Close to 30 boats are taking part in this year's edition the Yngling Open Springtime Championship, 2012.
This event is now a fixture on Fraglia Vela Riva's calender and runs until Saturday 5 May.
Countries participating are Austria, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland with the Dutch being the great enthusiasts in this class.
The first day of the regatta was marked by southerly winds inconsistent in both intensity and direction. Nevertheless two races were completed. The Austrian crew of Mayr-Knittel- Spaengler are in the lead after taking a first and a second.
They are followed by Jan-Sander- Van Der Zee of The Netherlands who after a fifth in the first race, went on to win the second. Maarten-Jaap-Menno (NED) are third and tied on points with a 2-4. Two races are scheduled each day until Saturday for a total of 8 races altogether.