European Youth Olympic Qualifier - Batho and Piasecka victorious

European Youth Olympic Qualifier 2010 - Imerpia, Italy
Byte CII European Championship and YOG Qualifier - After the completion of 10 races on day four, Peter Batho of Hungary wins the Men's Division of the Byte CII European championship and Sara Natasza Piasecka of Poland wins the Women's Championship.

The European Qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games was sailed as part of the Imperia Winter Regatta with the Yacht Club Imperia hosting the Byte fleet of 76 competitors from 30 countries completed 10 races, sailed over four days, in a huge variety of wind and weather conditions. 14 places were open to European qualifiers - seven in the male division and seven in the female. Of these 14 places, 13 were taken by different countries! Only the Finns qualified their country in both the men's and women's disciplines.

The regatta has qualified the following countries, but not necessarily the sailors who were on the water in Imperia. The final selection of those athletes who will represent the Countries will be made by the ISAF Member National Authority (MNA) of the qualifying Country.

Byte CII European Championship and YOG Qualifier 2009 - On the left, Women's runner-up Lara Vadlau of Austria and, on the right, the Men's Winner, Peter Batho of Hungary.

Men's Qualifiers
Hungary, Finland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Russia and Spain

Women's Qualifiers
Poland, Austria, Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Ireland and Turkey

For more on the Qualifier, go to the Byte Championship website