Three Gulfs Sailing Week: the sailing event will take place in Sorrento

The Three Gulfs Sailing Week 2022, initially known as Rolex Capri Sailing Week is the most important sailing event of the year in the Mediterranean areas

The Famous Rolex Capri Sailing Week, from next year will be presented as Three Gulfs Sailing Week. Baptized with a new name, the competition will be remaining in the same usual area, between the bay of Naples, Salerno, and Gaeta, running 150 miles. This is the most important event of the year for sailing lovers and expert sailors.

The Location will be the bay of Naples, Italy, on west Mediterranean, and the homeport will be Sorrento, instead of Capri (further details about the changebelow in the article) always sponsored by brand Rolex, as official timepiece of the event.

In case you would like to like to assist to this important event from a very special position, you can now book a private boat or a luxury yacht, to enjoy the race, sipping your favorite drink, or tasting Italian specialties served by an Italian chef at your disposal to fulfill your wishes

The event

Thanks to Circolo Remo and to Vela Italia, together with the Italian Sailing Foundation (FIV) and thanks to many local sailing clubs and local sponsors, the Three gulfs sailing week will offer this year to his lucky visitors a great show at open sea, between 14th and 22nd May 2022,

This year the races will be the followings:

  • The Three Gulfs Race
  • The Maxi European Championship
  • The ORC Mediterranean Championship, from 19th May 2022.
  • The Thyrrenian National Championship.

The historical 3 gulfs race

The Three Gulfs race is now at the 67th edition and has changed the name to Three Gulfs Sailing Week (former Rolex Capri Sailing Week).
Since 1954 different sailing competed in the Mediterranean Sea
 and many important brands, such as Tim, Telecom, Loro Piana and Ermenegildo Zegna have related to the event, together with Rolex, the main sponsor.

The Maxi European Championship

The three Gulfs Sailing week 2022 is The Maxi European Championship and it will take place between the 14th to the 22nd. of May. The event is Reserved to the Mini Maxi yacht category and yacht Maxi, respectively between 18-24 meters and 24-30meters, with IRC came rating system.

Those amazing boats will be hosted at Marina Piccola in Sorrento

The ORC Mediterranean Championship

The ORC Mediterranean Championship, also known as “Mediterraneo ORC”
is reserved to ORC vessels (Offshore Racing Council), which is the international organizer of many open sea races, and it will set the headquarter in Sorrento this year.
Those yachts will be challenging between 19th and 21st of May, running a battlefield of 150 miles, which is the historical Three Gulfs Race route.
At the end of the competition, the awards will be assigned with a special ceremony in the city of Sorrento.

The ORC Mediterranean Championship event will take place just few weeks before the world ORC Championship, in Porto Cervo, on the norther side of Sardinia, in June this year. A very special opportunity to participate to both ORC championships.

News of the 2022 edition


The most important news for the 2022 edition is the new headquarter, based in Sorrento for the first time, due to the very high number of participants.
More than 150 yachts, (almost 50 are new entry racers) will participate to the races of the 2022 edition

In 2021 the edition has been longer than usual, to let everybody enjoy the race, including the participant from 2020, when the competition was cancelled due to the global pandemic.

In a recent interview, the President of Circolo Remo e Vela, Roberto Mottola, active partner of the event expressed his gratitude to Rolex, the main sponsor, The IMA and ORC association that every year put such an important assignment to the Vela circuit and to the Major of Sorrento for opening the door of the city to the event.
The larger capacity of the port of Sorrento and surrounding facilities will be an important asset to support the success of the event.

Massimo Coppola, Major of Sorrento just said “We are ready and happy to host sailors and travelers from all over the world, and honored to host this very special event in the beautiful frame of Sorrento, worldwide famous for the natural beauties and for the culture of our warm Mediterranean hospitality.

Program and route of the event

We have just introduced the main news of the 2022 edition and we will now share few little things about the new spirit of the race, the participants and their routes.

On the 14th of May 2022 the first sailing will take place, departing from Santa Lucia port, the famous harbor attached to Castell dell’ Ovo in Naples, overtaking the isles of Ischia and Procida, then on the way to Ventotene and Ponza and then following Li Galli isles, the private archipelago located just in front of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, to cross the finish line in Capri, and return in Sorrento seaport.

The Classic yachts this year will set a new battlefield, sailing directly to Capri, after overcoming the isle of Ventotene in the bay of Gaeta.

For further information about 2022 event, how to participate, the detailed program and the timetable of the races, starting places, finish line and more, we invite you to visit the official “official website of the Three Gulfs Sailing Week

If you would like to explore the Isles of the Three Gulfs on board a wonderful yacht and get a quote to sail between the bay of Naples, Salerno and Gaeta and admire the exclusive sailing races from an amazing point of view, with few friends and supporters, please contact us via mobile, or visit our website Capasecca yacht to choose the yacht that best fit your needs.

You can choose within a large array of yacht to Capri, to spend few relaxing days, surrounded by the amazing view of the blue isle and the stunning landscapes of the Amalfi coastline.

You can select the best route and visit any seaside location for shopping or to discover the local attraction, historical sites, beautiful bays for swimming and snorkeling, pampered by our attentive crew.
Don’t miss the chance to admire the terrific coastline in Capri and along the Sorrentine Coast, visit the main grottoes and secluded coves, only accessible by water admiring all shades of blue.

On board our yachts we follow the highest safety standards according to the maritime law and the entire environment is deeply sanitized every day, granting our guests the highest safety standards for a memorable experience.

Our Captains and the entire crew is well trained and fully entitled to perform their job.
The expertise in sailing along the coast and love for the sea are perfect ingredients to offer an amazing experience, in complete comfort and safety.

Don’t forget your swimsuit and get ready to sail this Spring in Capri and along the Amalfi Coast during the Three Gulfs Sailing week.

PH Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

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