The 38th edition of the West Liguria Winter Championship kicks off with the first stage: the TROPHEE GRIMALDI. The West Liguria Winter Championship, now in its 38th edition, resumes after a year of hiatus, on the weekend from 15 to 17 October. Almost forty registered crews and three ORC & IRC, RACING CLUB and Libera fleets. The level is very high especially in the ORC A class where 2 new Ceccarelli 50s, two Solaris 44s and the usual Swan 45s will compete for the title together with the new J112 Pingone di Mare IIII. First test over three days, the Trophee Grimaldi joins the coastal city with the new port of Cala del Forte in Ventimiglia and the Principality of Monaco. This by now traditional opening of West Liguria promises to be full of sporting and worldly news: In all ports the boats will be welcomed by cocktails or dinners […]
470 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 Sanremo, 13 July 2021 The 470 Junior World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, started off with a great day with west wind between 15 and 20 knots. Fantastic glides and close combat between 53 teams from 16 different nations. After three races in the Mixed class that will be the protagonist in the coming Olympics in Marsiglia in 2024, it was made clear the domination from the French team, Pacaud and De Gennes, with two firsts and one third place. Excellent work from the two italian teams, the young Gradoni with the expert Dubbini, positioning themselves at the secon and third place, and with only 1 point distance at third place Marchesini Festo. In the Open Class the Austrich Lehmann and Haberl with three victories are firmly in command, demostrating great supremacy in strong condition over the whole fleet. The Imperia citizens, Bozzano […]
Marina degli Aregai 2 – 10 luglio 2021 _______________________________________________________________ The penultimate day of the 420 World Championship sees three races with strong wind. The American domination continues in almost all categories Another magnificent windy day on the waters of Arma di Taggia: 211 crews were engaged in the penultimate day of racing of the 420 Frecciarossa World Championships. With 14 stable knots from the east, the race committee started the first races of the day on the two regatta fields located just under a mile from the coast; these were always well managed also thanks to the use of MarkSetBot robotic buoys, even with the strong wind conditions during today’s third and last regatta, when the wind reached 20 knots. Taking advantage of these conditions, the Sitzmann-Woodworth couple among the males who, today too, have taken home three first places – added to the three of yesterday, making a great […]
Almost one hundred young sailors expected at the 36th International Mediterranean Meeting organized by the Sanremo Yacht Club from 6 to 8 December 2020. In this strange and difficult period, the very young people want to go back to racing, so at the 36th edition there are almost one hundred people enrolled in the classic regatta organized on the Immaculate Conception bridge. Coming from all over northern Italy, France and Switzerland from 6 December they will find themselves in the Sanremo waters to compete for the trophy. Everything is ready to welcome them with the necessary prescriptions and with maximum safety. A big commitment for the Sanremo Yacht Club which has decided to carry on this event to give young people the opportunity to do outdoor sports and be together; and the city to be able to breathe a bit of optimism and movement in such a delicate moment. There […]
Despite the difficult weather conditions it was a beautiful Trophee Grimaldi that took place on the weekend of 2 and 3 November, an event that unites the Circolo Sanremese and the Monaco Yacht Club. Great success with 44 participants from France, Monaco and Italy. On Saturday they expected difficult conditions, instead a nice east wind accompanied the competitors up to Monte Carlo where the M32 Catamaran of Guido Miani of the Monaco Yacht Club crossed the finish line in 10 minutes and 29 seconds, establishing the Race Record . On Sunday, the weather alert did not allow disputing the return race leaving the charts unchanged. The fight for the overall standings was straightforward, with the affirmation of Aurora, Paolo Bonomo and Roberto Bruno, second place for Il Pingone di mare III, Federico Stoppani, and third place for Free Spirit, by Paolo Rossi. All three of the Sanremo Yacht Club In […]
With the Trophee Grimaldi, organized by the Yacht Club Monaco and the Yacht Club Sanremo, the West Liguria Winter Championship starts, now in its thirty-sixth edition; a classic of the autumn and a great event that unites the two prestigious Yacht Club of the riviera. The regatta will leave San Remo on Saturday 2nd November at 12.00 to arrive in front of the Port of Monaco where the boats will be hosted on the docks of the Monaco Yacht Club where the usual party will take place in the evening. Sunday morning the fleet will resume the route to Sanremo where, at the end of the race, the award ceremony will take place at the headquarters of the Sanremo Yacht Club. Many favorites from France, Monaco and Italy will fight for the victory of the Grimaldi Trophy. Now in its 10th edition, the Trophée Grimaldi combines the increasingly relationship and […]
The opening day of the IRC Europeans, hosted by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo, got underway under sunny skies, scorching temperatures but nearly no wind. The high-pressure bubble hovering over southern Europe blocking out any breeze from the race area. After the morning briefing, that gathered the crews from the over 40 participating teams on the Racing Village next to the Yacht Club, the Race Committee sent them out on the water to try and start a race. But, after some waiting the, the wind didn’t materialise and boats were sent back to the marina. And finally after another long postponement, at around XX, the organisers had to give up hope and declare it a day. “We tried and tried. At one point we had some 6 to 8 knots from the east and launched a start procedure, but we had to abort it because the wind was too shifty and […]
One of the key racing events in Europe is just a few days away. Organised by Yacht Club Sanremo in co-operation with Italy’s UVAI (Unione Vela d’Altura Italiana) and France’s UNCL (Union Nationale Course au Large) the IRC Europeans are in fact scheduled for next week, from 23 through 29 June. Around 50 boats have registered, with teams coming from Italy, France, Switzerland, the UK, Russia and from as far as the British Virgin Islands, with a high level of competition in all classes. Interesting to note that in Sanremo five TP52s, among the fastest and most spectacular boats of the international racing circuit, will be battling for the title: Howard Dyer’s Rowdy Too from the BVI, Russian flagged Freccia Rossa skippered by Vadim Yakimenko and representing the Moscow Yacht Club; Gianpiero Russo’s Macchia Mediterranea from Naples’ Reale YC Canottieri Savoia as well as the two French teams Gérard […]
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