Eight top Italian skippers, the winners of the Junior Championship, and two invited sailors from the FIV (Italian Sailing Federation), and two from the organizers reserved to the Italian challengers in the America's Cup 2007 will be participating. The list of invited guests with a right to participate includes Neapolitan Paolo CIAN, bronze medal winner at the Worlds in Spain, who has already won two ISAF Grade 1 events this year in Italy, the Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini and Albaria Cento Cup.
Also participating are the Under 20 Italian Champion Fabio ZENI from Lake Garda and Under 25 Italian Champion Matteo SAVELLI and Italy's highest ranked women Ines MONTEFUSCO.
The race, which will use MaxiDolphin 81's in a match race version, will take place in the Gulf of Salò, where the public can watch the maneuvers from the shore. The final phases of the race will have live commentary. The organization is guided by the CIRCOLO VELA Gargnano (club of +39 Challenge), Canottieri Garda and Circolo Nautico Portese.
Campionato Italiano Match Race Entrants
(- ISAF World Match Race Ranking)
Paolo CIAN - 5
Matteo SIMONCELLI - 10
Nicola VESCIA - 68
Giovanni SEGNINI - 78
Francesco BRUNI - 82
Ines MONTEFUSCO - 108
Matteo SAVELLI - 115
Flavio FAVINI - 153
Fabio ZENI - 1197
Gabriele BRUNI - Not Ranked