The Yacht Club Italiano has announced the dates on its sporting calendar for 2021.
In addition to confirming all the classic regattas from March to October, 2021 also sees the return of two landmark events in the Club’s history: Genova Sailing Week, re-evoking the Genova International Regattas first held 133 years ago in the waters off the Lido d’Albaro, and the Portofino Spring Regattas - Splendido Mare Cup, scheduled for the end of April and for the first time by invitation, marking the return to the Gulf of Tigullio of Maxi Yachts made by the world’s leading boat builders.
YCI Sporting Director Jean Dufour commented as follows: “After such a challenging 2020, we’re now looking ahead confidently to the new year with a calendar full of races and regattas, further enhanced by the return of two of our most prestigious, traditional events. The Yacht Club Italiano’s activities, which are now virtually year-round, are unparalleled in the world of sport in terms of organizational capacity. Indeed, we stage races ranging from Optimists to Maxi Yachts, and all this is made possible also thanks to the proactive collaboration of the many local sailing clubs here in Liguria as well as the support of the Italian Sailing Federation and of institutions which - never more so than in the last few months - have been extremely receptive to our sport. So it’s with great optimism that we present our new sporting calendar and we’re really looking forward to welcoming back to the sea all the yachting enthusiasts who’ll be taking part in our magnificent regattas!”
The regattas and other events are made possible thanks in no small part to the valuable support of the Yacht Club Italiano’s institutional partners:
Rolex, main partner and official time keeper, the YCI’s institutional sponsor SIAD and its technical partners Gruppo Boero and Navico.
Mention should also be made of the Club’s regular event partners:
Splendido Mare, Iren, Slam, Veneziani Yachting, North Sails, Banca Patrimoni Sella & C and Sella Leasing.