New record for the 151 Miglia: as many as 156 boats are registered for the “long” race, on the course that starts in Livorno and arrives in Punta Ala after a navigation that will skim the Giraglia and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. Twenty-one more than last year! And the number is set to grow as there are still a few days left until the departure from Livorno (scheduled for May 30). We are only in the sixth edition of the regatta, but by now we are looking at a true “cult” event, which has been able to channel the desires of shipowners in the Tyrrhenian Sea and beyond. Lots of side events, a beautiful course and no-holds-barred racing are the ingredients of 151’s success.
A BEAUTIFUL PATH
Divided into the two classes ORC International and IRC, the record fleet of the regatta organized by the Punta Ala Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa with the Yacht Club Livorno, after leaving the city of Labria on Saturday afternoon, will color the sea area surrounding the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago with sails, ready to sail the 151-mile Livorno-Marina di Pisa-Giraglia-island of Elba-Formiche di Grosseto-island of Sparviero-Punta Ala route. A course full of charm and with very particular technical characteristics, suitable both for neophytes of the great offshore, who by never straying too far from the coast can sail in total peace and safety, and for professional sailors, grappling with a navigation where the many tactical and strategic choices hold a fundamental importance for the final result.
At the moment, a good part of the myriad of registered boats is already reaching the Port of Livorno and the new Port of Pisa, the two logistical bases of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Celadrin that will be “invaded” by hundreds and hundreds of sailors in the coming hours. Appointments not to be missed, the exclusive crew party in Marina di Pisa, scheduled for the evening of Friday, May 29, and the skippers’ briefing, which will be hosted in the YC Livorno spaces at noon on Saturday, a few hours before the start. Once the regatta is over, the party will continue at Punta Ala Marina, where the first boats are expected on Sunday morning and where A series of events is scheduled for Monday, culminating in the 151 Mile Board Game tournament, in the regattaʼs prize-giving ceremony in the piazzetta and the subsequent, spectacular evening that will take place in the magnificent outdoor spaces of the Punta Ala Yacht Club, by the sea.
FULL PROGRAM – SIGN UP!
The complete program for the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Celadrin – the seventh leg of the Italian Offshore Championship, the national circuit organized by the Italian Sailing Federation that awards the Italian large offshore title – as well as the list of 156 boats registered to date and all the regatta documentation (as well as the many facilities for participants), can be found at www.151miglia.it