The 38th edition of the West Liguria Winter Championship kicks off with the first stage: the TROPHEE GRIMALDI. The West Liguria Winter Championship, now in its 38th edition, resumes after a year of hiatus, on the weekend from 15 to 17 October. Almost forty registered crews and three ORC & IRC, RACING CLUB and Libera fleets. The level is very high especially in the ORC A class where 2 new Ceccarelli 50s, two Solaris 44s and the usual Swan 45s will compete for the title together with the new J112 Pingone di Mare IIII. First test over three days, the Trophee Grimaldi joins the coastal city with the new port of Cala del Forte in Ventimiglia and the Principality of Monaco. This by now traditional opening of West Liguria promises to be full of sporting and worldly news: In all ports the boats will be welcomed by cocktails or dinners […]
Another excellent day in the waters of Sanremo for the Medal Race of the World Championship. The winners are almost obvious, after the ten qualifying races. The Gradoni/Dubbini couple triumphed in the Mixed class, the most crowded. The very young helmsman is in his fourth world title after the three Optimist world championships he won. Followed by the Israelis Sade/Laszy in front of the French Pecaud and De Gennes who are, however, Under 21 World Champions. The Australians Lehmann/Haberl take home a world title with an impressive roadmap, ahead of the Americans Arvey/Reynoso and the Italians Bozzano and Casano. Eleven tests completed in all conditions from medium light to strong wind. The Medal Rase was held in a nine-knot westerly breeze. Now a large part of the fleet will move to Formia for the European Championship. Instead the Sanremo Yacht Club organizes the 420 Class Zonal Championship in mid-August, […]
Because Sanremo is Sanremo! Penultimate day of regatta at 470 Junior World organized by the Sanremo Yacht Club in the waters of its gulf. Three beautiful regattas with ideal conditions between 9 and 15 knots, bring the total number of races to 10 and tomorrow the last day with the best ten of the two fleets that will compete for the medals. In the Open fleet absolute domination of the Austrians Lehmann and Haberl with six first places and four seconds. Followed by the guys from the Yacht Club Imperia Bozzano and Casano very detached and ahead of only one point over the Americans Harvey Reynoso. The Italian leaders of the new Olimpic ClassMixed Gradoni Dubbini have twenty points ahead of their rivals, the Israelis Sade Lasry who will compete for medals with the English, the French and the Americans. A beautiful championship made possible by perfect weather conditions […]
470 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 Sanremo, 13 July 2021 The 470 Junior World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, started off with a great day with west wind between 15 and 20 knots. Fantastic glides and close combat between 53 teams from 16 different nations. After three races in the Mixed class that will be the protagonist in the coming Olympics in Marsiglia in 2024, it was made clear the domination from the French team, Pacaud and De Gennes, with two firsts and one third place. Excellent work from the two italian teams, the young Gradoni with the expert Dubbini, positioning themselves at the secon and third place, and with only 1 point distance at third place Marchesini Festo. In the Open Class the Austrich Lehmann and Haberl with three victories are firmly in command, demostrating great supremacy in strong condition over the whole fleet. The Imperia citizens, Bozzano […]
470 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 Sanremo, 15 July2021 The City of Flowers smiles at the 470 World Junior Championship. The day begins with a light westerly wind that allows a test to take place, then after a second start the wind drops and it is decided to send the crews ashore. In the afternoon a nice wind from the East overlooks the bay of Sanremo allowing the unfolding of a beautiful regatta with almost 20 knots. A good championship, hard fought and which takes place in the best weather conditions. After seven race in the lead we find Marco Gradoni the young talent already three times Optimist world champion with Alessandra Dubbini who today with a ninth and a first place consolidate their leadership in front of the French Pacaud and De Gennes. Italy again in third place with the Marchesini Festo couple followed by Israelis, British and Americans. […]
470 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 Sanremo, 14 July2021 Today at the Sanremo Yacht Club was a very long day. The committee dispatched the fleet at 10am and the race started at 11am as scheduled. The wind was coming from the southwest at a speed of about 8 knots, but unfortunately the wind dropped on the second upwind leg and we had to abandon the race. We tried to reschedule a second start later in the day, but unfortunately the wind dropped again. The fleet disembarked and waited for a few hours, at 4.30pm. they were once again sent out to sea, with an easterly wind around 10 knots. We concluded with two beautiful regattas with winds between 10 and 20 knots, and it ended at 19.30. , long but fantastic. The first race was won by the Italian team Gradoni Dubbini, now leader of the championship, with the British Tresler […]
_______________________________________________________________ No regattas for the last day of the 420 World Championship. The rankings confirm the victory of the American crews in the Open, Women’s, and U17 Open categories. Spain receives the Francis Mouvet trophy The World Championship of the 420 Class ended today in the waters of Arma di Taggia and was organized by the Yacht Club Sanremo with the support of the title sponsor Frecciarossa. Despite a day in which the wind was the great absence, satisfaction from the organizers and participants who returned home after 10 races (9 for the female category) and a crowded World Class which saw 422 athletes representing 20 nations. Nothing was done at sea today, with the Race Committee waiting until 3:30 pm in the hope of being able to give at least one race, but then sending the crews back to shore and thus confirming the yesterday’s rankings. These see […]
Marina degli Aregai 2 – 10 luglio 2021 _______________________________________________________________ The penultimate day of the 420 World Championship sees three races with strong wind. The American domination continues in almost all categories Another magnificent windy day on the waters of Arma di Taggia: 211 crews were engaged in the penultimate day of racing of the 420 Frecciarossa World Championships. With 14 stable knots from the east, the race committee started the first races of the day on the two regatta fields located just under a mile from the coast; these were always well managed also thanks to the use of MarkSetBot robotic buoys, even with the strong wind conditions during today’s third and last regatta, when the wind reached 20 knots. Taking advantage of these conditions, the Sitzmann-Woodworth couple among the males who, today too, have taken home three first places – added to the three of yesterday, making a great […]
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