Three weeks to go for the ORC Italian Championship

5 AUgust 2020


The Yacht Club Gaeta and the Base Nautica Flavio Gioia with great determination have addressed the problems related to the Covid 19 emergency to honor the agreements made with the FIV and with UVAI to host our most important Championship. About 60 owners have responded to this effort and will be racing for the coveted title over 25-29 August.

A very high level of competition will guarantee a great show. The lure of regattas held around the buoys in the beautiful Gulf of Gaeta has not left the sailors who believed in this event, and in about 20 days they will take an important step to put behind a truly dark period for all the world of sport. The best will be there.

There will also be convivial moments, specifically designed for the occasion, in order to be compatible with the security protocol of this extraordinary event.

Donatello Mellina, councilor of the FIV on the delegation to offshore sailing said: "A heartfelt thanks to the organizers and to all the owners for what I am sure will be a true message of optimism and trust. After this period we have suffered of forced inactivity, being able to finally see a passionate and fierce fleet at sea will certainly serve to restore confidence to the sport."

Fabrizio Gagliardi, president of UVAI, said: "I have always believed in this event which represents a rebirth for all of us, an important signal of return to normal for the offshore sailing. Fortunately, even towards the end of this season many other events will follow which will allow the owners to return to racing."

Luca Simeone, CEO of the Base Nautica Flavio Gioia, said: “Respect for the rules, understanding, collaboration. Only the respect of the anti COVID-19 regulations, the understanding of the difficulties we face, which is new for everyone, and the collaboration by boat owners, competitors, and other collaborators will allow us to manage this unique event.

“We would like to now thank all that the participants in the Championship and the customers of Base Nautica Flavio Gioia who will be "invaded" by a group of responsible sportsmen who will bring life back to regattas and will be part of a very hard-fought on a race course area that is unique in the world.”







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