MONTURA IS TECHNICAL SPONSOR OF FRAGLIA VELA IN RIVA DEL GARDA FOR THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD 2018-2020

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News from Sailing

For years Montura has dressed many sailors who value high quality clothing, and last year the firm launched its dedicated “Keep Sailing” line. It helps top athletes like Gaetano Mura and Enrico Zennaro to achieve their dreams, as well as promising teams such as the Melges 24 “Arkanoè Aleali by Montura” and charity projects like “Diversamente Marinai”. Now the firm has signed a new technical sponsorship deal with one of the most important international sailing clubs, consolidating its presence in this sport too.

The club is the “Fraglia Vela Riva”, founded 90 years ago by Gabriele D’Annunzio, who invented its name by combining “fratellanza” (brotherhood) and “famiglia” (family).  Fraglia is a sports club headed by Giancarlo Mirandola and based in a prestigious building in the green area next to the harbour at Riva del Garda, on the lake which over the years has become one of the world’s favourite places for water sports. The club hosts an annual calendar of international regattas, with Italian, European and world championships and competitions of various categories. 

Fraglia Vela Riva has been awarded the distinctions of the Stella d'argento (Silver Star) and Stella d'oro (Golden Star) by CONI for sporting merit, and its Garda Optimist Meeting made into the Guinness World Records as the largest single-class regatta in the world, with more than 1200 young sailors taking part. Indeed, it’s youngsters who will be at the heart of this new technical collaboration: during the three-year period 2018-2020, the Fraglia’s youth teams and their trainers will be wearing Montura. And the collaboration does not end in the water, but will also extend into the publishing activities of Montura Editing and the charity events promoted by Montura.

Rovereto/Zané - March 2018