European champion club in Optimist team racing this year is Kullavik K.K.K. of Sweden. In the final they beat Piran of Slovenia to take the GrandOptical Champions Cup.
Grafham Water S.C. (GBR) took bronze, defeating C.H.Z.K. Chojnice (POL) in the petit finale.
It is often a cliche to say that it is taking part that is important. But no one will deny that the pleasure of sailing in this beautiful and hospitable alpine valley of Ledro is always what will be remembered long after the results are forgotten.
This year the young sailors had the additional pleasure of meeting the stars of the ISAF Match Racing World Championship. At least six of those stars are former Optimist sailors and maybe the present generation will go away with a few dreams.
Full results of the thirteen nation round robin are available on the Optimist Website at the address below.