Not only “Giraglia”. The Yacht Club Sanremo has submitted a racing program for the current year with a prestigious news: the “International Trophy Class 15 meters Tonnage” that will lead to Sanremo the “queens of the sea.” “The boats of the world’s finest era that belong, or have belonged, to princes and kings,” says Beppe Zaoli, president of the association. First of all the Monaco, Prince Albert II Tuiga of the Yacht Club, of which he is helmsman Pierre Casiraghi, and that counts on the staff also Zaoli, in the role of “tactical”. Expectations also “Hispania”, which was ordered by King Alfonso XII of Spain, “Mariska” and “The Lady Anne,” which belong Botin family wing of bankers and publishers, one of the most important of Spain. The race, which will take place one year in Sanremo and a year in Monaco, is scheduled from 1 to 3 September. A few days before the Imperia Vintage Sails. “No competition – says Zaoli – Ours is competitive: four boats from thirty meters with the” outline “of imposing schooners from 50 meters.”
Mayor Alberto Biancheri, the commissioner Daniela Cassini and managing director at the port Faraldi Giuseppe underlined the collaboration between the City and the Yacht Club, that “in recent years has become increasingly active and productive managing to bring huge demonstrations in the waters of Sanremo. ” Eighteen appointments for 2016, which will bring some 6,400 participants and 2,000 people in tow. “Assuming that on average participants stop a minimum of two to three nights, and for some even a week or more, you have an idea of the impact of organized events,” say the directors. They add: “In three years the attendance has almost tripled: a tourist quality stream that bears the name of Sanremo abroad. The Yacht Club work goes beyond the passion for sailing is in favor of the city. ” The City contributes 80 000 Euros: 10,000 more than last year. Zaoli highlights the success of the initiatives: “The compliments that are made to the city by the participants are almost embarrassing: I’m glad the reception, the restaurants, the hotel Royal with which we work, which is confirmed up to its name. Now we aim at the world championship. ” The Yacht Club also has an initiative put on the calendar for 2017: the presentation, worldwide, a new class of glider to 15 meters, which includes among promoters also the Ferragamo fashion designer. Among the events to be reported, in June, the Giraglia Rolex Cup, with its spectacular night start and fireworks, and in July the 420 World Championship, with more than 300 crews from all continents. It is the most important in the world at youth level.