The Amalfi Coast, the Sorrento Coast and the Gulf of Naples are among the best places in the Mediterranean for sailing. Indeed, numerous competitions and events takes place here. One is the Tre Golfi Sailing Week.
THE TRE GOLFI SAILING WEEK
This year, from May 14 to May 21, Sorrento will host the inshore regattas of the Tre Golfi Sailing Week.
This is a historic event organized by the Circolo Remo and Vela Italia with the collaboration of the Italian Yacht Club of Genoa and the Royal Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia of Naples. It is supported by the Italian Sailing Federation, under the supervision of IMA and ORC.
The organizers have announced that the event has already exceeded 110 subscribers. In particular, the Maxi European Championship broke the record with 28 yachts. It had never happened before to have so many contestants!
THE CONTESTANTS OF TRE GOLFI SAILING WEEK
Among the contestants, the largest one is Arca: 30 mt x 5 mt. Its previous name was Skandia and it won the Sydney Hobart in 2003 and the Barcolana in 2005.
If Arca is a veteran, Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s new My Song, 80 feet, is at its first season.
Also worth mentioning are Lyra and Frers 78 of Canadian Terry Hui, which has triumphed at the Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo for years; Ryokan 2 and Farr 80 by the French Philippe Ligier; Highland Fling and Reichel / Pugh 82 by Lord Irvine Laidlaw.
However, the favorites include Peter Dubens’s M72 North Star and Sir Peter Ogden’s M74 Jethou with America’s Cup Brad Butterworth on board.
The Gulf of Naples has already hosted prestigious regattas. Some of them are those of the 1960 Olympics, the One Ton Cup of 1980 and 1989, the World Championships in the Star class (1953, 1956 and 1986). Furthermore, the Flying Dutchman (1969), the 470s (1974), the European class Tempest (1973), the stages of the America’s Cup World Series 2012 and 2013, the unified Italian championship of all 10 Olympic classes in 2015. Finally, in 2021 the ORC European Championship and the Italian leg of the European Circuit of the Laser class.
[Source: Sorrento Municipality Press Office]
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