The Riviera Trophy, was won by Klaus Diederichs GBR 819.

The 2021 Riviera Trophy was concluded in San Remo at the Paul & Shark Dragon Cup Regatta. This new event was conceived by the Italian and Monegasque Dragon Class Associations and held in four locations, Alassio, Imperia, Monaco and San Remo. Despite the difficult period of the current pandemic the 2021 Riviera Trophy was a great success after three of the four events were completed (with just Monaco cancelled). A total of 24 teams from 8 different Nations took part at some time during the competition.

The San Remo Yacht Club was the perfect place for the final regatta of the Riviera Trophy.

The trophy was won by GBR 819 “Fever” Klaus Diederichs, crewed by Diego Negri & Frithjof Kleen. This very experienced team finished 3rd in Alassio, 1st in Imperia and 3rd in San Remo counting a total of 7pts.

Winners Diego Negri, Klaus Diederichs with San Remo President Beppe Zaoli.

In second place overall was the local Italian Team of ITA 44 “Balthazar” Giovanni Stacquadaneo , crewed by Luca Strafforello, Paolo Bozzano & Giulio Riano who were not intimidated by the high level of the competitors and showed great consistency.

2nd Overall in the Riviera Trophy ITA 44 “Balthazar”

In third place overall was SUI 318 “1 Quick 1” helmed by Wolf Waschkuhn, crewed by Joao Vidinha & Charles Nankin. Wolf has soon got to grips with his new Pettrows V6.1 and has really enjoyed his time back on the water in Italy.

3rd Overall in the Riviera Trophy SUI 318 “1 Quick 1”

Italian Dragon Class Secretary Marco Cimarosti summarised the series by saying “In short, this was a great International event with the presence of great champions and specialists of the class. The organising class associations thank the sponsor SIBMA Shipyard who allowed better visibility of the event and presented the handmade wooden Trophy of great value. For next winter the Riviera Trophy will change its formula, to ensure better logistics for the participating boats”.

Higher, Faster, Longer…..   Stay Safe.       Stavros.