For the first time Franklin & Marshall sponsors the National Youth Slalom Championship in Marina di Grosseto. The event organizer is the prestigious Grosseto Sailing Society club where, not surprisingly, champions of the caliber of pluriolimpiads Alessandra Sensini and Roberto Ricci were created. The beach at Marina di Grosseto is the perfect location for sailing training. With it’s high-pressure system tendencies, strong west winds easily blow up to 18-20 knots in strength.
It is anticipated that roughly 30-35 athletes, both male and female, from all over Italy, will participate in the under 20, under 17 and under 15 categories. “The Sailing Society club is well represented - says Filippo Maretti, manager of the RRD TeamTwelve projects and federal technician of the National Youth Squad - and it has it’s eye on titles in all three categories. Amongst the home team athletes stand-out names include Luigi Romano current champion of the under 20 category, Andrea Mauro for the under 17 category and Edward Fogli for the under 15 category.”
The event is sponsored by the Region of Tuscany, Grosseto Province, the town of Grosseto, Coni, FIV (Italian Sailing Federation), UISP and AICW (Italian Association of Classed Windsurfing).