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Porto Rotondo, 5th June 2017. The maltese 42-feet won the Cup for the second time.
The title seems to be a slogan, but it exactly describes what happened out on the sea in this fourth Solaris Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo, in cooperation with the Fiulan shipyard Solaris Yachts. The event ended on 4th June.
Thirty-four models of lenghts between 32' and 72', lenghts that almost doubled those of last year, arrived in Sardinia from seven Countries (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Malta, Great Britain and Spain) to challenge one another in two high-technical and compelling regattas.
The usual yearly meeting dedicated the first five days to the old an new owners, with the trials out and the sea, both in cruise and in watercraft status. The last 48 hours of the event were dedicated to two engaging regattas that interested the whole fleet of ships. The first itinerary (about 20 miles) involved a buoy round near Capo Figari and snother round near the Island Soffi and Mortorio. The second regatta led the sailors towards the Island Nibani, where a strong Mistral blew that day. The 42 feet Unica won the Solaris Cup for the second time. The Maltese Solaris 42', during the second day, has optimesid the third place in the coast regatta and this placement, added to the victory of the first day, made Unica confirm its first place in the offset time general classification. What confirmed the competitive spirit of the winning model of Solaris was the presence, on the podium, of two other 42': the Swiss Nautic Two and the Windspiel. The firs Solaris 55' also convinced, the Italian Clerici's Stay Away that won the seventh-place in the general classification.
"The spirit of these two-day event, based on the sharing of our passion for sail, characterised this fourth Solaris Cup, too". states the Manager Director of the Friulan shipyard, Michele Ricci, thus confirming his satisfaction with the success of the event.
The succes was also confirmed by the partecipation of 250 peole: owners, guests, crews and the Solaris team. It is easy, then, to agree with Roberto Azzi, President of the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo, according to whom: "2017 sport agenda of deep-sea regattas could not be inaugurated better".