regatta 2022

solo regattaChallenge, resilience, courage, nature, innovation. These are the keywords that characterise Sailing into the Future. Together, the new international project that sees IBSA (Institut Biochimique SA) the protagonist of a new three-year enterprise, which starts in 2022, albeit with a long-term vision.

The project we are launching today is a real sporting endeavour, which sees us compete in some of the world’s most prestigious and challenging regattas”, stated Arturo Licenziati, President, CEO and Founder of IBSA.

Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Lugano (Switzerland), IBSA is a leading scientific, economic and industrial reality in the pharmaceutical sector, thanks to the design outlined by Arturo Licenziati.

The Route du Rhum

The project Sailing into the Future. Together engaged a team of great experience and sporting talent, involved right from the design and building phase of an innovative Class40 boat that will be led by Alberto Bona, the skipper who has been entrusted with the task of transforming this undertaking into a success.

The Route du Rhum is the first stage of a three-year project: it’s one of the most challenging solo regattas in the world, as well as one of the most popular events in international ocean sailing.

This project relies on a competent and greatly experienced team, while the conceptual design of the boat and its construction are entrusted to a successful duo: thus, we have all the credentials to put a winning boat in the water. The further challenge will be to make the most of the time available after the July launch, and carry out the in-water test part to make it reliable and performing”, commented Alberto Bona.

Naturally, I thank our sponsor IBSA, with which I share the taste for the challenge, for continuous improvement, and the desire to break through new horizons

Follow the journey

To narrate all the phases of the project Sailing into the Future. Together and accompany its development, the new website was created, also available in Italian and French.

From here, it will be possible to follow the journey of skipper Alberto Bona, find out more about the Route du Rhum, the team and the new Class40 boat, that will set sail on November 6 from Saint-Malo, headed towards the island of Guadeloupe. In addition, the site will host photo and video content and news relating to IBSA’s social responsibility initiatives.