Friday 2 July, the world meeting promoted by the Sanremo Yacht Club kicks off Nine days of regattas with 209 boats and over 700 athletes
Sanremo – The restart in the province of Imperia continues to be linked to the world of sailing. After hosting the “Giraglia” in Sanremo two weeks ago, now Santo Stefano al Mare is preparing to host another international event which represents a significant economic opportunity, as well as tourism promotion and enhancement. The Yacht Club Sanremo in the port of Marina degli Aregai will organize, in fact, the “420 Frecciarossa” World Championship, a class that has always created the champions of the future in sailing. Initially, the World Cup was scheduled for October 2020 but was postponed due to restrictions related to the pandemic.
TO Marina degli Aregai the competition will involve 209 boats with over 700 athletes from 20 nations and 3 different continents. From Friday 2 until to Saturday 10 July the Yacht Club Sanremo for the second time in its history will have the task of organizing the World 420 class, after the first experience in 2016. The members come from Europe (Austria, Croatia, France, England, Italy, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Hungary), America (Argentina, Brazil and the United States) and Asia (Israel and Hong Kong). Some crews have already arrived in Marina degli Aregai for days.
The Americans, the Argentines and the Hong Kong team are already training to “become familiar” with the Ligurian Sea. The event will have its official opening on Friday 2 July from 7 pm, with a parade of athletes in the main square of Santo Stefano. The Sanremo association has the support of Red Arrow, Marina degli Aregai, Department of Sport of the Region and Municipality of Santo Stefano. The presentation of the World Cup yesterday was attended by the president of the Yacht Club of Sanremo Beppe Zaoli, the mayor of Santo Stefano al Mare Marcello Pallini and the president of the Cozzi Parodi Group Beatrice Cozzi Parodi.
“There is a very high enthusiasm and the enthusiasts have a great desire to return to racing continuously – underlines Zaoli – It is the first time that a world-wide class has entrusted two racing competitions in a few years. very high level at the same club. We owe it to our passion and to the availability of Marina degli Aregai ”.
“It is an honor for Santo Stefano to host a World Cup with guys from 20 different countries. Events of such vast resonance can allow our city to grow even more in all its dimensions – he says Pellets – We will be able to host crews and the public to discover our country. In parallel to the regatta we will organize a series of events to celebrate an appointment that is part of the most important sailing competitions in the world “.
“Crews from all over the world will compete on one of the most renowned regatta courses. It is our social duty to organize sporting events of training and educational importance for the participants ”, he concludes Cozzi Parodi. –