The Rimini Yacht Club again hosted a spectacular event for the Italian national sailing scene. The Italian Under-21 Club Championship was organized by the Romagna club, with the collaboration of the Italian Sailing League, under the aegis of the Italian Sailing Federation. The youth sailors had a wonderful time sailing the matched fleet of J/70s, thanks to the generosity of the Lega Vela Servizi, a partner for the Under-21 youth sailing initiative. There were two days of sailing with varying, challenging conditions. In the end, the youth team of the Società Canottieri Garda Salò immediately aimed for the top step of the podium and, at the end of the 15 races, took home the championship. However, there was another story within the event. The “boys” on the Società Canottieri Garda Salò had to win on a tiebreaker over the “girls” team from the host club Yacht Club Rimini. In third position was the Crotone Sailing Club which had lined up experienced sailors such as Demetrio Sposato and captain Matteo Verri. The President of the Italian Sailing League, Roberto Emanuele de Felice, was satisfied with how the season went; commenting, “We couldn’t have hoped for better. The continuing difficulties due to the pandemic still underway put us to the test. But we didn’t give up and we moved on, completing the racing program. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Rimini Yacht Club, which played a decisive role this year, allowing us to sail both the Italian J/70 Sailing League National Championship as well as the Italian J/70 Under-21 Youth Championship. The amazing support from the Lega Vela Servizi was fundamental to the success of the two events. I thank the President Alessandro Maria Rinaldi for help and ever-present support of the LIV and its affiliated clubs.” For more Italian J/70 Sailing League regatta and event information, visit

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