Cup defender team Italy wins Optimist Team Cup 2019

After three days of sailing with a total of 167 individual races performed on two separate race courses, the 32nd edition of the PYC optimist team cup has finally come to an end.

Two complete round robins were performed on Friday and Saturday with team USA 1 leading tied on points with team cup defender team Italy.

The first 6 teams then qualified for the gold group and the teams placed 7th to 12th qualified for the silver group.

In the gold group team Poland defeated both USA 1 and Italy and stayed undefeated. This, however, was not enough to make up leeward to teams Italy and USA 1, which thus reached the Grand Final, while teams Poland and Germany 2 contested for third place in the Small final.

In the Grand Final team Italy with Lisa Vucetti, Alessandro Cortese, Alex Demurtas, Lorenzo Pezzilli and Lisa Vucetti beat team USA 1 from the Lauderdale Yacht Club on two straight wins to claim victory once more.

Team Poland became third with 2 to 1 race wins against team Germany from the Chiemsee Yacht Club.

We thank all teams for the excellent sportsmanship  and then exciting races and hope to see you again here next year at the then 33rd edition of the Team Cup.


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