A tale of two fleets after lighter winds in the Swan Tuscany Challenge.
A day of mixed fortunes lay in store for the ClubSwan fleet in Scarlino today, as lighter 8kt winds from the west set in. The 23 boats of the Swan Tuscany Challenge were put through their technical paces as they battled to maintain boat speed and minimise manoeuvres.
The results after a day of bright sun were stark. In the larger ClubSwan 50 class, the duel between Marcus Brennecke’s Hatari and Leonardo Ferragamo’s Cuordileone intensified. Just one point separated the top two boats overnight, and they both knew the start would prove crucial on a day of light airs.
Hatari drew first blood with a bullet in race one, compared to Cuordileone’s third place. Hatari took another point on Ferragamo’s boat in the second race, but in the final competition the situation was reversed, with Hatari coming off second. As the boats came in after a long, focused day on the water, Hatari had jumped into pole position overall – leading by one slim point.