May 14, 2018

Nacra 15s @Dutch Youth Regatta 2018: Cittadini & Romairone 1st



Photos: Dutch Youth Regatta - Watching Lange & Carranza grabbing the Gold at Rio was awesome for many of us, but I can tell you we are as happy to see the new generations starting so young racing cats for  Argentina abroad.

Already an excellent Worlds for Dante Cittadini & Teresa Romairone (4th overall) past week and now they won the Dutch Youth Regatta ahead Henri Demesmaeker & Frederique van Eupen (N15 WChamps, and plenty else titles for Henri alone)

Third place overall for Armanaud Grange & Marie van der Klink.
5th place for the other Arg crew, Massimo Contessi & Agustina Castro Fau. They started the event with 4 consecutive bullets, then some high scores relegated them a bit, but they close the regatta with another win. Making for a solid Argentinean Team towards coming Buenos Aires Youth Olympics 2018.

I remember telling Contessi's father, to put the kid on an F18 and race the 2016 Worlds, imagine what those additional hours could have done for them. Both Arg Nacra 15 teams have lots of hours racing dinghies, but too few racing Nacra 15s or even cats for the matter.
Now of course they are catching up... pretty fast I must say!

Top ten below, full results at www.dutchyouthregatta.org/results-2018/
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Pos Sail Crew Tot R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
1 ARG 146 Dante Cittadini Teresa Romairone 24 4 2 2 2 -10 4 (ufd) 1 3 6
2 BEL 133 Henri Demesmaeker Frederique van Eupen 25 2 4 4 3 -5 2 -5 4 1 5
3 SUI 083 Arnarnaud Grange Marie van der Klink 30 7 6 (ufd) 5 -15 1 1 2 4 4
4 NED 027 Laila van der Meer Bjarne Bouwer 32 3 -7 3 4 4 -7 3 7 6 2
5 ARG 145 Massimo Contessi Agustina Castro Fau 35 1 1 1 1 9 -14 -15 8 13 1
6 BEL 158 Lucas Claeyssens Anne VandenBerghe 39 5 5 -8 -9 6 6 7 5 2 3
7 POL 164 Tymoteusz Cierzan Katarzyna Piernicka 50 10 3 6 6 -12 -11 6 3 8 8
8 BEL 159 Soetkin Orbie Fred Van de Walle 68 -14 -14 13 13 1 10 4 11 9 7
9 NED 93 Svea Karsenbarg Eliott Savelon 70 9 9 5 8 8 -16 12 -25 10 9
10 POL 165 Maja Niemira Oskar Niemira 71 8 8 9 10 -16 12 -17 9 5 10

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