Day 2 (Saturday) of the XXI Trofeo Marco Rizzotti Team Race Regatta brought great breezes and a completion of the Gold Fleet round robin.
LISOT won it's last race in the prelimary round robin and then began the Gold Fleet round-robin. The Gold Fleet is made up of the top five teams from each of the two preliminary groups. Although LISOT lost to other USA team (Team FOR) they otherwise went undefeated to finish the Gold Fleet round robin at 7-2. At 7-2 LISOT was tied for first with Spain headed to the semi-finals against Team FOR.
The initial plan was for the semi-finals and the finals to be a best of five series however Sunday morning conditions caused the Race Committee to shorten these series to best of three.
Early Sunday morning (in the USA) reports from Venice state LISOT defeated Team FOR and the Italian National Team defeated Spain to both advance to the Finals. LISOT and Italy split the first two races in the finals. Meanwhile, Team FOR was doing the same in their Petit Finals with Spain. Stay tuned!