MAGIC MARINE BETPRO D-ONE GOLD CUP: FUN AND ACTION FOR THE FIRST TWO RACES
[Source: D-One] Perfect sailing in Valencia for the first two races of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One. Winners of the day are Hungarian Zsombor Berecz and Croatian Ivan Gaspic. Thirty-one helmsmen from 14 nations entered the event.
Valencian October welcomed at the best today the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup's fleet. Sun, summer temperatures and a nice seabreeze from 8 to 14 knots took the best from the D-One. Two fantastic races were sailed with lots of fun and tough racing by the 31 helmsmen fleet from 14 countries. This is the first event of the adrenaline-pumping single-handed dinghy designed by UK dinghy master Phil Morrison, tested and developed by Olympic Silver Medallist Luca Devoti, and built by Devoti Sailing managed by Roman Teply. The early winners ot the Championship are Hungarian Zsombor Berecz and Croatian finn sailor Ivan Gaspic. The organization by the world renowned Real Club Nautico de Valencia and Devoti Sailing was perfect. At the end of the day, sailors were welcomed onshore with a marvellous Valencian Paella.
Talking about the day, Luca Devoti said: “Who will win in a couple of days? There are a lot of good guys out there that can win this event. The fleet in very high-talented and I want to point out that there are sailors in the top positions with very different weights, ranging from 100 kg like Gaspic or Wright down to Zabalua's 72 kg, all can be competitive in the D-One”.
Ivan Gaspic leads the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup after two races. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Devoti Sailing
Croatian Ivan Gaspic, top ranked after two races, said: “Today was all about speed, both upwind and downwind. This boat is a perfect idea by Luca Devoti, nice hull and lots of fun”.
Today's races resulted in a very tight leaderboard, which suggests a hard fight in the next two days, because the double point score of the last race will keep everything open untill the end. Croation Ivan Gaspic (3-1) took an early lead with a two point advantage over Argentinean Agustin Zabalua (4-2). Third was Hungarian Zsombor Berecz (1-6). British Ed Wright, winner one month ago of the Finn Gold Cup, took the fourth place (6-3). In the fifth there is the first Italian, Andrea Giammarini (5-4). The event resumes tomorrow with two more races.
The event is sponsored by Magic Marineand BetPro.it
MAGIC MARINE BETPRO D-ONE GOLD CUP - RESULTS AFTER 2 RACES
|1||CRO 1||282||IVAN KLIAKOVIC GASPIC||CROATIA||3||1||4|
|2||ARG 8||AGUSTIN ZABALUA||SPAIN||4||2||6|
|3||HUN 4||263||ZSOMBOR BERECK||HUNGARY||1||6||7|
|4||GBR 11||EDWARD WRIGHT||GREAT BRITAIN||6||3||9|
|5||ITA 033||257||ANDREA GIAMMARINI||ITALY||5||4||9|
|6||ITA 007||260||ALBERTO FERRARI||ITALY||2||11||13|
|7||ITA 025||269||PAOLO ROSSI||ITALY||7||7||14|
|8||ITA 11||259||FABIO TOCCOLI||ITALY||12||5||17|
|9||CZE 004||274||MICHAEL MAIER||CZECH REPUBLIC||8||10||18|
|10||CZE 9||279||ROMAN TEPLY||CZECH REPUBLIC||13||8||21|
|11||GBR 72||265||TIM GARVIN||GREAT BRITAIN||9||12||21|
|12||FRA 012||272||JONATHAN LOBERT||FRANCE||10||14||24|
|13||GBR 6||268||KEITH FEDI||GREAT BRITAIN||15||13||28|
|14||NZL 22||MATT COUTTS||NEW ZELAND||22||9||31|
|15||ITA 13||261||ANDREA GANCIA||ITALIA||11||20||31|
|16||AUS 35||267||BRET PERRY||AUSTRALIA||16||15||31|
|17||GER 20||266||STEFFEN BOCK||GERMANY||14||18||32|
|18||AUS 23||ANDY TURTON||AUSTRALIA||19||17||36|
|19||GER 053||262||MATTHIAS GROTHUES-SPORK||GERMANY||21||16||37|
|20||ITA 26||275||STEFANO CARUSO||ITALY||17||24||41|
|21||ITA 14||273||GIOVANNI TRICARICO||ITALY||20||22||42|
|22||GER 28||277||RALF BEHRENS||GERMANY||24||19||43|
|23||ITA 3||270||GUIDO FALCIOLA||ITALY||23||21||44|
|24||ITA 043||282||PHILIPPE ROGGE||ITALY||18||30||48|
|25||AUT 112||256||WALTER RITSHCKA||AUSTRIA||27||23||50|
|26||ITA 19||281||GIANCARLO PRAGLIOLA||ITALY||26||25||51|
|29||JAP 36||258||SUMIO SHIMOYAMA||JAPAN||30||30||60|