Sailing News

Optimist – Lake Garda Meeting – Riva ITA – Day 1 – with big delegations from North America and the Caribbeans


Finishing 1 and 2 in their groups, Yanne Broers NED, Alex Demurtas ITA and Richard Schultheiss MLT have jointly taken the lead in the Lake Garda Optimist Meeting. The World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA follows on rank 5. Owen Grainger (CRYC/AYC) on rank 80 is the best of the 40-boat USA delegation. Alejandro Beckmann Riquelme MEX is on rank 114. Claire Ramsey CAN is 139th among the 900 participants. — In the younger Cadetti, Erik Scheidt BRA (son of the 5-times Olympic medalist Robert Scheidt BRA) and Amelie Röpke GER are on the first place with a race win each. Christopher Gage (Alamitos Bay Yacht Club) on rank 13 is the best USA sailor among the 91 participants. — A good 12-14kn breeze prevailed yesterday during the first two races of this traditional Easter event. The ranking lists and the event website.