Opening the show

As the strong wind and waves, which had built up during the night forced the Race Committee to abandon the practice race the opening ceremony was the focal point of the day.

130 competitors from 27 countries, who entered the Techno293Plus European Championships attended the ceremony at the Club Canottieri Roggero Di Lauria garden in the presence of a large audience of sailors, coaches, officials and club members. A traditional parade of countries opened the show followed by speeches by officials including IWA vice-president Paul Leone, FIV Councilor Ignazio Florio Pipitone and club president Giorgio Matracia. An official flag racing ceremony was the climax moment with the president opening the regatta. 

Tomorrow racing is scheduled for 12:00 with wind from 6 – 10 kts during the day. 

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