ll Chaplin wins the trophy "Le Vele D'Epoca di Imperia 2021"

(To Marina Militare)

Imperia- 35 vintage and classic boats at the start of the classic autumn event which for over 30 years has represented one of the most anticipated and prestigious sailing events in the Mediterranean: the "Vintage Sails of Imperia". An edition different from all the others and that at the opening of the event the mayor defined "the revival edition".

The Navy was present with three boats: the cutter "Chaplin", the sloop "Penelope" and the yawl "Corsaro II" which, in their own categories, raced in the well-spread east wind, maintaining twenty knots in the first two days. of regatta. During the third day, due to the absence of wind, only the historic parade took place along the pier of the port of Borgo Marina.

Notable was the performance of the Chaplin which, armed by patrons of the Naval Academy (3rd class and 1st year application courses) and by staff of the sailing section of Livorno, was the winner of the "Classics 2" category. In particular, the crew was the author of two well-conducted tests that have almost always seen him racing together with the boats of the higher categories. A spectacular finish at the end of the second test saw the "little one" Chaplin prevail in real time on the two "gigantic" vintage boats "Tuiga" (belonging to the Prince of Monaco) and "Hallo'en", thus being third overall in real time.

Excellent performance also for the Penelope, which came third in the "Classics 1" category, and for the Corsair The third in the "Classics 2" category, the latter engaged in the summer campaign in favor of the wannabe midshipmen of the 3rd class of the Naval Academy.

The achievement of the "Le Vele d'Epoca" trophy is the result of the intense and careful sailing training received at the Naval Academy which allows us to be competitive even in important national and international sailing events. In Imperia, moreover, we were confronted with a reality that, although different from the military one, is however linked to the intrinsic and essential character of our country, the maritime one, a fundamental sector for the economy and for the well-being of our nation " would-be ensign Onorato said at the end of the regatta.