Andrea Mura to be testimonial for the event.
Last Saturday in Cagliari a unique event within Sardinian (and not only) scenario ended with success: we are talking about Round Sardinia Race.
Round Sardinia Race was born in 2007 thanks to an idea coming from Andrea Mura, the well-known ocean racer, in order to promote ocean racing in Sardinia and Sardinia island worldwide as ideal place to pratice sailing.
After a break, it has come back within Sardinian, Italian and international sailors and fans’ calendar, thanks to the support of Sardinia Region and a pool of high-profile technical partners.
Regatta started in Cagliari on September 17th, there were 5 legs: Villasimius, Porto Rotondo, Alghero, Carloforte and Cagliari. Andrea Mura attended as testimonial sailing on Ubiquity-Vento di Sardegna, the famous Open 50 winning the most important oceanic regattas, this year on top also in Roma x 1, primary race within Mediterranean Sea.
After all legs there has been a party involving local population and tourists, with “Gran Finale” in Cagliari.
“I am so proud and happy that this project came back to life – said Andrea Mura – to me sailing always represented – besides a visceral passion – an incredible promotional channel for our territory, and this started since I was a baby travelling with National Team worldwide declaring magic and quality of our island to practice sailing. Today we are collecting the first results”.
“Round Sardinia Race is the perfect identification of “Sardinia Island of Wind”, the positioning logic of touristic regional product escorting all the sports practiced within incomparable Sardinian sea scenario, the best in Italy, as testified by the several institutional acknowledgement and the preferences from worlwide tourists” – declared Francesco Morandi, regional alderman for Tourism, Handicraft and Comerce during a press conference presenting the event.
There were also other topics, “inclusion” with Tex crew (with a criminal past and now on reintegration measures), the children affected by spina bifida from “Vela Solidale” and also the issue of the protection of our seas. The crews of the RSR in 2016 in the stage Porto Rotondo/Alghero were ideal ambassadors of Biodiversity and participated in the collection of data on the presence of marine mammals in the southern part of the Pelagos Sanctuary together with researchers of CRiMM non-profit organization (Marine Mammal Research Center), using a sailboat for the research for many years.
At the award ceremony of Cagliari it will also be assigned a Ubiquity Cup, the crew that will have (real) set the best times. The Ubiquity Cup will be repeated year after year.