Ravenna 21-23 April 2017
“Team Ravenna” blasts to victory in first leg of 2017 2K Tour.
Team Ravenna led by seasoned skipper Jacopo Pasini set the pace at the opening event of the 2K season winning against some formidable opposition from the Dutch and the Royal Thames Yacht Club.
2K opened the season by moving for the first time to the city of Ravenna on the Italian Adriatic coast. Hosted by Circolo Velica Ravennate the tour stepped into the fleet of Thom 28’s for the first time. Love at first sight, these beautiful boats are quick and highly manoeuvrable, perfect for match and team racing.
The top ranked teams Serpentine (GBR) and DMTRA ( Holland) were the teams to beat… and they were. Bavaria proved the dark horse, first smacking down Serpentine, then the formidable Italian team from Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.
But it was the young team from the Royal Thames Yacht Club that had everyone worrying. Skippered by Arthur Henderson and Josh Flack the team started the way they meant to continue, soundly defeating host club Ravenna and then over the next three days beating all their opponents in a series of round robins. Leading into the final day the Thames then posted 2 losses to end the round robin in second place, but having beaten the Dutch their place in the finals was assured.
Team Ravenna which had started slowly were sailing for the first time as a pair. Jacopo Pasini one of the most experienced 2K skippers had teamed up with Michele Mazzotti for the first time..and it showed. But over the first two days the team gelled perfectly and with Pasini calmly taking the role of team defender he delivered win after win against the very best on the circuit.
By the end of the round robin stage Ravenna had emerged as the leader and so to face the young English team from the Royal Thames. The Brits, all highly experienced dinghy team racers were up against it. The Italian boat speed, control and line domination was to prove the winning formula. Race One and the Italians have it all their own way. Race Two…a total disaster, both Brits are over the line at the start, but doggedly back into the battle they play the shifts and suddenly it is a winning combination. But Jacopo was on championship form, in a perfect mark trap he locked Henderson out at mark 2, and that was the end.
After a long year of Dutch domination the Italians are on top. Next leg is in Holland then we are back to Italy. Can the Italians keep up the momentum. Follow all on 2Kteamracing.com
The Winning Team Circolo Velica Ravennate
- Circolo Velico Ravennate (ITA)
- Royal Thames Yacht Club (GBR)
- Dutch Match and Team race Association (NED)
- Serpentine (GBR)
- Bayerischer Yacht Club (GER)
- Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (ITA)
Standard Sailing Instructions: 2K Standard-Sailing-Instructions 2017 (7 April 2017)
There are six entries for this event:
Royal Thames Yacht Club
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