Europei Int. 14'

Mon, 29/05/2017

An extraordinary edition of the Riva Cup reserved to the classes 505, Korsar and Dyas has just concluded in Riva del Garda. The event, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, took place at the same time of the International 14’ European Championships. It is a pity that the bid submitted by Fraglia Vela Riva for the 505 World Championships in 2018 failed against Poland, considering the show of this Riva Cup’s edition.

Beautiful sunny days with 20-knot wind made the 2017 Riva Cup unforgettable, which was already remarkable thanks to the participation of 115 boats from the classes 505, Korsar, Dyas and International 14’. Despite being organised by an Italian club, i.e. Fraglia Vela Riva, Italian sailors has never taken part in this event, since the admitted sailing classes are almost unknown at Italian level. However, Fraglia Vela Riva is proud to organise also those events that go beyond national traditions, allowing everybody to enjoy the amazing conditions regularly offered by Garda Trentino.

Int. 14’ European Championships

Wide leaps divided the top 3 fast and impressive skiffs of the International 14’ class, which had some difficulties in sailing with the strong wind and the short and steep waves of Lake Garda: the victory went to the British Jones-Fitzgerald, who after 11 races outdistanced the German Borkenstein-Dietrich by 5 points. It was a hard start (dsq and dns) for the other British couple Partington Andy and Tom, who improved race by race managing to finish on 3rd place overall, despite the 10-point lead from the 2nd place.

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