European championship F18 at Lake Garda Italy. We arrived at the venue were we have been pleased with the beautiful scenery of the lake and the sailing club. We have been spoiled with great facilities for rigging up our boats on the grass, close to the lake. With 88 boats from all over the world, the level of competition was expected to be high. With 5 days of sailing we have seen a lot of different conditions. Because of warm weather the expected Hora was not present during most of the days. Witch resulted in strange changing conditions from low wind to high winds in the same day. Also, we were surprised by the shifty winds, that made the sailing really complicated. With this difficult weather we had fluctuating results with a close battle in the front.

The great thing about lake Garda is the cozy villages where you can relax after a day of sailing. With the huge number of restaurants in Trente we couldn’t complain. Strongly recommend bringing your family there.

All our teams did a wonderful job resulting in 4 Goodall Design’s in the top 10. Competing against 5 other brands, 4 Goodall Design’s in the top 10 are results we couldn’t dream of. Our latest F18 model the Akurra took bronze overall, first European and first in the master division.

Great to have seen all the sailors at the same event after 2 years of Covid. Hope to see you all at the Worlds in Clearwater.

Goodall Support Team