Ecoracer wins ORC Italian Minilatura championship

2 June 2022


Boats of all lengths (up to ten meters) were sailing together for the championship what was in fact the summer opening of the sailing season on Lake Garda. The Italian Mini Altura ORC Championship brought together the fleets of monotypes and few prototypes from Liguria and the Adriatic, the lakes of Lombardia with the Maggiore, Como, Iseo.

Almost fifty boats (250 people on board) with the Gentlemen Cup on the line, a regatta that reserves a ranking for the skipper-owners. The championship has been organized by the Circolo Vela Gargnano in collaboration with Yacht Club Cortina d'Ampezzo, with the patronage of the Italian Sailing Federation and Uvai, the Lombardia Region and coordination of the Lake Garda Consortium and Visit Brescia and with Harken technical collaboration.

On the water it has been a real battle among super-technological boats and less modern ones. Making its debut, "EcoRacer-Northern Light Sailing", built 100% with natural fibres, a recycled core and a new conception resin that allows the hull to be recovered at the end of its natural life, promoting a new circular economy in the yachting sector. Ecoracer769 does very well winning on its debut with Roberto Spata, Lorenzo Tonini, Fabrizio Albini and the Larcher’s brothers Diego and Fabio from Saló.

An interesting fleet, among which, the Etchells 22, built in 1966, the Melges 24 dating back to the 80s, then all the monotypes up to a length of 10 meters and 2 tons of displacement, designs like the Dolphin, Protagonist, Fun and the Ufo. And among the crews, in addition to the guys from Ecoracer, those from Ufetto 22 of the Circolo Vela Gargnano with those who have become the "Fraternal Twins", 64 years in total, with Annalisa Vicentini and her brother Alessio, plus the real "twins" Giovanni and Francesco Arosio, just 15 years old.

In the top five of the overall ranking of the Mini Altura 2022 we find Larcher's Ecoracer 769, the Melges 24 Adriatica, the Etchells 22 of the Tigullio, Baraimbo (Fraglia Desenzano), 10 and Lode of the Como-based Massimo Canali, the Ufetto 22 of Giacomo Rodolfo Giambarda. At the seventh position, with the top spot in the Gentlemen Cup there is the Dolphin “Achab” of Luca Nassini, in 10th place “Avec Plasir”, Renato Vallivero, first Protagonist and finally the first Fun, “Dulcis in fundo” of Marco Redaelli.




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