YCCS Invitational Team Racing Challenge


Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy: The first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, got off to a superb start with perfect sailing conditions and well over half of the matches in the round robin completed on day one.

The British team representing Royal Thames Yacht Club had an outstanding day and, having completed their full quota of seven matches in the Round Robin, sit comfortably on six wins out of seven races run. Only the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda team, captained by Filippo Molinari, managed to beat the RTYC today, one of the YCCS' three victories out of five races run. Fellow Italians of the Circolo Canottieri Aniene also had a positive day, as did the German team representing the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, both of whom also notched up three victories over five matches.

The next appointment for the competing crews on the race course is scheduled for tomorrow at 11.30 a.m. to complete the remaining four flights of the Round Robin. Racing will then continue to define the fifth to eighth placed crews.
Tomorrow's forecast is for 12-14 knots of east-south easterly wind.