29er Eurocup 2018-Final day

Sat, 27/10/2018

29er Eurocup in Riva del Garda: with the last test the Norwegian win Berthet-Franks Penty. Hoffer-Leoni win in the women's category

Closing with a final surprise at the 29er Eurocup organized in Riva del Garda by Fraglia Vela Riva, which as expected has reserved a final day complicated: first strong wind, rain and wave that made the ground wait until the conditions stabilized; then - when the whole fleet has managed to reach the race course, the wind has also dropped too much, offering the possibility of competing only one regatta with very oscillating winds. And the only test done was fatal for the leaders of the provisional classification, the Danish Dejn-Toftehone-Fuglbjerg, who with an early departure and the consequent disqualification have compromised the final victory, went to the regular Berthet-Francks Penty, the Norwegians , who remained second throughout the event, took advantage of the error of the opponents, going parallel to winning the tenth and decisive race, thus winning the event. Confirmed third place finish for the Finns Korhonen-Bremer, third parties also in the last test. In the men's category Italy rather behind with the arcensi (CV Arco) Santini-Misseroni seventeenths, while it was redeemed in the female category with the bearer of the Circolo Vela Arco Veronica Hoffer with a bow Sofia Leoni, who imposed before the British Black-Aldridge , concluding at the twenty-fourth place in the general classification.
The presence of 20 nations was - in addition to the numerous participation that this year has reached the 131 crews, an important result that confirms the liveliness of the 29er class. A result, which has also moved into the final classification, with even 9 nations in the top 10: only Britain has placed two crews (in fifth and tenth place) in the top ten; Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Russia, Hungary, Sweden and Germany completed the heterogeneous list of the very first ones.
It was definitely a varied Eurocup 29er, with medium-light and medium-strong winds, with a number of tests, albeit not as planned (10 instead of 14), sufficient to give a final truthful classification. It has been a busy four days for both regattas and coaches, for all those involved in the work involved, by the Fraglia Vela Riva secretariat, the water crew and the FIV Regatta Committee, which has managed the numerous and young fleet of the fast 29er . The participants have proved increasingly younger and more prepared on this boat is not easy, which brings the Olympic 49er and Nacra and ensures great fun, judging by the many smiles captured by some photographic shots in the race. For all the Fraglia Vela Riva, despite the great effort required to manage a level regatta like the 29er Eurocup, it is certainly a great satisfaction to see an event grow that in the early years had a completely different range of participants both in terms of age and technical level . A great season finale, which has certainly not been helped by time in the last two days, but overall it was more than positive due to the presence of the wind, which despite the advanced season did not abandon the race track on Garda Trentino, famous all over the world.


Classifiche: http://www.fragliavelariva.it/sites/default/files/regatta/r2444-result-f...
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Presidente: Pier Giorgio Salvadori
Del Parigi Fernando
Ceschini Paolo
Maggiolini Raoul
Angeli Eros
Berteotti Mauro
Maroni Fausto
Baroni Pier Luigi