2021 420 FRECCIAROSSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

2021 420 FRECCIAROSSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Marina degli Aregai 2 – 10 July 2021

The great international sailing is finally back with the waters of Marina degli Aregai and the headquarters of the Sanremo Yacht Club crowded by 422 young athletes who from today. July 2nd, until July 10th they will compete at sea for the conquest of the world title in the male – mixed, female categories. Male – mixed, female under 17

And sailing also starts from the youth categories in one of the most important events of the world youth sailing calendar. Sanremo and its Yacht Club, a few weeks after the conclusion of the Rolex Giraglia, return to be guests of a regatta that sees the participation of 211 crews representing 20 different nations. The 420 Class World Championship has always been a milestone in the path of young sailors who thus approach the Olympic classes – the 420 is the younger sister of the 470, the double Olympic par excellence. After the forced break of 2020, great anticipation and enthusiasm for these events that demonstrate how we can return to normalcy also through sport.
Today the inauguration of the World Championship which will start at sea at 15:00 on Sunday 4 July with the first practice race. Regattas will then begin on Monday 5 May with the start of the first race scheduled for 11:55, for the championship there are up to three races every day for a total of 12 races.

All information about the regatta on the event website, here.
Full daily galleries here.

The nations represented
Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, England, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA.

The 420
The 420 was designed by Christian Maury, in response to a specification drawn up by Aristide Lehoerrff and Pierre Latxague, sailing instructors at the Socoa sailing school in Saint Jean de Luz – Ciboure in southwestern France. The project aimed to meet the need for a high performance training boat. Originally designed for experienced sailors looking to improve their racing skills, it was soon realized that this boat suited a wide variety of crew weights and abilities well. The Class developed rapidly in France, being adopted nationally as a propaedeutic hull for the Olympic 470 class, launched in 1964. Its international status has been recognized by the International Yacht Racing Union, then ISAF and now World Sailing. The 420 was the boat chosen for the very first ISAF World Youth Championships, held in Angelholm, Sweden, in 1971.
50 years ago exactly from the Sanremo World Cup.

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