Circolo della Vela Bari from Italy won the second Qualifier of the 2019 season of the SAILING Champions League hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda after an almost impeccable display of sportsboat tactics in Porto Cervo, Sardinia (23 to 26 May 2019). The top seven finishing clubs from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, France and Austria earned their place for the Final in St Moritz later this summer. Out on the water, the 24 clubs enjoyed a variety of sailing conditions – windy on day one, light airs on day two, and moderate breeze for day three. Unfortunately a big storm over Sardinia brought rain and more than 25 knots of wind for Sunday, and the final races were unable to take place. However, the sailors from 16 nations had plenty of champagne sailing to enjoy over the previous three days. Last August in St Moritz, helmsman Simone Ferrarese along with Valerio Galati, Leonardo Dinelli and Corrado Capece Minutolo, won the 2018 edition of the SAILING Champions League. The crew representing Circolo della Vela Bari returned to league competition in fine style, winning the Qualifier in Porto Cervo and securing their place at this summer’s final which again is set to take place in St Moritz from 15 to 18 August.
The seven qualified clubs from Porto Cervo for the SAILING Champions League Final are:
- Circolo della Vela Bari (Italy)
- Regattaclub Bodensee (Switzerland)
- Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (Germany)
- Seglervereinigung Kreuzlingen (Switzerland)
- Kungliga Svenska Segelsallskapet (Sweden)
- Societe des Regates Rochelaises (France)
- Yacht Club Breitenbrunn (Austria)
For complete details, visit sailing-championsleague.com.