One year ago, on 14 August 2020, the Young Azzurra team made their debut in Gargnano, on the Brescia side of Lake Garda. Since then, the YCCS' foiling programme dedicated to talented young Italian sailors, and with a focus on equal opportunities, has racked up numerous successes. The latest of these was clinched in the team's very own home waters, in Costa Smeralda, with victory in two Grand Prix events organised by the YCCS as part of the Persico 69F Cup circuit. The team, led by skipper Ettore Botticini, with Federico Colaninno in the role of flight controller and female crew members Francesca Bergamo and Erica Ratti alternating as mainsail trimmers, was selected for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's scheduled participation in the Youth America's Cup in Auckland. The event was cancelled due to the pandemic (the Prada Cup and the America's Cup were held thanks to a special law enacted by the New Zealand parliament, as the nation had closed its borders to limit the spread of the virus).