First two races at the 420 & 470 Junior European Championships

Date
Tue, 08/08/2017

In the 420 under 17 category, great start for the Fraglia’s Tommaso Salvetta with his bowman Giovanni Sandrini, who are tied for second place.

The 420 & 470 Junior European Championships have kicked off today in Riva del Garda at Fraglia Vela Riva with uncommon wind conditions for today’s weather in Garda Trentino. The Championships officially started on Monday with the opening ceremony and the athletes’ parade across the streets of Riva del Garda to the Town Hall, where the Championships had been declared officially open with almost 500 sailors from 25 countries.

The first two qualifying series were sailed today (on Tuesday): after the simultaneous starts in the two courses reserved to the classes 420 and 470, the wind decreased in intensity forcing both Committees to interrupt the race, due to the lack of the minimum sailing wind condition required. Few time later the wind started to bow again in the south, even if with many gusts and changing its direction. Despite the difficult moments for the FIV Race Committees, Juries, buoy teams, and the sailors, at the end of the day the two races were sailed with a sufficient light breeze.
420 Open

The American Ascencios-Chisari are leading the way in the open category with 1-3, followed by the Greek Athanasopoulos Yogo-Tassios (4-1). The Polish Wysokinski-Jankowski are provisionally third with 5-2, and the Italian Edoardo Ferraro and Francesco Orlando are forth (5-4). Good performances for the Italian women: Arianna Passamonti and Giulia Fava (Nauticlub Castelfusano) are first, followed by Sinigoi-Zuppin.

 
 420 Under 17

Among the youngsters, great start for the Fraglia’s Tommaso Salvetta, who managed to exploit his knowledge of the race course at its best. Salvetta with his bowman Giovanni Sandrini (SCGarda Salò) with 2-4 are now tied for second place with the German Bahr-Kleinwachter. The Greek Spanaki-Papadopolou are falling behind on third place with a 4-point gap. Among women, Carlotta and Camilla Scodnik (Yacht Club Italiano) are first and fifth overall with 9-3, the Greek Pappa-Tsamopoulou are second, and the Italian Gaia Bergonzini (Optimist European champions and silver medallist at the 2015 and 2016 World Championships) and Cecilia Zancan (Fraglia Vela Malcesine) are third.

470 Men

The Italian Ferrari-Calabrò (Marina Militare) with 1-3 are on top of the provisional ranking with the French Machetti-Dantès (4-1) only one point away, while the Israeli Abu-Rooz (3-4) are two points away on third place. Good start also for Andrea Totis and Michele Cecchin (LNI Mandello), placed fifth overall. Italy and Israel are the only two countries placing two teams in the top 10 among France, Russia, Great Britain, Poland, Spain and Turkey. Noteworthy the second race of the Polish Sapiejka-Krefft, ranked second after one 11. First provisional place also for the Hungarian Zsombor Gyapjas, who however scored 15 in the second race.

470 Women

The Israeli Zamet-Lasry have been the most constat with 1-2, who are now on top of the provisional ranking with the Turkish Kaynakci-Aslanfalling falling three points behind (5-1). The other Israeli team Wallach-Tibi is third, while the first Italian team with Ilaria Paternoster and Bianca Caruso are fifth with 14-4. Seventh provisional place for the other Italian team Marchesini-Fedel (4-16).

Ranking: http://2017junioreuropeans.420sailing.org/en/default/races/race-resultsall

PROGRAMME

7th August 2017 – Practice Race, Opening Ceremony
8th-10th August 2017 - Qualification Series (470 Men and 420 Open) and Single Series (Ladies and 420 U17) - 6 races
11th-13th August 2017 - Final Series (470 Men and 420 Open) and Single Series (470 Ladies and 420 U17) - 6 races, Closing Ceremony/Prize Giving

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Photo gallery: https://goo.gl/photos/ZLX4mQpkkdMxHrwW9

Action video: https://youtu.be/YdrJ2ibnrJk

Opening ceremony and parade video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUMtrg4JyAo