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  Basic Sailing Courses at Miseno
 

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19 October 2015 - The NNYC conducted basic sailing activities for two weeks, in the waters off Miseno, thanks to the hospitality offered by Guardia di Finanza.
The training involved a course on "Bosun" dinghies, and “Optimist” course for children  up to 13 years of age.
Part of the NNYC fleet (eight bosuns, eight optmists, a rubber boat and a rescue boat) was moved to the Logistic Compound of Guardia di Finanza,  together with the needed training equipment.
Ten adults and four children from the NATO community – British, Spanish, Hungarian , Turkish and Italian)- attended the Bosun course, while the Optimist course was attended by ten boys and girls selected within two local secondary schools as per a competition notice issued by the Major of Bacoli, together with eight from the NATO community (Turkish, Spanish and Italian). All the costs were absorbed by the NATO club.
The training was conducted by NNYC volunteers, who took care of everything, from logistic and organizational arrangements to prrofessional sailing instruction. It was concluded with a graduation ceremony during which participants were certified having attended the NNYC sailing course, a training activity  accredited by the Italian Sailing Federation. The awarding ceremony was attended by the Major of Bacoli, Josi Gerardo Della Ragione, Deputy Major Marco di Meo, City Councillors Gennaro di Fraia and Marianna Illiano together with Lt.Col. (Guardia di Finanza) Biagio Looz, Commandant of the II Reparto Tecnico di Supporto, the N.N.Y.C instructors, and many parents who had watched the sporting performance of their little champions.

(video report in Italian : https://youtu.be/rGq7TE7ViUc )


  Italy wins 24th edition of Regatta of Nations
 

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Italy won on Sunday, 28 September the 24th  edition of the Regatta of Nations organized by the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC). The Italian team dominated the whole series of  four races, even if more directly challenged by the British and Turkish teams.
Lieutenant-General D. Michael Day, Deputy  Commander, JFC Naples provided opening remarks that further motivated the crews and the many spectators while Admiral Mark Ferguson,  Commander JFC Naples,  proudly gave the start to one of the four races sailed in the Club’s 4.5 meter Bosun dinghies.
The event was favored by wonderful weather – with gusting winds - at the presence of a multinational crowd of families and friends who enjoyed a splendid day of fun. Their presence confirmed the winning formula of the NNYC: to provide a competitive and safe environment that also helps build the esprit de corps throughout the community while promoting the sport of sailing.
All nations represented at NATO Naples headquarters were invited to compete and nine participated in the Regatta of Nations. At the end of the series of races, Italy was followed in the final ranking by the United Kingdom, Turkey, Spain, France, United States of America,  Canada, Germany and Romania.   
The Italian team comprised Antonio Fierro, Gaetano Esposito, Paolo and Matteo Falzea, Chris Lambert and Maurizio Marletta.
Junior NNYC members competed the same day during a three races Optimist regatta,  won by Andrea D’Ambrosio.


  Distinti Saluti wins 'Towers' regatta
 

Distinti Saluti, skipper Gianni D'Addio, scored the first place in its class during the 90 miles first leg of the 9th edition of Regata delle Torri Saracene, from Sorrento to Sapri, on 11 June 2014.

The Towers Race, co-organized by the NNYC, saw a total of 41 boats competing from 6 to 15 June. The itinerary comprised a prologue Naples-Sorrento, from where the boats went to Sapri, Scario, and return.

The Towers Race is named after the ancient observation towers that constitute the main landmarks of the southern Tyrrhenian coast.


  Open Day International Regatta and Admirals' Cup 2014
   

As always, the NNYC opened the sailing season with a day of racing and fun, notwithstanding a very slow wind that forced the shortening of a few races.

MGen. Jean Fred Berger formally opened the event with a welcoming speech, in which he contragulated the organization which was led by the President of the NNYC, Lt.Cdr. Adam C. Lunn and the Commodore, BGen. Alfonso Candia, assisted by Capt. Nicasio Rey-Stolle, Rear Commodore Racing, and a number of volunteers. Indeed, the latter were the key of the success of an event that required praparation of the dinghies, cleaning of the Club area, arrangement for seating over a hundred guests and catering of the buffet lunch.

Continuing what looks now as a tradition, Italy won the first International regatta, followed by Portugal, France, UK, Spain, Germany and Romania.

Four flag officers competed for the traditional Admirals' Cup - the only regatta in the world that is conducted by international flag officers. The first place was assigned ex-equo to MGen. Robert Weighill (GBR, DCOS Plans) and MGen. Jean Fred Berger (FRA, DCOS OPS). They were followed by BGen. Damian Florinel (ROM, DOM) and BGen. Luis Melendez-Pasquin (ESP, ACOS PLANS).

Junior members competed for an Optimist regatta, over two races. Winner was Andrea D'Ambrosio, followed by Matteo Falzea and Luis Peyton.


