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Story Contributors: Matteo Reboli
#NSVICTORYLIST: GENOVA SAILING WEEK
North Clients Celebrate Success in Every Class
Genova Sailing Week is a highlight regatta in the Italian sailing calendar every year. Hosted by the prestigious Yacht Club Italiano, the event saw 37 yachts of great variety make up three classes to take to Genoa’s waters.
The regatta proved a great success for all North Sails clients after winning ORC Group 1, ORC Group 2, and IRC classes with Katarina II, Low Noise, and Imxtinente, respectively. But these results were all to play for up until the third and final day of racing which determined the winning teams. Conditions were consistent with the previous days, bringing a south-easterly breeze of 7 – 10 knots, allowing the Race Committee to give two more starts.
In the ORC group A, victory was confirmed by Aivar Tuulberg’s Swan 42 Katarina II. Driven by Lorenzo Bodini, the strong Estonian crew used the regatta to prepare for the upcoming ORC World Championship in Tallinn, Estonia, this summer.
Finishing closely behind was Francesco Zucchi’s Swan 42, Voloira IV, and in third, to complete the trio of Nautor’s Swans on the podium, Alberto Magnani’s Swan 45 Tengher.
North expert Matteo Reboli raced onboard Dabove Valerio’s IY 998 Low Noise as mainsail trimmer. With their scorecard showing bullets in all but one race, the team performed in every race powered by their 3Di RAW inventory. Piero Arduino’s First 31.7 Tekno finished just one point behind. “Genova Sailing Week has been an amazing sailing rendezvous in our home water and club,” comments Matteo. “Hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano, the regatta was well organized and a great success!”