The American skipper Scott De CURTIS is the winner of the ISAF Grade 3 Salerno Youth Week, the international match race event under 25 organised by the Circolo Canottieri Irno and held July 2-5 in the Gulf of Salerno.
The skipper from Redondo Beach, CA. won the final races by 3 - 0 against the German Jan-Eike ANDRESEN. Tobias NIEMI (FIN) placed third.
1 Scott De CURTIS from the King Harbor Yacht Club placed
2 Jan-Eike ANDRESEN from the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein placed
3 Tobias NIEMI from the Nylandska Jaktlubben ranks
4 Andrea MICALLI from the Yacht Club Adriaco
5 Andy CORNAH from the West Kirby Sailing Club
6 Paul CAMPBELL-JAMES from the Royal Thames Yacht Club.
7 Marco GALLO from the event-hosting club Circolo Canottieri
8 Satoshi HOKIMOTO from the Kanagawa Youth Yacht Club
All four racing days were accompanied by best weather conditions. Alfredo RICCI, project manager of the match race event, commented. "We've had all kind of weather conditions: fresh breeze, strong breeze and choppy seas."
Mr Ricci is obviously satisfied with the event's results and promises to organise an even better match race event next year.
"The Salerno Youth Week is developing outstandingly and will surely keep on growing in importance!"
added Antonio SCOCOZZA, President of the hosting club Circolo Canottieri Irno.
Official sponsors and representatives of political bodies gathered in the clubhouse for attending the prize giving ceremony of the match race event and congratulating both the match race's winners and participating teams.
As to the Circolo Canottieri Irno's trophies, the Italian skipper Andrea MICALLI was awarded with the Guido Scocozza Trophy as youngest skipper, while the Japanese HOKIMOTO received the Dante Tortorella Cup as gentleman of the event. Scott De CURTIS was further awarded with the Tullio D'Aragona Trophy as most challenging and aggressive skipper.
After a Gala Dinner all teams left for spending a free night in town before going back home.