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EUROSAF Match Racing Open Youth European Championship

First held in Marsala, Sicily in 2011, hosted by the Society Canottieri Marsala & Associazione MR Trapani, the event this year is to be hosted by Associazione Vela Lago di Ledro in conjunction with the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV) and European Sailing Federation. The event will take place from 5th to 8th September. Unusually for an international youth sailing competition, the upper age limit is under 22 years old on 31st December, 2012, so the opportunity to participate is extended to a far wider audience than is normal with youth events. Another unusual feature for a Continental Championship, is that it is an open event, entries are not restricted to those from Europe, absolutely anyone from any country can apply to compete.

The current champion, Valerio Galati, from Italy, is competing once more in 2012, with entries confirmed from Russia, Sweden, Andorra and Germany, amongst other. Twelve teams will be competing for the title EUROSAF Match Racing, Open Youth Champion, 2012.

The Notice of Race for the EUROSAF Match Racing, Open Youth European, 2012 is now published and is available by clicking here.

Entry is by invitation and those wishing to receive an invitation should follow the process in Section 6 of the Notice of Race. Entries are limited to one team per country, unless it is necessary to invoke paragraph 5.2 c) of the Notice of Race.

Entry Application form here

The winner of the EUROSAF Match Racing, Open Youth European Championship, 2012 automatically gains entry to the EUROSAF Match Racing, Open Youth European Championship 2013, which is to be sailed in St Petersburg, Russia.

Organisers website: http://www.avll.it/