The 18th record edition of the Grand Soleil Cup by Cantiere del Pardo has just ended: 70 boats at the starting line. A great party for all the Grand Soleil Yachts lovers, which took place thanks to the hospitality of the Marina of Cala Galera, the Monte Argentario Sail and Yacht Club and Pierservice.
Two perfect days dedicated to all the Grand Soleil lovers, surrounded by good weather conditions and an enthusiastic dock atmosphere.
At the starting line, many Grand Soleil models, which has told the story - of more than fourty years - of Cantiere del Pardo: from the GS34 "Why Not" designed by Jean Marie Finot in 1976 (owner: Andrea Stella) to the long-awaited full carbon GS34 Race "Podracer", which has made its first appearance in the waters of Monte Argentario. Among the most recent models, there were seven Grand Soleil 46 LC, two brand new Grand Soleil 52 LC and two Grand Soleil 58, launched between 2016 and 2018.
More than 500 Grand Soleil lovers took part to the event, racing and partying together. Many of them came from abroad - Belgium, Germany, Swiss and Puerto Rico.
CLASS GS 52 LC
CLASS GS 46 LC
Here are some wonderful photos taken at the Grand Soleil Cup in Puerto Rico. The very first edition took place on May 12th in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Seas. An amazing day of sailing which had as a protagonist a small but hardened Grand Soleil fleet. An amazing moment for the overseas GS Lovers!
On April 28th the deadline to participate in our Trivial GS CUP 2018 expired: over 300 participations! Thank you all for your interest and desire to get involved.
We congratulate the 3 selected participants among those who have correctly answered all the questions in the competition and will participate as protagonists in the Grand Soleil Cup:
We have the pleasure to invite all the Grand Soleil owners to the GS CUP 2018 that will take place in Cala Galera, Tuscany, from the 25th to the 27th of May. We wait for you aboard!
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Great record for the 2017 edition of the Grand Soleil Cup which was completed with 61 boats at the starting line. Two intensive days with a perfect weather and thousands of new Grand Soleil in water, including 5 Grand Soleil 46 LC, many GS 43 and GS 58’s. A great thanks to Pierservice, our agent in Cala Galera, CNVA, marine of Cala Galera and our dear owners that share their passion for Grand Soleil.
Rimini 18th-19th June: this year for the first time the Grand Soleil Trophy took place in the Adriatic sea in Rimini. The event was promoted by the Club Nautico Rimini, in collaboration with Cantiere del Pardo, Albatros Rimini, Multinautic of Fano and Marina di Rimini and both old and brand new boats participated. Four races took place during the 2 sailing days with unstable weather and constant wind of about 20 knots and wavy sea at the second day.
Great gathering in Tuscany with over 40 GS boats, more than
400 participants, 35 knots of wind & pure fun! Cantiere del Pardo would like to thank all the GS owners for participating at the event.
Special edition of the Grand Soleil Cup this year in Cala Galera. We celebrated with you the 40th anniversary of this wonderful race. Grazi everyone for participating!