Pink Ribbon Tour, here is the Giro d’Italia sailing in eight stages

Among the objectives of the Nastro Rosa Tour is also that of enhancing the Italian lighthouses – Marina Militare Nastro Rosa Tour

Wind, sea, culture of the crew and discovery of the Italian coastal cultural heritage will set sail with the Navy Nastro Rosa Tour which will start on July 2nd from Genoa to arrive in Venice on July 30th after eight stages that will involve the crews in the three disciplines Offshore, Inshore and Board.

“With the Pink Ribbon Tour, the Navy intends to spread through sailing, which we consider as the maximum expression of the bond between man and the sea, some of our values ​​linked to the seafaring tradition – explained the Admiral Giuseppe Berutti Bergotto, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy -. Loyalty, courage, leadership and spirit of sacrifice, through the inseparable combination of education and instruction are two aspects that materialize the education campaigns on sailing school ships, primarily, but not only, the Amerigo Vespucci and the Palinuro”.

And it is precisely in the wake of the most beautiful sailing ship in the world and the promotion of the “Valore Paese Italia” that the Giro d’Italia a sailing was born. Over the years, the sailing tour has become a sporting event that not only photographs the places and history of the mare nostrum, but also supported the growth in the tourism sector through the various projects promoted by Difesa Servizi in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and Enit (National Tourism Agency).

Sailing tour of Italy – Navy Nastro Rosa Tour

“The Navy Nastro Rosa Tour is a container for conveying many other projects of a cultural, tourist and social profile where the dual military-civil value represents in all respects a resource for the country, just like the project for the enhancement of the lighthouses – underlined the managing director of Difesa Servizi Spa Luca Andreoli during the presentation at the Officers’ Club of the Navy in Rome -. The sailing tour of Italy is a unifying element of this itinerary: routes and names of the boats evoke the lighthouses. The routes will become paths to touch these points of historical and landscape splendour”.

The Navy has been responsible since 1911, through the Lighthouse and Maritime Signaling Service, for the correct functioning of navigational aids represented by luminous buoys, beacons, lanterns and lighthouses. The activity is part of the institutional tasks of the Navy which, keeping abreast of progress and technological renewal, makes its professionalism, its personnel and its means available to the community to guarantee the safety of inbound navigation and leaving the Italian ports.

Boats engaged in the Pink Ribbon Tour

Boats involved in the Pink Ribbon Tour – Navy Nastro Rosa Tour

Themes linked to those of respect for the marine environment, ecology and sustainable mobility which, like past editions, will be the subject of meetings and reflections in each regatta village. The first of these will open in Genoa on 24 June. For Sandro Pappalardo, director of ENIT “tourism has changed. Today it is not just visits to cities of art, but you want to live an experience and this made us fall in love with this possibility” to which it is linked, as explained Riccardo Simoneschi, president of SSi Sport & Event, who prepared the format of the whole event, the environmental and social issues related to sports at sea: “As organizers we want each edition to be an evolved version and improved than the previous ones and in view of the Navy Nastro Rosa Tour 2023 we have joined our efforts even more in an attempt to further raise the bar – said Simoneschi -. What is certain is that the departure from Genoa will be unforgettable, given that we are working on a major event together with the highest state and sporting institutions. From a competitive point of view we have a strong international participation”.

In addition to the first and last stage, namely Genoa and Venice, the sailing tour of Italy will touch the island of La Maddalena, Naples and Vibo Valentia on the Tyrrhenian Sea; Taranto on the Ionian Sea, Vieste, San Benedetto del Tronto and Portorose (fraction of Pirano – Slovenia) on the Adriatic Sea.

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