Riva del Garda at the northern end of Lake Garda is one of the best-known yacht racing venues in the world. Northerly winds in the morning and the southerly Ora starting in the early afternoon, combined with the funneling effects of the mountains provide the perfect flat water, strong wind sailing conditions for high-performance catamarans.
The host yacht club, Fraglia Vela Riva, has a very experienced regatta team and a packed racing schedule. After the World Championship, two long-distance races will be held in Lake Garda: the 30 nautical mile Gorla in the northern part and the 50-mile Centomiglia race spanning the entire length of the lake. These races are well suited to multihulls and both M32s and Extreme 40s have won these regattas in the past.
|Pos||Country||Bow||Team||Skipper||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Tot Pts|
|1||CHN||27||China One Ningbo||Phil Robertson||4||7||33||18||62|
|8||USA||24||XS Energy||Ryan DeVos||12||46||22||40||120|
|9||USA||7||Magenta Project||Sally Barkow||11||36||50||45||142|
|10||USA||42||Grave Digger||James Prendergast||22||27||50||45||144|
|12||USA||6||Riptide Racing||Chris Poole||19||42||67||48||176|
The Chicago Yacht Club Monroe (Downtown) station will serve as the regatta hub and boats can securely moor here during the regatta. Two racing areas will be available with the inner area allowing racing to take place just off Chicago’s world famous Navy Pier, the same race course as used by the 2016 Americas Cup World Series Chicago.
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