Meteor Invasion on Lake Trasimeno for Italian Championships

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Meteor racing

It may be a boat with a certain age, but the Meteor is one of the most affordable, and popular, one-designs still around. And to those who imagine “dumpling” regattas, they are sorely mistaken-the Italian Meteor fleet is fierce and of a good standard. Quantity and quality in short for Meteors in Italy, and confirming this are the numbers coming in at the upcoming Italian Championship.

From June 12 to 15 in the waters of Lake Trasimeno, races will be held to award the title of Italian champion of the Meteor class, a fairly common racing boat, about 6 meters in length, with 3-4 crew members. The championship was awarded to the Castiglionese CV by the Italian Sailing Federation, on the recommendation of AssoMeteor the association that groups owners of such craft.

Italian meteor championship: more than 60 boats at the start

Entries have so far reached a remarkable 65 boats. As a result, about 200 sailors from all over Italy will be present on regatta days, joined by Race Committee judges, Club volunteers, and many family members and guests. The organizational effort is impressive; the Sailing Club is a popular location for its ample space and timely assistance on land and in the water. On the other hand, Castiglionese CV is accustomed to national and international events, including the 2022 MicroClass World Championship, the 2023 European and World ModelVela Championships, just to stay with the last few years, along with many high-level events.

The Italian championship begins at the club’s headquarters in Castiglione del Lago, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Immediately afterwards, depending on weather conditions, wind conditions in particular, the regattas begin and will end on Saturday 15, with the awarding of prizes to the winners. scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

In fact, many crews will be in Castiglione del Lago as early as Monday the 10th for boat preparations, water trials, and tonnage checks. The Notice of Race contemplates a maximum of 10 races; The title is valid and awarded with a minimum of 4 races sailed.

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