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470 sailors head to Italy for European Championships

by US Sailing Team 8 May 23:50 PDT 6-14 May 2019
US athletes at 2019 470 European Championships © US Sailing Team

Tomorrow, racing at the 2019 470 European Championships will begin on Italy's Ligurian Riviera. Organized by Yacht Club Sanremo in co-operation with Yacht Club degli Aregai, the Italian and International 470 class, the championship will boast a truly world class line-up. The championship is open to non-Europeans crews; several teams from countries outside of Europe will be competing this week, some are coming from as far away as China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Argentina or Brazil, Malaysia, and India.

Fleets will be split into two groups: one for women and one for men and the newly introduced mixed crews. In total more than 115 teams have confirmed their presence.

The 470 Europeans consist of a series of fleet races and a final medal race for the top 10 teams in each fleet. The event opened on Monday, May 6, with teams finalizing entries and measurements. The opening series is planned from Wednesday 8 to Tuesday 14 and will be followed by the medal races and the closing ceremony.

Representing the United States, Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) will be competing in the Men's 470 fleet. Sibling duo, Atlantic Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.) and Nora Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.), will be competing in the Women's 470 class alongside teammates Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) and Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.).

U.S. Athletes Competing at 470 European Championships:

Men's 470

  • Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) & Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.)
Women's 470
  • Atlantic Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.) & Nora Brugman (Winthrop, Mass.)
  • Nikole Barnes (Miami, Fla.) & Lara Dallman-Weiss (Shoreview, Minn.)
Entries / Results / Schedule:
  • Click here to view the full entry lists.
  • Results will be available after racing on Wednesday, May 8.
  • To view the tentative schedule click here.

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