Azzurra World Champion, Vasco Vascotto rainbowed 25 times!


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11696399_10153437938294780_7581886500803609226_oThe TP52 World Championship concluded in Puerto Portals, Palma de Mallorca. A championship in the sign of Azzurra, who overwhelmingly won by an impressive 14 points over the Germans of Platoon (bronze for the Turks of Provezza). But above all, it is a world championship in the sign of Vasco Vascotto, who scores his 25th rainbow title: never in Italy has anyone won as much as him.

That boy class of ’69, to be precise 10.10.69, born the year of the Barcolana, in a small town on the border with neighboring Slovenia, Muggia to be exact, the son of Fabio and Maria, engaged to Giada, and with a grit that all his sailing school classmates saw growing up and against which there was never anything to be done. When Vasco takes to the water, his fighter DNA prevails over his angelic face, always smiling at everyone, with a ready wit and seductive friendliness-in short, on land a “buddy,” in the water, better not to have him against.

11222275_1053966144613874_3264882150264598483_oAN INCREDIBLE CAREER
After his early “sporting” in optimist at the Muggia sailing club, that blond-haired, blue-eyed, bright-eyed man set out in search of some satisfaction off the peninsula after winning the Italian optimist title. Two times third at the World 470 Juniors, then comes at 23 years old his first success aboard Jonathan a Quarter Ton, in that of Chioggia the first of his 25, and so on through those in the J24, Ilc 25, Ilc 30, Ims, Maxi, Farr 40, Rc44, it may not be a title but the role of skipper in the 2007 America’s Cup with Mascalzone is invaluable for a sailor. And now the pearl of this season, The World Tp52 on Azzurra, the seal of an incredible career, the disappointments of second and third places by a single point come to mind, but in the career of a winner, defeats give strength to come back even greater.

At the end of the regatta, happy, smiling and goliardic as always, Vasco has something for everyone, indeed he speaks his mind as always, with shining eyes, those of a champion who once ashore lets go of one of the most important feelings for human beings, emotion. “I want to dedicate this title to those who love me-smiling-because those who love me share with me my every defeat and every victory, a toast to the health of all my dear friends and relatives to whom I often do not devote as much time as I would like, the craft of sailing takes me to be in Los Angeles tomorrow, Sweden next week, and then back to Palma de Mallorca. I want to thank everyone who has made these successes of mine possible, sailors, men, friends who have worked and continue to work with me, putting up with my competitive impetuosity at times, that strength that has always helped me in difficult moments and those when I had to manage my emotions. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!!”



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