Italians do it better… even in Australia


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deghiWe want to tell you a good story of “paisà” who made their fortunes abroad: and we don’t have to go back to the early 20th century, when Italian emigrants embarked for the New World in search of a better future.

The news is much fresher and concerns Riccardo Deghi, a young man from Angera (Varese) who moved to Australia, to Melbourne: Riccardo is a FIV Federal Instructor of the XV Zone (the one that encompasses Lake Maggiore and its surroundings) and has continued his profession even in the land of kangaroos, finding a position at the local Sandringham Yacht Club. He worked well Deghi, well enough to win the Instructor of the Year award at the OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards., an award given on a regional basis to the person who, over the course of the season, distinguishes himself through outstanding sailing achievements.The Sandrigham Yacht Club team, under Riccardo’s leadership, made a name for itself on international race courses.

But it didn’t end there: the Italian coach was amazed to see his name on the list of nominees for the Australian Yachting Awards. A finalist in Victoria State, Richard found himself competing alongside the likes of Mathew Belcher, Will Ryan and Bob Oatley. And, as in the best of fairy tales, it also won the award on a national scale. An incredible achievement, given that Australia is rightly considered one of the temples of international sailing!



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