Italian boats win both classes

Capping a week of racing in light and shifty winds, the Rolex IMS World Championship in Capri ended yesterday with Italian boats winning both divisions. Meridiana-Italtel, a Grand Soleil 42 R with Vasco Vascotto at the helm, won the non-Corinthian division, while Tsunami, a Canard 41 MKII, skippered by Alberto Bolzan, won the Corinthian division. Due to a lack of wind, the final race was cancelled.

The regatta was not without controversy when on Thursday, Talisman, the US entry, protested the running of race one. The jury upheld the protest eliminating the race. Subsequently, after further consideration, the jury reinstated race one which moved Meridiana into first place from third and dropping Talisman to fourth.

In the Corinthian division, the re-instatement of race one also impacted the standings putting Tsunami info first, and Cherokee into second.

Last year’s winners Telefonica Movistar finished sixth in the non-Corinthian and the Neapolitan DiMare Tec finished 20th in the Corinthian.

Overall Results

Non-Corinthian Class

Meridiana-Italtel – 17.5 points

X-Prozac – 34.5 points

Fram XV – 42.0 points

Corinthian Class

Tsunami, 83 points

Cherokee, 86 points

Naos, 90 points