FB IMG 1474210053174The fleet enjoyed 2 races on Day 1 in a 15knt northerly Pela wind.  Mario Rabbo ITA  and Tomai Balazs HUN made the break away with Mario winning and Nick Craig GBR moving up to second after Tomai made a mistake at the finish.  The wind was shifting more for the second race and the first beat saw gains and losses on either side. This time Nick and Mario moved ahead with Nick taking the bullet and Mario second. Tim Garvin GBR rounded out the top 3.  With close racing throughout the fleet and some classic Lake Garda down wind rides  everyone returned to shore to share their stories from the day over a beer and a plate of pasta at the club.

Day 2 of the Gold Cup was an early start to make the most of the strong northerly Pela wind.  Today's races developed into a battle between the current champion Nick Craig and the Italian champion Mario Rabbo with Nick taking a 3,1 and Mario a 1,2 putting them level on points and setting things up nicely for the final day tomorrow. European champion Tomai Balazs moved up to 3rd after a good day with Chris Salliis and Beppe Pontremoli rounding out the top 5.  After racing the annual meeting was held and plans made for events in Hungary next May and Italy next Autumn.

The final 2 races of the 2016 Gold Cup were sailed in a strong and shifting  northerly, in race one the fleet split with the Torbole side paying and big gains and losses downwind in the bands of pressure. Nick Craig won, with Mario Rabbo second and Tomai Balazs 3rd.  The final race was a show down for the Gold Cup between Nick and Mario.  At a shortened finish Tamas Szamody HUN was first with Mario second and Nick 3rd. This left Mario and Nick equal on points with Mario winning the Gold Cup on count back.  Tamas moved up to 4th overall and Chris Sallis rounded out the top 5 and won the Masters trophy.


With a fleet of 25 D-Ones from 6 nations and close racing throughout the fleet the 2016 Gold cup was a memorable event with everyone looking forward to meeting again in Hungary next May.

The pictures of the event can be found in the photo gallery,
the video report of this event can be found in the video gallery.

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Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1 ITA 135 Rabbò Mario 1 ‑2 1 2 2 2 8
2 GBR 5 Craig Nick 2 1 ‑3 1 1 3 8
3 HUN 119 Tomai Balàzs 3 ‑11 2 3 3 5 16
4 HUN 10 Szamòdy Tamàs 6 ‑10 8 6 4 1 25
5 GBR 410 Sallis Chris 4 9 4 5 (dnf) 7 29
6 GBR 419 Hawkes Simon 5 7 7 8 ‑10 4 31
7 ITA 4 Pontremoli Beppe 8 5 6 7 6 ‑20 32
8 ITA 41 Pontremoli Riccardo 7 ‑12 5 10 5 6 33
9 CZE 40 Marek Bachtík 9 4 12 ‑13 8 8 41
10 GBR 72 Garvin Tim ‑14 3 10 14 9 14 50
11 HUN 767 Gyula Gémesi 11 6 13 ‑15 13 15 58
12 POL 120 Machel Piotr 10 8 (dnf) 18 17 9 62
13 GBR 420 Birbeck Paul 12 19 11 9 12 ‑22 63
14 GBR 8 Orman Nick 13 (dnf) 14 4 7 ocs 64
15 SUI 27 Mutti Michael 17 18 9 11 ‑20 10 65
16 SUI 7 Rüfenacht Patrick 15 14 15 16 14 ‑18 74
17 ITA 315 Ciferri Enrico 18 13 18 ‑19 16 13 78
18 ITA 10 Toccoli Fabio 16 16 19 (dnf) 11 16 78
19 UK 55 Ward Ken 20 17 17 17 (dnf) 12 83
20 HUN 122 Géza Matyasovszki ‑23 15 20 21 19 11 86
21 ITA 24 Buzzi Tommaso 19 ‑21 21 12 18 17 87
22 GBR 502 Gray Steve 21 ‑23 16 20 15 23 95
23 SUI 53 Erni Michel 22 20 (dnc) dnf 21 19 108
24 SUI 101 Andreas Von Arx 24 22 (dnf) dnc 22 21 115
25 SUI 22 Tellenbach Peter (dnf) dnc 22 dnc dnf dnc 126

Photos by Edoardo Baj Macario

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