420 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: THE FINAL.1 August 2016
EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP EUROSAF 2016: YET ANOTHER WIN THE YACHT CLUB SAN REMO26 August 2016
It won the prestigious European gold female crew formed by the pair Veronica Ferraro and Julia Ierardi and the coveted gold in the category under 17 newcomers Thomas and Bruno Cilli Mantero.
A few days away from the World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Sanremo in the waters off the port of Marina Aregai, the strongest teams of the European continent we have moved to Hungary at Lake Balaton (Balatonfüred) for the award of the title of European champion class wing 420.
The three crews entered Sanremo, after a year of hard selections for the 2016 European Championship in Italian pink are:
– Edoardo and Francesco Ferraro Orlando (World Champions 2015 U17 – Japan)
– Veronica Ferraro and Julia Ierardi (Prime female World Championship U17 2015 – Japan)
– Thomas and Bruno Cilli Mantero (emerging crew. 7th World Championship U17 2016)
Our three crews arrived Continental appointment with a state of excellent form. Everything had been planned by the coaches Fernanda Sesto and Davide Ortelli so that crews from reaching the maximum and maintained a level of physical and mental shape because of the two major events (World Cup and European Championship, from July 15 to August 5). The great work of the coaches was a perfect alchemy between the technical, physical, and not least the mental, vital for achieving such high targets. Just think that young athletes should be ready to depart at 9:50 and in many cases the race day was concluded with a return to the hotel after 20:30 with temperatures above 30 °.
The European titles came with six days of testing in which the Italian sailors were major players.
Sunday, July 31 all the crews take to the water to play in the first three rounds and at the end of the day there are big surprises: the crew Cilli / Mantero is 2nd in the Under 17, Ferraro / Orlando 5th Open and Ferraro / Ierardi 15 ° always in Open.
The following day the ranking begins to take shape and is Ferraro / Orlando is Ferraro / Ierardi enter the top 10 while Cilli / Mantero perform a true masterpiece and spring at the top from which will no longer be ousted. In the days following the Ferraro / Orlando team and Ferraro / Ierardi gain position after position. The last day of racing everything is still open for medals and Veronica Ferraro / Giulia Ierardi bring scored a 5th place on the day that makes graduate European Champions 2016. The men’s team Edoardo and Francesco Ferraro Orlando unfortunately for a disqualification in ‘ last day lose the bronze medal and still conclude 8 th overall and first male Italian. Finally, Thomas and Bruno Cilli Mantero team triumphantly concludes the last day with a splendid second place that consecrates them European Champion Under 17.
Years of hard work and sacrifices have been well rewarded by an extraordinary achievement, not only for the Yacht Club Sanremo but for the whole Italy. The agreement established between the Matuziana team, who managed to create so amazing coaches Fernanda Sesto and Davide Ortelli, allowed stellar results throughout the season. The force created by the union of the team has led to improvements in the technical, physical and above all “mental”. The famous proverb “unity is strength” seems to have been completely absorbed by matuziani, who have taken advantage of to carry on the podium the Yacht Club Sanremo. These two European titles are so to be shared with the whole team and the Yacht Club staff, those who have made this possible.