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A breezy day at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2017
Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2017

Capri, May 11, 2017  - The Rolex Capri Sailing Week sponsored by Rolex and organised by the Yacht Club Italiano, the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, the Circolo Canottieri Aniene and Yacht Club Capri continued today after the mayor’s welcome and the beautiful cocktail party offered the Yacht Club Capri at the Giardini di Augusto yesterday evening. Stiff breezes kept the Mylius Cup fleet in port, but the Farr 40 Class and the boats racing in the Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno enjoyed two races each today.

Stiff breezes at 20 knots with gusts at up to 30 and choppy seas kept the AP up until noon today at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. The fleet participating in the Mylius Cup fleet preferred not to do the coastal race planned for today, but several of these beautiful boats sailed together to enjoy the rendezvous side of this shipyard’s event. 

The Farr 40s and the boats racing in the eleventh edition of the Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno enjoyed two races each today. The Farr 40 fleet saw Italian teams sweep the first three places in both of today’s races. Pazza Idea came in first in race one followed by MP30+10 and Enfant Terrible. The finishing order changed slightly in the second race: Enfant was first followed by Pazza Idea and MP30+10. Pazza Idea, with 24-year -old Claudia Rossi helming a Farr 40 for the first time, is the boat that is showing the most consistent performance in this part of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week.

The Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno has boats racing in ORC A and B and IRC A and B Classes. By the end of the day’s two races in ORC A Ulika was ahead of the Home team from the Yacht Club Capri aboard Vahinè followed by Mela. ORC B saw Stupefacente Marina d’Arechi in first place ahead of Geex and Suakin II. In IRC A Class Vahinè was first followed by Obsession and Ulika. Faster 2 is currently first in IRC B followed by Duffy and Cavallo Pazzo 2.

Tomorrow’s conditions are expected to be calmer than today’s. Racing is scheduled to begin at noon, conditions permitting.