Stunning spectacle as classic yachts race off Venice in Lagoon Cup – Classic Boat


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VI Trofeo Principato di Monaco Vele d'Epoca Venezia photo Matteo Bertolin
Venetians didn’t know which way to turn this weekend as a fleet of stunning classic yachts raced in the Lagoon Cup, past St Mark’s Square.
The VIII Principality of Monaco Trophy Lagoon Cup BNL-BNP PARIBAS PRIVATE BANKING & WEALTH MANAGEMENT was an event promoted by Anna Licia Balzan, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Venice, by the Directorate of Tourism and of the Congresses of the Principality of Monaco in Milan and the Yacht Club Venezia.
VI Trofeo Principato di Monaco Vele d’Epoca Venezia photo Matteo Bertolin
For the sixth year the Trophy – second stage of the “A.I.V.E. of the Adriatic “2021 – was aimed at classic boats.

Under the sporting direction of the Yacht Club Venezia, the regatta was organized in collaboration with the PortodiMare Sailing Club with the patronage of A.I.V.E. Italian Association of Vintage Sails.
Two races, on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June, raced under the CIM rating (Comité International de la Méditerranée).
There was no lack of famous vintage and classic sails, the boats built between the early 1900s and 1975, including Sagittario (1972) of the Navy Sailing Sport, based at the Naval Military School Francesco Morosini.
VENEZIA 24 GIUGNO 20186° Trofeo Principato di Monaco le Vele d’Epoca in Laguna Coppa Bnl-Bnp Paribasphoto Matteo Bertolin
In Venice, the Bermudian sloop Serenity (1936), Airone (1925) and the auric cutter Mariska (1908), one of the four 15 Meters International Tonnage existing in the world as well as the twin of the Tuiga (1909) of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
There are numerous boats designed by Carlo Sciarrelli, the well-known yacht designer from Trieste famous for his hulls with traditional lines.
Among these the catboat Chirone (1974), from which another 6 specimens were then built, or Auriga (1971) which will celebrate 50 years since its launch or the Spirit of Tradition Isabella, a 14-meter long Bermudian yawl launched in 1999. Gilla was to arrive from the Marche, the 15-meter built in Germany in 1950.
VENEZIA 24 GIUGNO 20186° Trofeo Principato di Monaco le Vele d’Epoca in Laguna Coppa Bnl-Bnp Paribasphoto Matteo Bertolin
Planned the Palinuro’s participation in the coastal regatta scheduled for Sunday 27 June in the waters in front of the Lido, the 69-meter schooner ship used as a training ship for the Student Officers of the Navy was to accompany the fleet also during the traditional parade in the San Marco basin.
This beautiful three-mast was launched in Nantes in France in 1934 under the name of “Commandant Louis Richard”. After fishing and hauling cod in the banks of Newfoundland, from 1950 it was acquired by the Navy, which assigned it the name of the helmsman of Aeneas’ ship.

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