Monday, March 24, 2008

Swan 45 Winners

Photo James Taylor/Club Nautico Scarlino
DSK-Comifin Wins Swan 45 Memorial Giorgio Falck Regatta
Scarlino – Over the course of the four-day Easter weekend regatta, Danilo Salsi’s team onboard Swan 45 DSK-Comifin demonstrated seamless teamwork and pure skill during the nine race event. Competing against twelve teams from seven nations, DSK-Comifin consistently finished in the top of the competitive fleet.

Despite the heavy rain and strong winds, DSK-Comifin pushed through Day 3 maintaining their lead, two points ahead of Glynn William’s Swan 45 WISC (GBR). On the fourth and final day of the 2nd Memorial Giorgio Falck Regatta organised by the Club Nautico Scarlino, the team from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda were well prepared for the final three races.

Commenting on the team’s performance throughout the regatta tactician Pietro D’Ali said: “It was a good regatta for us. We always had good boat speed, strong starts and were consistently on the right side of the course.”

Sailing with the team for the first time was Tom Burnham (USA) a veteran of America’s Cup team Luna Rosa. “It was a hard day today, really shifty (30-40 degrees at times), with winds ranging from 8 to 25 knots, plus waves. Danilo did a great job keeping the boat going
– he kept us fast. There were big potholes on the race course. The team has sailed a lot of miles in this boat. It’s experience that counts – Danilo and these guys have that,” said Burnham.

The next event for the DSK-Sailing Team is the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds from 16-19 April in Miami, followed by Rolex Capri Sailing Week in the Swan 45.
1. DSK-Comifin, Danilo Salsi (ITA), 4-2-8-3-1-3-2-5-2 points 17
2. Jeroboam, Vittorio Codecasa (ITA), 12-7-1-2-3-6-3-6-1 points 22
3. Vertigo, Marco Salvi (ITA), 1-3-5-5-12-4-1-4-4 points 22