Professionisti Italiani a Boston, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, will host its 2016 Sailing Event from June 27th through July 4th.
For the forth year in a row, two young sailors from the nonprofit sailing school “Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino” will compete against young sailors from three of the most renown sailing centers in the Boston area. The regattas will take place at the locations of the three local sailing clubs: the MIT sailing pavilion, the Courageous Sailing Center and the Community Boating Center.
The Mascalzone Latino School of Sailing was founded by Vincenzo Onorato, President of the Italian racing team Mascalzone Latino that competes in many different international sailing formats. The team was winner of six world sailing cups and it also competed in two America’s Cups.
The sailing school was founded with the goal of taking kids off the streets of underserved neighborhoods of Naples (Italy) and giving them the opportunity to learn how to perform better not only in sailing but also at school. This experience wants to be a reward for their efforts, or an incentive to get better. In both cases, it aims to motivate them to work hard to achieve their goals and give them hope in their potentials.
Regattas (for the Mascalzone Latino sailors)
Tuesday, June 28th at 5.30pm at MIT Sailing Center
Thursday, June 30th at 6pm at Courageous Sailing Center
Friday, July 1st at 10am at Community Boating
Final Ceremony (open to public)
WHEN: Saturday, July 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Courageous Sailing Center, Pier 4, Charlestown Navy Yard, 1 First Avenue, Boston MA, 02129
The event is sponsored by Danfort Dental di Frank Facella, Italimport Inc. di Stefano Barbiero, and PIB Italian Saturday School.