YACHT CLUB SANREMO CONQUERS ACCESS TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 4 CREWS NEWPORT (RHODE ISLAND -USA) 2018
On a hot Sunday in June, the selections for access to the World Championships and 2018 European Championships of the 420 class ended in Senigallia. The echoes for the silver medal won by the team of the Yacht Club Sanremo Cilli / Mantero at the 2017 World Championship in Fremantle (Australia) have not yet been extinguished, the fight for the conquest of the 2018 World and European title has already reignited . Sunday, June 10 in the waters of Senigallia, has been defined the national team that will represent Italy at the World Championship and the European Championship of the 420 class. The best Italian crews have faced each other to conquer a place in the two highest events in the world juvenile sailing season. The racing team of the Yacht Club Sanremo presented itself to the last and decisive selection with great concentration and determination. The crews summoned for the last and decisive event were: Edoardo Ferraro / Francesco Orlando Andrea Abbruzzese / Fabio Boldrini Tommaso Cilli / Bruno Mantero Helena Zerykier / Giulia Greganti Francesca Ierardi / Giorgia Taddei Davide Manica / Eugenio Di Meco
THE REGATTA Friday, June 8, the adverse weather conditions with heavy rain and strong thunderstorms do not allow any dispute to be contested. Some of the boys organize a volleyball game on the beach under the storm, someone studies for the last questions or maturity and someone weaves the first summer friendships, but all the regattas are postponed to the days of Saturday and Sunday. The following day the weather conditions are exciting, but beyond the limit for the younger crews with 25 knots of wind and wave formed and steep between 2 and 3 meters. There is no more time for the carelessness of the previous day, a bit of anxiety in the smallest and a lot of adrenaline in the biggest, but it goes down into the sea !! When the game gets tough …… the Yacht Club Sanremo conquers all the races of the day !! First test: Tommaso Cilli and Bruno Mantero 1 ° 2nd test: Ferraro / Orlando 1st – Cilli / Mantero ° 2 – Abbruzzese / Boldrini 3rd 3rd test: Cilli / Mantero 1 ° – Abbruzzese / Boldrini 3 ° Under prohibitive conditions the Cilli / Mantero crew puts a serious mortgage on the race and therefore on the qualification for the World Championship with a 1st, 2nd, 1st position and they jump to the top of the overall classification. The U17 crews Zerykier / Greganti, Ierardi / Taddei and Manica / Di Meco do not give up and fight with all their strength to end a very difficult day. Sunday; the conditions are completely opposite. Summer day, light wind and unstable. The race committee can only complete one test, but the joy of returning to the ground is indescribable! Helena Zerykier / Giulia Greganti and Francesca Ierardi / Giorgia Taddei are respectively 2nd and 3rd in the women’s U17 national ranking and gain access to the World Championship in Newport (USA) In the absolute ranking the domain of the Yacht Club Sanremo is total. Tommaso Cilli and Bruno Mantero win all, 1st absolute, 1st U19, 1st U17 and reach a double qualification both for the World Championship (Newport -USA) and for the European Championship (Sesimbra – Portugal). Stainless and always concentrated, Andrea Abbruzzese and Fabio Boldrini 2 ° absolute in the race of Senigallia also conquer the 2nd place overall in the national ranking and will leave for Newport with great expectations. Because of a disqualification too much Ferraro / Orlando, the most titled of the fleet, unfortunately does not center the qualification despite the victory in the second round, but it remains an absolute reference point. Excellent result also for the crew Davide Manica / Eugenio Di Meco who for the first time have faced the hard national selections in the 420 class. Another masterpiece of the Argentine coach Fernanda Sesto and the coach Davide Vignone who managed to manage a diverse team getting the most out of each of them and creating a compact team that will take the name of the Yacht Club and the City back to the world. of Sanremo.
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