1 July 2015

Italian Half Ton Classics 2015

Gunboat Rangiriri, the legendary and revolutionary Bruce Farr-designed Half Ton world champion in 1977, has won the 2015 Italian Championship Half Ton Classics. Gunboat Rangiriri owned and skippered by Claudio Massucci with tactics from Palermo Maurizio D'Amico and the sailmaker Antonio Incarbona dominated by winning six of the seven races, in a well organised series run by CVFiumicino that attracted eight Half Tonners. 
Claudio Massucci's Gunboat Rangiriri - winner of the Italian Half Ton Classics Cup 2015
Loucura, the Farr 31 owned Fabrizio Gagliardi, finished in second place, and benefitted from tactician Pino Stillitano's knowledgeable of the course off Fiumicino. In third place was Stern-Pragma Multimedia (Morasca / Orestano / Sorge), the former Stern Weber designed by G.Ceccarellli in 1987 and third in the Half Ton Cup in the same year, and assisted by sailmaker Alessandro Scarpa. Her overall points tally was affected by a poor sixth place in the long race.
Defending champion Loucura finished second in 2015
In fourth place was the Vallicelli designed Moments, which has been recently restored by owner Luciana Morino, and helped on the first day of racing by the Olympic yachtsman Gabrio Zandonà. Eulimene, the Comet 303 (Pietro Fois), was well sailed by Francesco Codacci, taking an excellent third place in the long race.
Stern-Pragma Multimedia finished third
Charts and other news is here, and some video footage of the racing is here. Photos by Christophe Julliand.

Loucura leads off the startline, ahead of Cicci 7
Moments finished fourth overall
Gunboat Rangiriri to weather of Stern-Pragma Multimedia
Gunboat Rangiriri rounds a weather mark
Prydwen (Davide Castiglia), a Ziggurat 9.10, finished seventh overall

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