The Challenge Trophy was presented at Alassio in 1989 by Mrs. Anna Pizzorno in memory of her husband, crew of Mario Capio (1959 World Champions).
Tullio demonstrated his keen interest in the FD Class in many ways ……most especially in promoting the FD to young sailors.
It is awarded to the first youngest helmsman (under 26 years) classified overall in the World Championship.
The Trophy passes to the new winner each year.
Besides the challenge, since 2008 two trophies are awarded by the IFDCO President, Alberto Barenghi, to the winner, helmsman and crew. The trophies are performed in crystal and show a laser – cut image of the FD.
|1989||Markus Wieser||Germany||Alassio ( ITA)|
|1992||Willem Potma||Netherlands||Cadiz (ESP)|
|1993||Stephan Schurich||Austria||Travemunde (GER)|
|1994||Szlabolcs Majthenyi||Hungary||Adelaide (AUS)|
|1995||Szlabolcs Majthenyi||Hungary||Torbole (ITA)|
|1996||Szlabolcs Majthenyi||Hungary||Balatonfoldvar (HUN)|
|1997||Szlabolcs Majthenyi||Hungary||St. Petersburgh - FL (USA)|
|1998||Tobias Frank||Germany||Den Oever (NED)|
|1999||Harold Wijgers||Netherlands||Lee on the Solent (UK)|
|2000||Michael Spranger||Germany||Durban (RSA)|
|2001||Christian Altenhein||Germany||Gillelejie (DEN)|
|2002||Francesco Vespasiani||Italy||Tavira - Algarve (POR)|
|2003||Kilian Konig||Germany||Melbourne (AUS)|
|2004||Kilian Konig||Germany||Warnemunde (GER)|
|2005||Kilian Konig||Germany||Balatonfoldvar (HUN)|
|2006||Alistair McCowan||Australia||St. Petersburgh - FL (USA)|
|2007||Marco Sevila||Spain||Mar Menor - Murcia (ESP)|
|2008||Marco Sevila||Spain||Napier (NZL)|
|2009||Julius Trippolt||Austria||Medemblick (NED)|
|2010||Nicola Vespasiani||Italy||Costanta (ROU)|