The third edition of the Marina di Loano Winter Championships, organised by the Finale Nautical Club, C.N.A.M. Alassio and the Loano Nautical Club, with the support of Marina di Loano and the Marina di Loano Yacht Club, began on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October with a record 45 enrolments divided into the categories ORC, IRC, Free Class with spinnaker and Free Class with white sails.
There were two trials, one per day with buoy-marked courses. Saturday saw a north-easterly breeze of between 10 and 12 knots, while Sunday’s regatta was characterised by a 15-16-knot westerly wind. All the participants took part in competitions and sports both on land and water. Competitor registration and briefings took place in full respect of procedures set out by Federation regulations.
The organising clubs expressed their utmost satisfaction for the number of enrolments, rewarding the dedicated efforts of the organisation of the Championships and offering the participants a unique opportunity to take part in valid and exciting regattas that are both technical and fun.
These were the results from the two days:
Overall ORC rakings
1) JUST A JOKE ITA15415 Dino Tosi LNI Sestri Ponente
2) CIRCE ITA 15056 Roberto Nasuti LNI Savona
3) VEGA ITA 13933 Salvatore Giuffrida LNI Sestri Ponente
Overall IRC rankings
1) JUST A JOKE ITA 15415 Dino Tosi LNI Sestri Ponente
2) TOBI & 14 ITA 252 Massimo Schieroni
3) EMMA II ITA 19714 Emanuela Verrina
Overall Free Class SPI rankings
1) BRANCALEONE ITA 22 Ciro Casanova CN del Finale
2) ARGENTO VIVO ITA 11 Alberto Chiappino CN Andora
3) ATLANTIS ITA 17 Alessandro Botto CN Andora
Overall White Sail rankings
1) DINDI ITA 35 Alessandro Savasta
2) BLU WITCH ITA 31 Carlo Roso LNI Savona
3) MAMI ITA 30 Mario Bocchiardo CN del Finale
The Loano Nautical Club and Marina di Loano were forced to postpone the two weekends of regattas programmed for November to March 2021, with precise dates to be communicated. This decision was taken in light of the intention to protect the health of everyone and the spirit of sporting and social solidarity that we need to have in this critical moment for the entire country.
Our sincerest thanks to all the Participants enrolled, and we will meet again on 9-10 January for the first two days of regattas for the new year.
The boats fully enrolled for the Winter Championships may remain in Marina di Loano for the entire period necessary.
Partners of the Marina di Loano Winter Championships
Balbi Nautica is the main sponsor of the Marina di Loano Winter Championship, and will be offering cash prizes to the winners of all the categories at the end of the Championships. The Aba Yachting Cup is for the overall first place in the SPI Free Class, while the Marina di Loano Yacht Club Cup will go to the overall first place for the White Sails rankings. The Yahct Club will also be ofering a free stay in its accommodation for one weekend (two nights) to the winners of the ORC and IRC categories. The company Sommariva of Albenga is the food and beverage partner for the Championship.
Marina di Loano is providing free berthing for all the boats enrolled in the Winter Championships who guarantee their presence on the starting line of regattas on at least five weekends between October 2020 and 24 February 2021.