The Club Swan 50 racing Vitamin Cetilar the Nations Trophy
After winning in August an excellent podium at the Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca, the Club Swan 50 Vitamin Cetilar armed and helmed by Andrea Lacorte – founder with his brother Roberto and President of the Tuscan drugmaker PharmaNutra S.p.A. – back in the water, always to the Balearic Islands, to participate in the Nations Trophy, the most important race of the year for shipyard’s Nautors Swan.
An event already started today with the Practice Race – a warm-up regatta invalid for the ranking that was won just as Vitamin Cetilar – that tomorrow Saturday will involve four different one-design classes (Swan 45, Club Swan 36, Club Swan 42 and Club Swan 50) for a total of more than 40 boats, representing 14 nations and 500 athletes with star first floor of the sailing world and prominent personalities as the King of Spain, Philip VI and King of Norway Harald V, committed precisely in the Club Swan 50 class, not at all the queens of the Swan fleet.
Four, as anticipated, the days of the race (the award ceremony is scheduled for Saturday afternoon) for a maximum of 9 races, organization and curated by the Real Club Nautico de Palma, guarantee of success in the management of major events in international sailing. Ben 18 the Club Swan 50 in the water, all extremely competitive, and also in the running to win the class world title, a challenge in the challenge that Vitamin Cetilar is ready to take, especially after his positive result in the Copa del Rey Mapfre.
“We are here for this and the victory in the Practice Race today proves it: we want to give the best we can and try to go home with a prestigious result, but it will not be easy,” said Andrea Lacorte. “The level of the class is increased further, the crews are all very strong, so it will be difficult races and will be important to remain calm to race regularly over the four days. Definitely the third-place finish our first race with the Club Swan 50 gives us confidence, but it belongs to the past: the Nations Trophy we started from scratch and we’re all on the same level “.
Aboard Vitamin Cetilar, racing for the Yacht Club Maritime Republic of Pisa (and according to the Port of Pisa), the same crew all Italian already seen in the first outing: from Trieste Gabriele Benussi, tactician who will join the helmsman Lacorte, expert Friuli Stefano Rizzi, Matteo De Luca (Team Manager and the boat captain), Leonardo Chiarugi, Roberto Torn, Diego Pappalardo, John Bucarelli, Jacopo Ciampalini, Frizzarin Alessandro and Flavio Campana.