Pershing and Stardom, leading figures of the winter season in Cortina
Speed, passion and a competitive spirit for the 2010 Ski Yachting Team Cup.
Everything is in place for sea lovers' most eagerly-awaited winter appointment. The 2010 Ski Yachting Team Cup, the combined sailing-skiing challenge organised by Yacht Club Cortina d'Ampezzo, will be held from 29th to 31st January. This year, changes have been made to the organisation of the event. The trophy will lead to nomination of the team which best demonstrates its skill both on the snow, between the gates of a huge slalom, and in the water, amongst the buoys of a regatta course.
Sponsor par excellence for the second year running will be Stardom, exclusive distributor of the Pershing brand for Italy, which has renewed its commitment to support an event which awards the most authentic of sporting values.
The reliability trial will be the highlight of the event on Saturday, 30th January, during which each team will aim to repeat the times of each of the two rounds held on the same routes. The two best times will be noted down. Consequently, this is not a true race of speed, but rather a testing bench, where technical skill and strategy are the decisive elements for drawing up the rating of the skiing stage. The second part of the event, on the other hand, will take place this summer, on occasion of the main stages of the Melges 20, Melges 24 and Melges 32 regatta circuits, the most widespread, competitive sailing classes.
An original, and indeed unique idea, the aim of which is to strengthen the close ties uniting the worlds of skiing and sailing, which have the same essential values: speed, a competitive spirit and a passion for new challenges.
Lastly, when the alpine stage of the event comes to a close, an exclusive party will be held at the Cristallo Palace Hotel, seat of the YCCA clubhouse and an important reference point for all Stardom clients, present all year round with its own area. This will be the opportunity to award those members of the Yacht Club who distinguished themselves during the year, and present the Pershing Trophy to the top positions in the three ratings.
“Creating situations where we can meet and mix with our clients is fundamental," holds Salvatore Moracasso, Chairman of Stardom. “Cortina is an especially popular destination with owners, who are joined by a passion for both the sea and skiing. For this reason, and following the success of the last event, we are the Official Sponsor of the Ski Yachting Team Cup, one of the most eagerly-awaited events of the season this year, too."
Team work, an extraordinary performance and passion make Pershing and Stardom ideal partners, placing the very best of technology, total reliability and constant innovation at the service of sport.