Italian Consul Cup 2016

Event Date: 
18 February 2016
Royal Perth Yacht Club
6 Australia II Drive

Italian Consul Cup 2016 - The Swan River speaks Italian

On Thursday the 18th of February the Italian Consul Cup will be back on the Swan River waters. The reigning champion D’Orsogna will hotly contest the title with other 8 crews: Freo Group, MACS, HopgoodGanim, Linley Valley Pork, Pronto Fine Food, ENI, St George Bank, and Fero Group.

The race will start at 5pm from the Royal Perth Yacht Club and each crew will be made up of a professional skipper from the WA Yachting Foundation and 10 invited guests. From 7pm dinner and entertainment will take place, and everyone will be welcome to join and toast the sailors. During the night the winner will be officially awarded by the Italian Consul in Perth Mr David Balloni and the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Perth (ICCI) Mr Massimo Perotti.

The Italian Consul’s Cup is organised each year by ICCI on behalf of the Italian Consulate in Perth to celebrate the success of the Italian community and to present the Chamber’s program of activities. The cup dates back to 1991 when it was established by former Italian Consul Mr Vincenzo Schioppa to praise the dynamic presence of Italians in Perth. After a six year halt between 1997 and 2003, the Italian Consul Mr Maurizio Canfora wanted to bring back this prestigious sailing event and make it part of the annual event’s calendar. Interest in the Cup arose among business men, VIP and sailing lovers.

ICCI Secretary General Marco Mari commented, “We are proud to be the organizer of the Italian Consul’s Cup, a traditional event for the Italo-Australians in Perth which grows from strength to strength every year - it provides a networking opportunity and intensifies links within our community”.

Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Perth
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