Petru Neagu, the star child of yachting

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We’ve got our own miracles! In addition to curious fans and lovers of adrenaline in nautical style, Romania praises itself with extremely talented athletes. Each sport has its stars, but today we’ll stop at one that had impressed the junior Romanian podium at international level. Petru Neagu, a 11 years old child, yachting enthusiast, was positioned on the 5th place this year at a yachting competition that took place in Italy! And this winter, Petru Neagu will represent Romania at a yachting competition in Miami (USA), that will begin around Christmas. Until then, the little sportsman is preparing intensively because he aims as high as possible: first podium positions!

And success is even greater as Petru Neagu began to practice yachting only two years ago, as a legitimate sportman at Nautic Yachting Club Bucuresti. He inherited the talent from his father, who proved the same passion for yachting and even became national champion in this sport.

“The Silver Optimist”

The competition which rewarded his efforts to learn the theory and technique of handling the yacht took place on Lake Garda in Italy, in June this year. Called: "Circolo Vela Torbole”, this is one of the most popular international yachting competitions, because the richest yachting clubs in the world take part, inform Petru Neagu participated in the “The Silver Optimist” race, within were 200 athletes divided in two categories: 86 cadets and 140 juniors.

He won first place in race no. 5, achieving 5th place in the overall ranking for boys. This achievement was rewarded with “The Silver Optimist” trophy in his category: Optimist male cadets. The young athlete was also among the yachting teams that participated this year in Yachting Balkaniada in Greece. An event that brought together sailing masters from Constanta and sportsmen from Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Greece.

Two awards at Techirghiol Autumn Cup

The latest awards have been handed out immediately after yachting competition on Lake Siutghiol, held on 17-18 September. The competition involved 45 sailing boats and 10 windsurfs from seven clubs from Constanta, Eforie and Bucharest. And competition’s classes were: Optimist, Cadet, Zoom 8, Laser 4,7, Laser Radial and Finn. Sports Association Yacht Club Eforie won two medals at this competition, shows And in Autumn Cup Techirghiol rankings, Petru Neagu ranked first and second in categories Optimist Beginner, respectively Optimist Boys, with Ion Naum as his coach.

Hopes for the competition held in USA

This year, Petru Neagu participated not only in these three yachting events. He showed talent and skill at the Sanremo European Championships. Now, he is preparing for a major yachting competition, of high level, which will take place in the United States of America in December. Although his program is full, the young athlete overflows with enthusiasm and optimism. So we wish him to have a successful climb to the highest step of the international podium! Good luck!

Author:Gina Rotaru


Published in: noiembrie 2012
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