Cagliari-Monaco | 24-28 April 2023

Monaco, 6th April 2023. As Yacht Club de Monaco celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2023, and to illustrate the bond between Sardinia and the Principality of Monaco, YCM has the honour of hosting the 1st Cagliari-Monaco offshore race. It is part of ‘Cagliari-Montecarlo Sea Week’ organised by the Lega Navale Italiana de Cagliari, Yacht Club Porto Rotondo and YCM under the aegis of the Italian Sailing Federation.

“As part of our collective Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting approach, we are committed to getting more people out sailing and to developing regattas, especially with a sustainable approach,” says YCM General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri. “ I hope this race will be as successful as the Palermo-Montecarlo (22-27 August 2023), launched in 2005 and organised by Circolo della Vela Sicilia in partnership with YCM and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. I wish to take this opportunity to thank my friend, Adalberto Miani who is a member of our Club and one of the emblematic driving forces behind this meeting. He’s a man who loves racing and has worked hard to get this new event off the ground”.

The event is being organised in partnership with the Monaco Scientific Centre to offer a joint biodiversity project that will be discussed during Cagliari-Montecarlo Sea Week. Researchers, entrepreneurs and ordinary citizens will be able to attend meetings to encourage exchanges on the future of sustainable innovation. A conference is already scheduled for 22nd April and will explore current topics such as ecology, coastal ecosystems and sustainable aqua-culture. Other events will focus on cultural, artistic and social aspects with the sea as the common theme.

“We enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to host an international regatta to our offshore racing calendar, shortly after celebrating 120 years of the association. The Lega Navale has always been committed to promoting high-level sailing as a way to learn sailing and respect the marine environment. The Cagliari-Monaco race is a chance to promote our activities internationally. We hope to see many crews and the public participating, particularly young people who are the primary beneficiaries of our projects,” commented Admiral Giuseppe La Rosa, commissioner of the Lega Navale Italiana de Cagliari.

At least 12 boats and 150 sailors are expected for the first edition, four of which are from Yacht Club de Monaco. The Cagliari-Monaco’s stunning route is a dream, starting in Sardinia on Monday 24th April at 11.00am, with first arrivals expected in Monaco from Thursday 27th April. The 360 nautical mile route up the Sardinian coast includes a gate to pass at Porto Rotondo to clock times for the first passage.