“The first day of the 69F Pro Cup got the recipe right for a perfect day of racing… top professional sailors, fast foiling boats and sparkling waters off the Sicilian coast.
Fans of the 69F circuit got used to seeing Team DutchSail – Janssen de Jong at the front of the fleet, and, despite the talent on tap, they again stamped their authority on the day’s proceedings.
The Dutch won 5 out of 6 races, with Sail GP helmsman Phil Robertson just ahead of third-placed Checco Bruni.
As the teams roll into their daily debriefs, the question now is how fast can the big names master the intricacies of the foiling 69F so they can take the fight to the youngsters!”
– Conrad Colman
“During the starts, we noticed that these guys were super high level. We got smashed in the first starts! Then we tried to focus on ourselves and set aside that they are such legends. It’s cool, and you certainly notice that they’re really good at racing!”
– Ismene Usman, Team DutchSail
RANKING – DAY 1
32,0 Team DutchSail – Janssen de Jong
19,0 Team Robertson
17,5 Team Bruni
16,0 Team Tita
12,0 Team Echegoyen
12,0 Team Fletcher
Avant Garde, Gottifredi Maffioli, Harken, OneSails, Montura, Vela Mania, Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Sailmon,
Acquaviva WT, ABC Boats
69F is an integrated One Design Boat, Race and Lifestyle format.
The 69F project is realized by sailors, athletes, managers and men of communication who believe in the future of sailing hydrofoil and its affirmation in the world of professional regattas as well as in the world of lifestyle and amateur sport.The 69F team is currently working on developing an innovative and sustainable one design foiling monohull racing boats’ circuit and a sailing academy suitable for sailors at all levels, with the aim of providing the ultimate foiling experience.