The Yacht Club Porto Rotondo was founded in 1985 by a group of people who were passionate about the sea and about Porto Rotondo and, right from its first year of operation, has been located in the beautiful larch-wood building created by the Venetian architect Malgaretto.
TWO UNITED CLUBS
In 1987, while maintaining a certain autonomy, the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club was incorporated as a "detached" base by the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club, presided over by His Highness the Aga Khan. In these years the active collaboration with "the parent company" of Porto Cervo was established with the lively exchange of influential members, the intense international sporting activity and the prestigious assemblies of classic boats. After a decade of sharing and a long and fruitful joint activity YCCS and YCPR have gone their separate ways.
In Porto Rotondo, a group loyal to the glorious "flag" under the guidance of Admiral Luciano Fontana has launched a new Porto Rotondo Yacht Club, with a dynamic Board of Directors who were confident about the ability of the club to implement important initiatives and enhance the great resources of Porto Rotondo. The then President Gian Battista Borea d'Olmo had enormous confidence in the future of the Club and the potential for the image of the YCPR to grow in stature.
In recent years the Club has been led by Roberto Azzi, who has brought new energy to relationships with the members, with the twin clubs and with the sponsors, encouraging the development of initiatives and prestige functions in the tradition of the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club.
In 1985 the flag of the YCPR was created, bearing the cross of San Giorgio in red on a white background, in honour of the Italian Yacht Club that inspired the Club in its early days.
The cross bears the Lion of St. Mark holding the coat of arms of the Four Moors between its front legs, the symbol of the union between Sardinia and Venice, where the Counts Donà dalle Rose, the founders of Porto Rotondo, came from.
The flag represents the bond of friendship between two different regions and cultures, geographically far apart but linked by the sea, which has always been a font of civilization.