Outstanding edition of the Lake Garda Optimist Meeting

Monday, 17 April 2017


Good weather and strong wind let the Guinness World Records’ event run smoothly both on land and water to the delight of the 1063 helmsmen, their families and coaches. Once again, Fraglia Vela Riva demonstrates its organizational skills with the perfect synergy between the jury, race committee, race crew, and voluntary staff, whose work and collaboration led to the success of the event.

For the first time, an athlete from the US wins the Junior division: the talented Stephan Baker, on top of the chart from day one, won with the advantage of a race. Placed second is the German Florian Krauss, followed by the Russian Lazdin. Brilliant recovery of Tommaso Boccuni (Fraglia Vela Riva), who finished fourth overall. The Russian Lukoyanova is the first female.

 After the past victories of the Sepe siblings in the Junior division, the tradition of the Circolo Vela Roma continues in the Cadet division as well: Maria Vittoria Arseni tops the chart, leaving the home athlete Alex Demurtas just one point apart. The Polish Chelkowski is third.

Great team result for Fraglia Vela Riva with six athletes in the top 15, winning once again the ITAS Trophy for the club with the best four juniors.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 17 April 2017 )