Official release of the regatta Madeira 950 Open Race at 57th Genoa Boat Show

Last September 24th, 2017, during the 57th Genoa Boat Show in the Theater of the Sea, has been officially presented the regatta “Madeira 950 Open Race”, a 3.000 miles competition which will leave from Livorno in June 2018, will reach Funchal in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean (“Returning Point”), and then returning again to Livorno in Italy.


The event was commented on by the interventions of (in the pictured from right to left) Alfonso Scarano – member of the Promoter Committee, Maurizio Vettorato – Long-distance Sailor, Umberto Verna – Onboard Security expert, Alessandro Farassino – Estimated friend and supporter of the project, Fabio Barrasso – FIV regatta officer, Clelia Sanna – Skipper and expert in environmental safety.

As a special guest, the journalist Fabio Colivicchi of saily.it, also spoke in the forum.

The regatta has chosen a particular route, innovative and which will demand efforts from all sailors.

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There are several obligatory “gates” and awards – on going’s route – such as those at Porquerolles Island (France Prize), at Majorca (Majorca Prize), at Gibraltar (Columns of Hercules Prize), on arrival at Funchal (Ocean Prize), and then returning to the Mediterranean in Ibiza (Ibiza Prize), at “Bocche di Bonifacio” Sardinia (Bonifacio Prize), finally arriving at Livorno with the Trophy Madeira 950 Open Race 2018. The crews are made up of two sailors with the possibility of replacing (even more than once) one crew members at time. Moreover, it will be possible to do technical stops along the route in a total of 48 hours.

In addition to Class 950 fast boats, Class 40 and Sun Fast 3600 from the French yard Jeanneau will also be eligible for the race. The whole fleet will need to keep their engines blocked (with a 24-hour penalty for those whom did not do it). Are eligible to participate only sailors who have at least 500 miles of sailing in official races and with ISAF course.

All details will be found in the race announcement that will be published at the end of October.

The regatta also aims to promote and spread the proper safety culture on board, as well as emergency prevention for those who navigate on long and difficult routes, and to sensitize sailors and navigators on environmental issues and marine protection.

The regatta also wants to be interative and “social” with live web connections (audio and video, not just external messages) that allow dialogue with the community of those who are passionate or those interested that want to see through the eyes and the senses of the participants how is the experience of participating in such a competition.

The challenge has been launched, and whoever wants to experience this long and fascinating adventure, come sail with us.


See the photos from the event:


For additional information write to: info@madeira950race.eu.

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Team Madeira 950 Open Race

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