Spain on the roof of Europe at Optimist European Team Championship on Lake Ledro, second place for the Italians and third for the Russians.

Four beautiful days on Lake Ledro, lots of wind changes, the weather forecasts worried everyone but not the fifteen teams who, proud of being able to represent their country, never got discouraged.

After the first races of the League Gold, Spain was the favorite, followed by the Italians, second in the first Round Robin.

Spain won also the next stage, followed by Russia, Italy and Croatia.

The Semifinals saw Italy sail vs with Russia, while Spain with Croatia, with a score of 2-0 Italy and Spain enter the Grand Finals while Russia and Croatia had to settle for the petite final.

Spain, which presented the European Champion Xavier Garcia Olle, Juan Benasar, Carlota Rodriguez Calvet and Sussan Bestard Mir on the starting line, prevailed, with a score of 2-1, on the Italians who still led an excellent Championship under the careful guide of Mercello Meringolo.

Third step of the podium went to the Russians who beat the Croats 2-0.

The Italian team made up of Niccolò Pulito (Tognazzi Marine Village) individual European vice champion, Giuseppe Montesano (Sirena CN Triestino), the bronze medalist at the individual European championship Sofia Bommartini (FV Malcesine) and Emilia Salvatore (FV Desenzano) has always raced in excellent way, a growing championship that gives good signs for the future, remains a bit of bitterness for not having continued the tradition of the continental title (the Italian team won the title in 2018 and 2019 ed) and certainly Norberto Foletti, secretary of the National Optimist Class that has recently left us,  will surely have rejoiced at the results of his boys, despite the lack of victory missed by a whisker.

A season that is coming to an end for the Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro, much satisfaction for the President Camilla Baruzzi who with her team saw two continental titles awarded on Lake Ledro during the summer and a national title in the Snipe class , it is already time to think about 2022 which will be full of events and activities.

To all partecipants at Italian Master Snipe Championship

Dear Snipe Friens,

preparations are underway to welcome you to the beautiful Valle di Ledro, below you will find some useful notes to help us carry out the event in the best possible way.

There are many of you, we did not think you were so numerous, and we are delighted but we ask you the courtesy to respect a few  rules.

On Friday at the club there will be the ordinary sailing school activity so the space will be occupied by the numerous children enrolled in the courses, if you arrive during the day we ask you for a little patience and to immediately bring the trailers to the parking (find the indication on the file below) ..

We know that the main reason for all this turnout is the renowned POTATO POLENTA on Saturday evening, we will try not to disappoint you, so we ask you to inform us before any guests unless you want to stay without and give it to them !!

As for the Official Notice Board it will be online, find the link and the QR code and stay updated !!

For those who have not already done so, we remind you to send: Measurement Certificate, Class Registration and Insurance to the Regatta Secretary regate@avll.it

Looking forward to see you soon!!

indications for parking: PARCHEGGIO

Dinner: cena


Everything is ready for Snipe Italian Master – Franz Joseph cup

Fervono i preparativi per il campionato italiano master della Classe Snipe, valevole anche come tappa della prestigiosa coppa Franz Joseph, in programma il prossimo 31 luglio – 1 agosto sul lago di Ledro. Più di 40 iscritti tra i quali i neocampioni italiani Paolino Lambertenghi e Antonia Contin. Hanno già confermato la loro partecipazione due equipaggi croati, uno belga ed un francese. L’Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro, presieduta dall’instancabile Camilla Baruzzi, è già all’opera per organizzare al meglio la manifestazione. La giovane presidente può contare su un team di giovani e non più giovani soci impegnati nei diversi settori: dalla cucina per la cena offerta ai regatanti, all’assistenza in acqua e a terra, alle foto. Quest’anno, inoltre, la premiazione sarà particolarmente ricca di prodotti locali grazie al contributo degli sponsor Agri2000, Cesarini Sforza, Cavit, Luigi Zanini, Melinda e Agri90.

Come lo scorso anno, la regata di Ledro sarà probabilmente la regata snipe col maggior numero di partecipanti in Italia soprattutto grazie al clima amichevole e gioioso che si respira al circolo velico di Ledro oltre ovviamente a tutto quello che di meraviglioso può offrire questa località. Il vento solitamente “ballerino” ma non troppo forte come sull’alto Garda permette anche agli equipaggi non più giovani e atletici di essere competitivi. Sabato 31 luglio e domenica 1 agosto il lago di Ledro si riempirà quindi di vele bianche promettendo di offrire uno spettacolo unico.


Al link potrete scaricare le fotografie: https://we.tl/t-9BtNZzorin


Unlike the other two days in which the Valle di Ledro presented itself in the best of its scenarios, on Sunday there was very little wind, but despite this, the EUROSAF YOUTH MATCH RACE EUROPEANS program was completed.


Three round robins concluded on Friday and Saturday, while Sunday’s program was to let the crews classified from 5th to 3rd place and the finals for first and second place.


The French team of Thimote Polet, Emilien Polaert and Gualtier Tallieu fight the finals by presenting themselves first and held up to the Italians with Riccardo Sepe, Gianluca Perasole and Simone Taglialatela.

With a score of 3 to 2 the French climb to the top step of the podium, awarded as European Youth Match Race Champions, the Italian team of Riccardo Sepe must settle for second place.


The best for third place went to the other French crew of Tom Foucher, Edouard Champault and Gwen Guenin

The other Italian crew of Ludovico Mori, Gabriele Romeo and Paolo Iacchia have to settle for fourth place.


Great satisfaction to have restarted with international regattas, despite the period we can see a glimmer of “normality”.


The words of the President Camilla Baruzzi: “First of all, thanks go to my team, which proved to be of indisputable professionalism and it was exciting to see how young sailors proved mature and tireless collaborating with the veterans of the Club, this is real luck of our Association, to be able to count on the voluntary service of the Club members who invaluable help during these events, giving great prominence to the Association and the Ledro Valley but are also very tiring.


The Race Committee and the International Jury did an impeccable job by completing all the scheduled matches, the sailors proved to be serious and prepared despite their young age.


Once the regattas have been archived, it’s time to think about the Sailing School.

On Monday, in fact, the kids will start sailing courses, a precious opportunity to introduce our sport to young Ledrense tourists who are guests in the Valley in the summer. The international regattas will return to Lake Ledro in August while in July the Ledro Valley will be the setting for the Italian Master Snipe Championship “


Dear Sailor friends,

due the situation we have decide to postpone the deadlines of the Request For Invitations for



You can send RFI until 30th April 2021!!

👉🏻 RFI OM International Ledro Match Race gr 2

👉🏻 RFI Eurosaf Youth Match Race Europeans

You still have one month to apply and come to beautiful Valle di Ledro!


We are waiting for you



Are you a young match racer?

Do you want to have the chance to become the 2021 European Youth Match Race Champion?

Do you want to sail in the beautiful Ledro Lake?

But most important… do you wanna have fun?


If your answers are yes this is the regatta you must partecipate in!!

👉🏻 Notice of Race



It has been two years since we organized the 10th edition of the OM INTERNATIONAL LEDRO MATCH RACE.

One of the regattas we have most in our hearts, seeing many crews returning to our beautiful Valle di Ledro is always exciting.

We can’t wait to have fun together, to see our friends challenge each other on ourLlake.

This year we are waiting for you from 17 to 20 June, who will be the winner?

We are waiting for you

👇🏻 Find the Notice of Race

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