On Day 1 Team Turkey show the way but Italy and Poland are really close

Ledro Lake, 24th August 2022 –
The first day valid for the Optimist European Team Racing Championship, an event organized by Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro in collaboration with the Italian Sailing Federation and IODA (International Opti Dinghy Association), is just over. The sixteen teams present on the Ledro waters, for a total of sixty-four athletes, were engaged in more than sixty-five matches. An almost frenzied pace, made possible on the one hand by the favorable weather conditions, and on the other by the excellent work done by the Race Committee, coordinated by an always attentive Fabio Barrasso.
Team Turkey, which won all seven matches sailed, is the first hour leader with a 100% score. In the provisional ranking the Turkish representative is followed by Italy and Poland, paired thanks to a score of eight victories and one defeat. Italy was beaten just by Team Nederlands, while the Polush gave way to the Italian team who count on the reigning European champion Emilia Salvatore, Enrico Coslovich, Aurora Ambroz and Leandro Scialpi.
It was an excellent day of sailing, well interpreted by the guys who, despite the long hours spent in the water, managed to keep their concentration high and to collect important points in view of the continuation of this long and articulated event” explained the Italian team principal, Maurizio Scrazzolo.
Rounding out the top five are Germany, fourth with six wins, and the pair made by Spain, favorite of the day before as defending champion, and Greece, which have collected five victories.
Supported by Cassa Rurale del Ledro, the Optimist European Team Racing Championship will resume tomorrow morning at 10.30 with the declared goal of completing the qualifying round by heading the remaining fifty-eight matches.

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