Jul 1, 2018

F18 Europeans 2018 @Costa Brava: Day 1







Published by Brett Goodall 

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Great Images by Marc Gonazalez Alomá / F18 Europeans Org. Complete Day 1 Gallery here -
Aero view of start & Excellent video courtesy of Brett Goodall / Goodall Design , Live replay start Race 2. Later pics & more info.
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A good 72 boats fleet for the 2018 Europeans being held at Ballena Alegre, Costa Brava, Spain. Several top riders present as informed in our preview. Candidates didn't disappointed on the first day with Paschalidis-Trigonies (Scorpion / 1D) leading after 3 races over Burvill-Puttnam (Edge / Next Gen) and Mitch & Ruben Booth (Scorpion / 1D).
Sailing conditions were really good, 14knots and later 8-10 for the last race of the day.

In the top ten nice to see Henri Demesmaeker & Morgan Wirtz (C2 / Goodall Design) putting the face for Henri's dad Patrick!
4 Italian crews in the top 10, confirming their work done in local Italian events we've been reporting past weeks.
Bianchini-Rigatti (Scorpion / 1D) in 5th place lead the Italian attach.
Mazzuchi-Lisignoli (7th) , Fantasia-Recalcati (8th) , Vettori-Stella (9th) all sailing Goodall Design C2s. Gianni with Landy DS.
6th place for Hans & Marius Van Dam (C2/Goodall Design DS)

Ballena Alegre seems to be a perfect place for racing, good selection from the Spanish fleet, and surely will host more international events in the future.

Top ten after 3 races, full results here.


Sail Bow Crew Net Tot 1 2 3
1  GRE 7 45 Iordanis PASCHALIDIS Konstantinos TRIGONIS 9 9 1 3 5
2  AUS 525 3 Brett BURVILL Max PUTTMAN 12 12 2 2 8
3  ESP 1 10 Mitch BOOTH Ruben BOOTH 14 14 3 9 2
4  BEL 3 7 Henri DEMESMAEKER Morgan WIRTZ 22 22 12 4 6
5  ITA 22 72 Lorenzo BIANCHINI Valentino RIGATTI 22 22 7 6 9
6  NED 77 66 Hans VAN DAM Marius VAN DAM 23 23 15 7 1
7  ITA 69 55 Elia MAZZUCCHI Jacopo LISIGNOLI 26 26 13 1 12
8  ITA 969 59 Giovanni FANTASIA Davide RECALCATI 31 31 10 5 16
9  ITA 8 57 Cristian VETTORI Maurizio STELLA 34 34 5 19 10
10  ESP 11 20 Jordi BOOTH Joan COSTA 36 36 18 15 3

Below Race updates sent by Olivier Bovyn, F18 Class Pres:

Race 1, from bow numbers (Provisional):
1 Paschalidis/Trigonis
2 Burvill /Puttman
3 Booth/Booth
4 Demesmaeker/Tas
5 Vettori /Stella
6 Radman/Cioni
7 Bianchini /Rigatti
8 Noordzij /Noordzij
9 Volker/Mehl
10 Fantasia /Recalcati

Race 2 Provisional sent by Olivier Bovyn:
1) Mazzucchi/Lisignoli
2) Burvill/Puttman 
3) Paschalidis/Trigonis 
4) Demesmaeker /Wirtz 
5) Fantasia /Recalcati 
6) Bianchini/Rigatti 
7) Van Dam/Van Dam 
8-Northrop/Cooper 
9) Booth/Booth 
10) Demesmaeker/Tas

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