  Italy dominates Regatta of Nations 2013
 

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Italy won on Sunday, 22 September the 23rd edition of the Regatta of Nations organized by the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC). The Italian team actually dominated the whole series of  five races, scoring four first places and a second place. The event was favored by wonderful weather – with gusting winds - at the presence of a crowd of families and friends who enjoyed a splendid day of fun.
All nations represented at NATO Naples headquarters were invited to compete and eight participated in the Regatta of Nations. At the end of the series of races sailed in the Club’s 4.5 meter Bosun dinghies, Italy was followed in the final ranking by the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Slovenia, United States of America, and Spain.
The Italian team comprised Antonio and Gaetano Esposito, Paolo and Matteo Falzea, Chris Lambert and Maurizio Marletta.


  NNYC party celebrates arrival of summer
 

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Nisida, 30 June 2013 - The Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) opened the Summer sailing season with a day of fun, eating and sport.  A truly multinational, crowded party that was a rare opportunity for the families of the NATO community to meet outside of the formal working environment.  
Volunteers from Italy, Spain , France and the United States, supported by professional cooks from the well-known D&D catering company, provided competitive assortments of national eating specialties, with a menu spanning from cheeseburgers and hotdogs to pasta, fagioli e cozze; from fried fish to French cheeses and wine; and of course paella and much more, including fruit cakes.  
Sailing and cold beer helped beating the sunshine of the first real summer day of this year, under the vigilant eyes of Alfonso Candia, the NNYC Commodore who chaired the team that organized and conducted the event. 


  Italy wins Open Day International Regatta
 

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Eight crews from nine nations competed on Sunday at Nisida for the first international sailing trophy of 2013. At the end of three races, the Italian team scored the best cumulative results. The same day, six flag officers competed for the unique NNYC Admirals' Cup: the winner was Brigadier General Luis Meléndez Pasquín, Spanish Marine Corps.  Notwithstanding the challenge posed by gusting wind and occasional showers, the traditional Open Day of the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) was attended by a crowd of supporters and successfully marked the beginning of the sailing season.

Admiral Bruce W. Clingan, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, presented the winners with their trophy. His final comments were: "The opening day of the sailing season for the Naples NATO Yacht Club is a wonderful opportunity that brings families and friends together for a day on the peer, to spend time enjoying each other, and a day on the water, where there is a chance to experience the fun and thrill of sailing in a safe environment, in a competitional series of races that also helps build the esprit de corps throughout the community."

All nations represented at NATO Naples headquarters were invited to compete and nine participated in the international regatta: Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. At the end of three series of races sailed in the Club’s 4.5 meter Bosun dinghies, Italy was followed in the final ranking by the joint Croatia/Portugal crew and by Spain. The winning crew comprised Paolo Valzea and Maurizio Marletta.

The Admirals' Cup is the only international regatta in the world really deserving this name as it requires the crews to include flag officers. Six Admirals and Generals participated this year and General Meléndez prevailed over Major General Robert Weighill, UK Royal Army, and Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Canadian Army.

Led by Brigadier General Alfonso Candia, the NNYC is the only sailing facility available to the NATO community in Naples. Its principal aim is to encourage the sport of sailing through various recreational initiatives. For this purpose, the Club maintains a flotilla of small boats and sailboats and organizes training activities and regattas. The club also participates in national and international sport events.  Sailing courses will begin in the coming weeks.


  Spain wins Regatta of Nations and Admirals’ Cup
 

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A Spanish team won on Sunday, 16 September the 22nd edition of the Regatta of Nations organized since 1991 by the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC). The same day Rear Admiral Javier Gonzalez-Huix, Spanish Navy, DCOS Operations at MC Naples, was the winner of the yearly Admirals' Cup while Luis Peytou, from France, was the winner of a children Optimist regatta.
The series of races was opened with remarks by Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse (Canada), Deputy Commander JFC Naples who priced the winners. The event was favored by very nice weather – even if the wind was not always supportive - at the presence of a crowd of families and friends who enjoyed a splendid day of fun.
All nations represented at NATO Naples headquarters were invited to compete and nine participated in the Regatta of Nations: Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States. At the end of four series of races sailed in the Club’s 4.5 meter Bosun dinghies, Spain was followed in the final ranking by Italy and the United Kingdom. The Spanish team comprised, in addition to Rear Admiral Gonzalez-Huix, Carlos Rey-Stolle, Iñigo Altolaguirre, Fernando Suárez, and Nando Suárez.
The Admirals' Cup is the only international regatta in the world really deserving this name as it requires skippers to be flag officers. Six Admirals and Generals participated this year and Rear Admiral Javier Gonzalez-Huix prevailed at a photo-finish arrival over Brig. Gen. Aniello Angellotti (Italy), Leader Transition Coord-Management Office  JFC Naples, who was followed by Major General Françoise Latour-Honorat (France), Resources Directorate Director at JFC Naples.
The same day six children run an optimist regatta, won by Luis Peytou followed by Matteo Falzea and Erik Stylianidis. The occasion was appropriate to publicly congratulate NNYC young members for their performance the previous week, when they proudly represented the Club at a regional Junior Championship. The NNYC team, trained by Fulvio Pulimanti, comprised Matteo Falzea, Erik Stylianidis, Alessio Capuozzo and Andrea D'Ambrosio. Matteo Falzea was the winner of the championship in the Cadet categories, and Alessio Capuozzo was second in the Junior categories.
The NNYC is the only sailing facility available to the NATO Community in Naples. Its principal aim is to encourage the sport of sailing. For this purpose the club maintains a flotilla of small sailboats, organizes training activities and regattas and facilitates the mooring of a limited number of privately owned boats. The NNYC is affiliated to the Italian Sailing Federation and the Italian National Olympic Committee and participates in national and international sport events. You can learn more on how to join the Club at the internet page www.nnyc.it.


