Laser Europeans – Team ITA Radial sailor Federico Tocchi
Another Southeast Sailboats sponsored sailor to get on the podium at La Rochelle was Italy’s Radial sailor Federico Tocchi. Here is what he has to say….
It was a hard European Championship, both for the wind conditions which were always strong, and for the level of competition. Four sailors led the pack with a large points advantage over others but a fourth place in a regatta was a defeat, you always had to either win or come second. In the end I’m really happy with the result. Second in the Laser Radial Men European Championship is really a great result for me.
I think I can safely say that it was a championship where every little detail counted a lot.
All the material that provided me Southeast Sailboats worked perfectly. No problem at the measurement, no problem at sea despite the many days of strong wind. The ‘double puller’ elastic system for the outhaul system allows an incredible speed in setting to the windward mark round. The 8:1 downhaul system allows you to make no effort in pulling.
The digital compass is actually an added value, providing immediate and precise data, and finally easily viewable.
Now I have clear in mind the next goal: the World Championships in Kiel later this month.
The level will be even higher, but I think I can battle with anyone!