Jun 3, 2018

F18 Italy: Local Regatta @Grossetto 2018: Bianchini-Rigatti 1st








Photos: F18 Italian Assoc, full gallery here. Lolo Bianchini & Valentino Rigatti (Scorpion / 1D DS) won at Grossetto this weekend a local Italian F18 regatta.  The Class report light conditions for the event, where skills payed as much as latest equipment. Easily depicted looking at the second place overall for Cristian Vettori & Maurizio Stella (2017 Italian Champs)  riding a C2 / Std Goodall Main / Landy Jib. Third place closing with two bullets in last 2 races were Italian Class President,  Gianni Fantasia & Davide Recalcati (C2 / Landenberger DS / Jib) .

20 boats racing at the venue which will host the 2019 F18 Worlds (Tuscany, reserve your ticket, trust me). Grossetto was also selected back in 2013, Besson & Lagarrigue won that Worlds.

Check full results and plenty of pics at formula18.it/f18/grosseto-2018-ended/ (lots of material always by the Italian Assoc to promote their regattas)

Top 5 below (19 boats) , full results here:
Pos Sail Crew Nett R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 ITA 22 Bianchini – Rigatti 8 1 3 4 2 2
2 ITA08 Vettori – Stella 13 3 2 5 10 3
3 ITA 969 Fantasia – Recalcatti 17 10 6 9 1 1
4 ITA 771 Panella – Posa 17 2 7 1 7 10
5 ITA 888 Bovenzi - Dell'Omo 18 5 1 7 5 14


Major Events for 2018:
- F18 Europeans at Costa Brava 2018, June 29th to July 5th: ballena-alegre.com/en/events/f18-european-championship/
- F18 Worlds 2018 at Sarasota, Oct 12 - 19, 2018 at Sarasota Sailing Squadron: regattanetwork.com/event/14553

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