Victory at the World Gold Cup for Vitamina Cetilar

17 October 2020

Four trials have concluded in three victories and one second place. Thanks to this almost perfect result, Club Swan 36 Vitamina Cetilar with Andrea Lacorte at the helm dominated at Scarlino, in Tuscany, at the World Gold Cup assigned during the Swan One Design Worlds contest, the event that brought together in Maremma the regatta boats produced by the famous Italian-owned Finnish shipyard, Nautor’s Swan.

Lacorte and his crew gave a truly exceptional performance. The CEO of pharmaceutical company PharmaNutra S.p.A., after finishing on the podium (equal points with first place), was back in Scarlino last month for the first meeting in the Club Swan 36 circuit, where he beat his opponents in the most important event of the season.

For Vitamina Cetilar, racing with the Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa, this is a doubly important success and an unforgettable accomplishment: in addition to winning the World Gold Cup, final victory also came at the Nations League, a combined ranking between the two events played out in Tuscany, which, without shadow of a doubt, rewarded the best boat of the fleet.

On board the boat branded Cetilar® – a line of cetylated ester-based (7,5% CFA) products for muscles and joints, available in ointment and patch form – skippered seamlessly by Andrea Lacorte, a crew formed by tactician Gabriele Benussi of Trieste, the team manager Matteo De Luca, Diego Battisti, Leonardo Chiarugi, Giovanni Bucarelli and Alessandro Frizzarin, a team which  made no mistakes and gave a strong signal to the competition right from the outset.

Their score after the first day was in fact two firsts and a second place, followed by another victory on the second. Over the following days, the almost total absence of wind made it impossible for the Regatta Committee to allow the scheduled trials, leaving the rankings intact and confirming a well-deserved victory for Vitamina Cetilar in the World Gold Cup, a success that rewards the effort and dedication of its owner Andrea Lacorte, simultaneously involved in the Melges 32 and M32 classes (with which he recently dominated the Italian leg on Lake Garda).

‘I’m really pleased because we were perfect right from the first day and our victory was fully deserved. It’s disappointing that we weren’t able to sail yesterday or today, but it really was out of the question, so we are holding tight to this victory and to the memory of these two days of fantastic performance by the team.’ explains Andrea Lacorte, unable to hide his joy. ‘October has been a great month for Vitamina Sailing and these achievements are the best way to begin concentrating focusing on 2021, when we will once again be participating in the Club Swan 36 class and with the M32 catamarans.’