French team wins European Youth Match Racing title on Lago di Ledro, Italy.
While the Valle di Ledro presented itself in the best of its scenarios on the first two days, there was very little wind on Sunday. Despite this, the EUROSAF Match Racing, Youth Europeans programme was completed successfully. Three round robins were concluded on Friday and Saturday, while Sunday's program was let to the crews classified from 5th to 3rd place and the finals for first and second place.
The French team of Thimote Polet, Emilien Polaert and Gualtier Tallieu fighted the finals by presenting themselves first and held up to the Italians with Riccardo Sepe, Gianluca Perasole and Simone Taglialatela. With a score of 3 to 2 the French climbed to the top step of the podium, awarded as European Match Racing Youth Champions, the Italian team of Riccardo Sepe had to settle for second place.
The best for third place went to the other French crew of Tom Foucher, Edouard Champault and Gwen Guenin. The other Italian crew of Ludovico Mori, Gabriele Romeo and Paolo Iacchia had to settle for fourth place.
There was great satisfaction to have restarted with international regattas, to see a glimmer of "normality".
The words of the President Camilla Baruzzi: "First of all, thanks go to my team, which proved to be of indisputable professionalism. It was exciting to see how young sailors proved mature and tireless collaborating with the veterans of the Club. This is real luck of our Association, to be able to count on the voluntary service of the Club members who invaluable help during these events, which give great prominence to the Association and the Ledro Valley but are also very tiring. The Race Committee and the International Jury did an impeccable job by completing all the scheduled matches, the sailors proved to be serious and prepared despite their young age.”