Small but elite line-up for the 18ft Skiff Europeans

Racing gets underway today on Lake Garda

Sunday May 30th 2010, Author: Frank Quealey, Location: Italy

The Fraglia della vela di Malcesine and the European 18ft Skiff Association are to hold the European 18ft Skiff Championship starting today at Malcesine on Lake Garda.

A fleet of 13 teams representing seven countries will contest the championship.

Leading the entry list is the current Giltinan Championship-winning team of Seve Jarvin and Gotta Love It 7 from Australia. Jarvin, as well as being the current Giltinan champion, was also the winning skipper in 2008 and crewed with Euan McNicol in a 2005 victory.

Another past Giltinan and European champion, Howie Hamlin (USA) will be one of Jarvin’s strongest opponents along with two fellow Australians Grant Rollerson (SLAM) and John Winning Jr. (

The line-up:
Flemming Clausen (Denmark)
Howie Hamlin (USA)
Grant Rollerson (Australia)
John Winning Jr. (Australia)
Seve Jarvin (Australia)
Friedrich Renner (Germany)
Miklos Ujhelyi-Gaspar (Hungary)
Norbert Peter (Germany)
Olivier Dumaine (France)
Andreas Pfeningberger (Hungary)
Jarrod Simpson (UK)
Jack Grogan (UK)
Christoph Hagenmeyer (Germany)

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