The Motorboat Association and Assonautica Venezia still together for another challenge: to bring the historic Venice-Montecarlo motorboat race back to 33 from the first edition. The Venice Montecarlo was realized for the first time in 1990. “The Venice-Montecarlo is a story in the history of motor boating, a brand that immediately recalls the excellence of Italy”, says Giovanni Malagò President of Coni. Fabrizio Giugiaro called it “a unique event that has always been a trend. A historic brand that attracts competition and creativity, which is why I wanted to try my hand for the first time going from cars to boating, designing my boat “.
The protagonists of this great return are the multiple champion twice national gold medal for sporting valor Giampaolo Montavoci, President of the Offshore Commission of the Italian Motorboat Federation as well as of the Venice Motorboat Association and Marino Masiero President of Assonautica Venezia, National Vice President of Italian Assonautica and nautical entrepreneur : “In the wake of the success that motor boating is enjoying a bit all over the world, but in particular in Italy with hundreds of pilots coming from all over to participate in the two historic races, the Pavia – Venice and the 100 Miglia del Lario which takes place on Lake Como, we got the ok from the President of the Organizing Committee Fiorella de Septis, responsible for the brand, to organize the Venice-Montecarlo “say the two presidents.
“We plan to register at least 100 boats at the start, but given the organizational and logistical difficulties that unfold on 8000 km of coastline, we need a team of about 500 people including operational, technical and federal personnel, as well as a first year In fact, in 2023 we plan to do a first race on three stages: Cervia, Ancona and Rodi Garganico passing through the Tremiti Islands. After the 300-mile test and fine-tuning everything, we plan to do the complete race in July 2024 ” , they continue.
“To succeed in the enterprise that will have historical significance due to the number of members and the prestige of the manufacturers we are contacting, we need the help of many subjects. We have already made agreements with various public administrations and some trade associations in the sector. nautical and coastal tourism. We plan to present the entire event and those registered for the Gala of the Venice International Boat Show on June 3, 2023 where all the mayors of the seaside resorts involved, the manufacturers and the teams will be present “, they conclude.
Regarding the race, it is one of the longest and most difficult offshore competitions in the world, following the example of the Tour of England. A formula that involves both private individuals and shipyards with standard boats and which, by exploiting the media, promote the nautical product and the blue-economy. “The numbers of the economy of the sea, which between shipbuilding, maritime transport and tourism represent one of the most important voices of our production system, combined with the enthusiasm, technical sporting competence and organizational skills of Giampaolo Montavoci and Marino Masiero have given the he input for the reorganization of the Venice-Montecarlo Venice-Montecarlo is an event of national interest, and in its long evolutionary process it has placed itself at the service of the country system.
The Interinstitutional Committee set up in the last edition, which included members of the Government, trade representatives, Ambassadors, Presidents of national and international sports institutions, in addition to the collaboration agreements that I signed and had signed with the most important institutions, starting from from the Navy General Staff, from the General Command of the Port Authorities, from the General Command of the Guardia di Finanza, from the Assonautica, Assomarinas, Assonat organizations, are the immediate demonstration of how these public-private synergies can represent the added value in a country , like Italy, rich in nautical companies, marinas and ports; those ports that open to territories of extraordinary beauty, history and culture, unique in the world.
Supporting and supporting the Italian maritime dimension is an imperative for us. With these right collaborations, motorboat sport can regain momentum and shipyards can find in Venice-Montecarlo a showcase on the sea for 15 days, a traveling boat show that supports the Italian nautical system, one of the few that has resisted and reacted to the blows. inflicted by the economic situation of recent years “affirms Fiorella de Septis,” working with Montavoci and Masiero, grasping their enthusiasm, is a great opportunity to rekindle the engines … and the spotlight! on our coastal system and its great potential ”she concludes.
The new edition of the Venice-Montecarlo is a symbolic initiative of synergy not only with the political and economic institutions but also with the sporting institutions involved: the Coni, the Italian Federation of Powerboating, the Monegasque Powerboating Federation, the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique), the Lega Naval. The most famous offshore powerboat race in the Mediterranean returns with a renewed formula and the opening to boats starting from 7 meters with a double engine and a minimum cruising speed of 30 knots.
The 2023 competition with arrival in Rodi Garganico on three stages, will take place between July and the beginning of August, in preparation for the complete race which, once the enormous organizational machine has been set up, will unfold on the entire boot with the arrival in the Principality of Monaco in 2024.