An event dedicated to those on cruisers, to Families, but also to the most fiercely competitive sailors who intend to plan their holidays in the crystal clear waters off Sardinia and to spend a day sailing between the islands of the Maddalena Arcipelago, breathtaking areas of natural beauty, between Budelli, Spargi, La Maddalena,with departure from and logistical base at Punta Sardegna, Porto Rafael-Palau.The classes permitted to take part, subdivided into specific categories are Cruisers, the so called "Vele bianche", and Cruising racers. The course is 21 miles long.
We would really like this edition to feature as many boats as possible - small boats, large boats, boats used to competitive sailing, but also boats with sailors who just enjoy the pleasure of sailing out at sea. We would like many to share in this Festival of Sailing; an event which, over the years, has become one not to be missed for many; an event which oozes simplicity, authenticity, spontaneity and which leaves a lasting impression.
The Mario Formeton Trophy, now in its 20th edition, has become an annual appointment for those who wish to live and enjoy sailing in one of the most beautiful areas in the Mediterranean. To underline the non professional spirit of the event, a few years ago the successful "VELE BIANCHE" category was created; a category in which all boat owners wishing to participate, can enter even if, for various reason, they can only do so "equipped" with a mainsail and jib.
Vincenzo Onorato -Latino