Yacht Club Isole di Toscana is getting ready for sailing season
Scarlino, 9th February 2022. The Yacht Club Isole di Toscana is getting ready to face a new intense sailing season: from March to October there will be numerous events that will see different classes of one-design boats and some of the most prestigious dinghies in the world challenge each other in the Maremma waters.
Attention to the environment and commitment to organizing eco-sustainable events have for years now been the unmissable prerequisite for the activity of the Scarlino association, in strict collaboration with Marina di Scarlino and the Resort.
"A season like the one we are about to host reconfirms the value of the synergy between the Yacht Club Isole di Toscana, the Municipality of Scarlino, the Scarlino Yacht Service shipyard and the Marina di Scarlino with its Resort. We are convinced that the sport of sailing - explains the General Manager of Marina di Scarlino Stefan Neuhaus - represents a pivotal element for local economic development and for the growth of qualified international tourist flows. The challenge becomes more exciting every year, welcoming excellent sailing circuits. "
The sail-racing year of the Yacht Club will start with a weekend dedicated to Swan One Design (25-27 March), during which about twenty crews between ClubSwan 50 and ClubSwan 36 will test their technical skills in the gulf, in front of the Marina di Scarlino, to prepare for The Nations League 2022 circuit, which will see its start in the same waters, as already happened in 2021.
The calendar will go on with the first stage of the Melges World League, which from this year will see the two classes Melges 14 and Melges 20 brought together in a single event from April 7 to 10, a period in which fleets of sailors from all over Europe will arrive in Scarlino. About forty boats are expected, split into two classes.
To close the month of April one of the two key events of the season, the Swan Tuscany Challenge from 26 to 30, one event of The Nations League circuit, which for the fourth consecutive time has chosen the waters of this wonderful gulf of Maremma. The three classes ClubSwan 50, Swan 45 and ClubSwan 36 will attract over 30 crews to the Marina di Scarlino, fielding the most famous sailors in the world on the starting line.
The month of May, on the other hand, will see the center of gravity shift to Olympic sailing, with the Europa Cup ILCA (12-15 May), an event that will literally see the Gulf of Follonica filled with sails, given that more than 300 boats are expected. The logistic commitment will be intensive, but with the collaboration of the two local clubs, Club Nautico Follonica and GDV LNI Follonica, an organizational machine that has already been tested several times will be adopted.
To close the first act of the season a very coveted class and event: the National Flying Dutchman Championship (17/19 June).
During the summer, the Yacht Club will deal with organizing sailing school activities for young people in the area and tourists, integrating the tourist offer in the name of sport and leisure, while respecting the environment.
The gulf will again be in the spotlight in September, and the 2022 program could not end better than with one event on the coveted 52 Super Series circuit, again a very welcome return.
The extraordinary TP52 boats, a class in which owners and sailors of the highest level are lined up, will compete for the penultimate stage of the circuit from 26 September to 1 October, offering an unmissable show and a great end to the season.
The Yacht Club Isole di Toscana can enjoy the support of the Municipality of Scarlino, Marina di Scarlino, Scarlino Yacht Service and Resort Baia Scarlino.
"As a local authority - declares the mayor of Scarlino Francesca Travison - we can only thank the Yacht Club Isole di Toscana for the commitment it dedicates every year to the organization of top-level sport events, and much more. The activity carried out by the club also extends to other areas, I am thinking of the tourist offer and the diffusion of the sport of sailing, which are also very important for our territory. The synergy that has been created in recent years bodes well for the future: when public and private work together, the results arrive and reflect on the entire local economy."
To support the Club season, the consolidated relationship with the company of excellence Rigoni di Asiago, with which the passion for quality, sea, environment and clean energy are shared values.