Grand Prix 3.1 Persico 69F Cup
Young Azzurra second
The 3.1 Grand Prix of the 69F Persico Cup ended, Young Azzurra conquered the second step of the podium behind Flyingnikka 47.
During the three days of the event, which began on October 1, it was possible to complete 10 tests in total. An intense first day with seven tests carried out, a second day of forced stop and today, after a morning with unstable weather conditions, at 1.30 p.m. we got into the water to start the day’s tests with a wind that fluctuated between 7 and 12 11 knots. The young Azzurra registered a fifth, a first and a third place in order, closing in the second position of the general classification.
The team consisting of Ettore Botticini (skipper), Federico Colaninno (flight controller), Francesca Bergamo and Erika Ratti have trained for a long time on Lake Garda and will soon move to Porto Cervo with a view to the Grand Prix at the end of October . 4 Hanger 69F.
Skipper Ettore Botticini commented: “They have been difficult days, this has led us to force the starts, always push a little more considering the ranking. In the end we were not lucky, we paid for some tactical choices and it also affected us Unstable weather conditions We cannot wait to move to Porto Cervo and start sailing in salt water where the specific gravity of the water and the time of the waves will make it necessary to review the way to perform some maneuvers. ”
YCCS Commodore Michael Illbruck said: “We are satisfied with the performance of the Young Azzurra team, there is always something to be learned to improve. We look forward to the YCCS team and the entire Persico 69F fleet in Porto Cervo in November. Prix 4 will be the first frustrated event in our waters. ”
Flying Nikka 47 – 47.5 pts
Young Azzurra – 41.5 pts
Fantastic 2-38 pts
Flying Nikka 74-36 pts
SV Marmolada – 14.5 pts