8th CHALLENGE TROPHY IGNAZIO FLORIO

09/11/2013

Dry Heat participated in the 8th Ignazio Florio Trophy Challenge dressing the crew of Sagola, winner of the Trophy. 

Winner of the eighth edition of "Trofeo Challenge Ignazio Florio" the boat that competes with the colors of the Yacht Club Favignana, Sagola of Peppe Fornich. Second place went to Extra 1 of Giuseppe Massimo Barranco of the Club Nautico Gela followed by Weltanschauung of Fabrizio Mineo of the Canottieri Palermo Club, Three sisters of First Sailing Sro and Scugnizza of  Vincenzo De Blasio of rowing club Napoli. 

Today have been completed two windward-leeward races thus closing the eighth edition of "Trofeo Challenge Ignazio Florio" with all 6 tests provided including the two coasts. There were three OCS today. The first of Scugnizza in the first round stick, the other two of Ricomincio da tre and Er cavaliere nero which, however, making the penalty has been able to continue the race. The wind during the test came from a direction of 230-250 degrees compass, the intensity was around 9 knots while the sea conditions were great. 

The win of Peppe Fornich with Sagola, a multiple champion boat, comes as expected and with a gap of 4 points on the second. Sagola, which presented a highly competitive boat and a team of high level athletes together for the first time, makes satisfied its skipper and shipowner, who had put since from the beginning a serious threat to the victory. Sagola's first place doesn't surprise the opposing crews, which already at the arrival at pier of today's race were whispering about its final win in the Trophy.
But winning is not only on Sagola but on all participants to the trophy; with their professionalism they have made the race highly competitive and also very pleasing with the technical quality of the race committee, chaired by Carmelo Genovese. Another big winner is the international jury chaired by  PasqualeTeri on which Fabrizio Mineo, skipper and owner of Weltanschauung, has said: "The preparation of the Jury has allowed a smooth running of the Trophy." 

The President of the Yacht Club Favignana, Chiara Zarlocco, was most impressed by the result of the victory that rewards the sacrifices and commitments made ​​to achieve this excellent result and thus expressed: "

Even the President of the Italian Sailing Federation area, Ignazio Florio Pipitone, wanted to express his appreciation for the success of the eighth edition of "Trofeo Challenge Ignazio Florio," saying how important this trophy is as a quality's image and drive for the other clubs and how important it is to combine the promotion of sailing with the image of the territory. 
 
The award ceremony takes place at the Club House of the Yacht Club Favignana: to the winner goes the coveted "Trofeo Challenge Ignazio Florio" and a Smart car, the delivery will take place this evening in the beautiful setting of theTonara Florio where it will be also awarded the journalism prize "Paul Venanzangeli ". 
 
Chiara Zarlocco, excited, thanks everyone, crews and sponsors, for their participation and for the success of the eighth edition of the "Challenge Trophy Ignazio Florio." 
 
Press Office YCF
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