Sailors from seven nations will take on the inaugural EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship, sailing from Venice to Trieste from 8 to 11 October.
The racing is on chartered L30s, the 30-foot one design monohull selected for World Sailing’s Offshore World Championships in 2020. L30 boats have been available for teams to charter in the lead up to the Championship.
Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond will be providing the British interest in the event.
A boat draw will decide the allocation of spots ahead of the Championship and provided to teams on Sunday 6 October.
An In-Port Race will open the competition in front of San Marco square on Tuesday 8 October.
The Offshore Race will commence on Wednesday with two nights at sea scheduled before the race finish in Trieste on 11 October.
The race finish will coincide with the Barcolana festival with trophies and medals to be awarded in Trieste’s main square on Saturday 12 October.
Mixed Offshore Europeans – Registered teams and sailors:
Austria – Lisa Berger and Christian Kargl
Belgium – Jonas Gerckens and Sophie Faguet
France – Mathilde Geron and Pierre Leboucher
Great Britain – Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond
Italy – Andrea Pendibene and Giovanna Valsecchi
Spain – Guillermo Altadill and Ana Santamaria
USA – Peter Beker and Barbara Karpinska
The Live Tracking of the races will be available online at: