The second day of the IFCA Junior Youth Slalom World Championship in Torbole: record number of races thanks to a beautiful south wind blowing on Garda Trentino between 12 and 17 knots.
The second day of the IFCA Junior Youth Slalom World Championships, hosted by the Circolo Surf Torbole from Sunday until Wednesday, June 23rd, started in the best possible way with the famous south wind called “ORA”, which began to blow already by mid-morning. Lake Garda, therefore, wanted to show itself from the best side for the “restart” dedicated to the youngest windsurfers, who are competing in the IFCA slalom discipline after the cancellation of the 2020 edition. For all those who managed to be there, it was an opportunity to get back in touch with each other and above all to see each other again after such a difficult year. The wind machine of Garda Trentino, which on the first day of Sunday, June 20th, started to give quite strong gusts only starting from mid-afternoon, on the second day started very early, allowing to disputes the big amount of slalom series: the under 17s (cat. juniors) have finished a total of 4 and 3 slalom races (respectively female and male), the under 21s (youth) disputed 5 races for females and 3 for the male category, who must go through the elimination heats to access the finals A, B, and C.
The Italian windsurfing team confirmed itself as one of the leading nations in this discipline with Italian athletes in the lead in both categories: among the youngest girls, Maddalena Spanu from Sardinia (Eolo Beach Club) is still in the lead, with two firsts, a second and a fourth-place; behind her, the Turkish Elcan with the same score; third is the French De Boysson, 8 points behind. Among the males, the Circolo Surf Torbole’s Leonardo Tomasini is in the lead, the Czech Drda is second and the other athlete of the hosting club Jacopo Gavioli is in third; very close scores (3 points between the first and the fifth). The fight for the podium is definitely a very close one.
The Italian team is also in the lead among the under 21 athletes with Sofia Renna, another Circolo Surf Torbole’s athlete, in the women category with a good margin of score ahead of the French Davico and Lemeteyer. Among the males the French Merceur took first place with 9 points; Nicolò Renna, one of the top athletes of the strong Circolo Surf Torbole team, sits in the second position and despite the long absence from the slalom regattas show once more his talent; the Danish Thyme is in third.
After a long day of racing, proper merit doesn’t only goes the athletes, who had short breaks only between the completion of one slalom elimination and the other, but also and above all to the members of the FIV Race Committee, Jury and to the volunteers of Circolo Surf Torbole, who stayed in the water for 7 hours, from 10:30 am – when they went out to prepare the racecourse – until 5:25 pm when the last final of the under-21 male category ended!