• World International 2.4mR Class Championships On At Bay Of Genova, YCI

    85 2.4 Meters from around the world are mixing it up In The Gulf Of Genova at the 2019 2.4mR Worlds hosted by the Yacht Club Italiano,
    A qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Day 1 was cancelled due to too much wind but the past two days have brought great conditions.

    2.4 mR World Championship - Day 3

    Tricky day for the Race Committee of the 2.4 World Championship in Genoa. 2 races disputed today in rather variable conditions, still rough sea, and very shifting wind.
    R1 with about 14 knots of wind and choppy sea - less than yesterday - confirmed the excellent preparation of northern European athletes with the leading trio made up of English, Finnish and Swedish sailors. For the Italians, a brilliant day for Antonio Squizzato who today places 4th and 6th in today's races.

    At 3 pm, the race committee brought the boats out again for the fifth race, with a steady 10 kts of wind. The final ranking at the end of the third day sees these first 3:
    1 - Megan Pascoe - GBR - (3,2) - 9 points
    2 - Marko Dahlberg - FIN - (1,7) - 13 points
    3 - Fia Fjelddahl - SWE - (5,3) - 31 points

    all images © martina orsini

    Waves, wind and very challenging conditions for the second day of the 2.4 World Championships. The sun has chased away the yesterday's rain with a gusty wind around 15 knots and rough sea, the championship races have started.

    3-day trials, marked by numerous retreats – about twenty boats returned early - and domination by the British Megan Pascoe, who in a state of grace guessed 3 perfect regattas (1,1,2). Behind her the Finn Marko Dahlberg (2,2,1) and the Swedish Fia Fjelldahl (9,5,9).
    Very busy day for the small boat, more at ease in flat water rather than with the steep waves of today.
    Tonight the 2.4 circus will be visiting the Aquarium of Genoa and tomorrow in the water for the fourth race at 10:55.

    The Yacht Club Italiano together with the International 2.4mR Class is pleased to announce that the World International 2.4mR Class Championships will be held on the waters of the Bay of Genova during the period of the 12th to the 18th October 2019. Full details of the event will be available shortly via the Notice of Race on the club website and the attaching online entry system.
    All 2.4mR sailors together with their coaches and supporters are invited to this year’s Worlds Championship and they can be assured of a most memorable event both on and off the water.

    Facilities onshore are excellent and will be hosted in the ‘Fiera di Genova’ which give fully accessible facilities to all participants and will welcome any arriving with motorhomes which will be accommodated within the ‘Worlds Village’. In the weeks prior to the championship this area will form the prestigious Genova International Boat Show. Earlier in the year the Yacht Club Italiano is hosting the Hempel World Cup Series event for all Olympic Classes, which include an invitation to the International 2.4mR Class on an open basis both for sailors and all measured International 2.4mR boats. This event in April 2019 acts as the European Continental Qualifying Event for all Olympic sailing classes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    During the International 2.4mR Class World Championships in October the boat berthing for the International 2.4mRs and support boats has also been provided once again as fully accessible and will be able to accommodate at least one hundred 2.4mRs easily with support ribs.

    The Yacht Club Italiano has a long history and is proud to be renowned for its hospitality, onshore and onwater facilities and offers a fully guaranteed memorable event for each international event it hosts.
    A memorable event must be judged by the full spectrum available for visitors that the City of Genova, together with the many treasures and beauties that the Ligurian Region offers and we look forward to welcoming all visitors to the event. They will not be disappointed.


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