Once again Fraglia Vela Riva was able to ensure that the maximum number of scheduled races were carried out, despite the unusually light- medium wind conditions on Trentino Garda.
Over the last fifteen days races have been held for the various RS classes (last week the European RS100, 700 and 800 Championships took place), and the spirit in which the participants tackled the regattas in the single and double skiffs was greatly appreciated by all. Away from the rigours of competition, there was an atmosphere of goodwill among the various nationalities present at the event; the Brits (the largest representation), the Dutch, the Swedes and Italians. Video compilation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoXaEzD8JSQ
Tim Wilkins and Heather Martin once again claimed the title they won in 2010. They even had the luxury of being able to sit out the last two races (discarded), to finish tied on points with Americans Carolyn Howe (7th on the Yngling at Beijing Olympics) and Mischa Heemskerk on the bow who took a 2-1. Brits Gregory and Paul Barlett confirmed their third place with a 1-5. Three Italian crews made the top ten: Carlino- Rubini eighth, Finazzi-Bragagnini ninth and Bucciarelli-Tropiano 10th. The Dutch finished 11th. This had been a tight competition from the start and ended up with the gold going to Ben Saxton and Pete Matthews. Silver went to Andrew and Jeraldine Peters with Robert Gullan and Jack Holden taking home the bronze. This class also came down to the last race with Jim Downer and Jon Price placing first in the eighth race , giving them the gold medal. Second were Stewart and Sarah Robertson and third place went to Howard Farbrother and Dan Martin ( tied on points with George-Mitchell.)