Over 27th-30th August the Terminal del Gusto, at pier 7 of the Port of Civitavecchia, will host the Great Cup 32, international catamaran race during which five teams will challenge each other, each team formed by 5 men ready to fight for final victory.

Alinghi, Sultanate of Oman, Spindrift Racing, Armin Storm Sailing Team and Team Engie; here are the five boats that next weekend will be competing at the Port of Civitavecchia.

For the whole duration of the event, the Terminal del Gusto by Campagna Amica Coldiretti will become the true general headquarters of the event, where visitors will be able to get close to the boats docked during the breaks betweens races. Here will be set the teams tecnnical area, that will be accessible to public thanks to a pass, to live the experience in the boxes where they fine-tune the boats.

The event organized by Ventana Group is sponsored by CONI and the Lazio Region, and it is the penultime event of the European tour. 

Are you ready to live a weekend looking for strong emotions and a lot of excitement?!

LA GREAT CUP 32

Great Cup 32, already at its third edition, was born in Amsterdam in 2012 where for the first time were developed the catamarans of class GC32 12 meters long and 6 meters wide with a rigid sail and foil allowing boats to navigate at between 8 knots (14km/h) and 30 knots (55km/h).

Among the fastests in the world, these catamarans allow to experience very high performances both nautical and of speed, thanks to a fully-developed level of technology in the design of the hull. 

The maximum speed it has ever reached is 37.9 knots, corrispondiig to 72km/h!

 

Great Cup 32 at the Port of Civitavecchia

Great Cup 32 at the Port of Civitavecchia

GREAT CUP 32 AT THE PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA: PRESS CONFERENZCE

Everything will start next Thursday 27th Augusto, at 10.30 am with the opening Press Conference of the Trophy, held at the Terminal del Gusto at pier 7 of the Port of Civitavecchia.

In addition to crews of the five teams, will also participate the President of Port Authority Pasqualino Monti, the President of Il Buono srl Aldo Mattia, the Major of Civitavecchia Antonio Cozzolino, the President of the Great Cup 32 Flavio Marazzi, th President of the Organization Comitee Pier Paolo Pecchini, and the Head of the Port Captaincy Giuseppe Tarzia.

At the end of the conference, it will be possible to attend to the start of the five boats in the first of the eight regattas of the day. Next, for all those present, there will be a buffet will all typical Italian food products offered by Coldiretti.

Great Cup 32 - poster of the Conference at Terminal del Gusto

Great Cup 32 - poster of the Conference at Terminal del Gusto

THE RACE AT THE PORT OF CIVITAVECCHIA: RACE RULES

The field for the race will be 1.2 x 1.2 marine miles, corrisponding to 2,222 km, an overall surface of 5 km² . The start of the races is scheduled every day at 11.30 am until 5.00 pm, wind permiting.

The modality of the race is Fleet Race, that is all against all in a single battery. Every 20’ a new race will start, until completing 8 races a day, which will determine the points for the general classification.

The base camp of activities, as we have already said, will be Terminal del Gusto at pier 7 of the Port of Civitavecchia, while the vip area vip of Club32 and the Media Center will be hosted at the Hotel San Giorgio in viale Garibaldi.

Great Cup 32 - Armin Storm Sailing Team

Great Cup 32 - Armin Storm Sailing Team

THE VIP PASSES TO EXPERIENCE THE RACE IN FIRST PERSON

The great news at the Great Cup 32 are the VIP Passes that will allow the visitors to experience the race in first person and even have the chance to jump on board the catamarans!

There are 4 available packages to attend the race:

  • Race experience, to be the sith man on board.
  • On water experience, to follow the race at a close distance from a rubber boat.
  • Vip Lounge experience, to follow the regatta from the VIP dais.
  • Technical Experience, to enter the team workshop.

We await all of you at Terminal del Gusto to attend together to this thrilling race and may the best man win!

Useful information

Great Cup 32 at the Terminal del Gusto of Civitavecchia

HOW TO GET THERE

Terminal del Gusto is located at pier 7 of Molo del Bicchiere, behind Fort Michelangelo.

TIMETABLES

The race is scheduled every day at 11.30 am until 5 pm, wind permitting.

L’inizio delle regate è fissato ogni giorno per le 11.30 fino alle 17.00, vento permettendo. - See more at: http://www.ideanews24.com/greatcup32cv/#sthash.0wLwJGEb.dpuf
L’inizio delle regate è fissato ogni giorno per le 11.30 fino alle 17.00, vento permettendo. - See more at: http://www.ideanews24.com/greatcup32cv/#sthash.0wLwJGEb.dpuf
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