Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Vincenzo Onorato is given the 3rd place prize by Luigi Carpaneda, Y.C.P.R.'s President. Image copyright Nicola Davanzo/Mascalzone Latino.
by Nicola Davanzo
Nothing new during the last day of regattas at the Farr 40 European Circuit as the very bad weather on the last day prevented any regatta from taking place. The event took place in the Sardinian waters of Porto Rotondo starting from Friday, April 24. There were twelve crews coming from all over Europe and five races led to the results.
Fiamma by Alessandro Barnaba was the winner with 12 points, second even was Nerone by Massimo Mezzaroma, while Mascalzone Latino by Vincenzo Onorato finished in third position.
After being first in the ranking, by winning two times on the first day of regattas, Mascalzone Latino' s results were changeable on the second day. On Saturday three races took place with a wind blowing with gusts of 15-20 knots and a nearly slight sea; besides the first position gained in the day's second race, the crew of Vincenzo Onorato gained a sixth and a seventh position, due to a self penalization at the buoy to avoid a penalty and a bad start, and finished in third position in the general results with 16 points.
The results then did not change on Sunday as no regattas took place due to bad weather.
Mascalzone Latino gained three times the first position and once the sixth
and the seventh: 16 points. Image copyright Nicola Davanzo/Mascalzone Latino.
Already early in the morning thunderous clouds threatened the boats and their crews, that had to stop on orders of the Race Committee until 12am, when they could finally reach the regatta field. However there wasn't enough wind to sail; moreover according to the weather forecast the weather would have gone worse, so at 2pm races were cancelled.
For the regattas in Porto Rotondo the crew by Mascalzone Latino was: Vincenzo Onorato (helmsman/owner), Adrian Stead (tactician), Matteo Savelli and Andrea Ballico (trimmer), Gerry Mitchell (mainsail), Tim Burnell (navigator), Davide Scarpa (bowman), Marco Cornacchia (pitman), Adriano Figone (mast) and Gaia Lusini (jolly).
Mascalzone Latino, after training in the Island of Elba, will take place in the second part of the Farr 40 European Circuit in Capri in May, 20-23 on the occasion of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week.