2024 Optimist European Championship

Introduction of Sailors: Team Italia Boys.

The presentation of Team Italy is in the words of the sailors, the coaches and the team leader.

-Cristian Castellan, Società Triestina Sport del Mare

I am happy to have qualified for this championship because I have been training for it since the beginning of the year.

-Artur Brighenti, Acquafresca Sport Center

My goal was to go to the World Championship, but I will also give my best at the European Championship.

-Giovanni Montesano, Sirena Club Nautico Triestino

I am very grateful to be doing this championship because I have been working hard all year to reach this goal.

-Jesper Karlsen, Fraglia Vela Riva

I am pleased to have qualified for the European Championship for the second time and I am ready to give my all to take back the podium I lost last year.

-Giulio Mattanini, Circolo Vela Torbole

I am happy to represent Italy for the second time at the European Championship. I am satisfied with the work I did in qualifying.

-Martino Paone, Centro Nautico Bardolino

I am happy to have qualified, I hope the Championship will go well.

-Alessandro Menghini, Club Velico Trasimeno

I am extremely honoured to represent the very strong Italian team at the European Championship to be held in Marina di Carrara.

-Mattia Valentini, Club Nautico Marina di Carrara

I am happy to have been selected for the European Championship, which was the goal of my whole year. I hope to do well.


-Simone Gesi

Finally an international event ‘at home’, in Zone II, in the Club that for many years hosted us as the Optimist Zonal Centre. I am very honoured and happy. I am sure the Club Nautico Marina di Carrara will give us great satisfaction and will be up to the event.

-Michele Ricci

It is a real honour to be here. For the first time I am taking part in the European Championship as a coach. I believe it will be a wonderful adventure.

Team Leader:

-Marcello Meringolo

We are very happy that the European Championship is organised in Italy. Carrara has trained so many short-handed sailors and I think it is a very heartfelt regatta spot. We will all try to give our best.