In Portofino the Spring Regattas 2022 from 22 to 25 April
The village of Portofino will once again open the sailing season for maxi yachts in the Mediterranean, with the return of the Regate di Primavera next April. The announcement comes after a successful 2021 edition, and thanks to the ongoing collaboration between the Yacht Club Italiano, the Municipality of Portofino, the International Maxi Association and main partner Rolex.
The Regate di Primavera will officially kick off on Thursday 21 April, with the arrival of the boats and the start of registrations. The yachts will be moored in Portofino Marina while space is available, and then at the neighbouring Porto Santa Margherita Ligure. The action on the water will get underway on Friday 22 April with the start of the first race, and will conclude on Monday 25 April with the final competition and the prize giving ceremony.
The event highlights the region's strong and enduring links with the sport of sailing, with the YCI having organised its regattas in the Gulf of Tigullio since the late 1800s, and establishing its summer headquarters there in 1965. In conjunction with the spring regattas, the town will mark the feast day of its patron saint, San Giorgio, with the impressive traditional bonfire and celebrations in Portofino's central piazzetta on 23 April.
The Regate di Primavera are organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Municipality of Portofino, with the collaboration of: Portofino Marina, Municipality of Santa Margherita Ligure, the Italian Sailing Federation, the International Maxi Yacht Association, the Splendido Mare Hotel as hospitality partner, and under the patronage of main partner Rolex, official timepiece of the event.
All the information on the regatta and the preliminary notice of race will be published in the dedicated section of the website yachtclubitaliano.it over the coming weeks.