Tuiga, the flagship of the Yacht Club Monaco, won the first place Overall of the IX Principality of Monaco Trophy the Vintage Sails in the lagoon, event promoted by Anna Licia Balzan, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Venice.
Ciao Pais (1944) stood out among the vintage boats; among the classic boats, Naïf (1973) won. Still among the Classics, but in Class 1, Tuiga's success (1909), while among the Classics in Class 2 the victory went to Capriccio (1970); among the Passere, first place in Barcolana 50 (2018).
The three regattas, two on Saturday and one Sunday, took place in the waters in front of the Lido and this afternoon the public was able to admire the Tuiga and Mariska parading in the San Marco Basin before confronting each other in an exceptional challenge that decreed the victory of Mariska who, playing upwind, maintained the advantage over Tuiga until the finish.
The Trophy, which saw twenty-seven boats built between 1908 and the 2000s lined up on the starting line, was organized in collaboration with the Yacht Club Venezia and the Circolo Velico Il Portodimare with the sporting direction of Mirko Sguario and the patronage of A.I.V.E., the Italian Vintage Sails Association. President of the Race Committee Giancarlo Frizzarin assisted by Emilia Barbieri.
The demonstration then ended in the Arsenal. The awards were made by Giancarlo Signoretto, a great name in the Murano glass art, and by his assistant, Agnese Tegon, the only woman to have given an important turning point to a tradition handed down for 1000 years now. The prize for the runner-up in the Tuiga vs Mariska match race was made by the CAM glass factory in Murano.
Sponsor of the event Diadora, Vhernier, Nature's, Canella, Dolomia water.