Ready? Go! Starting today, on the new website of the 151 Miglia, the regatta that is now considered a true “classic” of the Tyrrhenian Sea, you can already formalize your entries! This year we are in the tenth edition, starting on May 30, on the classic Livorno/Marina di Pisa/Giraglia/Formiche di Grosseto/Punta Ala route. Once again this year they aim to surpass the participation record, set in 2018 with 218 boats registered.
The 10th edition promises to be full of novelties, and there is another record for participants to beat: the real time record of 15 hours, 30 minutes and 45 seconds, set last year by Nicola Paoleschi’s Pendragon VI, which is an exciting challenge for many crews.
A leg of the FIV Italian Offshore Championship, the Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge, the regatta circuit reserved for Maxi Yachts, and the Tuscan Archipelago Trophy, the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar 2019 will start in the afternoon of Thursday, May 30, off the coast between Livorno and Marina di Pisa. It will end as usual in Punta Ala, where the now famous gala evening by the sea is scheduled for Saturday, June 1.
Two Cetilar Trophies are up for grabs: for the first on the line in real time and for the overall winner of the largest grouping between ORC International and IRC. The weekend before the regatta (May 25-26), on the other hand, the Port of Pisa will be the scene of a series of sporting events and collateral activities also tagged 151 Miglia, from 151 Bimbi a vela, to the 15.1 Run footrace.
151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar, is the offshore regatta organized by Yacht Club Punta Ala, Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa and Yacht Club Livorno, with the collaboration of the Port of Pisa, Marina di Punta Ala and historic partner PharmaNutra S.p.A., thanks to the Cetilar brand. TAG Heuer and North Sails are also among the main sponsors this year.
(photo by Fabio Taccola)