With 8,000 copies distributed so far in 2018, planning for next year’s edition of Estela’s annual yachting guide is well underway. The book will be renamed ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’, and the feature destination will be Rome, Italy’s ‘Eternal City’.
Just 30 km inland, Rome is the perfect stop as part of an Italian coastal itinerary. Cosmopolitan, steeped in culture, a gourmet’s dream and a shopper’s nirvana, Rome is one of the finest cities on earth. As usual, ‘The Y’ will recommend the best time to go, what to see and do, where to eat and drink, always keeping in mind the finest quality that superyacht owners and guests look for.
Italy’s Ligurian and Tyrrhenian coasts meanwhile offer some of the finest cruising in the western Mediterranean, with spectacular places to visit. Given Italy’s top level shipyards and marine facilities, ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’ 2019 edition offers a perfect opportunity particularly for Italian maritime companies to promote their design and technology, showcasing their facilities, services and products alongside the region’s natural beauty and style. We will save further parts of Italy for future editions, moving on instead towards Malta and Gozo.
Recent investment into Malta’s yachting infrastructure is making these ancient isles an increasingly popular stopping point for cruising visitors, while the country’s favourable regulatory framework has long appealed to owners.
A strong contender for inclusion in 2019 is Croatia’s Dalmatian coast on the Adriatic, as suggested by potential sponsors. Perhaps ‘the road less travelled’ for a majority of motor yachts in the Mediterranean, Croatia has yet to be explored by many owners and guests.
Large and varied enough to warrant a whole edition of ‘The Y’ all of its own, we will explore Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, on the Aegean Sea. Pristine beaches, ancient ruins and abundant wildlife are reason enough to visit this stunning part of the Eastern Mediterranean.
With the increasing popularity of regatta racing across all classes, we will also look ahead to the Prada Cup, which will decide who will take on defending New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup in March 2021. From the latest cutting-edge foiled boats to J Class events and classics racing, we will look ahead to the biggest events in the coming seasons, as well as what is driving the growth in regatta racing worldwide.
Being our backyard, ‘The Y’ 2019 edition will of course include an update on the Balearics, with rules and regulations ever changing. We will also be returning to South Floridaand the Bahamas this time, where sales and charter activity are running at record levels. (Click the video below for a view from the Bahamas Pavilion at FLIBS). As usual, we will highlight the best marinas, bunkering and refit facilities.
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