Day 3 and the wind is up, so we go afloat with reefed sails and a big breeze. The finalists look to be already decided, but no one is going to let things rest. In 2 brilliant races Serpentine and Bavaria hammer home wins against the Dutch, while CRV hit hard to take a valuable win against YCCS.
But by 1400 the leading two teams are YCCS and DMTRA.
Race 1 of the finals sees YCCS scoring an “own goal” on the finish to hand the first point to the DMTRA. Race 2 and in devastatingly aggressive team racing from the start. YCCS take the win.
Now it is 1 each. DMTRA look to have the match in the bag, then some costly mistakes and the balance of umpire calls going in their favour t sees YCCS suddenly in a 1-2. Despite brilliant off wind speed the Dutch throwing everything into it simply can not catch the Italians who win the event 2:1
An impressive display by the young CRV team from Ravenna places them in third.
Brilliantly organised and run by Circle Velico Ravennate..2K hopes to be back in 2020.
1st Yacht Club Costa Smerlada
2nd Dutch Match and Team Race Association
3rd Circolo Velico Ravennate
4th Bayerischer Yacht Club
5th Serpentine Yacht Club
6th Royal Thames Yacht Club
Round Robin results attached.