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Italian Sailing Federation

History of FIV

Costitution

The FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) replaces institutions which, from 1879 to now, have been national authorities of Italian sailing at the IYRU (International Yacht Racing Club, founded in London in 1907). The birth of the sailing sport in Italy dates back to 1852 when, on the initiative of the Marquis Ludovico Trotti, the "Regatta Club" was founded on the lake Como. On 1 January 1879 the Regio Yacht Club Italiano (RYCI or Italian Royal Yacht Club) was founded in Genoa (it remained active until 1912) and on 8 August 1880 the first national race La Spezia is run with the participation of nearly 177 crews.

Between 1913 and 1918, on the initiative of the RYCI, the Unione Nazionale della Marina da Diporto (UNMD or National Union of Recreational Marinas) was created to "coordinate and regulate the activities of sailing clubs". The UNMD was transformed in 1919 into the Italian Royal Yacht Club. In 1927 the CONI recognised the RYCI and changes its name in 1928 to the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV or Italian Sailing Federation). In 1933 the FIV assumed the new name of the Regia Federazione Italiana della Vela (RFIV or Royal Italian Sailing Federation) and it moved its headquarters to Rome. In the postwar period, on 25 April 1946, the Regency Council was elected in Rome which, on 16 November 1946, proclaimed the National congress of sailing societies in Florence.

The Congress formed the Unione Società Veliche Italiane (USVI or Italian Union of Sailing Societies), bringing the organisation's head office to Genoa (Duca degli Abruzzi port). Finally, on 5 December 1964 the USVI returned to the old times recovering the name of Italian Sailing Federation (FIV), listed in Law 16.2.1942, N. 426 (as RFIV).

Denomination

From 1879 to 1912, the Regio Yacht Club Italiano (RYCI or Italian Royal Yacht Club); from 1913 to 1918, the Unione Nazionale della Marina da Diporto (UNMD or National Union of Recreational Marinas); from 1919 to 1927, the Regio Yacht Club Italiano (RYCI or Italian Royal Yacht Club); from 1928 to 1933, Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV or Italian Sailing Federation); from 1933 to 1945, Regia (poi Reale) Federazione Italiana Vela (RFIV or Royal (later Regal) Italian Sailing Federation); since 1946, Unione Società Veliche Italiane (USVI or Italian Union of Sailing Societies); from 1964, back to the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV or Italian Sailing Federation).

Federal Offices

Up to 1929, Genoa; from 1930 to 1945, Rome; from 1946, Rome (administrative head office) and Genoa (technical-sports head office); from 1964, Genoa.

First National Championships

1931 (Dinghy Class), 1994 (Olympic classes).

First time the Olympics Games

1924 Paris.

Presidents

ITALIAN ROYAL YACHT CLUB

1879 - 1880 Vittorio Augusto Vecchi

1880 - 1881 Marquis Andrea Doria

1881 - 1906 Marquis Carlo Ginori Lisci

1906 - 1912 S.A.R. Luigi di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of Abruzzi

NATIONAL UNION OF RECREATIONAL MARINAS

1913 - 1918 Marquis Cesare Imperiali di Sant'Angelo

ITALIAN ROYAL SAILING FEDERATION

1919 - 1927 S.A.R. Luigi di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of Abruzzi

ITALIAN SAILING FEDERATION

1928 - 1933 S.A.R. Luigi di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of Abruzzi

ITALIAN ROYAL SAILING FEDERATION

1934 - 1942 Baron Alberto Fassini Camossi

1942 - 1945 Cap. Antonio N. Cosulich

1945 Giampietro Scaramella Manetti

1945 Nino Reggiori

1946 Amm. G.Pietro Lodolo

NATIONAL UNION SAILING ITALIANS

1946 - 1956 Marquis Paolo Pallavicino

1957 - 1964 Beppe Croce

ITALIAN SAILING FEDERATION

1964 - 1980 Beppe Croce

1981 - 1988 Carlo Rolandi

1989 - 2008 Sergio Gaibisso

2008 - 2016 Carlo Croce

2016 - Francesco Ettorre

 


Secretaries

1943 Paolo Cantani

1946 - 1957 Beppe Croce

1958 - 1961 Bruno Bianchi

1963 - 1972 Giuseppe Ghibaudi

1973 - 1978 Gianfranco Bertelli

1979 - 1981 Luciano Cucchia

1981 - 1985 Giovanni Tintori

1989 - 1991 Giovanni Tintori (ad interim)

1991 - 1992 Giuseppe Gentile

1992 - 2005 Mauro Tirinnanzi

2006 - 2008 Antonio Micillo

2008 - Gianni Storti

 

Corte Lambruschini - Piazza Borgo P, Genoa

Phone:+39 010 544541

Fax:+39 010 592864

Url:www.federvela.it

President:Francesco Ettorre

Secretary:Gianni Storti