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15 July 2001, 03:38 pm
Barker And Holmberg Make The Final
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Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini

Dean Barker (team New Zealand) and Magnus Holmberg (Victory Challenge, Sweden) are the finalists of Trombini Trophy grade 1 ISAF match race event 2001. It was another big day with perfect conditions and 10-15 knots of wind.

Barker beat 3-0 in the semifinal Peter Holmberg, more of a battle between Spithill and Magnus Holmberg, with five races. After a 2-2 the final race was spectacular and exciting: with the umpires that distribuited 4 penalties (3 of wich to Spithill, at last retired).

In the morning, was surprising also the victory 3-2 of Magnus Holmberg on Russull Coutts, due the ex-kiwi leaded 0-2 after the yesterday races. In the losers series: after two flights Nicola Celon lead 2-0 on Morten Henriksen,
and Coutts 2-0 on Cian.

Tomorrow the finals:
Magnus Holmberg - Dean barker (for the victory)
Peter Holmberg - James Spithill (for third place)
and the others for 5° and 7° place

Today's races at Trombini Trophy

Quarter finals

Peter Holmberg Morten Henriksen 3 0
Nicola Celon Dean Barker 1 3
Russell Coutts Magnus Holmberg 2 3
Paolo Cian James Spithill 0 3

Semifinals

Peter Holmberg Dean Barker 0 3 (Dean Barker pass to the final James Spithill Magnus Holmberg 2 - 3 (Magnus Holmbergpass to the final)

Losers series

Nicola Celon Morten Henriksen 2 0
Russell Coutts Paolo Cian 2 0
Fabio Colivicchi /News Editor
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