Raceboard masters arrive in Civitavecchia, near Rome, this week for the eagerly awaited 2008 European Championships.  This early season event gives the opportunity for rivals for this year’s world titles to test the strength of the opposition![more]

This year’s championship fleet may be small – but it is very competitive!

Three of the top 4 finishers from the 2007 Worlds will be battling it out for the European Masters title including World Champion Paco Wirz (ITA 1), runner up Alex Buchau (ESP 36) and 4th placed Guiseppe Castelli (ITA 6).

Competing in the masters division for the first time will be Patrik Pollak (SVK 1), the 2006 Raceboard World Champion.

Seven nations have sent teams to Ciitavecchia – ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, ITA, SUI, and SVK.

Lega Navale, the host club, situated in Civitavecchia, a busy commercial port north of Rome, can boast a wonderful bay in front of the club that is perfect for hosting sailing regattas.  Steeped in history, dating from the Etruscan Age, the city has a lot to offer the tourist as well as competitor!

The event is scheduled from 20th to 24th March 2008 – daily reports will be posted on the class website: www.raceboard.org and on the event website: http://www.trecc2008.it/