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Mumm 36 Circuit Regatta: John Kostecki Reports
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Thomas I Punkt Wins in Italy

PUNTA ALA, Italy (May 30, 1997) — Sailing Thomas I Punkt from Germany, we won the first Mumm 36 European Circuit Regatta in Punta Ala, Italy. The regatta was basically a tune-up for the Mumm 36 Worlds, which start Monday, June 2.

We sailed eight races with no drops in the tune-up regatta, with light to moderate winds.

Final Results:  
1. Thomas I Punkt, GER   5,3,1,2,2,9,4,7     33 pts
2. Jameson, IRL          1,1,2,9,9,2,9,2     35
3. Kateie, BEL           9,pms,3,1,4,6,1,1   41
4. Breeze, ITA           2,2,10,12,1,4,6,4   41
5. Georgia Express, NZL  3,6,5,5,6,3,10,6    44

Helmsman/tactician:
1. Thomas I Punkt - Gavin Brady NZL/John Kostecki USA
2. Jameson - Chris Larson USA/Dee Smith USA
3. Kateie - Tom Dodson NZL/Peter Evans NZL
4. Breeze - Thomaso Chieffi ITA/Enrico Chieffi ITA
5. Greogia Express - David Barnes NZL/Murray Jones NZL

Other notable competitors were and will be at the worlds as well:
10. Bravo - Torban Grail BRA
11. Atalanti V|I - George Andreadis GRE/Rod Davis NZL
12. Just for Granta - Jorg Diesch GER/Russell Coutts NZL

The schedule for the Worlds is as follows:

June 2        3 windward/leeward races
June 3        3 windward/leeward races
June 4/5      Long offshore
June 6        3 windward/leeward races
June 7        1 triangle or 1 windward leeward race

— John Kostecki

Kostecki is the tactician for AmericaOne.



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