(Ed) Looks like Scotty is pushing those starts pretty hard!. These reports are translations from the original Italian press release, so apologies for some of the expressions, but they are quite funny in their own right!
It strengthens the supremacy of the home athletes perfectly at ease in the waters of Mondello. The second day of competitions of the world championship of the windsurfer class saw the Sicilian surfers still protagonists. Even today great spectacle in the gulf illuminated by a beautiful sunny day. Protagonists at the Albaria 350 sailors from 25 nations who will conclude Sunday, October 11 this beautiful event that combines sport and entertainment on the beach.
In the lightweight category, with a first and a fourth place, Marco Casagrande dell’Albaria maintains the lead, followed by the usual Australians and French and by the Roman Andrea Marchesi, 2nd in the provisional classification. To note the 5th place in the surprising Blasco Aronica of cv Sferracavallo, at the head of the under 15 group. The Palermo rider leads the ranking despite this fourth place due to a penalty for “pumping”. Great recovery instead of the gold of Los Angeles 1984, the Dutchman Stephan Van den Berg who took the lead of the medium-light category in front of the Tuscan of Piombino Alessandro Torzoni.
With two other first places today, Alessandro Alberti, the 48-year-old from Palermo of Clubino del Mare, holds the lead of the medium-heavy category, The new Italian champion of Vieste precedes in the standings two other Palermo of the Albaria club. Marco Ferrera, second and Giuseppe Zerillo, third. Without problems the other emblem of the Albaria club, the Olympic Riccardo Giordano. Today winner of the two tests of the heavy category. Giordano left behind French Antony Lecadre and Australian Matty Whitnall.
Almost a race in itself among the 60 women of the Marsala Laura Linares who continues to lead the ranking (4 first places) in front of her compatriot Rachele Balini. (Ed. Sarah Kenny is currently lying 4th overall).
In the late afternoon, the closing program of the day with the spectacular slalom batteries only for the female category.
An event this World “Windsurfer” organized in synergy with other local entities, including the Circolo Canottieri Roggero di Lauria, the Clubino del Mare and the company Mondello Italo-Belga with the support of the Department for Sport of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Tourism Department of the Sicilian Region.
Friday the start of the regattas, wind permitting, at 10.30.
For all the information related to rankings, photos, videos and much more, just go to the website www.albaria.com (and click on the Windsurfer 2022 World Championships banner).
All the days of competitions are animated by the talented Sardinian speaker Piero Porcella. The contribution of the staff of the volunteers of the Liceo Linguistico Ninni Cassarà is also invaluable.
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