The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was founded May 12
1967 S.A. the Aga Khan, Andrè Ardoin , Giuseppe Kerry Mentasti and Luigi Vietti ,
as a non-profit sports association , which aims to bring together members who love the sea and water sports and to promote their business. was adopted in 1975 the current pennant Club : a red diamond with four points with sides
concave , edged in white on a blue background . The races organized by the Club and the victories collected by the Shareholders under this pennant have helped to ensure the Club a leading role in the world of international yachting .
Today, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is linked by full reciprocity agreements with the Yacht Club de Monaco and , since July 2002 , with the New York Yacht Club
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is represented by the Executive Council chaired by the President , Princess Zahra Aga Khan, and Vice - President Dr. Roberto Kerkoc .
In addition to the Executive Council have operational responsibility for the Commodore , the Secretary General and the Director of Football .
THE FIRST RACES
Affiliated to the Italian Sailing Federation since 1968 and the Italian Powerboat Federation since 1978 , the club part with the ambition to organize international regattas and in 1972 held the first edition of the Week of the Mouths .
In 1973 he organized the One Ton Cup and became recognized as the promoter of the
competitive sailing the high seas in Italy and in the Mediterranean. It is the first of 1978
edition of the Sardinia Cup , an important step of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in organizing sailing events repetitive worldwide. The Sardinia Cup is held in even numbered years , alternating with the famous regatta in the Solent , the Admiral's Cup 1980 is the year of the establishment of two major championships : the Maxi Yacht World Championship and the World Cup in the same Swan year kicks off the Emerald Coast Offshore Grand Prix . The first Veteran Boat Rally held in 1982.
THE YEARS OF BLUE
In 1981 the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda promotes Italian first challenge
America's Cup Two years after the legendary 12 m Sl Azzurra wins a brilliant third place in the challenger series , in Newport . Azur become the symbol of the competitive sailing at the highest level and raises I'interesse of all the Italian sports . Following the success of Blue is established in 1984 in Porto Cervo the first World Championships 12 Metre Class .
In the same year the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is chosen by the Royal Perth Yacht Club as Challenger of Record for I'America 's Cup in 1987. As such it is responsible for preparing and coordinating all activities involving the challengers for the Cup, as well as the selection trials for I'organizzazione I'America 's Cup in Australia.
We still participates in a boat with the colors of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda : Azzurra
THE COMPANY OF DESTRIERO
II 1992 marked a great success in the field of motor speed : Steed accomplished in 58 hours, 54 minutes and 50 seconds to cross the Atlantic dall'Ambrose Light , the lighthouse in New York, the Bishop Rock lighthouse in the British Isles of Scilly : 3106 miles covered at an average of 53.09 knots equal to 98.323 km / h .
This spectacular adventure has been allocated to Steed , in addition to Columbus Atlantic Trophy , established by the New York Yacht Club and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda to reward the record of the double crossing of the Atlantic , including the Virgin Atlantic Challenge for the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean faster than ever.
1981 saw the launch Smeralda First , a Two- Tonner that wins a second place in the championship , with great satisfaction of the members.
Ten years after German Frers on behalf of the Members of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda to study a sailing boat which is suitable for fleet racing to match racing and challenges . Were launched in 1992 the first of the Smeralda 888 , fast, competitive and able to give strong emotions crew consists of just three people