IMPERIA REGATTA: NEVER SEEN SO MANY ITALIAN
second Memorial Ernesto Quaranta regatta took place last week
end in Imperia, showing a growing interest of Italian sailors
in the Dragon class.
Two sunny days with western wind from 7 to 15 knots allowed
five very technical races. The winner was CLOUD - Beppe Duca
the current Italian champion with his strong French crew:
Jean Sebastien Ponce and Guillaume Berengé.
Second was TRAMONTANA, Paolo Manzoni with Albino Fravezzi
tactician, who in the past in the Star class Italian Olympic
Sailing for the first time with the Dragons, in third position,
Diego Negri, three times in the Olympic team as well in the
Star class, together with his bowman Enrico Voltolini, at
the helm of the Michael Kurtz Dragon ACTIVISTS.
Other top Italian sailors, making their debut with the Dragon,
were Matteo Morelli, top in the 420 Italian class ranking,
helming Mario Quaranta’s boat, fifth in Imperia after
the Ukrainian champion Igor Yushko, Luigi Viale, Olympic in
the Star, tactician of the Maurizio Rainisio boat, sixth and
Beppe Zaoli, former European Snipe class champion, Elia Bertola