The proverb says: “Nemo is a prophet in his homeland.” But this proverb did not apply this time, as Alasia sailor Pietro Cebello was truly a “prophet at home”, after an exceptional world performance in New Zealand that saw him as an important member of the Luna Rossa Prada crew who deserved the honorable place in the last World Championships.
Pietro Sibello has always been honored with his brother Gianfranco in the field of sailing with excellent results that have always led them to the first places in the ranking in national and international competitions.
Therefore, the municipality of Alassio, on the occasion of his return to the homeland, wanted to honor him, grant him honorary citizenship, and give him the keys to the city. The ceremony was held this afternoon, after the first race of the “Smeralda 888” class boat race, which was witnessed by a guest of honor in the crew of boat No. 5. Ten last boats. The event is named after Luigi Carbaneda, a great athlete of the past, organized by Reynaldo Agostini, CNAM, Marina di Alassio and sponsored by the municipality and the district. The test regatta will end tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th.
Service and photos by Silvio Fasano