Three Class 40s and a Maxi Yacht are the first to enter RoundItaly, a result that immediately confirms the success of the event and the participation goals that the organizers had set for the first edition, scheduled for September 16.
“Four confirmed members for this challenging regatta represent a very important signal – commented the presidents of the sailing company of Barcola and Grignano Mitja Gialuz and of the Italian Yacht Club Gerolamo Bianchi – which shows how the project that binds the two yacht clubs is of great importance, in terms of sporting value and interest.
Our thanks go to the owners who have chosen to participate: they will be, together with their crews, the protagonists of this new route, destined to make history in Italian offshore navigation. We know that there are other owners ready to register, so we’re waiting for them to make the event even more exciting“.
Let’s get acquainted with RoundItaly’s first members
The first member of RoundItaly is the Genoese Ernesto Moresino (Circolo Nautico MGA), who, with his Class40 Ediliziacrobatica supported by the Marina Genova Resort, will be at the start thanks to his great oceanic experience, in the MiniTransat and Class 40 classes.
“The beauty of this new event – commented Ernesto Moresino – derives from the complexity of the regatta, from its length and from the fact that you have to face many tactical choices dictated by the proximity of the coast. A very fascinating challenge, which allows us to circumnavigate our wonderful Italy: there will be so much beauty in this regatta ”.
Moresino paved the way for Class 40 entries, and currently there are already three monotypes in racing. In fact, also the Kika Green Challenge of the Venetian Cristiano Verardo, (CNSM) and Karnak owned by Marco Bianchini with skipper Stefano Raspadori (Yacht Club San Marino).
In recent days, the registration of the Maxi Pendragon was also formalized, which therefore has the task and objective of setting the record on this new and exciting route.
“Between the length of the course, tactical pitfalls, the level of the opponents and the ability of the Organizing Committee, RoundItaly already stands out as one of the most interesting innovations on the international calendar: deciding to participate was almost immediate – comments Carlo Alberini, leader of the Lightbay Sailing Team and Pendragon helmsman.
“Furthemore, thanks to the excellent relationship established with the Italian Yacht Club, which hosted us on several occasions during the season, we will complete our crew with some athletes from the ranks of the YCI competitive: a union of intentions of which we are very proud and which we hope will lead to new, interesting collaborations between us and what is the Yacht Club par excellence “.
Registration for the regatta is open, and there is a lot of international interest.
All information relating to RoundItaly Genoa-Trieste is available to sailors and enthusiasts on the website www.rounditaly.com.
In the coming days, all owners registered in the International Maxi Association will receive an invitation from SVBG and YCI to participate in the regatta: “Thanks to IMA – commented the sporting directors of the two Yacht Clubs, Dean Bassi (SVBG) and Jean Dufour (YCI) – for having collaborated in the final drafting of the notice of race, this regatta is also an opportunity for strong partnerships “.