The Venice-Montecarlo, classic ‘marathon of the sea’, is back in style. The race is organized by the Club Montecarlo Venice under the aegis of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), with the approval and support of the Italian Powerboat Federation (FIM) and the Federation Monegasque Motonautique (FMM) who have included it in their calendar as “Special Event” to emphasize the uniqueness of this event . The project enhances the authoritative support and political leadership of the Inter-Institutional Committee, the institutional partnership of the General Staff of the Italian Navy and cooperation of the General Command of the Harbour Coast Guard, in respect of sporting rules and current legislation concerning navigation.
The ‘Queen of the Sea’ was released in 1990, as the speed races and has evolved over the years competing on the high seas in stages, following the example of the tour of England. A formula intended to entice more and more shipyards to participate with standard boats and fans of sailing to discover the seas of Italy with its enchanting landscapes, in an environment of proper competitive spirit. After a long break – the last edition was held in 1998 – the event returns under the initiatives of the Expo 2015, with the intention to implement concrete actions for the revival of the nautical sector in Italy, enhancement our tourism and the “made in Italy”.
The Venice-Montecarlo, which runs until July 12, will start from Venice, with a parade of the participating boats. After 91 nautical miles offshore boats arrive in the Port of Rimini where they will be hosted in Marina di Rimini and the Club Nautico Rimini regarding events and logistics. The July 2 starting from Rimini for the second leg, Rimini-Pescara, 125 nautical miles. A great opportunity for all boating enthusiasts to observe these “sea monsters” that during the race must express qualities of speed but also of seaworthiness, as well as the crews have to demonstrate their navigation skills. The end of the tour of the boot will close in Monte Carlo after 1,415 miles at high speeds. In fact, the event may attend these fast-commuter from 8 to 24 meters that have a speed of over 30 knots. The winning boat will be awarded with the “Golden Lion”, which will be guarded by the winner region who deliver it to the winner of the next race.
Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri