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Garda Optimist Meeting ~ Day 2 of the huge Regatta

Another beautiful day of sunshine and wind on Lake Garda Trentino for the 868 Optimists from 29 different nations taking part in the 33rd edition of The Garda Optimist Meeting, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva.

The younger cadets, who had been recalled yesterday for the strong gusts, today found ideal conditions starting at 9 Friday morning with wind from the north at 10 knots and calm waters. They were, therefore, able to finish the first two races scheduled for their category.

Maxime Thommen of Switzerland leads the pack with two firsts, followed by Dimitra Vartholomaiou of Greece (7-1), 6 points behind. Tied on points is the first girl from host club Fraglia Vela Riva Agata Scalmazzi (5-3), followed by Calabrian Mauro Ruperto (LNI Crotone) in fourth place. Davide Nuccorini (CV Roma) is fifth. Last year’s winner Francesco Novelli (FV Malcesine) is lying in sixth place after a sixth and fourth partials. Best placed British competitor is Finn Rogers from the Royal Lymington YC.

The juniors took to the water in the early afternoon in conditions which were slightly less intense compared to the first day, especially in today’s first race where winds reached only 14-16 knots with few waves. The following races, however, saw the wind pick up to 18-20 knots with high waves.

The discard was introduced in the fourth race. Riccardo Sepe (CV Roma) started the day in a positive way by winning both the fourth and the fifth races. The overall standings after 6 races has the Italian Sepe in the lead, followed by Uffe Tomasgaard of Norway 1 point behind. In third place is Spodsberg of Denmark who performed well today with a first and second. Best of British is Vita Heathcote.Garda Optimist Meeting ~ Day 2 of the huge Regatta

Optimist A Cadets – The Garda Optimist Meeting – 2 races (182 entries)
1 SUI 1680 Thommen Maxime, Male, 13-Sep-2004, SCC 1 1 2,0 pts
2 GRE 7244 VARTHOLOMAIOU DIMITRA, Female, 29-Jan-2004, N.O.K.V 7 1 8,0 pts
3 ITA 7422 Scalmazzi Agata, Female, 15-Mar-2005, FV Riva 5 3 8,0 pts
4 ITA 8478 Mauro Ruperto, Male, 24-Feb-2004, LNI Crotone 3 5 8,0 pts
5 ITA 7914 Nuccorini Davide, Male, 24-Jan-2004, C.d.V. di roma 3 6 9,0 pts
6 ITA 8080 NOVELLI FRANCESCO, Male, 02-May-2004, FV Malcesine 6 4 10,0 pts
7 RUS 101 Lukoyanova Alexandra, Female, 01-Dec-2004, Sailing Academy SP 8 3 11,0 pts
8 ITA 8259 De Felice Francesco, Male, 10-Jan-2004, LNI Milano 6 7 13,0 pts
9 TUR 3501 Arikan Okyanus, Female, 08-Jul-2004, ARM URLA SAILING CLUB 12 2 14,0 pts
10 ITA 7539 Guardigli Giacomo, Male, 06-Aug-2005, cnav cervia 5 11 16,0 pts
11 ITA 7887 Pallaver Massimo, Male, 09-Apr-2004, FV Riva 7 10 17,0 pts
Best GBR:
38 GBR 6214 Rogers Finn, Male, 04-Feb-2004, RLymYC 32 20 52,0 pts

Optimist B Juniors – The Garda Optimist Meeting – 6 races (660 entries)
1 ITA 7878 Sepe Riccardo 9,0 -7 1 4 1 1 2 9,0 pts
2 NOR 3808 Tomasgaard Uffe 10,0 2 1 -22 2 4 1 10,0 pts
3 DEN 8090 Spodsberg Christian 11,0 6 -9 1 1 2 1 11,0 pts
4 DEN 8497 K. Andersen Anton 20,0 1 8 5 5 1 -11 20,0 pts
5 GER 13520 Valentin Müller 21,0 3 6 -21 9 1 2 21,0 pts
6 ITA 7 Centrone Gabriele 22,0 5 3 -10 8 3 3 22,0 pts
7 SUI 1728 Jann Schupbach 24,0 1 1 14 2 -20 6 24,0 pts
8 ITA 8331 CHIEREGHIN MATTEO 26,0 4 3 6 2 11 -21 26,0 pts
9 ITA 8286 BERGONZINI GAIA 27,0 -13 4 1 5 8 9 27,0 pts
10 GBR 6271 Heathcote Vita 29,0 9 2 (ufd) 12 2 4 29,0 pts

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