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MSC’s Sailing Team Ready for the Barcolana

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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MSC’s competitive sailing team is excited to be taking part for the second time in the Barcolana, the largest regatta in the world. For this race, MSC will compete with its own boat, MSC Team Psaros33. The Barcolana crew includes five MSC employees: Joel Kunzi, Massimiliano Venezian, Paulo Quariguasy, Sebastian Wittgenstein, Simone Arienti, as well as members outside of the company: Nicolas Groux, skipper, and Mikis Psarofaghis, owner of Psarofaghis Shipyard, trimmer mate. Held in Trieste, Italy on 13 October, the Barcolana has been running since 1969. It is the largest sailing race in the World. Last year, for the 50 anniversary, more than 2600 boats lined up at the start line. The regatta is open to all sailors, from World-class helmsmen to amateur racers and cruisers. The Barcolana is more than a race, it is an event characterised by over a week of celebrations both on land and at sea, transforming every year Trieste into the European capital of sailing.

The MSC sailing team started as an internal initiative but the commitment of our sailors was so impressive that it was decided the team should start participating in international regattas.

MSC’s participation to the Barcolana is no coincidence. It underlines the importance of the Adriatic port in our container shipping network and highlights the friendship between our company and the city of Trieste. Hence MSC as well as taking part in the Trieste Gulf challenge is also sponsoring the Barcolana 51 itself. Our stand is located in the Sponsor Area at booth number 75-76 where, in partnership with Marevivo the Italian marine conservation association founded in 1985 it will promote biodiversity and sustainable development values and the enhancement of marine protected areas, as well as the fight against pollution and illegal fishing, while encouraging environmental education.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Thu, 17 Oct 2019
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