Find out more about Trapani 5th February 2013

Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily (Italy), will be one of the new venues for the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour.

Trapani is the capital of the Province of Trapani and attracts thousands of tourists to marvel at the medieval architecture of the old town. The city is still an important fishing port and the RC44 event will be based in the port of Trapani.

The beautiful waters and strong winds will provide excellent conditions for the international teams, Trapani is of course a well-known venue to the sailing world having hosted Acts 8 and 9 of the Louis Vuitton Cup series in 2005 and the Extreme Sailing Series.

The RC44 Trapani event will be the second event of the 2013 following on from the season’s opener in Muscat, Oman.

Enjoy Sicily and the province of Trapani

Trapani, the ancient Drepanon and its surroundings represent the western part of a unique, intriguing and varied Sicily. A multicultural place, containing ancient styles and traditions, where history and myth merge. The crescent-shaped promontory juts into the sea offering wonderful views. A territory decorated by authentic art treasures such as coral, gold and silver, surrounded by the green of the olive groves and vineyards of the countryside and the whiteness of the salt pans, where old mills beat to the sound of the wind.

White beaches and the crystal clear waters of the picturesque seaside resorts, the sea and the peaceful nature of the islands and nature reserves. Greek temples and theatres, churches and castles, post-modern architectural traditions, treasures of religious and pagan celebrations.

The authentic flavours of the local gastronomy and its recipes. In addition to the capital, other important towns of the province are: Marsala, known especially for its wine tradition, Mazara del Vallo the hub of fishing and of the fish economy. San Vito lo Capo, Castellammare del Golfo, Erice and Alcamo for their tourist appeal, due to the natural beauty and the artistic-historic heritage. There are also many places full of art and archaeology: Selinunte, Segesta, Mozia and the Arab-Norman architecture of Mazara, Castelvetrano and Salemi.

Don’t forget the Egadi Islands, the three islands that form a mini-archipelago off Trapani: Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo. All three are endowed with lovely coastlines immersed in crystal-clear water.

Preliminary Event Schedule

Monday, 29 April
08:30 to 18:00 Free craning
16:00 – 18:00 Registration & weigh-in

Tuesday, 30 April
09:30 - 18:00 Registration & weigh-in
14:00 Practice race
18:00 All boats moored in event location

Wednesday, 01 May
10:00 Match Race Briefing
11:30 1st warning signal for Match Race
Welcome cocktail, hospitality area

Thursday, 02 May
10:30 Fleet Race briefing
12:00 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
after sailing Pasta party
20:00 Owners’dinner at Florio Winery, Marsala

Friday, 03 May
10:30 Fleet Race briefing
12:00 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
after sailing Pasta party

Saturday, 04 May
10:30 Fleet Race briefing
12.00 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
20:00 Gala Dinner at the Museum A. Pepoli, Trapani

Sunday, 05 May
10:00 Fleet Race briefing
11:30 1st warning signal for Fleet Race
15:00 Last warning signal
After sailing Prize-giving ceremony (Match Race and Fleet Race)
Cocktail buffet in the VIP Area
After prize giving Free craning out

Monday, 06 May
09:30 - 16:30 Free craning out



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