Ambassador’s Trophy

We are excited to announce the return of the Italian Ambassador’s Trophy.

This year, we will celebrate the twinning with Fondazione Tender to Nave Italia, a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by the Italian Navy and Yacht Club Italiano, which for many years have been fighting all forms of prejudice on disabilities and social hardship, alongside people who, because of that prejudice, risk ending up on the margins of our communities.

Their weapons are educational and rehabilitation projects that they carry out on board a 70 mt sailing brig, called ‘Nave Italia’, following a method that has proven its effectiveness over time: ‘Adventure Therapy’. An adventure that, year after year, mission after mission, shows that at sea there are no walls, all are essential in life on board and can be so on land too. RCYC and Fondazione Tender to Nave Italia joined forces to break down the wall of indifference and to bring this awareness into the hearts and souls of those who do not yet know it.

The funds raised will allow 5 to 10 children of the RCYC Sailing Academy to participate to a 1 week Adventure Therapy on board of ‘Nave Italia” during June 2023. They will be the first South African crew on Nave Italia ever.

Charity ticket to participate at your choice on a member’s sailing yacht or on a private charter yacht is R1,000 per person. There are only a number of tickets available. They can be reserved writing an email to

The race is scheduled to start at 12h00, with prize giving and complimentary Italian pasta meals for all competitors, guests and supporters at 17h30.

We are looking forward to have you, your family and friends on board of this initiative.

The following is the link to Nave Italia:

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