Volvo Cup D-One Gold Cup day 2, Zabalua takes the lead
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Alassio- Two more exciting races today in Alassio for the day 2 of the Volvo D-One Gold Cup. Heroes of the day were Agustin Zabalua and Pietro Sibello. Argentinian Agu Zabalua, former winner of the first edition of the D-One Gold Cup held in Valencia 2010, took race 3 and finished second in race 4 after a come-from-behind Sibello that overtook him in the last run. With these results Zabalua takes the lead of the D-One Gold Cup (4-8-1-2). Sibello, a former olympian for Italy in the 49er class, won in style race 4 afetr a third in race 1. Now he stands in third overall (9-7-3-1). In second place there is the czech Martin Trcka (1-9-2-5).
Pietro Sibello about the D-One: "After the first try two years ago, I really like to came here and try the boat again because it's a very nice boat. I think she has the right balance between a classic dinghy upwind, very technical and tactical, and a pretty modern boat downwind with the gennaker. It's a nice way to race and I enjoy it".
Today two more races. Sunday is scheduled the double point no dischargable race that will determine the 2012 D-One Gold Cup Champion.
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 October 2012 )