Regate di Primavera ,Third day of racing - a treble by Capricorno
Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:08 PM
Conditions were almost summery on the water today for the third day of the Regate di Primavera – Splendido Mare Cup. The wind kept everyone waiting for a few hours with the day's race starting at 19 minutes past midday. Then came a breeze of around 6/7 kn that permitted a race on an 11 mile course. Rinaldo Del Bono's Capricorno finished in 1h34m09s crossing the line 1st for the third consecutive win (the first two in compensated time). Del Bono's 78 footer again showed she was unbeatable, thanks also to a star-studded crew and a series of races that saw her a winner in all the weather conditions over the past few days.
There was a close fight for the top positions, with Carlo Alberini's Pendragon finishing second just one minute behind Capricorno. Third was Luciano Gandini's Mylius 80 Twin Soul B in another brilliant series of races despite not being such a thoroughbred racer as his two companions on the podium.
The overall ranking after three races thus sees Capricorno firmly in the lead thanks to a series of first places, Twin Soul B – placed 2,3,3 – and Pendragon (4,7,2). There is just one day of racing left to have the definitive results and crown the winner of the Regate di Primavera – Splendido Mare Cup.
On board of Indomabile Pensiero, helmed by YCI President Gerolamo Bianchi, was the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, who hoisted a Genoa flag at the stern, a symbol of strength and resilience. Ashore to greet the crews was the President of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, accompanied by the President of the Port Authority, Paolo Emilio Signorini, and the Regional Assessor, Ilaria Cavo.
Yesterday evening was very suggestive with a spectacle of music and lights in the Portofino Piazzetta, especially for the notes of the young pianist Alessandro Martire. An internationally famous musician whose original concert performances have taken him to the world's most prestige theatres.
The official tenders of the Regate di Primavera – Splendido Mare Cup are the two iconic models of the Wallytender line: 43wallytender and 48wallytender.
These boats are provided by Wally as shuttles for guests of the organisers and sponsors, offering an unique experience of sailing and life on board.
The Regate di Primavera – Splendido Mare Cup are organised by the Yacht Club Italiano, Municipality of Portofino and the International Maxi Association under the aegis of the Federazione Italiana Vela. Belmond Ltd. is title partner, Rolex the official timepiece while Loro Piana and Veuve Clicquot are technical partners; completing the supporters is the Banca Passadore.