Another huge fleet for the famous Barcolana in Trieste. 1.758 boats entered the “Coppa d’Autunno” number 48 held yesterday in the Italy’s main sailing city. Almost 15.000 sailors, with much more involved during the entire week, sailed in a sunny day with an easing 20 knots Bora (the famous and strong NE wind). The overall victory went to Alfa Romeo, the R/P 72, with local hero Gabriele and Furio Benussi as team manager and skipper, that managed to beat Mitja Kosmina’s Maxi Jena Tempus Fugit after a 59′ 59″ effort.

Well done Mitja Gialuz and Società Velica Barcola Grignano.

Fleet

Fleet

Fleet. Photo Studio Borlenghi

Fleet. Photo Studio Borlenghi

1.074 boats concluded the race. Among them Sir Ben Ainslie, invited from his AC sponsor Land Rover, that co-helmed with italian sailor Mauro Pelaschier the maxi Ancilla Domini. Ainslie got impressed by the event and quoted: “I never took part in an event like this, amazing”.

Sir Ben Ainslie helming Ancilla Domini

Sir Ben Ainslie helming Ancilla Domini

Class winners:

Classe S Alfa Romeo, R/P 72, Benussi G e F

Classe N Maxi Jena Tempus Fugit, K80 Open, Kosmina

Classe M Adriatic Europa, Vallicelli 60, Puh (Slo)

Classe 0 Unipol SAI, Tp52, Micalli

Classe 1 Generali, Fastwave 40R, Podunovac (Slo)

Classe 2 Rotgipfler, ElanS5, Bayer

Classe 3 Eclisse LB10, Pne Off, Bovolato

Classe 4 Mataran MK3, Ice 33, Nordera

Classe 5 Mummy One, Farr 30 mod., Querin

Classe 6 Vipera, Delta 84, Spangaro

Classe 7 Fab, Vertue, Allegretto

Classe 8 Comincio da Zero, Zero, Faggiani

Meteor Amarcord, Carloia

Passere, Santa Rita, Cecconi

 

 

Photo gallery by Studio Borlenghi