Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius AUS Comprehensive 728x90

World Youth Sailing Week - 10 days of great sailing

by Elena Giolai on 26 Mar 2014
Roberto Vuilleumier
At Easter, on Garda Trentino, 10 days of great sailing dedicated to young people, thinking about sport, tourism and promotion of the territory with approximately 1,800 racers expected will take place at the World Youth Sailing Week.

The sailing clubs of North Lake Garda, associated in Vela Garda Trentino with the goal of organizing international events that attract a very large number of athletes, coaches, and team managers at Lake Garda, in Trentino, organize as first event in 2014 the second edition of the World Youth Sailing Week, planned during the 10 days before Easter.

The idea of this great event, created last year to strengthen the already existing single events on the territory and all dedicated to very young people aged between nine and 18, sets up the world's largest international youth sailing event organized in Italy with the participation of about 1,750 young sailors from even 40 countries, with a number of attendance equal to 100,000 people, considering the whole days spent between workouts and races not only of racers, but also of young athletes’ team managers and parents.

Each club involved, among Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole and Malcesine, will enhance the image of the territory along with that of sailing, a discipline that represents an increasingly important economic and tourist resource of the whole area. A synergy among clubs, (Circolo Surf Torbole, Circolo Vela Arco, Lega Navale italiana Sezione Riva del Garda and Fraglia Vela Riva), individual events and local authorities, which will take place from 11th to 20th April under the aegis of Vela Garda Trentino, which will coordinate the activities distributed in the sailing clubs that are based in one of the windiest places in the world and that all the world envies us.

From 11th to 13th April the 'double' preparatory to the acrobatic Olympic 49er Class, the 29er, hosted at the Circolo Vela Arco and committed to the organization of the 3^ 29er Easter Regatta, will mark the beginning of the regattas (from 12th to 14th April); about a hundred crews expected. The middle phase of the World Youth Sailing Week involves from 14th to 20th April 'single' helmsmen engaged in the same period in two different classes, in two parallel events: at the Circolo Surf Torbole the windsurfing youth will be engaged for the third Meeting Techno 293 (17th 20th April), the Propaedeutic class to the Olympics RS:X, where Italy has always excelled and represented an outstanding reference, thanks to the Olympic champion Alessandra Sensini, who created a youth movement worthy of her incredible victories.


As at every Easter at Fraglia Vela Riva the 32nd Meeting of the Garda Optimist will take place (17th 20th April), the largest single-class regatta in the world, already certified Guinness World Records with almost 1,200 helmsmen on the water with the small Optimist boat, the school boat for excellence, which goes on forming the great champions of tomorrow. A show that leaves astonished all persons who will come to Lake Garda, a stretch of water that for a few days turns into a carpet of small sails! The record regatta, which joins the very high number of competitors to the equally high number of countries that oscillates between 30 and 40 depending on the year, is above all a big party that represents for competitors and team managers a unique experience, to be kept in their most important memories!

Vela Garda Trentino and Fraglia Vela Malcesine have teamed up to organise for the second World Juvenile Sailing Week the regattas for the Juvenile Laser 4.7-Laser Radial class together with the Laser Youth Easter Meeting (16th-19th April)!

All the up and coming athletes of international sailing will be involved during the 10 days leading up to Easter with the youngest of them competing in the 32nd Garda Optimist Meeting at Fraglia Vela Riva. The bigger ones will be competing on the preparatory classes which will eventually lead to their respective Olympic classes. The 29er (in preparation for the Olympic 49er), will compete at Circolo Vela Arco. The Techno 293 (in preparation for the Olympic RS: X), at Circolo Surf Torbole and the Laser 4.7 and Radial (in preparation for the Olympic F Radial and M Standard), at Fraglia Vela Malcesine. This project brings together the clubs of Upper Garda which regards sailing not only as a vital resource for young people, but also as a vital resource for the tourism of Garda Trentino.

The project looks forward to the organisation of World Youth Sailing Week and Garda Trentino Sailing Week, the first leg of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup and CICO, the Italian Olympic Class Championships for the Laser S and R and RS: X M and F.








