Please select your home edition
Edition
North Sails Performance 2023 - LEADERBOARD

RS Aero Youth Team Race European Championships at Cagliari, Italy - Overall

by Elena Giolai 29 Oct 2023 17:44 PDT 26-29 October 2023

Lithuania wins the 2nd RS Aero Team Race Under 22 European Championship; Italy 1, with Sara Murru and Davide Mulas, second after a fierce final, lost 3 to 2. Bronze to Sardinia 2 with Alice Sussarello in team with Andrea De Matteis and fourth place to Estonia 1.

Cagliari and the tourist harbour-locality Su Siccu-offered a final day of team regattas with perfect conditions and the possibility to follow the various matches from the redeveloped waterfront.

After 61 matches, including five in the finals, the 2nd RS Aero Team Racing Under 22 European Championship was won by the team from Lithuania formed by crew Ruta Mazunaviciute and Nojus Volungevicius. A victory achieved after a hard-fought final that ended 3-2, against the 'Italia 1' team, formed by Sara Murru and Davide Mulas (LNI del Sulcis). Third place went to Sardegna 2 with Alice Sussarello and Andrea De Matteis, while fourth place went to the Estonia 1 team with Meribel Vahstein and George Paomees.

After Saturday's "no wind no race", the last of the three scheduled days of the RS Aero Team Race Under 22 European Championships was perfect to say the least, despite the fact that Cagliari presented itself in the morning with a compact cloudiness that left little hope of wind. In the late morning, however, once the humidity had cleared leaving room for sunshine, a fine south-south-easterly wind (120 degrees) arrived with an intensity of 8 to 16 knots. Quickly the FIV Race Committee chaired by Roberta Righetti brought out the teams and once the race course was positioned in the 'Su Siccu' basin, the round robin started on Friday was finished, with the 10 matches missing, subsequently giving way, in addition to the semifinals and finals, to a series of matches called 'king of the castle' to race the remaining teams, from fifth to tenth place.

The event, organised by the Lega Navale del Sulcis in collaboration with the Circolo Canottieri Ichnusa and the Italian Sailing Federation, proved to be exciting due to the characteristics of team racing, which in the semifinals and finals reached the highest levels, with strategies, pre-starts, cover-ups, mock tacking and engagements that were truly heart-stopping, followed on sight by the two teams of referees.

The event, which next year aims to become a World Championship with pre-selections, was realised thanks to the contribution of the Regional Tourism Department of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia.

Photo gallery available here.

Full results available here.

Related Articles

Lymington Town SC Festive RS Aero Stadium Racing
A record turnout of 17 competitors fought their way around a zig zag course Great fun was had, even if the promised sunshine never arrived! This year the moon did bring us water for Christmas though, with a whopping spring high tide providing ample space and a clear breeze up the river. Posted on 20 Dec 2023
Sail Port Stephens: Three's a crowd
Interests builds in three-tier Sail Port Stephens regatta Having outgrown its single Race Week formula and transformed into a three-pronged Regatta Series embracing a broad cross-section of classes, the 17th Sail Port Stephens in April-May 2024 promises to bring tighter and more targeted racing for competitors. Posted on 16 Dec 2023
RS Class Association announce new round of grants
Funding for coaching has been released - clubs welcome to apply Following the completion of another successful racing season, a new round of coaching grant funding has been released. Posted on 15 Nov 2023
RS Aero UK Inlands at Draycote Water
A sunny but chilly weekend for the 50 helms 50 RS Aeros enjoyed a sunny but chilly weekend at Draycote to race their UK Inland Championships. A medium breeze blowing across the lake provided opportunities for everyone with the large and plentiful gusts and shifts. Posted on 31 Oct 2023
RS Aero Youth Team Race Europeans day 2
No wind, no racing at Cagliari, Italy If the first day of the European Team Race under 22 RS Aero class was characterised by a mistral wind, which even touched 20 knots and more, unfortunately on Saturday the breeze fluctuated all day long both in intensity close to the minimum limit. Posted on 28 Oct 2023
RS Sailing announces RS Fest Miami 2024
The first multi-class RS event in North America! Get ready for the RS Fest Miami, the first EVER major multi-class RS Sailing event in North America. The three-day regatta, Saturday March 30th to Monday April 1st 2024, is a celebration of RS Sailing fleets - hosted in tropical Miami, Florida! Posted on 28 Oct 2023
RS Aero Italian Youth Championship
Enrico Loi and Davide Mulas win the titles in Cagliairi, Sardinia Enrico Loi (Windsurfing Club Cagliari) and Davide Mulas (LNI Sulcis) win the Italian RS Aero Youth Championships in Cagliari, Under 17 (RS Aero 5) and Under 22 (RS Aero 6) categories, respectively. Posted on 19 Oct 2023
Felpham RS Aero Open
Glorious sunshine but light winds in Bognor Regis, West Sussex Sailors for the RS Aero Felpham Open arriving on Saturday were met with glorious sunshine but light winds. Racing was due to start at midday on the Saturday but was delayed by the RO for an hour as the wind increased. Posted on 12 Sep 2023
RS Aero Worlds at Calasetta, Sardinia overall
Youth, Junior, Overall as well as Master and Grandmaster titles awarded The fifth World Championship of the RS Aero class, organised in Calasetta by the Lega Navale del Sulcis, in collaboration with the Italian Sailing Federation and the RS Aero class, ended with two more races and a thermal mistral wind of 8-10 knots. Posted on 30 Jul 2023
RS Aero Worlds at Calasetta, Sardinia Day 4
Penultimate day very long due to the variable wind Sunday sees the conclusion of the RS Aero Worlds with the awarding of the rainbow titles in the various classes and categories, including youth and junior with many Italians in the podium zone. Posted on 29 Jul 2023
Cyclops Marine 2023 November - FOOTERNorth Sails Performance 2023 - FOOTERMelges 2023 - Melges 15 FOOTER