Young Azzurra provisional overall leader at Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.2

With just one day left until the conclusion of the Grand Prix 2.2 of the 69F Cup circuit, Young Azzurra heads the provisional classification, followed by Groupe My Ambition, and next is the Swiss team on Sailing Performance.

Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the 69F Team, those taking part in the event experienced a slightly lighter Mistral wind. T

Nine teams met on the race course in front of Romazzino Beach at 11am, and at around 3pm, the course was repositioned downwind of the island of Soffi. Six races were completed over the course of approximately five hours on the water, bringing the total races run to eight.

Sitting at the top of the provisional general classification and also registering the top speed of the day, is the home team, Young Azzurra. Her crew racked up three wins, a second, a third and a fourth place.

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It was a positive day too for the crew on Groupe My Ambition, whose performance improved throughout the day. After a sixth place, a second and two fifths, they won the last two races, leaving them firmly in second place overall.

Julien d’Ortoli, of the Groupe My Ambition team commented: “At first it was hard, then slowly, we started to get into it. We put a lot of effort into the first races, but we didn’t get good results. In the last two races, something changed, and we won both.”

Swiss Sailing Performance team, currently sitting in third place overall, had somewhat more of an up and down day, with two seconds, two fourths and two sixth places.

Racing resumes tomorrow 17 July, with forecasts of a mistral wind of 10 to 15 knots.

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