On 3 September last, fellow citizen Silvio Gambi, a well-known writer and passionate lover of Ravenna’s historical memories, addressed the following report to the municipal administration:
“A brief observation about the Moor of Venice. I consider his move from the starting position to be positive because it allowed him to give him the visibility he deserved and which certainly did not have where he had been placed before. Now, in fact, it still stands next to the waters of the port, but in the very busy area of the Darsena and next to a busy road, from which it is possible to admire the very tall mast and the slender lines of the hull. Many of us remember the 1992 America’s Cup in which, after a strenuous fight with the most popular competitors in the sailing world, he won the Louis Vuitton Cup, winning the right to compete for the Cup against the America boat that owned it. And many of us also remember the chronicles of those regattas, held by Ciño Ricci, who had kept us tied to listening with the great competence of the sailor and the experience of the sea dog combined with a very happy narrative verve of true Romagna. However, I would like to point out that, even if, after so many years, many still remember those days, no sign indicates which boat is there. I therefore consider it appropriate to place a sign on the spot that reads more or less: “Moro di Venezia, boat of the Ravenna-based shipowner Raul Gardini, winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup and challenger of the America’s Cup of the year 1992” “.
Considering this request worthy of prompt acceptance, I ask the mayor, in agreement with the Rinascimento per Ravenna list, if, by sharing it, he intends to work to ensure that it is followed up, also at the expense of the Municipality of Ravenna, given its cultural and tourist purposes, if not of the Port Authority, owner of the building and of the area.