Groupe Atlantic wins Act 1 of the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup

Torbole (Garda Lake) – After six days of great sailing, Groupe Atlantic is the winner of the Act 1 of the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup, event hosted and organized by Circolo Vela Torbole; the event was characterized by the normal alternation between Peler (northerly wind) and Ora (southerly wind), which almost always blew in double digits, allowing almost all of the races to be completed in foiling conditions.

Starting in the wake of L’Oréal Orient Express Racing Team led by Enzo Balanger, first leader of the long regatta series, Clement Cron’s team emerged steaily, overtaking L’Oréal just at the end and defending the lead during the final day.

The clash between the two crews, the most experienced in the fleet, was fierce and saw the two competitors face each other without reservations in an exciting and technically clean duel, with both finishing with only a limited number of penalities.

But no one received fewer penalties than Zachary Blomeley’s Oceana Vivo, that finished in third position and won the Fair Play Trophy, traditionally assigned to the crew who, during a single event, sails with less penalties than the others.

The ranking was completed by the German entries Youth AC Team Germany and BYC Foiling Team, classified fourth and fifth.

Although the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup’s Act 1 is over, with Act 2 planned for mid June in Malcesine, the 69F Class knows no rest. It will soon be time for the second GP of the 69F Cup, scheduled at Circolo Vela Torbole.

For info regarding 69F Youth Foiing Gold Cup click here.

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