THE GRAND SOLEIL CUP 2022 HAS COME TO AN END.
The Grand Soleil Cup 2022 has come to an end. The Punta Ala Yacht Club was the perfect setting to reunite and celebrate the 20th anniversary of this competition together. Thank you all for the incredible enthusiasm with which you participated. Experiencing the Grand Soleil family is a thrill we are always proud to share. The perfect outcome of these two days of sailing was possible along with Yacht Club Punta Ala, the Marina of Punta Ala, the official local dealer Mar-Go, the regatta committee chaired by Giovanni Capitani and the Technical Commissioner Nicola Sironi. A heartfelt thank you to B&G and Intesa SanPaolo, along with Official Partners, for their indispensable support.
The weather conditions lived up to expectations: sunshine and light wind allowed all sailors to have fun and enjoy the regatta. More than 50 registered boats were able to gather for two intense days of passion for sailing. Saturday night was made special by two exclusive events: the Crew’s Cocktail Party at sunset and the Gala Dinner by Yacht Club Punta Ala’s pool.
The award ceremony saw Gianluca Poli’s Grand Soleil 56 Paolissima take the top step of the podium for the Overall Category. Paolissima won Category A as well. While Walter Tronconi’s GS 43 Raffica 3 came first in Category B and Mario Badami’s GS 343 Silver Bullet in Category C.
As is the tradition, special awards were given to all those who distinguished themselves in the competition for special merits. The Rosa dei Venti Award went to Tre C, Carlo Bertani’s GS 52LC for the crew with the most women. The Vintage Award, given to the oldest boat, went to Enrico Casella and his Galeone, GS 34. Alessandro Pini’s Ely J – Maxi one received the Sea Wolf title, for the largest boat. The Dolphin Award for the most elegant crew went to Fenice 2, Blasco de Felice’s GS 58. Finally Peter Van Den Eynde, with his GS 40 B&C Selvaggia, won the Latitude Award for the crew that came from furthest away.