgeni Braslavets, gold medallist in the 470 class at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, […]
Miami (USA), March 11, 2018 The star players Diego Negri (Diano Marina, IM) and Sergio Lambertenghi (Torbole, TN) after more than a luster of satisfactions around the world, and two years later a second place just one point away from the first, finally put the hands on the Bacardi Cup in its 91st edition. A vintage not any, because it is worth 3,000 points for the ranking of the Star Sailors League and, for this, has attracted a slew of champion to envy the world and the Olympics: just see the general classification to realize the level of the fleet. Behind the Spirit of Milica by Negri / Lambertenghi (14 pts), Scheidt / Fatih (16), Melleby / Revkin (22), L.Grael / Goncalves (24), Cayard / Strube (24), Doyle / Infelise ( 28), Percy / Ekstrom (28.4), Rohart / Guidoux (33), Lawrence / Trouche (47), Jennings / Kleen (51), followed by […]
The Youth Sailing World Championship ended today in Sanya, China, in which more than 380 athletes belonging to nine classes participated. The only two Italians selected in the 420 class were the Sanremo artists Edoardo Ferraro and Francesco Orlando, from the Sanremo Yacht Club, accompanied by former world champion Alessandra Sensini and the federal coach Gianluigi Picciau. After nine tests completed, with a fourth and a sixth in the last two tests, Edoardo and Francesco finished in tenth place in the general classification. The entire Italian team, composed of the nine classes, won the Nations Trophy. Returning from China, the two athletes of the Yacht Club Sanremo Edoardo and Francesco will rest a few days and then leave on December 23rd for Australia where they will participate in the 420 Open World Championship, from December 29th to January 3rd, together with the other two crews of the Sanremo Yacht Club […]
Great day today for the Yacht Club Sanremo, which is the fifth and final stage of the five races of the Grade 1 world of the Dragoni Class, whose official date, selected by IDA, is 13/16 September 2018 !!!!