Departure from the Boat Show on 16 September and arrival in front of Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia during the Barcolana. It will be the longest non-stop offshore regatta in the Mediterranean: 1130 miles of sailing along the Italian coasts, with a single, spectacular passage through the Strait of Messina.
The event, organised by the two yacht clubs in partnership with Confindustria Nautica in its capacity as organiser of Genoa 61st Boat Show, will bring together the two capitals of Italian sailing, Italian shipbuilding and passion for the sea in a spectacular regatta at their most visible moment: the RoundItaly Genoa-Trieste, in fact, will set off on 16 September 2021 – the day of the Boat Show’s inauguration – from Genoa to reach Trieste during the Barcolana, and will end along the same finish line of the world’s largest regatta, in front of Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia. The time taken by the first classified will be considered as the time set for the record along the Genoa-Trieste route, which will also ideally unite the shipyards of the Gruppo navalmeccanico on the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic shores.
The event will also have a strong commitment to sustainability, becoming an opportunity to monitor the Italian seas. Along the route of the RoundItaly, in fact, crews will collect images relating to the state of the sea, marine flora and fauna, with particular attention to the issue of plastics. The information collected will be used as food for thought at the Barcolana Sea Summit in Trieste, which will focus on the state of health of the Mediterranean Sea.
The RoundItaly Genoa-Trieste will also promote the RECO project, and will provide for the presence on board of each boat of an ecological manager, as already happened on the occasion of Barcolana52 and the 68th edition of the Rolex Giraglia.