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Barton and Chipperfield take RS500 Lake Como event

Britain's Peter Barton and Heather Chipperfield, won the final RS500 international event in 2013, held in the splendid waters of Lake Como in northern Italy with a keen fleet of 23 boats from 4 nations. The weather was very fortunate with good breezes and no rain until immediately after the prize giving! Francesco Bozano and Andrea Dellepiane (ITA) finished second (and champions of all Italy) with Marleen Blomsma and Jody de Jager (NED) completing the podium in third.

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After 2 days of racing with six races completed, on the final day the results remained wide open with two races and a second discard up for grabs. After a short delay waiting for a light northerly to die and the southerly to build to a nice 9-12 knots the fleet were off.

Two wins etched out by Barton and Chipperfield (GBR) sealed the overall win and a 3, 2 by Bozano and Dellepiane (ITA) bounced them back into second overall and they were crowned champions of all Italy.

Blomsma and de Jage (NED) held 3rd and French champions Honor and Lebrum (FRA), despite two OCSs (!), held onto 4th by virtue of their consistency over the first two days.

Next up is the UK Inland champs this weekend 12/13th Oct at Queen Mary, London where the coffee and scenery may be milder, but the racing will certainly be every bit as intense.

The International fleet is again looking forward to another Euro Grand Prix in 2014 with some exciting events planned at some great venues. The highlight of the season will be the World Championsips on the Atlantic tip of Brittany at Loctudy, France in August.

RS500 - Euro Grand Prix and Italian Champship
1st GBR 1015 Peter Barton, Heather Chipperfield 2 -7 -4 1 1 1 1 1 7,0 pts
2nd ITA 944 Francesco Bozano, Andrea Dellepiane 1 2 3 -7 5 -7 3 2 16,0 pts
3rd NED 777 Marleen Blomsma, Jody de Jager 3 6 -7 2 3 2 -7 4 20,0 pts
4th FRA 999 Nico Honor, Florence Lebrum 4 3 5 3 2 4 (ocs) (ocs) 21,0 pts
5th ITA 946 Luca Abergo, Stefano Costini 5 1 2 6 6 -8 4 -7 24,0 pts
6th ITA 943 Filippo Bucciarelli, Gabriele Tropiano 6 4 1 10 -11 3 11 (dns) 35,0 pts
7th ITA 950 Tommaso Gommellini, Rodolfo Rubino -9 5 6 5 -9 9 9 3 37,0 pts
8th ITA 1033 Urbani Riccardo, Loodovico Bruno -19 14 13 -16 4 5 5 11 52,0 pts
9th ITA 1030 Matteo Cara, Leonardo Pizzagalli 12 -17 16 4 12 -18 6 5 55,0 pts
10th ITA 1035 Beatrice Xodo, Martina Gommellini -14 8 8 -17 13 13 8 8 58,0 pts
11th NED 964 Michiel Geerling, Jon Partridge (ocs) 18 -19 9 16 6 2 10 61,0 pts
12th ITA 1032 Michele Oppizzi, Pietro Frazzica 10 -16 15 8 8 11 10 (dsq) 62,0 pts
13th ITA 1034 Matteo Umberto, Antonio Paolo Roggero 8 10 10 13 10 -14 12 (ocs) 63,0 pts
14th ITA 780 Lorenzo Bignami, Martinelli Matteo 7 12 -14 12 -14 12 13 9 65,0 pts
15th NED 1003 Thomas Rot, Marloes Rot 13 11 11 11 15 -16 (dns) 6 67,0 pts
16th NED 1028 Richard Rot, Marieke Gijzel -17 13 12 -14 7 10 14 13 69,0 pts
17th NED 894 Jochem Slikboer, Anna Bertling 11 9 -18 15 -20 15 16 15 81,0 pts
18th ITA 7 Marta Garrone, Nicoolo' Corna 16 15 9 20 (dns) (dns) 21 18 99,0 pts
19th ITA 781 Luciano Andreoli, Francesco Bembo 18 19 17 (ocs) -21 19 18 12 103,0 pts
20th ITA 945 Vittoria Ludergnani, Silvia Lorenzi 15 -20 -20 19 19 20 19 16 108,0 pts
21st ITA 1029 Camilla Angiolini, Camilla Baruzzi (dns) (dns) dns 18 17 17 17 17 110,0 pts
22nd ITA 1031 Roberto Quaggiotti, Filippo Quarenghi (dnc) (dnc) dnc dnc 18 21 15 14 116,0 pts
23rd NED 1004 M Voorn, Ime Husken (dns) 21 21 (dns) dsq dns 20 19 129,0 pts

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10 October 2013 17:57 GMT


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