Activity took centre stage this Saturday at the 62nd Genoa Intercontinental Boat Exhibit
by Confindustria Nautica 24 Sep 15:11 PDT
62nd Genoa Intercontinental Boat Show © Confindustria Nautica
Olympic sailing was the star of the display these days at the Genoa Intercontinental Boat Show, many thanks to the existence of the Italian national group champions at the Eberhard Theatre.
The day kicked off with a lively roundtable organised by Harken, which noticed a huge audience filling the theatre to see Ruggero Tita and Caterina Marianna Banti, Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medallists in the Nacra 17 class (as well as several other European and Earth titles). Also on phase ended up Italian 470 mixed sailors Marco Gradoni and Alessandra Dubbini, Emanuele Cecchini, Harken’s Professional Director, and Vela&Motore Director Alberto Mariotti, who was moderating of the occasion. The matters tackled have been exciting and unconventional, giving unprecedented perception into the life of sea champions, best athletes of a fast-rising motion.
This morning, at 11:00 am, the hundreds of boats registered for the Iren Millevele set sail from Genoa’s marinas to head in the direction of the starting line positioned in the stretch of drinking water in front of the Lido d’Albaro, to prepare for the start. Right after 1h37m58s of racing, the initial to cross the complete line in real time was Adelio Frixione’s X35 Imxtinente, amid the younger sailors of the Yellow group. The first in true time in the other groups were respectively: for the Eco-friendly group the proto ELO II of the Italian Yacht Club with Tommaso Chieffi at the helm, and Itacentodue with Adriano Calvini of the Italian Yacht Club.
Eberhard & Co. is time and time is deeply connected to sport, the place the winner is whoever is quickest on the stopwatch. This is why the Italian watchmaker chose to bring two swimmers, Nicolò Martinenghi, globe swimming champion, and Novella Calligaris, previous swimmer and a few-time Olympic medallist, this time as a journalist and presenter, to the entire world-class phase that is the Genoa Intercontinental Boat Display, of which it is a sponsor, supplying the name to the Teatro del Mare (Sea Theatre). Eberhard & Co., the formal timekeeper of the 62nd Genoa International Boat Demonstrate, has usually been shut to the yachting globe, with a selection of solutions produced above the last century linked to sailing and the sea almost forty years ago it was the official timekeeper of Azzurra, the Italian challenger to the America’s Cup in 1983. “Time is a constant component of my everyday living,” commented entire world winner swimmer Nicolò Martinenghi as a facet note for the duration of conference. “Not only in the pool but also in the organisation of my working day. And listed here I feel at household, in my ecosystem, water and time! The yachting entire world has blown me absent, it is so wide, so interesting, there are so a lot of matters to uncover and I genuinely want to get closer to it. I truly feel extra attracted to motors, I now wrestle adequate in my daily lifetime…”
The sea and the joy of looking at, a profitable combination that by no means disappoints. 3 various books were introduced in the afternoon at the Italian Sailing Federation stand, in an celebration moderated by Saily.it journalist Fabio Colivicchi. Heading the celebration had been athletes Ruggero Tita with the book “Foil: formazione, successi e progetti del timoniere medaglia d’oro a Tokyo 2020” (“Foiling: education, victories and projects of the Tokyo 2020 gold medallist helmsman”), Giancarlo Pedote, involved in the Vendée World Challenge, the round-the-globe non-prevent solo sailing race, with the e book “L’anima dell’oceano, i miei 80 giorni al Globe” (“The soul of the ocean, my 80 times round the Globe”), and Davide Tizzano, former Italian rower and Olympic champion and member of the Moro di Venezia crew, with the reserve “L’ottimismo della volontà” (“The optimism of willpower”).
Being with the Italian Sailing Federation, nowadays also observed the remaining of the E-Sailing Championship, a virtual sailing tournament gaining additional and much more results, specifically amongst youthful generations. There was also a panel focused to the Federation Sailing Schools in 2022 with Antonietta De Falco, the Sailing College sector referent in the Federal Council, and an celebration devoted to the Para Sailing Academy, with the presence of Filippo Maretti, the federal technician at the helm of the sector.
Tomorrow’s gatherings – Sunday 25th September
- 11:30 am: 34th Iren Millevele Award Ceremony – Organised by the Italian Yacht Club and the Genoa Worldwide Boat Demonstrate (Blue Pavilion Terrace)
Eberhard & Co. Theatre
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Official presentation of the 151 Miglia – Cetilar Cup 2023
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Yachting sails into the metaverse
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Presentation: Europe Raid 2022 – Organised by Club del Gommone
- 5:00 – 6:00 pm: The man of two poles – Organised by Paolo Chiarino
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HHS Sailing Team – back in A Division – looking forward to a successful season
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