Great success of the yacht club will be sanctioned at the 420th Class European Championship in Athens

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Great success of the yacht club will be sanctioned at the 420th Class European Championship in Athens

From 25th to 30th July European Championships were held in Athens (Greece)
Class 420

On Sunday, July 30, the absolute European Championships of the Class have ended in Athens
420. The team of the Sanremo Yacht Club took part in the appointment with three
Crews that are currently among the strongest in the world and all in the team
Italian national.
The team consisted of Edoardo Ferraro / Francesco Orlando (World Champions
U17 2015), Tommaso Cilli / Bruno Mantero (European Champions U17 2016), and Andrea
Abruzzo / Fabio Boldrini (Eurosaf 2016 champions).
With the great support of the Sanremo Yacht Club and Fernanda Sesto, all
The team moved to Athens about two weeks ago to prepare the important
event.
As soon as they arrived in Athens, the boys had to get acclimated to start training with
Temperatures that swelled around 40 °.
The first day of racing starts off a bit for the crews in Open category,
Ferraro / Orlando in 9th position and Abruzzese / Boldrini a little behind. While the young man
Cilli / Mantero crew running in the U17 category comes out of the water with a great finish
Second ranked position at one point from the first. Unfortunately, however in the evening i
Judges stall a crew disqualification from Cilli / Mantero who rushes in the standings and
Begins an uphill European championship. The following days are therefore “inflammatory” for
The whole team at all points of view (the temperatures are between 35 and 40 °)
Ferraro / Orlando begin a great comeback bringing them to the penultimate day of racing in
Head to the standings with a slight margin on the Greek crew (World Champion
U17 2016). On the last day the fight is locked but for a windfall at the last test
Ferraro / Orlando close to the second place in the championship and it is Silver anyway!
A silver that is gold in the light of the level of creeps. Abruzzese / Boldrini
They lock in 19th position due to a disqualification for early departure (UFD)
On the last day. Their value is undisputed and will be ready to work in two weeks
At the European Juniors (U19) in Riva del Garda. In the U17 racing
The Cilli / Mantero crew favored on the eve of the conquest of the “second” title
Consecutive continental pays disqualification on the first day and attempting to get back in
The next few days he makes some minor mistakes, however, the Goddess Athena who looks at them from
Parthenon, he does pay him very much (too much). They fight with tight teeth and the second
Day win the first test, but in the second a penalty (maybe given too much
Lightness) compromises the ranking. In the following days the crew tries to not
Lose their heads and the last day Cilli / Mantero find their equilibrium from champions and
They ring a first and a third, which is one of the first to dominate the entire race
And were beaten on arrival by a German competitor who with a maneuver
Incorrectly puts them in third place. In the race’s concentration and the cautious stages
Of head-to-head duels with the other crews, Cilli / Mantero do not realize they did
a miracle. They close their European championship in 4th male position at the foot of the
podium. A little bit of regret for those medals escaped for small mistakes. Also for them
The appointment is August 8th at Riva del Garda with the European Juniores U19 Championship in
Whose values ​​in the field will be the same as those in Athens.
An immense thanks to our Samples that bring the colors of the Sanremo Yacht Club to the
Highest levels of sailing worldwide. A grateful thank you to the Sanremo Yacht Club, at
President Beppe Zaoli and all those who collaborated and collaborated on the
Generation of top-level sailors. A life-giving school that gives away
Great emotions some sweet and some love, but all contribute to the growth of
An athlete and a human being.

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