Saturday, Nov. 4 kicks off the XXXIII Ponente Winter Championships
On Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, with the shipowners’ briefing scheduled at 5:30 p.m., the XXXIII edition of the “Ponente Winter Championship” will kick off, organized by the committee formed by Celle Nautical Club, LNI Savona and Varazze Nautical Club, with the cooperation of the Varazze Marina and the patronage of the Municipal Administration.
There will be 10 race days for a maximum of 20 races. The planned dates are:
– for 2023 on November 5, 18 and 19, December 2 and 3;
– for 2024 on January 14 and 28, February 10, 11 and 24.
Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 25. The 1st place in each category in the final ranking will be awarded the Trophy and the title of “Winter Champion 2023-2024.” Prizes will be awarded to the 1st – 2nd and 3rd in the final Overall ORC, IRC, ORC Grand Cruiser rankings. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
In addition, the top three yachts in the three categories will acquire the right to participate in the “Champions Cup,” a regatta reserved for the top three yachts in the above categories, in the winter offshore championships of the First Zone.
Eligible boats are the yachts belonging to ORC, IRC and Grand Cruiser categories that will compete on stick courses in the gulf between Varazze and Celle and, if conditions permit, in at least one coastal race.
The boats will be hosted at the Marina of Varazze under the conditions listed on the Ponente Winter Championship website.
In the last editions, the technical level of the participants has been growing and the interest shown by many boat owners, for this edition gives hope for a really high competitive Championship