Was concluded the third edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge, regatta organized by Yacht Club Venice with the support of Excellence Magazine, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Marina Yachting, Marina Saint Helena and Moët & Chandon. It took part at the award ceremony the Mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro.
Venice Hospitality Challenge, the only race that leads to compete in a national maxi yacht circuit saw challenge in front of San Marco to the Lido, La Giudecca and then back to San Marco, ten teams, eight representing the luxurious Venetian Hotel, a ninth vessel to Falisia Hotel Porto Piccolo, and the Moro di Venezia on behalf of the lagoon city.
The victory for the second consecutive year at Maxi Jena, skippered by Mitja Kosmina this year for The Gritti Palace. In second place Adriatic Europe, with Dusan Puh for the Hotel Danieli. Third place Pendragon VI, with Lorenzo Bodini for Hilton Molino Stucky, podium since the first edition.
“It’s a very technical race. A spectacular race here in Venice “- says Mitja Kosmina helmsman New Maxi Jena, during the awards ceremony and the delivery of “Cappello del Doge” an unique piece create by Seguso Vetri d’Arte .
“This year I dedicated this edition to my city – says Mirko Sguario, Venice Yacht Club President Yacht. The Principality of Monaco hosts the Formula 1 circuit more impressive inside the city route, us the most beautiful circuit of Formula 1 Sailing. If now our city can boast of an event important is also thanks to these prestigious Hotels.
Participated in this year big names of sailing: Furio Benussi for Ca’Sagredo Hotel, Mauro Pelaschier for JW Marriott, Lorenzo Bodini for Hilton Molino Stucky, Dusan Puh for the Hotel Danieli, Paolo Montefusco for the Westin Europa Regina, Zeljko Perovic Huck for SINA Centurion Palace, Alberto Leghissa, for Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Alberto Bolzan for Falisia Resort and Claudio Carraro for the Moro di Venezia.
The appointment is for next year, for the fourth edition of Venice Hospitality Challenge.
Photographer: Matteo Bertolin