Italian Yacht Club: back the sail Genoa
Many innovations in water and on land for the edition number 32
On October 24, 1987 was born the Millevele. “Organized by the Yacht Club Italian – we read on then yearbooks – and by the Ente Fiera Internazionale di Genova, UCINA – Consornautica, with the collaboration of the Ligurian sailing clubs, takes place the first edition of the Regatta diportistica Millevele. The event takes place in coinciding with the Boat Show and gets a great success of participation. the competing boats are more than 170 and are of every type of class, including fishing boats sailing. the award ceremony takes place Sunday, October 25 at the Boat Show in front of a large audience ‘.
Since then passed 32 editions and thousands of boats. Since 2017, the Millevele, after a calendar period in which took place in June, has returned to its origins.
Boats at sea Saturday, September 21, Crew Party at the Club for participants that evening and prize giving Sunday 22 at Theater of the Sea Boat Show.
Never change a winning team. And so, the 32nd edition of Millevele will be combined within the concurrent events of the 59th International Boat Show. In an extremely positive moment for the sector, the sail becomes a party in the festival, with hundreds of sails during the last weekend of the fair, will color the sea opposite the city. The Millevele arises, therefore, as a sporting event aimed at promoting the image of the city, thanks to the synergy with Ucina The salons and Water to provide the necessary support to initiatives of this magnitude.
From a technical point of view it is confirmed by the formula of differentiated paths, for length of boats, starting at 11 o’clock in the water in front of the Lido d’Albaro and arrivals provided with final parade on the promenade from Boccadasse to the mouth. A show of hundreds of boats always fascinating for participants and spectators in the sea ground.
New: the challenges in the challenge
As usual, the Millevele confirms a container of events, sailing, a unique vehicle for positive messages. Just sail this year was chosen from three major hospitals in Genoa for the first edition of Hospitality Sail Race Genoa: a perpetual challenge to which the crews of 3 Hospitals (Ospedale Galliera, Gaslini Institute and Hospital Policlinico San Martino) will face every year starting from this edition. The trophy will be placed on which the name of the winner of each edition is a stylized model of sailing and will be retained by the holder until the ‘following year, when it will be offered again.
Still inside Millevele, there will be another challenge we will cover Iren utilities that will compete aboard 10 boats with crews from ACEA, PWC, Accenture, KPMG, COMDATA, Doxee and Acotel / Linkem / Live Protection. Iren will be present with its logo on the flags for the participating boats and sails of Optimist Sailing School YCI in a perfect combination of energy and sport.
Leaders Slam, the Polo in pique techno light and breathable and water resistant bag will be part of Millevele kits that will be given upon registration, and will be sold along with the t-shirt with graphic “Millevele for Superba” with image Lantern symbol of Genoa in a dedicated corner inside the boat show.
Another innovation by Slam, which is not limited to providing the technical leaders on official Veleggiata, but for this edition brings in Genoa boys of Matchless – non-profit organization of which the company is a sponsor of this year – by boat! In collaboration with Blumarine, shipping company of beautiful wooden schooner Spirit of Chemainus Raoul Bianchetti, Slam will live children the unique experience of sailing a prestigious and yet “friendly” imbarcandoli with the ambassador Marcello Lippi on a historic schooner.
Main partner of the event this year confirms Iren Light Gas and Services, while Slam will be Technical Partner for the supply of coveted shirts. Among the novelties of this year, the entry of Banca Sella & C Heritage among the sponsors of sailing. Three leading companies in their respective fields, always ready to lend its support to events involving not only this wonderful sport, but above all the initiatives that promote the City of Genoa. For the 2019 edition, the Millevele enjoys the patronage and the official logo of the Directorate General for Combating Counterfeiting – Italian Patent and Trademark Office (DGLC-UIBM) of the Ministry of Economic Development, an agency that operates in the national and international level to strengthen combating counterfeiting.
The inscriptions, which last year exceeded 200 units, in the Yacht Club and Italian online up to 18 hours of the day Friday, September 20. Information at the Point Millevele that this year is expected within the Sailing World Boat Show.
The cost of the investment remains unchanged at Euro 50 per boat.