In August, the sailing world goes on vacation: there are few offshore regattas around the Boot. Here are the “must” events: this year’s Carthago returns, which starts today (but if you happen to be in Tunisia on vacation, you can join the fleet and participate in the regatta program afterward), while the Tyrrhenian Cup in Scarlino will see many cruising boats compete in late August. From August 21 to 26 there will be the Palermo-Montecarlo, which reaches the milestone of 10 editions, while the Mini Maxi World Championship will be staged in Porto Cervo, where you can see the world’s most beautiful and pulled boats compete.
CARTHAGO DILECTA EST
When: August 1 to 7
Type: Long Regatta (305 Miles)
For whom: All boats complying with offshore special regulations
Because: After two years, the legendary Carthago is back, from Fiumicino to Hammamet: the organization is planning numerous side events in Tunisia, from the felucca regatta to visits to incredible places. There is also the possibility of participating in the Hammamet-Monastir and the new Sicily Route 100° in the following days.
When: August 29 to 31
Type: Stick racing
For Whom: All Orc and Orc Club Staged Boats
Because: To have fun at a regatta, you don’t necessarily have to be aboard a pulled boat: thanks to clear regulations, even cruising enthusiasts can challenge themselves without expecting “shenanigans” about fees from opponents. This is the cornerstone of the Tyrrhenian Grand Cruiser Cup organized by CN Scarlino: racing boats participate in ORC, while those who sign up for the Grand Cruiser must have a jib reel, watermaker, fixed-blade propeller and many other solutions typical of those who use the boat for pleasure.
August 21 to 26
-MiniMaxi World Championship
Aug. 31 to Sept. 6