Italy waves goodbye to the Marseille Olympic Test Event with a double podium finish


A double podium for Italian sailing on the eighth and final day of racing in Marseille, venue for the Test Event of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei took first place in the Nacra 17 class.

An excellent performance for the Italian pair (photo FIV), after yesterday’s accident that had destroyed part of the left bow of their catamaran, saw them leave Finland and Great Britain in their wake.

Nicolò Renna’s performance was also noteworthy. He finished in third place in the iQFoil, the new Olympic windsurfing class.  Ahead of him were Nicolas Goyard, competing at home, and Germany’s Sebastian Kordel.

Encouraging signs, then, for the Italian delegation with just under a month to go before the World Championships in The Hague (Netherlands), which will award the first quota spots for the Olympics.