Prince Pierre Casiraghi takes the Melges 32 throne.

Robertissima_Melges32_Miami_2014Nobility of blue blood, like the sea that the Principality of Monaco overlooks and that the Casiraghi-Grimaldi family has always loved so much. The family sports tradition continues in the third-born son of Caroline of Monaco and Stephen Casiraghi: little prince Pierre, one of the world’s most coveted scions, has a great passion: sailing. And at the helm of the Melges 32 Robertissima just won the Golden Cup in Miami. A family with sports in the blood: his father Stephen (who died tragically in an accident during a race) was world champion in Off-Shore powerboating, his uncle Albert of Monaco competed in five Winter Olympics by bobsled, and his mother Carolina is great at horseback riding and skiing. Sister Charlotte excelled in horseback riding and ice skating. Instead, Pierre chose sailing, always crewing with top Italian sailors. The latest feat is the recent victory at the Golden Cup in Miami where, due to owner Roberto Tomasini Grinover’s hand injury, he led Robertissima’s multihulled crew to victory, following Vasco Vascotto’s tactical advice.

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But the little prince’s passion for sailing does not end there: Pierre Casiraghi is also a regular on Giovanni Soldini’s VOR 70 with which he participated in the last Cap2Rio.

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But you can also meet him at major Mediterranean regattas, such as the “his” Palermo-Montecarlo (he won the last edition in real on board the modified TP52 “B2 Monaco Racing Fleet” with Tommaso Chieffi), or on the vintage sail racing courses embarked on the 15 Metre International Tonnage 1909 Tuiga (flag bearer of the Yacht Club of Monaco). Will he be the next Gianni Agnelli of Italian sailing?

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