Yacht Club Italiano is pleased to announce its Race Programme 2023, which will include all the traditional events as well as a few new ones.
In August the World Championship will take place in Genoa for the 8M SI, the class to which YCI assigned the glorious Coppa d’Italia back in 1908.
The season’s most important event will be the Rolex Giraglia, now at its 70th Edition, in June: Sanremo/Saint-Tropez, three days inshore racing in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, to finish on a high note with the offshore leg to Genoa.
The Regate di Primavera a Portofino are back, again in the successful invitational format, with some of the best-known Italian boat manufacturers promoting the participation of their models.
Yacht racing will stretch over nine months, from February to October.
“We are looking to a new exciting year of racing” says Gerolamo Bianchi, President of Yacht Club Italiano. “As a team, we have developed a challenging race programme for next year that will reach its apex in June with the 70th Edition of the Rolex Giraglia. A great achievement and a show of longevity which is constantly stimulating us to innovate and always do our best, whether it is a simple get-together at sea or a world championship. This race programme is the outcome of our commitment, for which I thank our team, our partners, and the sailors who faithfully race, year after year, our events.”
February / March
International Genoa Winter Contest - Genoa
4-5 February ILCA 4/6/7, Optimist
11-12 February ILCA 4/6/7, Optimist
4-5 March RS21, H22
Genova Sailing Week - Genoa
31 March / 2 April ORC, IRC, Warm-up 8M SI, 5.50M SI
Grand Prix d’Italie – Coppa Alberti - Genoa
12-17 April Mini 6.50m
Regate di Primavera - Portofino
4-7 May ORC, IRC (yachts over 50’ LOA)
Grand Soleil, Ice, Mylius, Solaris
Regata della Gallinara – Trofeo della Cappelletta - Genoa and Alassio
13-14 May ORC, IRC
Bombola d’Oro – Trofeo Siad - Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino
19-21 May Dinghy 12 (VTR and Classics)
Rolex Giraglia - Sanremo, Saint-Tropez and Genoa
9-17 June ORC, IRC
8M SI World Championship - Genoa
26 August / 2 September 8M SI
Millevele IREN - Genoa
23 September ORC, IRC
Coppa Poggi - Genoa
21-22 October 420, ILCA
“We are proudly looking forward to a fresh cycle of racing next year” says YCI Sports Director Jean Dufour; “our club evolves all the time with new classes and events. Territorial synergies grow ever stronger and our younger sailors are a source of pride for the club, especially in the Optimist class, with their resounding success worldwide”.
All the events are sponsored by Rolex (Main Partner and Official Timepiece); SIAD and Banca Passadore (Institutional Sponsors); Gruppo Boero, Gruppo Navico and North Sails (Technical Partners).