Final day 35th Lake Garda Meeting-USA and Italy wins

Monday, 17 April 2017


You could not ask for more from this 35th edition of the Lake Garda Optimist Meeting: the participants increase, breaking the certified record as the world’s largest regatta of one single sailing class, moreover every year the enthusiasm of the foreign guests is more and more visible. The weather was great for sailing and the families enjoyed the sunny days in Garda Trentino: the thrilling regattas were so suspenseful for the Cadet division, while the American Stephan Baker dominated among the Juniors from day one, showing off his skills and talent also in medium-high wind conditions. Thanks to his advantage, he won after nine races out of ten, against over 800 opponents. The German Florian Krauss placed second, and the Russian Dmitry Ladzin third, while the home athlete Tommaso Boccuni scored an incredible fourth place. The Russian Alexandra Lukoyanova won the female ranking, 21st overall.

Exciting competitions for the Cadets: the victory of the Italian Maria Vittoria Arseni (CV Roma) was uncertain until the finish of the last race, who topped the chart with just one point of advantage on Alex Demurtas (Fraglia Vela Riva), who sailed an extraordinary final with 1-2. The Polish Patryk Chelkowski is third, with a gap of thirteen points.

Before the prize-giving ceremony, all participants and their families had the possibility to watch the exciting show, offered by Kinder + Sport, performing the Gardaland mimic Jean Pierre Bianco, stage named PASS PASS - one further recreational moment before the awards and the Easter eggs delivery.

NB: coming soon a detailed press release including the event highlights

Invictus wins FAST40+ Class at RORC Easter Challenge

L-R Jeremy Smart (North Sails), Alex Mills, Sir Keith Mills, Michael Boyd (RORC Commodore). Pic: Leslie Greenhalgh/FAST40+ Class

Sir Keith Mills' Invictus has won the FAST40+ Class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Easter Challenge. The traditional prize at this start of season yacht race training regatta are Easter Eggs

Racing for the FAST40+ Class continues with the FAST40+ Spring Regatta 29-30 April, 2017. A stand alone event for the FAST40+ Class with tight Solent courses. Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. For more information about the FAST40+ Class: www.fast40class.com

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Last Updated ( Monday, 17 April 2017 )