30 November 2023

Beautiful races for the “DRAGON WINTER SERIES”

 First three days of regattas for the Dragon Winter Series organized by the Yacht Club with the patronage of the City of Sanremo. Event created in 2021 by the Sanremo Yacht Club, which with a great deal of dissemination work managed to have as many as 16 Dragoons from six European nations challenge themselves in the wonderful waters of the Gulf of Sanremo this weekend. On Friday the wind took a long time and the Committee had to send everyone home with nothing accomplished. Saturday and Sunday were perfect conditions with adequate sun and wind: – on Saturday three splendid regattas with a wind of 15 knots and three bullets by ITA 79 with Yeugeny Braslavez supported by the Zaoli brothers, in second place UAE 17 by Anatoly Loginov. – Sunday, wind from the west that fluctuated by up to 30 degrees therefore maximum difficulty for the race committee in […]
23 November 2023


On the weekend of 18 and 19 November, numerous and high-level boats entered the second stage of the West Liguria winter championship, the AUTUMN REGATTA. Despite the little wind of 5 knots from a south-southwest direction, albeit shortened, two races were held on Saturday and Sunday. In the ORC Class clear dominance of the Melges 32 Big Bang, owned by Arturo Mazzanti, which had no opponents in the light airs, ahead in the general classification of Sarchiapone Fuoriserie which with two third places placed in second place ahead of the Swan 42 Suspiria the Revenge, with in tactics the Olympic medal of the Ukrainian Yevgen Braslavets. The three boats are confirmed in the same position also in the IRC ranking. In the Cruise Regatta class, the glorious Gulliver, Show 34 with the entire Orlando family on board, wins. Second place was Giuba, by Giovanni Gerosa, and third place was Melissa […]
23 November 2023


Record number of participants and nations for this regatta organized by the Sanremo Yacht Club: as many as 100 registered representatives of 6 nations to compete for victory. Great turnout given by the participation of many crews in the Rio de Janeiro World Championship whose boats will leave on Monday from Vado Ligure, therefore this regatta represents the last event in Italian waters. There are two fleets, that of the 420 Women’s Championship, an Italian title coveted by almost thirty crews, and the November Race dedicated to mixed and male crews. Numerous aspirants to victory in the two categories, with regattas scheduled from Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November and difficult weather conditions where wind and waves that will reach three meters in height are expected. The excellent regatta committee chaired by Mario Lupinelli from Gaeta, a regular visitor to our waters, together with the Organizing Committee of the […]
7 November 2023

Adverse weather conditions from the first day of the Italian Women’s Championship and November Race 420 class.

A difficult first day in Sanremo for the Women’s 420 Championship and the November Race: On Friday 3 November, strong winds with three meter waves forced the Race Committee to cancel today’s races early, a decision expected by the participants. There was no shortage of moments of fun: the Club organized football matches on the nearby beach. Saturday 4 November for the one hundred crews the starting time is scheduled for 9.30 am, trusting in a weather window before a further worsening of the weather conditions: in fact, three regattas were held for the girls and 2 for the boys. With three races completed in the overall ranking, the Italian title was won by LISA VUCETTI and ALICE LINUSSI, of the Società Velica Barcola e Grignano, followed by the Polish PAULINA RUTKOWSKA who also won first place Under 19. Third place was EUGENIA SCHIAVON and BIANCA PASTORINO , of the […]
30 October 2023

The first stage of the 40th West Liguria Winter Championship has ended: the GRIMALDI TROPHEE.

The Trophee Grimaldi ended with a change of program but great satisfaction for the success on the part of the organizers and participants. Difficult weather, already forecast for a few days, has led the organizing clubs to do hard work to find alternative solutions: in fact the Sanremo Yacht Club, the Monaco Yacht Club and the Cala del Forte Yacht Club have been forced to adapt to extreme weather conditions, canceling Friday’s Sanremo Cala del Forte stage due to dangerous sea and wind conditions. Saturday morning briefing at 9.30 am and start of the regatta but not with the expected Sanremo Monaco route but rather an inshore regatta in the Matuzian waters with very challenging weather conditions. After the first test at the top of the ORC1 class we find SUSPIRIA THE REVENGE, by Antonino Venneri, which also establishes itself in the IRC class; in the ORC2 Class SARCHIAPONE FUORISERIE, […]
25 October 2023

Everything is ready for the XIII edition of the Trophee Grimaldi, first stage of the 40th West Liguria Winter Championship.

 As per tradition, the Trophee Grimaldi for offshore boats will start on Friday.  This beautiful coastal regatta unites three clubs in the area, highlighting the cooperation and possibilities of our territory: Yacht Club Sanremo, Yacht Club of Monaco and Yacht Club Cala del Forte offer, in fact, splendid locations for the development of sustainable boating, that is of sailing. Given the challenging weather conditions, due to the strong winds that will blow from the west, it will certainly not be an easy regatta. It starts on Friday with the Sanremo Cala del Forte, the new marina in Ventimiglia where the racers will be welcomed by a party to be held in front of the Club headquarters. Saturday Cala del Forte -Monaco with arrival in the afternoon and a wonderful dinner that will welcome the racers, at the Monaco Yacht Club. Sunday Monaco -Sanremo: at the end of the regatta the […]
25 August 2023

First Wooden Dragon World Championship 24/27 August 2023

From 24th to 27th August a new regatta overlooks the gulf of Sanremo, i.e. the first World Championship for Wooden Dragons. These splendid boats built from 1929 onwards have gone through numerous phases, from a simple wooden construction to lamellar construction or with crossed and overlapping planking. There are six nations present ranging from Estonia to the United States, twenty magnificent boats registered, among which there are those who will participate to win and those who even just to show off their beautiful boat. All created by the Sanremo Yacht Club, one of the most active clubs in Europe and always close to this class, for which it organized the 90th anniversary with more than 150 boats. This regatta will represent a moment of meeting and friendship between these passionate sailors and owners, with pleasant moments of conviviality and celebration. An act of love towards these Queens of the seas […]
28 May 2023


 Tuiga, Mariella, Il Moro di Venezia are some of the splendid boats that will participate in the regatta this weekend: Tuiga, owned by Albert of Monaco, a splendid boat built and designed by William Fife in 1908 and bearer of the Yacht Club of Monaco; Mariella, of the Italian Consul in Antigua, of almost thirty meters built in 1938 also in the Fife shipyards but based on a design by Alfred Mylne, a boat that lives between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with two ocean crossings a year. Il Moro di Venezia, a splendid project by German Frers from 1976 and which marked the beginning of a great series of Moors who brought the tricolor to all the seas of the world. Then other boats of that era such as Ojala II, the Resolute Salmon of the Zaoli family and Sagittarius, all boats that were part of the golden age […]