Start:Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy
Finish:Monte Carlo, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Palermo — Monte Carlo 2020 is a prestigious offshore regatta for those who like high technology and beautiful landscapes.
The Palermo — Monte Carlo regatta is a 500-mile offshore race in the Mediterranean held annually under the patronage of Albert, the Prince of Monaco. The regatta was founded in 2005 when the Consul of the Principality of Monaco and the Sports Council of the city of Palermo decided to combine two places that are in a friendly relationship with each other into one regatta. Palermo — Monte Carlo is a regatta for those who like high technology and beautiful landscapes.
Owners of yachts from 50-100 feet that at that moment are on the Cote d’Azur, on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, and in Italy participate in the regatta.
Participants love the Palermo — Monte Carlo regatta for an excellent opportunity for tactical and navigational practice, and for high-quality corporate team building. Beginners are invited to participate in the regatta as part of experienced teams. You will get your role and in the process of racing, you will learn the basics of yachting - an unforgettable experience!
The regatta starts in the city of Palermo — one of the most interesting cities in Italy. Palermo is called the city of contrasts: fashionable hotels and the ruins of old houses are next to each other here. It is definitely worth it to set aside some time to explore the city and make your own impression about it.
from €1,350 / 8(8) days / 1pers.
Please note that the exact dates and program have not yet been published by the organizers. We will update the information in the near future.
The regatta is interesting for its tactical maneuvers when sailing around the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Typically, the fleet is divided into two groups: some yachts go around Corsica from the north, the others — to the Strait of Bonifaccio (between Sardinia and Corsica). The struggle between the two fleet groups has an unpredictable scenario until the very finish!
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.