For Italy, women’s Plus category title for Angelina Medde from Cagliari; two medals for Circolo Surf Torbole with men’s Plus silver from Marco Guida Di Ronza and Gaia Bonezzi under 15 bronze for women; tricolor bronze in under 17 with Sardinians Teresa Medde and Riccardo Poledrini. The Greeks win the under 13, under 15 M, under 19 M title with Thisas Nikolopoulos, Panagiotis Ioannou and Alexandros Kokkinakis respectively. Gold and title under 15 women in Estonian Bertha Kivistik; Turkish Nurhayat Güven wins in the under 17 category, while Spanish Tor wins in the men’s under 17 category
After an intense week alternating weather, also perturbed and almost winter temperatures ended with a beautiful sunny day, at Circolo Surf Torbole on the Garda Trentino, the European Techno Championships 293, organized in collaboration with the International Class and the Italian Sailing Federation. A joy to see so many young people (270 from 16 nations) in the regatta. Important numbers especially among the youngest under 13 and under 15. Techno class proves to be essential for preparing surfers for regatta and introducing the youngest to the wonderful world of away trips, as well as competitions.
From the south to the north of Italy, like in Europe: massive Greek, Turkish participation, but teams from Estonia, Great Britain, Hungary were not missing. The high lake of Garda did not betray and despite the variable and partly disturbed week, the wind has always allowed to haggle, thanks also to the prompt work of the two Regatta Committees. Ten races in total for senior U17 and Plus, nine for under 13s and under 15. On the last day the south wind blew at 12-14 knots, allowing for three nice and fun gliding regatta. Great satisfaction for the Torbole Surf Circle, which started the season of great sporting events, with perhaps the class and category they care most about, representing the nursery of international windsurfing. Great satisfaction for the same organizer, to see two of their athletes get on the podium, confirming the great work always done among the very young.
U13 GREECE Title 0 Thisas Nikolopoulos
Title assigned among the youngest considering the absolute classification and therefore without gender distinction. Important highlights in the first three: victory with 10 points advantage of the Greek Nikolopoulos, protagonist in the last day of two first and one second; silver for the Turkish Sarli and bronze for the other Greek Orestis Nikolaos Palamidis. First Italian Francesco Casano, fifth. Turkish Kabasalak won the prize for the first female, Marta Clemente the second for the Italian. Under 13s were also awarded with 5.0 sail: first the Turkish Nil Erdamar and among the men the Hungarian Flórián Kàtai. Second and third place for the Italians Marco Cicerone and Alberto Bozzo.
Under 15 F: ESTONIA title 209, Bertha Kivistik;
Kivistik won by a single point in front of the Greek contender Danai Anagnostou; stunning bronze from the Surf Circle Torbole Gaia Bonezzi, penalized by an early start in the first test of the last day, which she handled with grit, redeeming with a fourth and a well deserved first in the conclusive race.
Under 15 M: titolo a GRECIA 23, Panagiotis Ioannou
Greece almost took everything in the U15 men’s podium with gold and bronze respectively of Ioannou and Giannakoloulos; Silver went to German Moritz Schleicher, who also trains in Greece.
Under 17 F: TURKEY title 1030, Nurhayat Güven;
Nurhayat Güven wont the European champion, while the Czech Alexandra Lojinova came second ahead of Teresa Medde from Surf Club Cagliari.
Under 17 M: title in ESPANA 49,
The Spaniard Tor dominated from day one: well-deserved title won with almost 20 points ahead of the Greek Koutelas; he manages to win the bronze albeit with a single point the Sardinian Riccardo Poledrini.
Plus U19 F: ITA 160 title Angelina Medde
For Italy, the only title won in this European thanks to an Angelina Medde, a decisive performance with 5 first and 5 seconds in the 10 disputed regattas. Behind her the Polish Linda Falkiewicz and Liisbeth Orav.
Plus U19 M: title in GREECE 19, Alexandros Kokkinakis;
Greece is still holding the title among the greatest under 19 men with Kokkinakis gold with 5 points ahead of the blue Marco Guida Di Ronza, who managed to lead by a single point the Cypriot Charalambous, third.
In the regatta also the Techno 293 Plus Open category reserved only to the over 19s: victory of the Italian Veronica Poledrini and the Estonian Kaur Säärits.
The comment of the technical staff of Circolo Surf Torbole after this European: “We are very happy to have been competitive in all categories until the last, with different athletes on the way, demonstrating how the club always believes in the youth and in the Techno class.” Unfortunately we had little time to aim really high at this European, but it was a very important experience for the younger ones, their first international experience (Edoardo Rasponi the smallest in the 4m sailing race), which gives confidence for the rest of the season and for the world cup of Quiberon is scheduled for early August, in which girls and boys will surely want to be the protagonists. We remind you that the Circolo Surf Torbole in the last three weeks has been the star in four competitions: Coppa Italia Techno Ravenna / Cupa del mondo iQFoil Palma / iQ International Champion Games and finally this European Techno European Techno; a great effort on multiple fronts, which is engaging great ones men’s resources and resources for the future of our young athletes”.