Sep 27, 2016

A-Class:1st Trofeo Univela @Campione del Garda: Sandro Caviezel Champ





Photos Campione Univela, check their full gallery here, Video also by Univela campioneunivela.it. Additional images by Bruno Zorzan.  -
Take a good look to the fb galleries, lots of retrofitted boats, including flhying Marstroms, and modified sails converted to Decksweepers. Nice to see the Class being able to upgrade older boats as seen in the US. In Italy Stefano Tacchi is making some clean and professional modifications, check this post for more info.

At Campione, Sandro Caviezel (Scheurer G7 / Landy DS) scored 4 bullets out of six races to win over Sergio Vela (G7)  and Paolo Penco (F1 / Bryt Sails).

Check first shot from Sandro taken by Bruno Zorzan, those kind waves but steeper and from many directions is what we sail here sometimes, like this Sunday Southeast +16knots and chop. You have to work pretty hard to control speed and keep foiling , but it is a tremendous training ground.
Now that I'm airborne in a more constant basis, (also sailing a cut DS sail) things are getting serious above 16knots of wind once airborne, mainly also on the need to modify winglet rake on the water.
I had a setup for the medium range winds so I had to go back to shore when gusts reached around 18knots. Yesterday perfect flat conditions here and Mehl went off the scale with the F1, I will give him a gps sony cam next time.

Sandro had a +24 Knots run already in 2014: catsailingnews.com/2014/07/a-class-scheurer-g7-doing-243knots.html  , and is clear we are over that mark nowadays.
Development should focus now on control as its main limitation right now,  seeing rookies achieving 26knots on Moths is like, come on! Try to achieve +20 foiling on an A-Cat and then we are talking.

This was first event at Campione Univela, and the feedback I have it is one of the best places to sail and race in Garda. For sure more A-Class regattas will follow after this one.

Top ten below. Full reuslts at  www.campioneunivela.it/en/regatta-events.php

No Sailno
Name
Club Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 SUI 1 Sandro Caviezel, YCAscona 6,0 (2) 1 1 1 1 2
2 SUI 6 SERGIO VELA, YCAscona 12,0 1 3 (4) 2 3 3
3 ITA 2 penco paolo, ans 13,0 (5) 2 3 5 2 1
4 SUI 96 Daniel Caviezel, YCAs 19,0 3 (6) 2 3 5 6
5 ITA 51 Stefano Casadei, Adriatico Wind Club 23,0 (6) 4 6 4 4 5
6 GER 3 Matthias Dietz, SLRV 28,0 7 5 5 7 (8) 4
7 ITA 1 Camisotti Luigi, Adriatico Wind Club 36,0 (8) 7 8 8 6 7
8 ITA 33 penco andrea, ans 41,0 9 (12) 11 6 7 8
9 ITA 17 Ballarini Andrea, Circolo vela Arco 46,0 (16) 9 9 10 9 9
10 ITA 101 Ferrari Andrea, LNI 47,0 4 10 (dnf) 9 14 10

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