Deep-sea fever gripped everyone. Not only the regattas, but also the sailings have seen an increase in their “mileage” because the owners’ desire to sail, whether they are privateers or moved by a less competitive spirit, is really so much. The offspring of this new trend is the new “Portofino 200 Miglia,” an annual 181-mile sailing race that will wind through Giraglia, Capraia, Gorgona and then return to Portofino. It will start next August 22 from the stretch of water in front of the most famous Ligurian village in the world and will be organized by the Circolo Nautico Rapallo: it is proposed, first of all, as a sailing festival.
FORGET ABOUT THE RATING, IT’S A PARTY
Go ahead and throw away your tonnage certificates and leave the rating calculations aside. Marco Cimarosti, technical manager of the event, explains that “all cabin cruiser, monohull or multihull sailboats in crew and doubles are allowed. The registered boats will be divided into groupings based on overall length, from 8.51 meters and up.” A tracking system will also be provided.
The program includes the gathering of boats on Thursday, August 21, in Portofino, departure on the 22nd, and scheduled arrival on Sunday, August 24, with concurrent awards ceremony and cocktails also in Portofino. Numerous prizes are up for grabs: the boat that sets the first record will get the Vele D’oro Trophy. There were numerous prizes for the boats ranked in the various groupings. Gadgets for all crews with a final drawing for a moped.