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GP42 Global Cup: Viva Italia! Roma wins the war

Sometimes it takes losing battles to win a war, and that's precisely what Filippo Faruffini's Roma 2 (ITA) did to today to win the 2009 GP42 Global Cup.
Coming into the final day of racing, Roma enjoyed a nine-point margin over nearest rival, Islas Canarias Puerto Calero (ESP), and with excellent teamwork, good boat speed, and consistent results the Italian team lead by helmsman Paolo Cian (ITA) needed only to finish within three points of the local-based team to claim the overall GP42 Global Cup crown.
On paper, this looked easily achievable, but the highly-competitive nature of this class means nothing is predictable, especially in the perfect 14-17 knot conditions of today's racing.
Puerto Calero GP42 Global Cup - Final Results

1. Roma (ITA, Paolo Cian), 4+2+3+1+2+2+1+3+1+3+2+3= 27 points

2. Islas Canarias Puerto Calero (ESP, José María Ponce), 5+5+1+3+1+3+6+1+3+2+1+2= 33 points
3. Caser-Endesa (ESP, Juan Luis Páez), 7+4+2+2+3+1+3+2+5+1+3+1= 34 points
4. Turismo Madrid (ESP, José María Van der Ploeg), 2+1+4+5+5+4+5+4+4+6+4+4= 48 points
5. Quebramar Xacobeo 2010 (POR, Felipe Regojo), 1+7+5+4+4+5+2+5+6+4+7+5= 55 points
6. Airis (ITA, Roberto Monti), 3+3+6+6+6+6+4+6+2+5+5+6= 58 points
7. Península Petroleum (GBR, John Bassadone), 9(OCS)+6+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+6+7= 84 points
8. Nordic Team (SWE, Magnus Olsson), 6+8+8+8+8+8+9(DNS)+8+8+8+9(DNC)+9(DNC)= 97 points
For quotes of the day, visit www.gp42globalcup.com

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