The Fincantieri Cup is the longest non-stop regatta in the Mediterranean: 1492 nautical miles, from Venice to Genoa sailing south of Sicily and crossing a series of mandatory gates positioned at Amalfi and Pisa. The regatta course unites all the Maritime Republics, and some of the most significant lighthouses among those present along the Italian coasts.
The initiative is carried out in close partnership between Difesa Servizi SpA, an in-house company that deals with enhancing the assets of the Ministry of Defense, SSI Events, leader in the design and implementation of international sailing events, and the Italian Navy, witness to the utmost expression of the man-sea bond, through sailing and seafaring traditions. To make the regatta even more exciting and stimulate the participation of internationally renowned crews, in addition to the awarding of the prestigious Fincantieri Cup trophy and the possibility of setting the first reference time of the regatta, a prize pool of € 50,000 will be made available to the registered teams.
Fincantieri Cup will be an important opportunity for media exposure of the beauty our coasts have to offer, starting with some fascinating properties that, immersed in highly suggestive contexts, offer themselves to tourism, culture and the environment thanks to the prestigious plans. restructuring and enhancement implemented as part of the Italian Country Value project.
It will start on 6 November from Venice at 12.00, in front of Piazza San Marco and will end in Genoa after having covered 1492 miles. The navigation will take place in a potentially very demanding weather window, where competition, physical condition, tactical vision and knowledge of the weather count. As mentioned, the arrival, expected after about thirteen days, is set in Genoa, European Capital of Sport 2024 and chosen as the venue for the Grand Finale of The Ocean Race 2022-23. The regatta will be followed “by land” by a mobile village that will guarantee the possibility of benefiting from technical assistance to crews who may need it: the pit stops will essentially be in the stage locations already touched by the first edition of Tour: Marina di Ravenna, Bari, Brindisi, Naples, Gaeta and Civitavecchia.
In the race there will be ten teams representing six Nations: Austria, France, Great Britain, South African Republic, Spain and Italy.