After no less than 40 races team Serpentine representing GBR took the finals with a clean 2-0 over their closest rival the Dutch Match and Team Racing Association representing the Netherlands. Yacht Club Costa Smeralda presenting the host nation Italy took the third podium position.
With 40 sailors from across Europe this was a fantastic return to the joys of 2K Keelboat team racing. Our amazing hosts Circolo Nautico Caposele delivered an extraordinary programme both afloat and ashore. The PRO, Costanzo Villa, a seasoned 2K race officer delivered a record programme assisted by his excellent and very professional team.
As always with 2K the emphasis is on fun and great sportsmanship. Our parties are legendary, and apart from one broken table and some serious hangovers all enjoyed a typical Italian seafood feast and dance last night.
The RS21 fleet based in Naples was generously loaned, and proved quite outstanding in the team race role. Highly manoeuvrable and very safe to sail, there was nothing but compliments about the boats.
For the first time we allowed any mark contact between boats and marks… most took full advantage, and despite some initial reservations all approved of the change.
Our next event will in Cagliari, Sardinia and then we move to Newport RI where the New York Yacht Club will be hosting the Global Championships.