The Optimist European Team Racing Championship is started.
After yesterday’s opening ceremony in the streets of Pieve di Ledro which was attended by the Vice President of the Optimist Class, Carmen Casco who declared the official opening of the Championship, today at the start of the first races.
Sixteen teams from 16 different nations for a total of sixty-four athletes.
Despite the weather that did not seem to announce anything good, the clouds opened on the Valle di Ledro and the wind started to blow.
Thirty-eight matches disputed, for a total of 9 flights and a half, the Italian team, current champion, composed of the reigning European Champion, Allessandro Cortese (CV Crotone), the female European champion Federica Contardi (Tognazzi Marine Village), Lorenzo Pezzilli (CV Ravennate) and Lisa Vucetti (SV Barcola Grignano), followed by the coach Marcello Meringolo beat France, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, one defeat for the “Azzurrini! against Great Britain, but nothing is decided yet.
The appointment is therefore scheduled for tomorrow at 9.30 am for the briefing and then drops into the water for the second day of racing, again three days before assigning the continental title to Optimist teams.