Mark Campbell-James won the Salerno Youth Week trophy, offered in prize by the Circolo Canottieri Irno, at the international match race event which took place in Salerno.
The British member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club has won the final, beating the Polish Przemek Tarnacki, member of the Mk Cafè Sailing Team for 3-0. A stiff but struggled result.
The third and fourth place are Italian: Francesco Turizio of the Neapolitan Crv Italia, and Matteo Sangiorgi, member of the Circolo velico ravennate: Turizio has won 2-1 against Sangiorgi, after three hard matches.
Three other trophies were presented to the sailors: the Guido Scocozza trophy presented to the youngest athlete, Marco Gallo, 17 years old and standard-bearer of the Irno ( 5th classified); the Tullio d'Aragona trophy to Tarnacki, the most aggressive helmsman; the Dante Tortorella cup to the race's gentleman, the Japanese Noboyuki Kobayashi ( 8th classified).
1. Mark Campbell-James (GBR)
2. Przemek Tarnacki (POL)
3. Francesco Turizio (ITA)
4. Matteo Sangiorgi (ITA)
5. Marco Gallo (ITA)
6. Fabrizio Milan (ITA)
7. Alessandro Buffa (ITA)
8. Noboyuki Kobayashi (JPN)
Satisfaction has been expressed by the organizers and the sailors.
Campbell-James's comments on the event: "Beautiful weather, beautiful city, wonderful races".
Exhausted but satisfied, the project manager Alfredo Ricci said: "For three days Salerno has been the centre of international youth match racing. The beautiful weather has helped us a lot and we've had three days of excellent wind. Our fingers are crossed for next year's event. The event, first held in 2000 and repeated in 2001 (preceded by two national editions reserved to under 20 sailors), has grown more and more, becoming international and including 25 sailors, many of them placed in the first places of the world ranking list."
Also satisfying the performance of the Irno's standard-bearer, Marco Gallo, placed fifth, and of Francesco Forestieri, tailer of Turizio's crew.
At the Prize-giving Ceremony were present Alfonso Andria, president of the Provincia di Salerno and Nello Talento, president of the provincial CONI.
Many gifts for the sailors, offered by the partners of the event: Diego Alfani Gioielli (official agent locman), Michele Autuori Shipping and Forwarding, Paravia Ascensori, Poligrafica Ruggiero, AutoSantoro, Vogue Salerno.