Diego Negri dominates the Laser racing at Lake Garda’s Eurolymp regatta

Diego Negri of the Guardia di Finanza Sailing Section was the star of the second day’s racing at the Eurolymp regatta in Lake Garda.

A net victory in yesterday’s (6 March) Laser class, at the expense of strong rival Mate Arapov, the Croatian, who is placed second, 12 points adrift after three races in the overall classification. In third place is another Croation helmsman, Luka Radelik.

In the Europe class the results stand from the previous day with Giulia Conti from Garda (bearing the Toscolano-Maderno Sailing Club colours) as leader (a first and fourth place) ahead of the other Italian Giulia Pignolo (Y.C. Adriaco, 5.1) and the Slovenian Mojca Zagernik (4.2, Sidro Maribor), third. The same for the Finn classes, where the Sydney Olympics silver medallist, Luca Devoti, after consideration of the protests, was placed outright eighth after two races (13.9). Still in the lead is the current European champion, Greek Emilios Papathanasiou (1.1.) ahead of German Michael Fellmann (3.3.) and Czech Michael Maier (2.7.).

The Men’s 470s table is unchanged after one more race, with the German pair Lucas Zellmer and Felix Krabbe first. Second are the Italians Luca D’Apote – Francesco Ivaldi (C.N. Rimini), third the Swiss Lukas-Bruegger. In the Women’s 470s, the only Italian team, Paola Richelli and Giovanna Micol (C.N. Bardolino), find themselves in sixth place. The first three places are held by the German pairs, Truebel-Kussatz, Birkner-Goltz, and Rothwailer-Len, in that order.

The 49er class completed their race in just over half an hour. Leading are the Italians Sibello-Sibello, three first places and a retirement, behind them the Swiss pair Rast-Steiger, third the Germans Steeg-Deml. The same goes for the Tornados, where the Italians Sonino-Bruni (, Ass. Velico Lido) are firmly in the lead, ahead of the Slovenian pair helmed by Dusan Push, who is used to Lake Garda’s winds, with Marko Pas as crew. Third are the Italians from the Naples Circolo Canotteri with Francesco Marcolini at the helm and Alessandro Maldina as crew (5.2.1.dnf).

In the windsurfing Mistral class, two races were held in equally quick time, with the Pole Pollak, with a second and a first, replacing the Italian Andrea Beverino ( at the top. In the women’s class Alessandra Sensini (, Y.C.I. Genova) leads ahead of Flavia Tartagliani (L.N.I. Ostia). Third is Marta Cammarano (C.N. Maremma).

In the Star class, Nicklas Holm (winner of the Optimist ’95 meeting), paired with Martin Leifelt ( is leading the class ahead of the Olympian Nicola Celon (, with Edoardo Natucci as crew, benefiting from the disqualification of Sevestre, the Frenchman, in the first race.