Italian Olympic Division Championship, in the Upper Garda region from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26.
In the race are 324 athletes and athletes in 8 Olympic 2024 classes, as well as a Finn class and two parasailators.
FIV’s Growing International Event: Sailors from 23 countries also compete.
FIVB Vice President Giuseppe D’Amico announced the opening of the tournament
The opening ceremony at the Circolo Surf Torbole, in the presence of FIV Vice President Giuseppe D’Amico, officially opened the 2021 edition of the CICO Frecciarossa, the Italian Olympic class, the small blue sailing “Olympics” awarding tricolor titles in the five circuit disciplines.
A “sailing pitch” has been filled at the top of the Garda: seven sailing clubs (Fraglia Vela Riva; Italian Maritime Association of Riva; Circolo Vela Arco, Circolo Surf Torbole, Circolo Vela Torbole, Kite Navene and Fraglia Vela Malcesine) host a total of 11 classes in competition. There are eight Olympic classes in Paris 2024, one of which is the only Finn to have held his last Olympics in Tokyo 2020, and three classes of parasailing, an intense activity with the prospect of sailing returning to the Paralympics.
In the race, 5 crews of the Nacra 17 mixed frustration catamaran (the gold medal for sailing blue in the last games, with Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, who weren’t initially here but will be champions with their teammates. Olympic party Friday 24 in Riva del Garda ), competing in Porto Niccol at the LNI Riva. Then 52 helmsmen from the only male ILCA 7 and 25 females from ILCA 6, participated in the Riva in front of Fraglia. Roller skates are the basis of Arco’s resume: the 49er has 8 crews initially, while the 49er FX consists of 11. 24 boats initially with Finn (21). The other new 30-member kite and regatta race in Navini, and the new iQFOiL windsurfing class is the largest class with 56 men and women, at CS Torbole. Finally, parasailing lessons at Fraglia Vela Malcesine: the 2.4m single keel has 17 boats to start with, and the Hansa-boat between singles and doubles has 32 boats.
The FIV event confirms its attraction for Italian and other racers: CICO Frecciarossa has become increasingly international, having this year registered a record number of foreign athletes from 23 countries, including non-European ones. In fact, sailors from: Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany, United States, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Russia, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Israel, Belgium, New Zealand, Hungary, Greece, Mexico in the regatta , Lithuania, Bermuda, Sweden, Canada.
The opening was attended by the mayors of Torbole, Gianni Morandi, and Riva, Cristina Santi, CONI Trento President Paola Mora, Garda Trentino President Silvio Rigatti, heads of organizing clubs: Gianni Testa (FV Malcesine), Mauro Versini (CV Torbole) and Armando Bronzetti (CS Torbole) and Carlo Pompili (LNI Riva) and Alfredo Vivaldelli (FV Riva), coordinated by Consortium President Gianpaolo Montagni.
Afterwards, FIVB Vice President Giuseppe D’Amico, conveying his greetings from President Francesco Ettore and recalling the “organizational excellence entrusted to the FIVB for the event this year”, welcomed the new sponsor Frecciarossa, and announced some of the important events that will surround CICO Frecciarossa: “Our and the whole team’s Olympic medal ceremony, Friday 24, and on the same day the first FIV Conference on Sustainability, which we are particularly interested in. Thank you to the clubs, technicians and athletes. Welcome to everyone.” Then D’Amico said: “I announce the official opening of the 2021 CICO Frecciarossa Italian Olympic Categories Championships.”
Regatta events are scheduled from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th when the medal races are scheduled.