Thailand wins 33rd Marco Rizzotti Trophy
Great regatta for the XXXIII MARCO RIZZOTTI TROPHY in Venice, Italy from May 24th to May 26th 2019.
Thailand, the World Team Racing Champions, win for the second year by beating the Silver Medal World Team Racing Champions, Team Italy in a beautiful final.
First, at the end of a complete Round Robin, it was second place for Italy, third for ARM Turkey and fourth place for YC Lauderdale USA.
For the Semi Finals and Final, the top four teams were all put back into play. Italy beat ARM 2-0 and Thailand beat YC Lauderdale 2-0. In the “petit final” ARM Turkey takes third place beating YC Lauderdale.
Then the final. Two consecutive victories for Thailand, but a splendid comeback of Italy beating Thailand in the next two matches. Thailand wins the final race to take the final 3-2.
16 Umpires and 8 Judges in the Race Committee lead the regatta for three beautiful and sunny days.
Teams were hosted by the O.C. on behalf of Diporto Velico Veneziano and Compagnia della Vela, the two renowned Yachting Clubs of Venice, in a five-star Camping Village from May 23rd to May 27th where the young sailors had a great time and lots of fun.