July 10, 2010

Powerboat GPS - Poltu Quatu Powerpole

Powerboats return to the white island that is Sardinia after a very long time. Who does remember the long endurance race like the Viareggio Bastia held in the sixties, seventies, and being abandoned in the late eighties when Class 1 started to change. But since then such yards as Bruno Abbate do hold their yearly race in Poltu Quatu. The weekend started in sunshine with a bit of swell, and usual big boats waves from the huge traffic the famous Emerald Coast has.
In Evolution Class the Fountain Furnibo continued to show its Powerpole, taking its consecutive Powerpole of the year, after Yalta. The nimble Fountain is proofing to be the fastest boat in this year circuit, now is to see if this will this be enough to beat the diesel monster staying in front of the championship. Second place with over seven seconds delay for the German Searex 66 Cranefields Wine, which has shown an improving performance ever since this season started. Third time for the new Chaurdon 43 feet, which here competed with the new much awaited more powerful Mercruiser engines in replacement to Ilmor's. Fourth place for the Vector 77 Lucas Oil with a fifteen seconds delay from the first. A fifth place which apart the time which was a seventeen seconds delay from the leader surely had to celebrate for completing its first power pole. No pole for what are the other two faster boats, the championship leading diesel powered 60 Metamarine, and the 2009 Champion 88 SNAV-Kiton.
It was a big and pleasant surprise to see Angelo Tedeschi with the 2007, and 2008 title winner 41 feet Chaudron hull 44 Kenon Caffe taking the Powerpole of Poltu Quatu. In the 90 mph speed limited class we had a few guests from the Italian championship, which obviously adds to the show of the sport. Second place and less to a second late for the always faster Fountain 81 Karelpiu. Third place for current championship leader the Donzi of 38 Baia Attolini. Nine seconds late and fourth for the Ukrainain helmed 2009 Champion boat Seagull Chaudron. Another Italian competitor what is another Donzi 38 feet powered with stern drives the 59 Crisden came fifth in a seventeen seconds late run. Sixth for the diesel powered Jolly Drive. Four boats did not compete the Nortech 17 Spirit of Belgium which stands third in the championship tables, the Outerlimits SV40 of 22 Big Sergio, the Italian Championship competitor Adriatic sea built ZL 43 feet number 18 Pratiko, and the much waited 08 Asia2011-15 new Pantera 41.
Evolution Results:
1. 33 Furnibo = 3:47,28
2. 66 Cranefields Wine - Carconnex = 3:54,52
3. 55 Ukrainian Spirit = 3:56,50
4. 77 Lucas Oil Scandinavian Offshore Challenge = 4:02,14
5. 47 Silverline = 4:04,30
6. 60 Metamarine = DNS
7. 88 SNAV-Kiton = DNS
Super Sport Results:
1. 44 Kenon Caffe = 4:32,90
2. 81 Karelpiu = 4:33,38
3. 38 Baia Attolini = 4:35,90
4. 43 Seagull Chaudron = 4:43,14
5. 59 Crisden = 4:49,81
6. 06 Jolly Drive = 4:55,99
7. 16 Spirit of Belgium = DNS
8. 22 Big Sergio = DNS
9. 18 Pratiko = DNS
10. 08 Asia 2011-15 = DNS

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