Event in Italy


The Italian Navy will celebrate its 150th anniversary from June 10 to 21, 2009 in La Spezia – Italy within an important event called “ Festa della Marineria “.
Atlantic Challenge Genova will participate with the gig Creuza de Mä.
Date for us: Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 June 2009
It will be possible to arrive earlier and to leave later so to allow excursions and vacation along the Cinque Terre Ligurian coast just north of La Spezia or elsewhere.
Place: city of La Spezia and it’s gulf of La Spezia
Accommodation: free of charge in the premises Ca di Mare of the Navy in La Spezia
Food and beverage: free of charge offered by the Navy
Assistance on shore and on the water: guaranteed by the Navy and local sport’s associations
Program for the gigs: similar to the International Contest of Seamanship, but mainly sailing and oars
The organization will support transport cost of the gigs to La Spezia and back home with partial reimbursement for an amount to be defined and agreed with each team.
Nearest airports are Genova and Pisa
Railway station is La Spezia
The event will have important media coverage on nation-wide basis. We of Atlantic Challenge Genova will be pleased to meet other Atlantic Challenge organizations in La Spezia for the development of the spirit of the International Association.
For any questions please contact Carlo Thierry, Trustee of AC Italy ct@thierry.it