An 80 nautical mile race set off Monte Argentario. Ok, so it’s not obligatory but it’s a great way of getting into the groove for Argentario Sailing Week. The Trofeo Vele d’Argento is an offshore race that kicks off a few days before Argenatrio Sailing Week in June and although it does not count towards the Panerai Challenge(PCYC) (as smaller boats can’t compete), it has its own prize-giving organised for Thursday evening followed by a crew party with “beer and music”. It also provides extended free berthing and, most importantly, the opportunity to tackle an offshore race with 2 islands as rounding marks and some great night sailing under a waxing moon.
The organisers have indicated that there is a healthy interest amongst the classic fleet and lets hope the the wind Gods bless us with at least one leg of great downwind sailing. Click here for the Notice of Race for Trofeo Vele d’Argento and Argentario Sailing Week.