This weekend, the famous legendary race on Lake Garda took place once again: THE ONE HOUR CLASSIC. It’s about having to slalom sail from one side of the lake to the other for 2.6km, jibe and back, for one hour.
120 people took part at the event. Full fleet rabbit start drag racing. Bruno Martini took his big gap to the rest of the fleet and won without leaving any doubts on who is the new King of the Lake. Leaving behind in second position Malte Reuscher and Matteo Iachino.
Bruno Martini on his Point-7 AC-1 8.6 has broken the record! Averaging a speed of 50km/h with 19 sides of the lake run, and 19 jibes. Just think about your top speed, and think that Bruno held that kind of average, if he went straight from mark to mark, and on top of that, including the jibing!
Another top 5 results from our Team, came from our boss, with a 4th place. Andrea Cucchi was holding second position for over 40minutes, but later started losing speed. He was on a smaller size gear than the top 3, and the wind had dropped a bit, or he was either getting tired!
The record was not broken for many years from the 90’s, till Alberto Menegatti on his Point-7, took the record away from Alessandro Comerlati. The record was later beaten by Matteo Iachino also on Point-7, and this year Bruno Martini smashed it with 19 laps. The race was in Memorial of our beloved ‘Alberto Menegatti’, where his family had honoured the event with a very special Trophy, which will have the name of the winner from each year.
This edition, thanks to the work done from the Circolo Surf Torbole and the local wind, was one of the most epic editions.
Bruno Martini: “It was an epic One Hour. The lake gave us an amazing windy condition that no one was expecting. I chose my medium board and the 8.6 AC-One from Point-7. Thanks to this perfect combo, I was able to shoot out from the pack and lead the race for the whole hour. It has been amazing to share the finish line with my friends”
Andrea Cucchi: ‘We are proud of Bruno. After the event of PWA in Portugal, it’s his second amazing result in an international event. Another young talent coming out from our Point-7 Black Team through our AC-One racing program. Seeing Bruno and our AC-One dominating on our home territory grounds, in such an important event, brought strong emotions. There can’t be many doubts now on which sail cruises the fastest from one side to the other! Isn’t this what we like to do?“