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Argentinean Agustin Zabalua wins 1st D-One Gold Cup

Luca Devoti : "We had three fantastic days"

lundi 4 octobre 2010Redaction SSS [Source RP]

A thrilling race in Valencia for the final day of the 1st Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup in Valencia. Thermal breeze between 6 and 8 knots for the first race won once again by Argentinean Agustin Zabalua. The sixth and final race carrying double points was abandoned on the second beat due to the complete lack of wind. Zabalua is the first Champion of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup that in 2011 will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy, at the end of July. Thirty helmsmen from 14 nations entered the event.

Agustin Zabalua won with the excellent results 4-2-1-1-1, with a 4-point lead on Hungarian Zsombor Berecz (1-6-2- 3-3) and a 6-point margin on Croatian Ivan Gaspic (3-1-5-2-8), first among the six Olympic Finn athletes who took part in the Championship. British Ed Wright, who recently won the Finn Gold Cup, finished fourth overall (6-3-6-4- 12) while Alberto Ferrari, the best of the Italians, finished is fifth (2-11-7-12-5).

In commenting the Championship, Luca Devoti stated, “We had three fantastic days and I am very satisfied with the fleet’s performance and with the way the event turned out. The weight equalization system proved to be a great intuition and success : all the best sailors between 72 and 95 kilos were vying for the lead. Our goal is to see the class continue to grow by working with the five national associations and collaborating with the International Class we created here in Valencia that has Philippe Rogge as its President. The Real Club Nautico de Valencia was perfect both on the water and on shore. The next edition of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy, at the end of July 2011.”

- Press info Pierre Orphanidis / www.devoti-one.com


OVERALL LEADERBOARD

Pos Helmsman Country TOTAL
- 1 AGUSTIN ZABALUA ARGENTINA5
- 2 ZSOMBOR BERECZ HUNGARY 9
- 3 IVAN KLIAKOVIC GASPIC CROATIA 11
- 4 EDWARD WRIGHT GREAT BRITAIN 19
- 5 ALBERTO FERRARI ITALY 25
- 6 ANDREA GANCIA ITALY 26
- 7 JONATHAN LOBERT FRANCE 30
- 8 MATT COUTTS NEW ZELAND 31
- 9 ROMAN TEPLY CZECH REPUBLIC 32
- 10 ANDREA GIAMMARINI ITALY 36



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