Event website: click here

Sail Exchange 660x82 1SHBS - White Bay 6 660x82Protector - 660 x 82

Related Articles

Greg Wilcox extends lead in final OK Dinghy World Rankings
The new release includes 10 events, some corrections and adjustments carried over from the previous release in August Following a record breaking European Championship in Faaborg, Denmark in July, nine national and regional titles were decided in the European autumn, as well as the Nordic Championship in Nykøping, Denmark, where Anders Andersen, from Denmark, dominated the 45 boat fleet to win from Johan Bjørling, from Denmark, and Jonas Børjesson, from Sweden.
Posted on 17 Nov
Sail Melbourne dress rehearsal for Australian Sailing Youth Team
Sail Melbourne Int'l 2017 (29 Nov–3 Dec 2017) will be dress rehearsal event for the 2017 Australian Sailing Youth Team Sail Melbourne International 2017 (29 Nov – 3 December 2017) will be the dress rehearsal event for the 2017 Australian Sailing Youth Team, who will be representing Australia at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship to take place in Sanya, China from 9 to 16 December 2017.
Posted on 16 Nov
Sailors’ path to Youth Olympics revealed
Some of the nation’s best young sailors have a huge added incentive to excel at upcoming Australian Youth Championships Some of the nation’s best young sailors have a huge added incentive to excel at the upcoming Australian Youth Championships after confirmation the event will serve as a qualification point for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Posted on 15 Nov
Harken sailing team – A year of success
A bunch of talented sailors with a winning attitude make up the Harken Australia sailing team. A bunch of talented sailors with a winning attitude make up the Harken Australia sailing team. There is no team logo, fancy matching uniform or dedicated Manager, just a handshake agreement between the global equipment supplier and individual athletes either at the top of their game or well on the way.
Posted on 14 Nov
Sail Sydney presents brothers new challenges
Glamour sailing comes to Sydney Harbour next month when some of the best Olympic sailors get off the mark in Sail Sydney Glamour sailing comes to Sydney Harbour next month when some of the best Olympic and Invited Class sailors in the southern hemisphere get off the mark in the next edition of Sail Sydney
Posted on 13 Nov
Aloha Classic - The swell arrives for the Pro Showdown
We had been waiting all week for best conditions to come through, to complete Aloha Classic… and finally wait was over. We had been waiting all week for the best conditions to come through, to complete this year’s Aloha Classic… and finally the wait was over. Mast high sets rolled through this morning, but the wind hadn’t quite appeared as everyone had hope. After an anxious wait the rain started to clear and the wind came through to join the north-northeast swell and the competition was on!
Posted on 11 Nov
sailingbits.com ACT Dinghy Championships - Overall report
It was a fantastic weekend in Canberra for ACT Dinghy Championships run out of the newly re-furbished YMCA Sailing Club. It was a fantastic weekend in Canberra for the ACT Dinghy Championships run out of the newly re-furbished YMCA Sailing Club. Re affirming itself as a major player for off-the beach sailing in the ACT and southern NSW.
Posted on 10 Nov
2017 Perth Waters Coaching Regatta - Overall report
Over the weekend of fourth/5th November 2017, the Perth Sailing Club held their annual Perth Waters Coaching Regatta. Over the weekend of fourth/5th November 2017, the Perth Sailing Club held their annual Perth Waters Coaching Regatta. The regatta is designed primarily to coach both young and old sailors whilst in racing conditions. Over the weekend 10 short course races were held.
Posted on 10 Nov
Star Sailors League becomes World Sailing Special Event
World Sailing is pleased to announce that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status. World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status.
Posted on 10 Nov
Swedish Finn Champion spearheads int'l competitors at Sail Melbourne
The world’s best Finn sailors are heading to Melbourne this year with Swedish 2017 Finn World Champion Max Salminen The world’s best Finn sailors are heading to Melbourne this year with Swedish 2017 Finn World Champion Max Salminen to race a world-class Finn fleet at the 2017 Sail Melbourne International Regatta (SMI) to be held out of Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 29 November to 3 December 2017.
Posted on 9 Nov