Lake Caldonazzo, June 11, 2017
53 boats from 6 countries
German Open – Piada Trophy:
1. Paolo Lambertenghi & Gioele Toffolo ITA
2. Stefano Marchetti & Paolo Sangiorgi, ITA
3. Stefano Longhi & Eleonora Zuzic, ITA
Report by Herbert Hoerterich
The Ass. Velica Trentina (AVT) organized – in cooperation with the German and Italian SCIRA – the 16th German Open (9th to 11th June 2017). This edition really has been the top of all the German Open’s done before because: – N° 53 participating Snipes coming from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Poland and Italy
– this year there have been 3 good days with the usual wind in the afternoon with temperature approx. 32°C
– 4 cups together: 16° German Open and connected with Piada Trophy, Italian national regatta and Franz-Josef-Cup (final)
Contemporary there has been the presences of Pietro Fantoni (vice commodore SCIRA), the Italian SCIRA secretary Francesco Fontana, the Polish SCIRA secretary Zibi Rakocy, the Austrian SCIRA Secretary Ezio Prataviera and the German SCIRA secretary Günther Hautmann, everybody with their boats.
Friday 9th June: last registrations receiving the gift of a baggage for each sailor and an AVT Cap, opening ceremony, German specialties as brunch, skipper meeting and in the afternoon start of the first and second race. Saturday 10th June: last registration for the Italian Nationals, knowledge with the Dragon boats, and in the afternoon start of the third (wind approx 8 m/sec), fourth and fifth race. In the evening house made roast sucking-pig with trentino-wines and then cheese-, honey- and Grappa-tasting (all over the evening/night) with fireworks offered by the German SCIRA.
Sunday 11th June: the survivors of the evening before have been called at 10.00 am for starting with the Dragon boats (approx. 18 persons each as rowers) divided in four teams = serious fun!! At 11.00 a.m. a lot of aperitifs and hors-d’oeuvres, offered by the nearby Hotel Valcanover and than preparing of the boats for the last two races, start race 7 at 4.40 p.m. All 7 races have been completed, final results with 2 cancellations like foreseen.
Price-giving at 7.30 p.m. with the President of the 14th F.I.V. zone Rodolfo Bergamaschi, all the present secretaries, the vice commodore Pietro Fantoni, the Technical Committee Chairman Antonio Bari and the inventor of the PIADA TROPHY Alberto Perdisa.
The AVT-president Roberto Emer together with the other organizers explained a lot of thanks to all the competitors for their participation, hoping that all of them will participate at the next 17° GERMAN OPEN 2018, foreseen for the 25th, 26 and 27th of May 2018, always organized by the Ass. Velica Trentina (AVT) on the Lake of Caldonazzo/Italy. The spokesman of the sailors complimented the AVT for their efforts, the high qualified organization and the demonstrated friendship for every participant.