Jochen Schuman wins the Coppa Dei Campioni in Porto Cervo, Italy. He beat Mc Kee (USA) in the Final, 2-0. Third place went to Ben Ainslie (USA) against Iain Percy (GBR)2-0.
German sailor and great olympians Jochen Schuman has dominated the Coppa dei Campioni Publitel 2001, winning the final series 2-0 against the North American Charlie McKee. This event was the first match race with 8 olympic sailing medallists. Ben Ainslie finished third and Iain Percy fourth.
The finals were contested in strong winds (more then 20 knots), with both winners winning by a big margin.
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Commodore Gianfranco Alberini presented the prize giving, which was held on the sea, onboard the Isle Boat, with a pasta and champagne party. The first and second places received a check recpectively of 15.000 and 5.000 USD.
1°-2° - Schuman (GER) b. McKee (USA) 2-0
3°-4° - Ainslie (USA) b. Percy (GBR) 2-0
1- Schuman (GER) (Peter Van Niekerk, Bernard Labro)
2- McKee (USA) (Craig Monk, Scott Smith)
3- Ainslie (USA) (Don Cowie, Marc Mendelblatt)
4- Percy (GBR) (Richard Percy, Ben Vines)
5- Sensini (ITA) (Angelo Usai, Julio Ayllon)
5- Hagara (AUT) (Hans Peter Steinacher, Alfred Pelinka)
7- Matthisse (NED) (Daniel Smith, Floris Van Muyden)
7- Conte (ARG) (Juan de la Fuente, Alejandro Irigoyen)