Vitamina Cetilar’s World Gold Cup victory

17 October 2020

Four races, three wins and one second place: with this near-perfect score, the Vitamina Cetilar Club Swan 36 captained by Andrea Lacorte made its mark today in Scarlino, Tuscany, in the World Gold Cup awarded in the Swan One Design Worlds competition, the event that in Maremma saw all the regatta boats of the famous Finnish brand with Italian ownership, Nautor’s Swan.

A truly exceptional performance by the crew captained by Lacorte, Chairman of the pharmaceutical company PharmaNutra S.p.A., who after finishing on the podium (equal points with first place), last month again in Scarlino, the first appointment on the circuit reserved for Club Swan 36, swept away the competition in what was the most important event of the season.

For Vitamina Cetilar, in the regatta bearing the colours of the Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa, a success that counts double and an exploit to be remembered: in addition to winning the World Gold Cup came the final victory in the Nations League, a combined ranking of the two events held in Tuscany which certainly rewarded the best yacht in the fleet.

On board the boat branded Cetilar® – a product line for muscles and joints with cetylated esters (7.5% CFA), available in Cream and Patches – helmed to perfection by Andrea Lacorte, a crew including tactician Gabriele Benussi, team manager Matteo De Luca, Diego Battisti, Leonardo Chiarugi, Giovanni Bucarelli and Alessandro Frizzarin, a team that made no mistakes and give a very strong signal to the competition right from the start.

Two first places and one second was the score for the first day, followed by another win on day two. In the following races, the almost total lack of wind prevented the Regatta Committee from allowing the practice runs planned, leaving the ranking intact and thus confirming the well-deserved victory of Vitamina Cetilar in the World Gold Cup, a success that has rewarded the efforts and passion of its owner Andrea Lacorte, at the same time involved in the classes Melges 32 and M32 (on board which, recently on Lake Garda, he made a great impression in the Italian stage of the circuit).

“I am really pleased, we were perfect right from the first day, and this victory is well deserved. I’m sorry we weren’t able to race today or yesterday, but it was really impossible, so we’ll keep this win close to heart, with the memory of these two days in which the whole team performed brilliantly”, a radiant Andrea Lacorte told us. “For Vitamina Sailing, October was a great month, and these successes are the best way of starting to think about 2021, when we will once again be fighting in the Club Swan 36 class and with the M32 catamarans”.