Sailing: Cagliari-Monaco regatta to return this April


The Cagliari-Monaco regatta, a 360-nautical mile race from the Sardinian capital to the Principality’s Port Hercule via the island of Corsica, will be back next month for a much-awaited second edition. 

The inaugural Cagliari-Monaco event was held back in spring 2023 and was a collaborative affair that drew on the local expertise of the Lega Navale Italiana of Cagliari, the Yacht Club in Porto Rotondo and the Yacht Club de Monaco.  

Although the race was dominated by sailors linked to the Yacht Club de Monaco – member Adalberto Miani’s Botta Dritta crossed the finish line in first place with a time of two days, 16 hours, 50 minutes and 46 seconds – the overall event was celebrated as a demonstration of the authentic “bond between Sardinia and the Principality”. 

See more: Sailing: Yacht Club members dominate Cagliari-Monaco podium

Given the success of last year’s race, which was in part a celebration of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s 70th anniversary, it will come as no surprise to fans of sailing that the regatta will be revived again in 2024. 

Scheduled to take place between 20th and 24th April, the fleet of yachts will depart Cagliari at noon and head toward Villasimius and Sardinia’s eastern coast. An intermediate natural gate off the island of Soffi will record the first times of the race, and then it will be free sailing in the open sea from this point on. To complete the regatta, the competing sailors must arrive in Monegasque waters by 4pm on 24th April.  


The days prior to the race will see crews from all over Europe converging on the seaside city of Cagliari as it plays host to a range of events intended to promote the culture of the sea, navigation skills and the links between the maritime communities of Sardinia and Monaco.  


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