A Danish Victory at the 2nd Country Cup

Date
Wed, 23/03/2016

Tomorrow the 34th Edition of the Garda Optimist Meeting gets under way with  good weather in the forecast.

The second edition of the Country Cup took place today on the eve of the start of the 34th Garda Optimist Meeting. The Country Cup has only one athlete representing their country and they race on very short and intense course as in the Olympics. Three races were completed with a good southerly wind and plenty of sunshine and a spectacular sight with the regatta course only a few metres from the clubhouse of Fraglia Vela Riva and the old town of Riva del Garda.
Emil Kjaer of Denmark won the event (1-4-3) tying on points with Craig Farrugia Vella of Malta. Berthet of Norway was third. Young Italian Marco Gradoni had a partial win. He won the President's Cup 2015 and today finished 5th overall.
In the meantime the administration office is continuing to process the large number of registrations (over 900), an operation which is going smoothly thanks to a computer method put in place by the secretary and the youngsters of the club.
This evening the parade of competitors takes place from the club-house of Fraglia Vela Riva to the old town of Riva  to open this festival of sport. A minute's silence was observed in remembrance of the victims of the Brussels terrorist attack and the official flag of the club was lowered to half-mast.
Racing starts tomorrow at 13.00


COUNTRY CUP photo gallery:
https://goo.gl/photos/ByiuSsidfdo6bnYb8
            
ph. ElenaGiolai©

Classifica Country Cup:
http://www.fragliavelariva.it/sites/default/files/regatta/r2039-result-f...


VIDEO: 1 DAY TO THE EVENT:

https://youtu.be/Ak8f0aBkZH8

VIDEO: OPEN CEREMONY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXaKaRQ2WIg