  Summer Party 2012
 

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24 June 2012 - The Summer Party conducted at Nisida on Sunday by the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) met all expectations: a day of fun, eating and sport attended by a multinational crowd. The best way to celebrate the arrival of summer and the recent success of the Club in important sailing competitions. But also a rare opportunity for the families of the NATO community to meet outside of the formal working environment.  
Volunteers from Germany, Italy, Spain , UK and the United States provided competitive assortments of national eating specialties, with a menu spanning from cheeseburgers and hotdogs to curry-wursts and sauerkrauts, and from lasagna and fried fish to paella and much more, including small cakes.  
Swimming, water games and cold beer helped beating the sunshine, under the vigilant eyes of Alfonso Candia, the NNYC Commodore who chaired the team that organized and conducted the event.  He was also still visibly proud for the results achieved by NNYC sailboats and recognized on 20 June during an award ceremony at Circolo Nautico della Vela in Naples.
Thirty-six boats belonging to the main sailing clubs of the Campi Flegrei area raced seven times from March to May in the Gulfs of Pozzuoli and Naples and in the waters of Ischia and Procida for the yearly Campi Flegrei Championship.   Six boats defended the NNYC colors: Distinti Saluti (skipper Gianni D'Addio),  Mizar III (skipper Antonio Esposito), Voglia di Mare (skipper Mimmo Carafa), Calipso skipper Mario de Blasio), Bruda (skipper Tony Fierro) and Septentrion (skipper Giuseppe del Grosso) winning a total of seven first places, two second places and seven third places. Thanks to those brilliant results, the NNYC boats scored in the championship a first place in Open Class A (Distinti Saluti) a second place in Open Class B (Voglia di Mare) and a third place in Open Class A (Mizar III).
The activities of the Club will continue during summer with sailing courses and racing events, to culminate in September with the traditional International Regatta and the Admirals’ Cup.


  Italy wins the NNYC Open Day international regatta
 

The Italian team poses with the trophy they received after their victory in the first NNYC International Regatta of 2012. (NNYC photo)

 

20 May 2012 - Seven nations competed on Sunday at Nisida for the first international sailing trophy of 2012. The traditional Open Day of the Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) marked the beginning of the sailing season and was attended by a crowd of supporters who strived to replace with their enthusiasm the almost missing wind. At the end of four races, the Italian team scored the best cumulative results, followed by France, Spain, Germany, UK, Croatia and United States.

The event included an Optimist regatta for children and was witnessed by Admiral Bruce W. Clingan, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, who presented the winners with their trophy.

The NNYC is the only sailing facility available to the NATO community in Naples. Its principal aim is to encourage the sport of sailing through various recreational initiatives. For this purpose, the Club maintains a flotilla of small boats and sailboats and organizes training activities and regattas. The club also participates in national and international sport events.

 

  NNYC yacht wins the Giannotti Trophy regatta
 

The crew of Distinti Saluti, winner of the Giannotti Trophy (Open Class A) of the Campi Flegrei Championship: (left to right) Sebastiano Spagnuolo, Severino Massarelli, Gianni D'Addio (skipper) and Ernesto Fasano. (NNYC photo)

 

29 April 2012 - The Naples NATO Yacht Club (NNYC) scored brilliant results during the latest regatta of the 26th edition of the Campi Flegrei championship, with first and second place in the A class and second place in the B class.
Thirty seven boats from nine yacht clubs competed for the Giannotti Trophy - organized by the NNYC - as the third race of the yearly championship. The racing area spanned eight miles from the gulf of Pozzuoli to Mergellina (Naples) and was blessed by a fresh breeze and a sunny day. 
The NNYC participated with six yachts, of which Distinti Saluti scored first place in the Open Class A (skipper Gianni D'Addio), Mizar III scored second place in the same class (skipper Antonio Esposito), while Voglia Di Mare (skipper Domenico Carafa) was second on the finishing line for the Open Class B.