New European Champions awarded in Tavira

After 6 days of regattas, the European champions were awarded today in Tavira, in the end of the IODA European Championship 2011. The last day of races was characterized by SW wind between 8 to 10 knots, allowing the execution of one final regatta of this international competition.

After 12th regattas completed, the European Champions are Luis Cabrera from Spain and the Italian Francesca Bergamo, who kept the leadership during the last days. The Spanish sailor of 14 years old is very pleased with the victory: "I knew I had chances, but the feeling now is better than I expected", he says. The Italian champion said that "the support of the team and my individual efforts influenced my victory".

Table of classification IODA European Championship 2011:

 Male Group:

1º Luís Cabrera - ESP – European Champion 2011

2º Luigi Michelini – ITA

3º Arthur Fortune - FRA 

Female Group:

1ª Francesca Bergamo – ITA – European Champion 2011

2ª Maria Caba – ESP

3ª Sílvia Mas - ESP

This event brought together 225 young people from the 5 continents providing a magnificent sports cultural exchange. “Our expectations were far exceeded by the quality of the contributions and enthusiasm of all participants " refers Guilherme Ferreira, President of the Tavira Nautical Club. See more information here.


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