15 Jun 2009
Photo: Ursa Drofenik
3rd Seascape cup & 2nd Microsoft Dynamics IT cup took place embedded in 10th edition of Fiumanka race that takes place in Rijeka/CRO.
7 boats from 3 countries raced in two day programme. On Friday Seascapes joined fleet of Janneau OD35 boats that were hosting Press regatta and sailed on Olympic triangle courses. 4-8 knots of thermal breeze was enough for close fights throughout the day. After day one crew of Dejan Prosen on SLO2 was leading the pack in front of Damir Pahljina on CRO9 and Jakica Jesih on SLO007.
Night show race that took place in the heart of Rijeka an hour after sunset proved to be great fun for all the crews. At 2330 race committee decided to send boats back to the shore but some crews stayed on the water even after the bouys were picked up. Hard to blame them since reflectors, projection on the hydroshield and music that was coming from the stage next to the harbour made an impressive stage for night sailing.
CRO4 With Tome Bašič eventually took 1st place in this show in front of Dejan Presen on SLO2, Ratko Štibrič on CRO25 and Damir Pahljina on CRO9.
The Fiumanka race was threatening with light or no wind in the afternoon so finishing well on the turning buoy proved to be the name of the game. After poor start crew of Jakica Jesih and Marko Pihlar on SLO007 Crvenkapa made a nice comeback to claim 2rd place just in front of Burkart brothers on GER13. Ratko Štibrič and Nina Popovac on their CRO25 moved into the lead in the second part of the leg and defended it all the way to the end.
End results are:
1 7 SLO2 PLAVI Dejan PRESEN 1 2 4
2 10 CRO25 Ratko STIBRIC 8/DNS 1 1
3 10 SLO007 CRVENKAPA Jakica JESIH 4 4 2
4 11 GERO13 Armin BURKARD 3 5 3
5 11 CRO9 AGD REKLAME Damir PAHLJINA 2 3 6
6 16 SLO1 ŽUTI Pero NOUBADY 5 6 5
7 23 CRO4 INTERGRA GROUP Goran ARBANASIC 8/DNS 8/DNS 7