SLAM IS SPONSOR OF THE 470 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
“I began competing in my first races on the Olympic circuit when I was 16 or 17. I made the most of these races to learn the ropes and realise that Olympic sailing was what I wanted to do in the years to come!”.
Bianca Caruso, Slam athlete
May, 8 - 2017
SLAM IS SPONSOR OF THE 470 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Slam is the official sponsor of the 470 European Championship, taking place from 6 to 13 May at the Yacht Club de Monaco. This action-packed week celebrates the performance of outstanding men’s and women’s teams.
The 470 Olympic class is today considered one of the most accessible and exciting Olympic classes for young sailors, as well as the top competition in terms of gender balance between male and female teams.
We are proud to present the two Slam teams competing: Matteo Puppo and Matteo Capurro in the 470 Men, and Ilaria Paternoster and Bianca Caruso in the 470 Women.
The young men’s team from the Italian Yacht Club, sponsored by Slam, finished second in the 470 men’s event and, after an intense race against the best Italian athletes, was awarded second place on the podium during the 24th edi-tion of the CICO (Italian Olympic Classes Championship) on 19 March 2017.
Both teams, supported by Slam, will continue their quest to achieve even greater goals, such as the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
As the event sponsor, Slam is strengthening its presence in the world of international sailing, particularly within the Olympic class community.
470 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – YACHT CLUB DE MONACO
470 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – YACHT CLUB DE MONACO
The 2017 edition of the 470 European Championship kicked off on 6 May with two days dedicated to registration and equipment inspection. The competition will conclude on Saturday 13 May, with the prize-giving ceremony for the top ten teams. On 8 and 9 May there will be four qualifying races to divide the fleet into two sections: gold and silver, who will compete over the three days of the final, racing each other to the podium.
The sea around Monte Carlo forms the splendid backdrop for these thrilling races, which will test the sailors’ teamwork, strategy, skill and physical strength.