Gardesani Nicolò and Sofia Renna won stage I of the Italian iQFoil Circuit held in Porto Corsini, Ravenna
Leonardo Tomasini and Maddalena Spanu take the form of the Formula Open Foil Under 19 IVF, while the color carrier of the Adriatic Wind Club Ravenna organizing club Pietro Gamberini conquers the highest step of the podium among the Techno Wind Foil monotype 130
In the next three days still regattas for this record edition of the Ballanti-Saiani Memorial, this time with the very young techno 293, in the race for the 2nd Stage of the Coppa Italia in addition to Formula Fin&Open Foil
Porto Corsini (RA) – With the slalom tests ended on Thursday 6 may the first part of the Ballanti-Saiani Memorial, event organized by the Adriatico Wind Club Ravenna, that in these first two days saw the protagonist of the new Olympic class for Paris 2004 iQFoil, New, flanked by young people under 19 with the “division" Formula Open Foil (non-monotype boards and sails). It was two intense days, where the whole organization both on land and at sea, including the staff of the Racing Officers, was involved in a regatta that represented the year zero of national activity for the new Olympic class looking to Paris.
A new approach to safety and regatta rules that foil requires; a renewed way of asking one's “flying regattas”, especially for the youth category, both in relation to the technical aspects, that organizational.
After the strong wind of the first day, thursday the day was quieter, although towards evening he's still back overbearing the garbine of the first day. Considered the lightest wind of the morning, northeastbound, the IVF Racing Committee has chosen to have slalom regattas held.
Seniors – more technically prepared but also with better performing equipment, managed to finish two slalom batteries in a situation bordering on flight for very light wind, while the younger under 19 found themselves interrupting the regatta several times because they could not reach the flight.
The moment you had to play the final under 19 the wind made a sudden change of direction, returning from the ground and of much greater intensity. After a change of positioning of the regatta field the under 19 they managed to finish the final, leading to 4 total regattas, against the 7 of the seniors.
In the iQFoil senior category the Gardesani brothers Renna (Circolo Surf Torbole) – sons of Vasco, one of the pioneers of windsurfing – they literally dominated, winning the men's top two positions with Nicolò and Jacopo and winning the women's ranking with Sofia. Among the males third place of the Palermo Antonino Cangemi (CV Sferracavallo) winner of the second and final slalom. Regarding the Formula Open Foil under category 19 FIV beautiful battle between Trentino Leonardo Tomasini (Circolo Surf Torbole) and Cagliari's Federico Pilloni (Windsurfing Club Cagliari): Tomasini - Wikipedia, having won the last slalom race he won the final victory, despite the parity of score with cagliaritano.
Tomasini was also first under 17. Maddalena Spanu of Oristan (Eolo Beach Sport) won among women, with 1 point of advantage on the other Sardinian Angelina Medde (WIndsurfing Club Cagliari); third and first with techno wind foil monotype table the caldarese (Bolzano) Linda Oates. In the same division "Techno Wind Foil" victory of the color carrier of the Adriatic Wind Club Pietro Gamberini, later- with the same score – by Michele Rosà (Circolo Surf Torbole) and on the other gardesano Rocco Sotomayor, excellent tenth overall in the slalom.
In the late afternoon during the award ceremony, the Councillor for Sport of the Municipality of Ravenna Roberto Fagnani intervened, who recalled the importance of sports activities in this particular moment of pandemic and the luck of those who could have been in Porto Corsini to take part in the Ballanti-Saiani Memorial in two days that were fabulous for the wind and weather conditions found.
Together with the alderman, the iQFoil class secretariat Marco Corti spoke, the President of the FIV Regatta Committee Franco Pagliarani, second lieutenant Cecilia Braga and of course the President of the Adriatic WInd Club Ravenna Giovanni Forani.
In the coming days the Ballanti-Saiani Memorial will continue with the Techno Regattas 293 and Formula Windsurfing Open Foil, with the record number of subscribers going well beyond 250 total athletes.
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source: Elena Giolai (c) adriaticowindclub.com
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