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June 1, 2024

Turning point for the Triton Cup LIFE A-MAR NATURA2000

A weekend of passion and innovation, that of 25 and 26 May 2024, which saw the 1st edition of the regatta for the sea held in Marina Cala de’ Medici, Castiglioncello, Tuscany. An event that has been able to combine sport, sustainability and social inclusion.

Despite climatic challenges and adverse weather forecasts in the preceding days, which could have discouraged some, the regatta enthusiastically welcomed around fifty boats and a total of 600 participants during a memorable weekend.

Saturday saw light winds that, instead of dampening spirits, amplified the passion and energy of the crews and the public. The enthusiasm was palpable, turning every moment into a captivating competition. A highlight of the event was the “Sailor of the Year” award presented by Giornale della Vela to Luca Rosetti. In addition to being a talented skipper, Rosetti is a fervent advocate for marine conservation. His company is a pioneer in designing sailboats made from biocomposites and equipped with tools for marine environmental data collection, perfectly combining innovation and sustainability.

Throughout the weekend, the Natura 2000 marine site experts’ from Triton Research srl stand attracted many curious visitors. Informative material was generously provided to the Marina Cala de’ Medici to further promote environmental issues. Nearby exhibitors from the Tuscany Marina Consortium also offered to distribute this valuable material at their events.

Sunday brought ideal weather conditions, with more favorable winds that heightened the competition. This special day was enriched by the presence of young cancer survivors, in collaboration with the pediatric oncology department of the Policlinico di Modena. This initiative marked the beginning of a Sea Therapy project, aimed at combining the benefits of sports activities with the regenerative power of the sea, offering healing and rehabilitation paths.

The Triton Cup LIFE A-MAR NATURA 2000 regatta demonstrated how sport can be a powerful tool to promote not only the protection of marine biodiversity but also social inclusion and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Moreover, the event highlighted the importance of sailboats as a sustainable means of transport, capable of reducing environmental impact and promoting a more respectful relationship with the sea. The event opened new perspectives, showing that love for the sea and sailing can go hand in hand with innovation, environmental awareness, and support for those facing significant health challenges.

The weekend of the regatta for promoting the marine and coastal sites of the Natura 2000 network was a vibrant celebration of the sea, life, and hope, leaving a positive and lasting impact on the community and the hearts of all participants.