Bissaro-Sicouri, getting stronger: gold at Olympic Week

hyeres-frank-sochaAgain the two “flying engineers,” after gold in Miami, silver in Palma and victory in Hyeres. Undisputed dominance and gold medal with a day to spare for Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri at Garda Trentino Olympic Week, a major international Olympic sailing event part of the Eurosaf circuit.

The two boys who, as perfect “strangers” in the sailing world. (despite the fact that they had in their respective palmares a F18 modial – Vittorio – and F16, Silvia) are, data in hand, the strongest athletes on the new Nacra 17, confided to us, in a lengthy interview that we will publish in the next issue of the Sailing Newspaper, that they are determined to win an Olympic medal, and that they never feel “paid off” and arrived. Learning from their mistakes and continuously improving: the two “flying engineers,” as they are nicknamed given their degrees in Aeronautical Engineering (Bissaro) and Management Engineering (Sicouri), constitute the most concrete blue hope ahead of Rio 2016.

bissaro-sicouri-award“EVERYTHING WENT WELL.”
The Nacra 17 class, a mixed male-female catamaran that will make its Olympic debut in Brazil, was hosted by Fraglia Vela di Malcesine, Vittorio‘s home club. And his are the first words after the Medal Race of Garda Olympic Week: “For me it was a beautiful week, because at Fraglia Vela Malcesine I grew up as a sailor and winning here in front of friends and family has a special meaning. We knew we had good speed and we only thought about racing calmly and cleanly-everything went smoothly despite the high level of the opponents.”

Silvia, an athlete from the Compagnia della Vela Grosseto, continued,“We are particularly comfortable in the waters of the lake, thanks mainly to our training with the Italian Sailing Federation at the Olympic Preparation Center in Campione. And this is where we will stay next month to prepare for the next events of the season, the Kieler Woche in Germany at the end of June and the European championship in France in early July.”

(cover image by Frank Socha)



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