The course leaves the Gulf of Mondello on August 21st bound for the Principality of Monaco. Contestants will have to pass through a “gate” off Porto Cervo, Sardinia, then on to Corsica before reaching Côte d’Azur shores.
Organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia and the Yacht Club de Monaco, in collaboration with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the Palermo-Montecarlo attracts illustrious participants like the fleet led by Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Carolina of Monaco and of Stefano Casiraghi, winner of the regatta in 2013.
In addition to the record and the overall victory on elapsed time, Palermo-Montecarlo gives away two different prizes: “Trofeo Angelo Randazzo” in honour of the President of Circolo della Vela Sicilia and creator of the race, and “Trofeo Giuseppe Tasca d’Almerita” set up in honour of the founder of the Sicilian Circolo della Vela itself, assigned to the first yacht crossing the line in real time.
Monaco will host the last stage of the regatta in its bay, as well as the awards ceremony and a glamorous dinner.
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