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14 June 2001, 11:45 am
Spithill (USA) defeats Italian Champion Cian
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Blurimini Match Race (Grade 2)

Spithill Wins Dramatic Final
James Spithill and his crew Joey Newton, Ben Durham and Andy Fethers have survived fresh winds, big waves and a broken rudder to defeat Italian champion Paulo Cia(Mascalzone Latino Challenge) in a dramatic best of five final in the US$50,000 BluRimini "Alfa Romeo" International Match Race in Italy.

Spithill's team, representing the Seattle USA based OneWorld Challenge, were undefeated in the round robin and semi-finals rounds. Kelvin Harrap (USA, Oneworld) beat Murray Jones (Swiss Challenge) 2-0 in the petit final. Prada's Francesco DeAngelis was fifth.

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