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19 March 2019

Russian Bunker Prince team grabs Paul & Shark Trophy 

  It was clear that the fight to take the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, would be tough and decided down to the very last race for the teams aiming at the podium. Going into the last racing day the Russian crew of Bunker Prince, skippered by 470 gold medallist Yevgeni Braslavets and flying the flag of local Yacht Club Sanremo, looked almost unbeatable with their solid margin of 9 points, but the tricky conditions of the Ligurian Riviera reshuffled the cards. The final two races were raced with a light and shifty westerly that never exceeded 6 knots, putting to the test the dragonists’ ability and tactical skills. Race 6 went to Blue Haze helmed by Ivan Bradbury, with Anatoly Loginov’s Annapurna in second, whilst Bunker Prince only managed to get a twelfth, their word result in the whole series. In the second race the win went […]
17 March 2019

Paul & Shark Trophy: tough fight for the podium 

  Similarly to what happened on Day 2, on Day 3, a good dose of patience was needed to get the racing started at the Paul & Shark Trophy – International Dragon Cup organised by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo. The Race Committee and the competitors had to wait for the wind to settle but the decision was rewarded by two good, hard-contested races. The first one was sailed in a choppy sea and with a 13/15 knots strong easterly air that progressively decreased to some ten knots, the second race was shortened because of the shifty and dropping wind. No matter the conditions, the sun shone once again on Bunker Prince, the team led by Olympic 470 champion Yevgenii Braslavets and flying the colours of local Yacht Club Sanremo, scoring a double bullet that further consolidated its position at the top of the scoreboard. But behind the battle between Ivan […]
16 March 2019

Paul & Shark Trophy: patience rewarded

  Day 2 of the 13th edition of the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, the event organized by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo started with virtually zero wind. But then, after a two-hours long postponement, the organizers’ and sailors’ patience was rewarded  with a good easterly breeze of around 12 knows that enabled the 33 teams to complete two races. Today’s fresher wind meant a closer fleet, with faster manoeuvres and much contested mark roundings. The day’s wins went to two different teams: the first race to Estonian crew of Port Artur skippered by Mihkel Kosk. “In the morning it looked very uncertain that we were going to have any racing, the weather forecast was not promising. But we managed to get in two good races in very even conditions so I’m sure that everybody is very pleased.” Declared Kosk. “We had a first and a seventh place and […]
15 March 2019

Dragons, Paul & Shark Trophy: light wind on the opening day

A warm spring sun and an ideal air temperature have welcomed the 33 teams from 13 different countries taking part in the 13th edition of the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, the event organised by Italy’s Yacht Club Sanremo and one of the key events of the season for the Dragon class. Unfortunately the wind conditions were not ideal, a light, fickle and shifty easterly wind forced the Race Committee to make the crews wait ashore, to a postponement on the water, to reduce the first race and to abandon the second race of the day as the conditions were too unstable to guarantee fair competition. The wind that never exceeded six knots only allowed to complete only one race that was won by the Ukrainian crew on Bunker Prince ITA 77 led by helmsman Yevgeni Braslavets, gold medallist in the 470 class at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, […]
31 January 2019

A rich 2019 racing calendar at the Yacht Club Sanremo

It will be yet another rich and intense year for the Yacht Club Sanremo Compagnia della Vela, the club set on Italy’s Ligurian Riviera, with a full racing programme including several national and international events. The first key event of the season is only a few days away: the Carnival Race, from 21 to 24 February, a regatta for 420 and 470 classes with around 200 crews from twenty nations expected to muster in Sanremo. Having become a traditional venue for the class, Sanremo will host-from March 14 to 17-the International Dragon Cup, that will surely see a consistent land very competitive line-up. From May 6 to 14, the best sailors from the continent and from all over the world will gather for the 470 European Championship, with duos coming as far as China and Japan. To guarantee the best facilities ashore the boats will be based at the Marina […]
20 August 2018


Newport (Rhode Island – USA), this name brings to mind the history of sailing and the “America’s Cup”, the most famous sailing trophy in history. In Newport the great challenges of the prestigious regatta from 1930 to 1983 were disputed. Right here after 132 of the unchallenged dominion of the United States of America, the historic holders lost the America’s Cup at the hands of the Australia 2 team that brought the Cup venue to Fremantle (Australia). The two historic seats of the America’s Cup are linked by a thread that also unites the last two World Championships in the 420 class. 2017 Fremantle Australia and 2018 Newport USA. And it is in Newport that the athletes of the Yacht Club Sanremo have been confronted with the rest of the world for the allocation of the title of World Champion. 4 boats of the Yacht Club Sanremo have succeeded in […]
2 August 2018


This morning at seven o’clock the four crews of the Yacht Club Sanremo, together with their trainer Fernanda, left for Newport (Rhode Island – USA) for the 420 World Championship. The crews are composed of: TOMMASO CILLI – BRUNO MANTERO (Open) ANDREA ABBRUZZESE – FABIO BOLDRINI (Open) FRANCESCA IERARDI – GIORGIA TADDEI (U17) HELENA ZERYKIER – GIULIA GREGANTI (U17) Come on guys, the Sanremo Yacht Club is with you !!!!!!  
12 June 2018


On a hot Sunday in June, the selections for access to the World Championships and 2018 European Championships of the 420 class ended in Senigallia. The echoes for the silver medal won by the team of the Yacht Club Sanremo Cilli / Mantero at the 2017 World Championship in Fremantle (Australia) have not yet been extinguished, the fight for the conquest of the 2018 World and European title has already reignited . Sunday, June 10 in the waters of Senigallia, has been defined the national team that will represent Italy at the World Championship and the European Championship of the 420 class. The best Italian crews have faced each other to conquer a place in the two highest events in the world juvenile sailing season. The racing team of the Yacht Club Sanremo presented itself to the last and decisive selection with great concentration and determination. The crews summoned for […]