ITA: Volvo Cup – Riva del Garda
Last weekend in Riva del Garda – Italy, took place the fourth Volvo Cup 2011 event, the Italian Laser SB3 Circuit.
On Saturday 23rd the fleet found classic Northern Garda conditions: the south wind called ‘Ora’ has blown for the afternoon at about 18 knots, letting them finish 3 races scheduled. At the end of day 1 the UK team Xcellent was the overall leader.
On Sunday 24th of July the Northern breeze kept blowing until afternoon, not allowing the ‘Ora’ to kick in. It was a different day for the area and only local Roberto Benamati – on board Vittorio Ruggero’s Talj – called the right shifts.
They were the event’s overall winners followed by the English cew on Xcellent owned by John Pollard, and third was Bravi Thytronic with Vincenzo Graciotti and Camillo Zucconi helmed by Giovanni Meloni. Next event will be in the middle of September in Alghero, Sardinia.