At the start are the teams of the 16 best European nations for the Optimist European Championship 2022. The qualified nations: ITA, ESP, TUR, DEN, GRE, CRO, SWE, POL, RUS, SUI, POR, FRA, NOR, NED, UKR and GER. Germany is represented by Lukas and Moritz Hamm and Catalina and Cosima Feussner, their coach on site Michael Ilgenstein. "A nice first day of sailing is over" said coach Michael Ilgenstein at the end of the first day of racing at the OPTIMIST EUROPEAN TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIP 2022." Wind of 5-8 knots and sun on Lake Ledro, plus outstandingly good water umpires and committed, focused sailors. They meet here a very friendly jury that exudes joy in their "job" and enjoys explaining their decisions to the sailors, educating them." See a detailed report by Birgitt Müller-Genrich (DODV-German).
For beginners, the typical team race course in " Q-form " with 4 boats is available. Experienced sailors can choose the extended course in " S-form ", either with wind 1x1 or wind 4x4 oscillating. Training and tactical practice are included in the Coach's Toolbox.
Tricky tactical tips for your team, such as attacking, hindering, giving 'space' or forcing 'space'. Also at Tactical Sailing, we offer the formats of Team Racing - 2 vs. 2 or 3 vs. 3 boats - a lot of communication, excitement and lots of suspense, because "...everything is open until the end", says Mathias Rebholz (International Judge).
Team Race European Champion 2022 is the Italian team, on 2nd and 3rd place the teams from Poland and Spain. With 5th place Team Germany finished this European Championship. © Photos Mauro Melandi www.zerogradinord.net, Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro (AVLL).