Skunked at Mixed Offshore Europeans
Published on October 8th, 2019
Venice, Italy (October 8, 2019) – Light winds cancelled the In-Port Race of the inaugural EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship, which has attracted seven national teams to race the L30, the 30-foot one design monohull selected for World Sailing’s Offshore World Championships in 2020.
An In-Port Race was to open the competition in front of San Marco square today, but will now commence tomorrow with two nights at sea scheduled before the race finish in Trieste on October 11.
L30 boats have been available for teams to charter in the lead up to the Championship with many teams also participating in the Nastro Rosa series in Genoa to prepare. The fleet features several Paris 2024 and Offshore World Championship hopefuls including Hannah Diamond, who spoke on the Sailing Uncovered Podcast about offshore sailing in the Olympic Games.
Registered teams and sailors:
Austria – Lisa Berger and Christian Kargl
Belgium – Jonas Gerckens and Sophie Faguet
France – Mathilde Geron and Pierre Leboucher
Great Britain – Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond
Italy – Andrea Pendibene and Giovanna Valsecchi
Spain – Guillermo Altadill and Ana Santamaria
USA – Peter Beker and Barbara Karpinska
The race finish will coincide with the Barcolana festival with trophies and medals to be awarded in Trieste’s main square on October 12.