By Alberto Perdisa
Preparations are underway for the Piada Trophy which will be held in the waters of Cervia on June 28-30.
More than a month before the starting signal, it is already confirmed that two-time world champion Augie Diaz with Katthleen Tocke and the "Brazilian Queen" specialist of light airs Bibi Juetz with Felipe Sabino will attend. Augie will attempt to finally win the regatta after brilliant results (always on the podium) in previous editions. There will be also four teams from Croatia, and we are expecting final confirmation by two other strong teams from the US and one from Canada. From northern Europe, Harald Walder has confirmed his participation. In the coming weeks we believe that other "not-Italian teams" will sign up for the regatta.
The regatta will be the Summer Circuit Cup together with the Kvarner Cup (July 6-7) in Croatia.
The full program of social events that made this regatta so well known in the racing world has been confirmed, including the go-kart race called "Piada grand prix" at Happy Valley Kart track, the "Piada Party" - dinner with piadina and many other typical products from Romagna, to be followed by the lottery "Piada Bingo".
Cervia, June 28-30, 2013
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Heaven and paradise were two words we used frequently on the boat as we absorbed the spectacular venue and top-level competition. After years of dreaming, I’ve finally sailed the Piada. For those of you still dreaming, I would highly recommend it!
This year’s Piada was sailed in Talamone, where the wind ranged from perfect to just enough and gorgeous azure water reflected a deep turquoise with the richness of a cobalt blue. Add a few waves and bright sunny skies and it was truly heavenly. While the scenery was mesmerizing, it was important to stay focused amidst wind shifts and top-level competitors from Italy and abroad. The regatta report gives a good picture of the mix of both World and Italian champions on the water, competing in the true Snipe spirit of serious sailing and serious fun.
Talamone, July 6-8, 2012.
Regatta report by Alberto Perdisa.
Full results, photos and videos from Talamone ...
Talamone, July 7, 2012. Other three races completed today with medium light wind.
Alexandre Tinoco & Gabriel Borges (1-1-1-1-1-1) won the event with a day in advance.
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Talamone, July 4, 2012.
Talamone, July 6, 2012. Three races completed today with medium wind. Alexandre Tinoco & Gabriel Borges (BRA) lead the regatta (1-1-1) on Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke (USA) (2-2-2).
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Talamone, July 5, 2012. Augie Diaz & Kathleen Tocke sailing in Talamone (Snipe Bay).