Strong winds above 20 knots and huge waves forced the Race Committee to abandon the practice race so the Opening Ceremony for the Techno 293 Plus European Championships was the focal point of the day.

130 competitors from 27 countries attended the ceremony at the Club Canottieri Roggero Di Lauria garden in the presence of a large audience of sailors, coaches, officials and club members. A traditional parade of countries opened the show followed by speeches by officials including IWA vice-president Paul Leone, FIV Councillor Ignazio Florio Pipitone and club president Giorgio Matracia. [more]An official flag racing ceremony was the climax moment with the president opening the regatta.

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Racing is scheduled for 12:00 on Monday with wind from 6 – 10 kts during the day.

Opening Ceremony Video