Palermo - Monte Carlo starts in perfect conditions

22 August 2019

  Under a magnificent sun and with 10-12 knots of wind coming from the North-North West (330), at 12 o'clock the Palermo-Montecarlo's fleet started today in the XV edition of this offshore regatta organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, with the collaboration of the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

It was a dazzling spectacle in the Gulf of Mondello, with 51 boats actually departing towards the Principality of Monaco, the final destination of about 500 miles of navigation with a gate at Porto Cervo. Within the fleet are big and important boats like the Maxi Vera and Adelasia of Torres, the 52' French Arobas2, the 60' oceanic trimaran Ad Maiora, the Volvo Ocean 65 Ambersail 2, or the very fast Class 40s such as Made in Midi, Croatia Full of Life Ola or Crossing Routes.

With a mix of Olympic sailors, such as Matteo Ivaldi (coming off a win at the ORC Europeans in Sweden), Paolo Semeraro and Michele Regolo, legends of ocean sailing (the Dutch Bouwe Bekking and the French Eric Drouglazet and Kito de Pavant) and sports champions such as the former Croatian skier Ivica Kostelic. But there are also real cruiser/racers entered, brought by crews of enthusiasts with perhaps less high-sounding names, but driven by the same identical huge passion for the sea and great regattas.



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