A strong easterly wind of 30 knots blowing off Sanremo from the early hours of this morning put a stop to racing today at the Gazprom International Dragon European Championship, which kicked off yesterday under the organisation of the Yacht Club San Remo.

The Race Committee went out to sea several times to check the weather conditions: in the early afternoon the wind turned to the north but remained very intense and very unstable in the direction. The Race Committee eventually decided to instruct the 84 teams competing to win the title of European Dragon Champion to stay ashore today.

The racing will resume tomorrow and will continue until Saturday March 29.

Overall ranking after the first day of the regatta 
1 . Lisa (Finland ) : Jouko Lindgren , Tuomas Tenkanen and Calle Lindfors
2 . Sophie (Switzerland) : Pedro Andrade , Martin Westerdahl and Diogo Cayolla
3 . Debutant (Denmark) Lars Hendriksen , Kleen Frithjof and Anders Bagger
4 . Sinewave (Germany): Thomas Muller, Vincent Hoesch and Michael Lipp
5 . Tergeste (Italy): Nando Colaninno , Guido Antar Vigna and Mauro Grandone

The complete ranking is online www.yachtclubsanremo.it

Photo galleries at www.rspinto.com

The program
The Gazprom International European Dragon Championship continues until Saturday 29 March with a total of seven races planned and no more than two being sailed per day .

The countries represented
The 23 countries represented are : Antigua , Australia, Austria , Denmark, the United Arab Emirates , Estonia, Finland , France, Germany, Great Britain , Hong Kong, Ireland , Italy, Monaco , Netherlands, Norway , Portugal, Russia , United States , Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Hungary.

The partners of the event
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship is held in partnership with Gazprom International and BMW (the main partners of the event) and Paul & Shark, Transbunker, Ulysse Nardin , Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, City of Sanremo, Royal Hotel Sanremo, Liguria , Sanremo Casino , Cozzi Parodi Group.


For information
Tel. + 39 02 29403573 – Email: info@studio-imagina.it
Umberta Croce: + 39 335 8021171 – Barbara Sanicola: +39 333 3905243