25 May 2014

Rolex Capri Sailing Week surprise finale (Day 5 video)

Rolex Capri Sailing Week Day 5 video above

Capri, May 24. Surprise finale at Rolex Capri Sailing Week. - There were sighs of relief today as Capri and the Bay of Naples came good for the final day of Maxi and 52 Super Series racing at Rolex Capri Sailing Week. After two days of the best intentions, but ultimately no racing, today the Maxis were able to complete a coastal race as the 52s sailed two final windward-leewards....Between the Volcano Race and today’s coastal, it was Roberto Tomasini Grinover’s JV72 Mini Maxi Robertissima III, which came out on top in the highly competitive Mini Maxi Racing class, winning the match race against her all-black sistership, Sir Peter Ogden’s Jethou. “The regatta was very complicated, because the wind was very unstable at times,” said Tomasini Grinover. “My crew did a fantastic job and I am happy that we finished one of the coastal races because the weather wasn’t the best this week, although they were for enjoying Capri and its hospitality. I would like to say a big thanks to the organisers, the International Maxi Association and Yacht Club Capri. It is a fantastic place and we’d like to come back...”
Mini Maxi Racing-Cruising division
1. Good Job Guys (Enrico Gorziglia – ITA)
2. Shirlaf (Giuseppe Puttini – ITA)
3. Dos Much (Andres Varela – ESP)
Mini Maxi Racing division
1. Robertissima (Roberto Tomasini Grinover – ITA)
2. Jethou (Sir Peter Ogden – GBR)
3. Wild Joe (Marton Jozsa – HUN)
Maxi overall winner: Esimit Europa 2 (Igor Simcic – SLO)
52 Super Series
1. Azzurra (Alberto Roemmers, ARG)
2. Vesper (Jim Swartz, USA)
3. Quantum Racing (Doug DeVos, USA)
2014 Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Capri (Italy): 18-24 May, 2014 Results

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