Two days ago the young Italian Slalom sailor Matteo Iachino won the IFCA Slalom European title at Roses in Spain. Matteo Iachino (ITA-140) is 22 years old and had his PWA Slalom debut three years ago, 2009 in Austria. This victory is already his second one, after winning the Swiss Championships in Almanarre. Within the very short period of only three years, Matteo managed to become a Slalom sailor, who can even keep up with the elite of the Slalom world. This year, he finished the first event of the season at Reggio Calabria in 17th position and the second event in South Korea in 19th position and he even made it into a losers final once. At the moment he is ranked as the 19th best PWA slalom sailor.
His victory at the IFCA Championships is probably Matteo´s biggest international success so far and a small sensation. He defeated big names and proved that he is a young sailor, to watch out for in the future. Read the interview with the new European Champion below.