South European Championship – Final
Lignano Sabbiadoro, October 15-16, 2016 (Video and photos by Elena Giolai) Dario Bruni and Carlo Collotta won the only race sailed yesterday and the regatta. Final results after 1 race: 1. Dario Bruni & Carlo Collotta 2. Ilaria Rochelli & Davide Libardi 3. Andrea Piazza & Luca Cattarozzi 4. Paolo Lambertenghi & Antonio Bari 5. Michele Meotto & Alberto Cassandro The Yacht Club Lignano run a fantastic event both on the water and on the land. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate and the South European Championship "Sergio Michel Memorial Trophy" wasn't awarded, because only one races was completed. ... full results, Italian Ranking and photos ...
Lignano Sabbiadoro, October 15-16, 2016
(Video and photos by Elena Giolai)
Dario Bruni and Carlo Collotta won the only race sailed yesterday and the regatta.
Final results after 1 race:
1. Dario Bruni & Carlo Collotta
2. Ilaria Rochelli & Davide Libardi
3. Andrea Piazza & Luca Cattarozzi
4. Paolo Lambertenghi & Antonio Bari
5. Michele Meotto & Alberto Cassandro
The Yacht Club Lignano run a fantastic event both on the water and on the land. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate and the South European Championship “Sergio Michel Memorial Trophy” wasn’t awarded, because only one races was completed.
… full results, Italian Ranking and photos …
Only a single race was sailed in this international Snipe regatta, which was organized by Yacht Club Lignano, due to the dense fog that fell starting Saturday night that lasted until early Sunday afternoon, forcing the race committee and organizers to refrain from further races.
There was large participation—the biggest of all Snipe Regate Nazionali in Italy in this season (it was also a selection for the 2017 Worlds 2017): almost 30 teams came to Lignano Sabbiadoro (in the northeast of Italy) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Yacht Club Lignano, which organized the Saturday evening Gala Snipe, in the charming Terrazzamare, as suggested by the class motto “serious sailing, serious fun”.
For the occasion, the Mayor of Lignano, Luca Fanotto, gave the keys of the city to the President of the club Massimo Verardo for the commitment shown by all the management of the club that have occurred in these 60 years of activity.
Activity that, during the award ceremony, was celebrated by SCIRA Italy National Secretary Francesco Fontana, by SCIRA Vice Commodore and competitor Pietro Fantoni, and by the Principal Race Officer Alessandro Testa. They all noted the involvement and commitment of all the members, from the children of the sailing school, kids of the Optimist team, to the moms and dads who helped along with instructors and the volunteers on the RIBs and motor boats. They did a great job and contributed to the success of the event.
Victory went to Dario Bruni (CV Cremona) and Carlo Collotta (AVLLedro). In second place overall and first junior team were Ilaria Rochelli (SV Barcola Grignano) with crew Davide Libardi; third place Andrea Piazza (AVLLedro) and Luca Cattarozzi. Also from Trentino were Paolo Lambertenghi (CV Torbole) and Antonio Bari, who finished fourth. Fifth overall went to the local team from the Yacht Club Lignano, Michele Meotto and Alberto Cassandro, protagonists of a good recovery in the last and decisive upwind leg.
The Sergio Michel Perpetual Trophy was not awarded as the Deed of Gift requires a minimum of three races for a valid championship.
Special thanks were given to the only foreign team at the regatta, the Polish Tomasz Slodecki and Zbigniew Rackocy, as well as to public and private entities that contributed to the good organization of the event: City of Lignano Sabbiadoro, Lisagest, Almar and OffShore Unimar, La Marca Vini e Spumanti, Banca Popolare di Cividale, East Wind, WD 40, Marina Punta Faro, and Bolina Sail.
(Photos courtesy of Elena Giolai)