Italian National Champions crowned

The 2015 Italian SB20 National Champions are Niccolò Bianchi, Pietro Negri, and Christian Ferro of the home club, Circulo Vela Torbole. The Italian team took two race wins and a consistent series of top five results to win with 25 points.

Second was the Russian boat of Alexey Murashkin, who scored three race wins but also had to carry a 15th place, with 34 points overall. Third was the Ukranian skipper Rodion Luka and crew, fourth a French team skippered by Robin Follin, and fifth the

2015 Italian SB20 National Champions Niccolò Bianchi, Pietro Negri & Christian Ferro (ITA)

2015 Italian SB20 National Champions Niccolò Bianchi, Pietro Negri & Christian Ferro (ITA)

Australian entry Michael Cooper and crew from Tasmania. Six nations were represented in the top 10, with Sportsboat World’s own Jerry Hill and Alan Hillman, sailing with Craig Watson, taking ninth overall.

Teams from Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands made up t he highly international 52-boat fleet, which completed eight races on the stunning Lake Garda from June 19-21.

All eyes are now on Torbole, Lake Garda for the World Championships which kick off on July 4.