Yesterday in the Sala Grande of Ca’ Farsetti, seat of the Municipality of Venice, was presented the IX Principality of Monaco Trophy, the Vintage Sails in the Lagoon BNL-BNP Paribas Wealth Management Cup, an event promoted by Anna Licia Balzan, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Venice, the Directorate of Tourism and Congresses of the Principality of Monaco in Italy and the Yacht Club Venezia.
For the seventh year the Trophy is aimed at classic boats with two races to be held, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. The big news this year is the participation of two of the four 15 meters International Tonnage existing in the world: the Tuiga (1909), flagship of the Yacht Club of Monaco, and its twin Mariska (1908), already present last year at the Trophy. On Sunday afternoon, a spectacular match race will be added to the regattas scheduled in the program, which will see them compete in a memorable duel that will take place in Bacino San Marco. For the Tuiga it is an absolute first to have crossed the Adriatic Sea to reach the Serenissima. The boats will be moored inside the Arsenale where the awards ceremony will take place.
On the occasion of the Tuiga vs Mariska match race, the winner will be awarded a special prize made by Maestro Giancarlo Signoretto and Agnese Tegon. Signoretto has always had a special relationship with the Principality of Monaco as it is officially the only creator of the “Golden Crystal Nymph” award awarded each year at the Monte-Carlo International Television Festival. The prize for the team that will come second in the Tuiga vs Mariska match race will instead be made by Vetreria CAM in Murano.