Sailing – The Italian Youth Championships are underway in Reggio Calabria
The participation of over nine hundred boats, coming from all over Italy, and at least a thousand athletes, technicians, federal managers, supporters and race judges are planned
Everything is ready in Reggio Calabria to host the 34th edition of the Primavela Cup and the Youth Championships in single 2019, traditional late-summer events, which will start today August 28th and end on September 4th.
This year the Italian Sailing Federation has chosen Reggio Calabria to host the Primavela Cup, the Cadetti Cup, the President’s Cup and the Italian Youth Championships in singles choosing the Reggio Calabria Vela 2019 Committee, consisting of the Made in Med and the Circolo Velico Reggio.
Safety at sea will see the collaboration of the Port Authority, the Guardia di Finanza di mare and the Fiamme Gialle. The event will be supported by the Municipality of Reggio Calabria, the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, and the Calabria Region.
Also this year the bond between Kinder + Sport and the world of sailing will be mainly dedicated to children: it will in fact be the main Sponsor for the Italian Youth Championships for single classes and for the Primavela Cup, while support for the organization of the Meeting of the Sailing schools, after the provincial and zonal stages, will lead to the National stage.
For the third time, at Primavela, from 1 to 4 September the IVF organizes the National Meeting of Sailing Schools. Three young students from each Zone will be selected in regional events, and will give life to a real baptism with the world of regattas: they will be in close contact with their racer peers, will in turn make some regattas, and above all many games inspired by Federal instructors with seafaring skills.
Over nine hundred boats from all over Italy are expected to participate, and at least a thousand athletes, technicians, federal managers, supporters and race judges.
On the shores of the water of the strait, in five regatta fields positioned between Pellaro and Reggio Calabria, the best Italian helmsmen of the Optimist, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Tecno 293 OD, RSX Youth, O’Pen Bic and Kite classes will battle. .
The Lido Comunale and Punta Pellaro will be the locations where the championships will take place and there will be side events of reception that will involve the entire city. Optimist, Laser and O’Pen Bic will race in the mirror of water in front of the Via Calabria in Reggio Calabria while kite and windsurf will be darting in the waters of Pellaro in front of the Free Spirits club. The race courses will be positioned as close as possible to the coast to ensure that the races are visible to the public.
It starts with the Italian Youth Championships in single – from 28 to 31 August – reserved for the selected athletes of the Optimist, Laser Radial M / F, Laser 4.7 M / F, Techno 293 M / F, RS: X youth and Kiteboarding classes.
The sports program then continues with the 34th edition of the Primavela Cup (2 – 4 September), the highlight of the racing season of the selected sailors of the Optimist, Techno 293 and O’Pen Bic Classes born in 2010, 2009 and 2008. Here they will be assigned the Primavela Cup, the Cadetti Cup, the President’s Cup and the title of Italian U17 O’Pen Bic Champion.
The official program of the event provides for the opening of the Race Secretariat today and throughout the day the operations of registration and stamping of sails, skipper and coach meeting will take place, until 7 pm, when the opening ceremony will take place at the Lido Comunale Zerbi .
Today first day of racing with departure scheduled for 12.00.