Taranto, Countdown: The Flying Boats Are Coming

Taranto, Countdown: The Flying Boats Are Coming

Expectations are growing for the Italian Sailing Grand Prix, which is the only Italian event in SailGP, the F50 Flying Boat Championship, which in a week, 5 and 6 June, will see eight competitions in the Mar Grande di Taranto regatta tournament. National teams with the biggest sailing stars in the world: Olympic medals, world champions, ocean races sailors and America’s Cup winners from Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States.

A global meeting place that is part of the tourism transition that the Ionian capital also undertakes by organizing international sporting events. This competition penalizes Taranto’s strategic role as the capital of the sea, in the middle of the Mediterranean, the only Italian regatta theater in the limelight in the world – Taranto Mayor Reynaldo Melucci explained – that the founding idea of ​​SailGP is just like our idea of ​​seeing the future: young talent – the slogan The tomorrow we’re building – at the center of attention of great heroes; Nature as the primary constituent value of the entire appearance; The most innovative and environmentally sustainable technologies as an engine around which the challenge moves between the different teams. SailGP is a perversion of what we are building for Taranto which, if chosen by such a complex and elaborate organization, means that it is a city capable of engaging with the world. We are ready to welcome the largest offshore show Italy has ever seen. The city – highlighted by Milucci – will be attractive, cultured, performing and brilliant and we are sure that the SailGP journey will be an unforgettable stage in terms of hospitality, landscapes and unique and exclusive history to inform visitors. ”

The SailGP Race Village in Taranto is already under construction these days on the waterfront, in the historic Rotonda Marinai d’Italia, in the heart of the city, a location with a breathtaking view of the Mar Grande, an ideal location for the sights of the SailGP region. Created in cooperation with Cantine San Marzano and with a refreshment area, Race Village will have free access and will, in accordance with infection control regulations, allow to follow live boat races commentaries and attend an award ceremony. Kits. Methods for continuing the boat races have also been detailed, directly from the sea, by boat. Thanks to the collaboration with Kyma Ambiente – Amat Spa, it will be possible to take an official boat ride to watch the boat races up close.

Two formats have been proposed for this “experience on the water”, with tickets sold for days: “Basic” at 34 EUR and “Premium” at 68 EUR which provides an exclusive location on the perimeter of the competition in addition to a selection of snacks and drinks on board. Finally, private owners and riders will be able, upon reservation, to moor near the competition area in the spectator area to follow the boat races. Finally, there are several side initiatives for this event, such as the one organized by the Italian Maritime Association department in Taranto, which aims to discover hidden corners of the city’s coastline.

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