39th edition of the Garda Optimist Meeting

The 39th edition of the Garda Optimist Meeting, an iconic event for the world of youth sailing, kicked off today and, despite the difficult times still dictated by the pandemic, managed to attract over six hundred sailors for more than twenty countries to Lake Garda.

The racing started in light Ora wind conditions that engaged the participants, divided into four fleets for Juniors and in a single fleet for the younger Cadets.

In the crowded Junior fleet, the leader after Day 1 is Quan Adriano Cardi who, with two consecutive victories in the Blue division, left behind the local sailor Alex Demurtas, who closed today’s racing with a third and first place in the Green fleet, and Alessandro Maria Ricci (6-1 in the Red fleet), third overall.