THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS – All the winners of the week’s regattas.

they are the champions
Along our coasts (but not only), many regattas take place every weekend. From week to week, we bring you an account of the winners of the most important events around the Boot and abroad. From the many European championships that saw the Azzurri shine, to the one-designs to the Optimist class.
Pictured are the new 2016 ORC European Champions: Duvetica Grey Goose by Giampiero Vagliano (AB class) and Scugnizza by Enzo De Blasio (C class)

Helsinki (Finland)
RS:X European Championships
Excellent performances by the athletes engaged in Finland in the European Open RS:X Championships: fourth place overall for Marta Maggetti in the women’s classification (second Under 21), success for Giorgia Speciale among the Under 17s (sixth overall), seventh place for Mattia Camboni among the men (second Under 21) and three Italians in the top ten in the men’s Youth fleet (seventh Luca Di Tomassi, eighth Matteo Evangelisti and ninth Carlo Ciabatti). HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Aarhus (Denmark)
Camp. Finn Under 23 World Championship
The Finn Under-23 World Championship, also known as the Jorg Bruger Finn Silver Cup, has concluded in Aarhus, Denmark. The title went to Germany’s Phillip Kasuske, who edged out Czech Ondrej Teply in a breathtaking finish, with bronze going to Argentina’s Facundo Olezza. Two Italians in the race: Matteo Savio finished 23rd and Leopold Starke 33rd. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Crozon-Morgat (France)
Camp. European Laser 4.7 Youth
Silvers for Federica Cattarozzi (CV Torbole) at the European Youth Laser 4.7 Championships among women, Guido Gallinaro (FV Riva) among men, and Maria Giulia Cicchine and Cesare Barabino in the Under 16. The men’s bronze, however, went to Alessandro Fornasari (FV Desenzano), third behind Gallinaro. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Dervio (Lecco)
35th Cisalpine Trophy
The 35th Cisalpino Trophy, a national regatta for Class A catamarans, was held. Paolo Penco of Sebina Nautical Association won 1st place, followed in 2nd place by Sergio Vela of Ascona Yacht Club and in 3rd place by Alberto Farnesi of Sunset Sailing Center. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Caorle (Venice)
Prosecco’s Cup
Mario Finotello (Laser Standard), Nicolò Zanchi (Radial), Gaetano Marzo (4.7), Pitteri/Coppola (420), Zaina/Zaina (470), Benetti/Fellin (470 Gran Master), Mirko Paoli (Multihulls), Trevisan/Martin Boatto (Double Dinghy), Vittorio Salamon (Single Dinghy). These are all the winners of the 18th Prosecco’s Cup in Caorle. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Cervia (Ravenna)
Optimist Youth Meeting
The Optimist Youth Meeting in Cervia smiled on Fraglia Riva’s flag bearers: Mattia Cesana and Agata Scalmazzi first and second in the 2005 class (third was Gabriele Venturino of CN Varazze); Moses Bellomi gold in the 2007 class, ahead of Michele Adorni of YC Catania and Francesco Balzano of Club Velico Crotone; and Alex Demurtas third in the 2006 class, preceded on the podium by Alessandro Cortese of Club Velico Crotone and Tommaso De Fontes of NIC. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Lake Ledro (Trento)
Eurosaf Match Racing Youth Open European Championship
The teams led by Rocco Attili and Ettore Botticini finished third and fourth, respectively, at the Eurosaf Match Racing Youth Open European Championship at Lake Ledro. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Porto Carras (Greece)
European ORC Championship
What a blue team at the ORC European Championship in Porto Carras, Greece! Victories for Giampiero Vagliano’s Arya 415 Duvetica Grey Groose in the AB class and Enzo De Blasio’s NM38 Scugnizza-Total Lubmarine in the C class. Also doing well were Claudio Terrieri’s Grand Soleil 43 B Blue Sky, third overall AB class, and Fabio Bignolini’s Northern Light, third among the AB Corinthian (i.e., non-professionals). HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Riva del Garda (Trento)
Melges 32 European Championship
In Riva del Garda, Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino (Cameron Appleton as tactician), made the Melges 32 class continental title its own, winning the last event valid for the Sailing Series ahead of Giogi (Balestrero-Cassinari) and Inga From Sweden (Goransson-Vascotto, with Federico Michetti as team manager): the latter triumphed in the 2016 circuit overall. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Gargnano (Brescia)
Centomiglia Classic
Blu Falcon, a late 1960s hull owned by Mario Dominici (CV Gargnano) wins the Centomiglia Classica promoted by Circolo Vela Gargnano reserved for boats that raced the Garda Cento Miglia until the 1980s. Blu Falcon’s crew consisted of helmsman Gian Carlo Ballarini, Alberto Rossari, Lorenzo Rizzardi, Duilio Zane and the owner and restorer of the hull itself, Mario “Bibbo” Dominici (Circolo Vela Gargnano). Second was the Star Stela of Paolo and Fabiano Bertelli, third was Septembre, another Falcon, twin of the winner, with brothers Santo and Pippo Fasoli. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Porto Cervo (Olbia-Tempio)
Audi Italian Sailing League
Club Vela Portocivitanova’s team won the Audi Italian Sailing League’s second closed selection in Porto Cervo for the October finals in Naples. The team composed of Alessandro Battistelli, Alessio Marinelli, Gabriele Giardini and Sandro Iesari finished ahead of the Navy crew (helmsman Ignazio Bonanno) and the YC Adriaco crew (helmsman Andrea Micalli). HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

European Farr 40
The Farr 40 European Championship concluded in Ancona: taking the crown as continental champion was the crew of Plenty (Roepers-Hutchinson), followed by Enfant Terrible-Adria Ferries (Rossi-Benussi) from the Turks of Asterisk (Gencer-Mitchell). Instead, Mauro Mocheggiani’s Rush Diletta won the title among the Corinthian non-professionals. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

Marina di Scarlino (Grosseto)
National Contender Championship
Giovanni Bonzio (NW Garda) won the National Contender Championship in Scarlino followed by Luca Bonezzi and the defending champion, Roberto Mazzali. HERE ALL THE RANKINGS

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