Sailing, the World Cup team is back in Italy. Maelle Frascari: "I felt I could do it"


Back in Italy, the Italian Olympic sailing team returns to Italy after the three-class World Championships held in Auckland, New Zealand: home party with the victory in the Nacra 17 title, the fastest mini-catamaran, won by the Veronese Vittorio Bissaro and the Roman Maelle Frascari and the 7th place of the outgoing champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti. In addition to the Nacra 17, the World Championships in Hauraki's gold have involved two other Olympic sailing classes: in addition to the Nacra 17 also the male 49er acrobatics and 49er FX for women and here the results were less exciting.

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The title won by Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari, was the nineteenth world of Olympic classes in the history of Italian sailing and Maelle Frascari thus exulted: "I arrived in New Zealand thinking: I want to win this championship! to the sail, to go well, without other thoughts, without doubts. All the charms of the sailors did not touch me, I could put a green hat in the water and it would not have made me any effect! ".

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"I am very happy for the title, for the boys and for the whole team: it was an incredible emotion. The boys played a perfect world, always focused, determined. I also saw the confirmation of an incredible team spirit, one aspect which is always very close to my heart. I am proud of all of them and I believe it must legitimately be all those who love sailing. Now we have months of hard work and hopes to feed until the Olympics ", so Francesco Ettorre, president of the Italian Federation Sailing.And another 9 Olympic Sailing World Championships are coming: after the brief break at the end of the year, training meetings will resume for the whole team in January: the 49er, FX, Nacra, Laser and Laser Radial classes will be at the Olympic Training Center of Cagliari, adjacent to the base of Luna Rossa's challenge.

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The male and female RSX sailboards will be at the IVF preparation center of Trapani, already chosen also by the Nacra for the weather-like conditions comparable to those of the Olympic regatta camp of Enoshima. Finally the 470 male and female classes will be training in Miami (USA) and then participate in the World Cup regattas at the end of January.

February will be a highlight with 7 World Cups scheduled. From February 8 to 15 in Geelong (Victoria, Australia) the same classes will return in Auckland: 49er, FX and Nacra 17. From 11 to 16 in Melbourne (Australia) is scheduled the Laser World (men's single), from 23 to 28 the same location hosts the Radial Laser World (single female). Finally again in Australia, in Sorrento (State of Victoria), from 23 to 29 for the men's and women's RSX Windsurfing World Championship. For all these events, long acclimatization retreats are planned in the World Cup locations.

In March it will be the men's and women's 470 World Championships (double), from 13 to 21 in S'Arenal, Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands (Spain), also in this case the team will be in training retreat for 13 days before championship.

After this roaring opening of the 2020 Olympic, in April the appointment with the Italian stage that closes the World Cup circuit in Genoa, from 12 to 19 April, important because it will be the last possibility of Olympic qualification in the classes that have yet to conquer it. And in May immediately a flurry of European championships.

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