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Competition/2008/YM Europeans

2008 Junior, Youth and Masters European Championships


For video and photo gallery from the event go to

Many thanks to Vincenzo Baglione from the Albaria Club in Mondelo,Sicily, who has once again generously let us use his photos. He more than deserves a plug for www.albaria.com and this year's World Festival on the Beach

You will also find a report and more photos via the host club (the Lega Navale Civitavecchia) website or via the following link:  http://www.lnicivitavecchia.it/Quadri_Int/Camp_EU08.htm

Congratulations also to french duo and regular competitors at class championships- Bernard Buren (FRA 1881) leading grand master and Jean Asia (FRA 171) as first placed in veteran division.


Posted On:  24/03/2008 10:30:30 PM
Civitavecchia Final

Sadly that's it, no more racing at Civitavecchia, so Sunday's three races constitute the Championship.  Marco Baglione and Paco Wirz are therefore Youth and Masters Champions.

Final Results


Posted On:  24/03/2008 8:25:43 AM
Marco Baglione Surges Ahead at Civitavecchia

Italian Marco Baglione has established a clear lead in the Youth Fleet with three bullets as storms have now subsided to allow three races on Day 2 of the Raceboard Youth and Masters Europeans at Civitavecchia.

Lorenzo Sabatini currently lies in second place but his position is not strong as Manfredi Misuraca, currently in fourth, just needs to discard his DNF in the third race having taken second in both race 1 and race 2.  In third is Maurizio Fagigu but again, Luigi Romano with his two third places could be in with a chance once he discards his DNC in race 2.

So, whilst Marco may appear to be untouchable at the top, competition is hot!

Competition in the Masters Fleet is interesting.  Paco Wirz ITA1 leads with a 1st and two seconds, but Alex Buchau ESP 36 and Slovakian Patrik Pollak both have 9 points, Frenchmen Philippe Hirtzmann and Ben Barnard both have 15.  Ingard Borgel from Germany took first place in race 2 but DNC in the other two races mean relegation to 9th overall.

Full results here

Bring it on Civitavecchia!!


Posted On:  22/03/2008 9:51:04 AM
Civitavecchia Blown Out!

Competitors were warmly welcomed by the city of Civitavecchia during the opening ceremony following a colourful parade through the town.  7 countries are represented in the Raceboard fleets: ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, ITA, SUI and SVK but the overall competitor list, including techno sailors, numbers some 163 so it is a fantastic turnout.  Click here to view full entry list.

The first day of racing began promptly. Strong winds were forecast but it was hoped that at least one race could be completed.  However, organisers quickly realised that this would not be possible and sent competitors ashore as winds increased rapidly within half an hour to 25-30 knots, the sea began to build and rain squalls brought gusts of up to 35 knots! 

Today, Saturday, Civitavecchia is still lashed by storms and conditions are horrendous.  Organisers have already decided that there will be no racing today.  We eagerly anticipate better conditions tomorrow.


Posted On:  16/03/2008 5:56:02 PM
Civitavecchia European Masters starts this week

Raceboard masters arrive in Civitavecchia, near Rome, this week for the eagerly awaited 2008 European Championships.  This early season event gives the opportunity for rivals for this year's world titles to test the strength of the opposition!

This year's championship fleet may be small - but it is very competitive!

Three of the top 4 finishers from the 2007 Worlds will be battling it out for the European Masters title including World Champion Paco Wirz (ITA 1), runner up Alex Buchau (ESP 36) and 4th placed Guiseppe Castelli (ITA 6).

Competing in the masters division for the first time will be Patrik Pollak (SVK 1), the 2006 Raceboard World Champion.

Seven nations have sent teams to Ciitavecchia - ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, ITA, SUI, and SVK.

Lega Navale, the host club, situated in Civitavecchia, a busy commercial port north of Rome, can boast a wonderful bay in front of the club that is perfect for hosting sailing regattas.  Steeped in history, dating from the Etruscan Age, the city has a lot to offer the tourist as well as competitor!

The event is scheduled from 20th to 24th March 2008 - daily reports will be posted on the class website: www.raceboard.org and on the event website: http://www.trecc2008.it/


Posted On:  03/02/2008
BicSport are offering the One Design Hybrid for charter

A limited number of Bic One Design Hybrid boards, complete with the new OD 8.5 rig, are available for charter to raceboard youths wishing to attend the forthcoming European Championships in Civitavecchia from 20 to 24 March.

Interested sailors should contact the host club directly :

Notice of Race


Lega Navale, Civitavecchia will host the 2008 European Championship for Techno 293 (junior racers) and Raceboard Youth and Masters.

Civitavecchia, situated north of Rome, is a busy commercial port, but it can boast a wonderful bay in front of the club that is perfect for hosting sailing regattas. Steeped in history, dating from the Etruscan Age, the city has a lot to offer the tourist as well as competitor!

The event is scheduled from 20th to 24th March 2008 - full details, including a Notice of Race, will be published in November 2007

Meanwhile,why not find out more? visit :




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