VELAFestival: where, how, when, everything you need to know


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Would you like to come to the VELAFestival and would you like to be updated on the schedule of events, venues, and the VELACup? Well, we’ve already taken care of everything, just scroll through the review below and you’ll be informed about every place, times and everything about the big sailing festival.

In an exceptional location, Santa Margherita Ligure, one of Italy’s most charming natural harbors and a small town just a stone’s throw from Portofino.

Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7. Admission is free.

What time
The exhibition area is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Thursday, May 4 opening 12 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 closing midnight; Sunday, May 7 closing 6 p.m.).

More than 1,000 parking spaces are available in Santa Margherita, including those on the waterfront and in parking lots located throughout the town.

Guidance and updates 24/24
– Continuous online information at and

You can anchor your boat in the Santa harbor roadstead with shuttle service (VHF 72).
The nearest ports are Rapallo, Chiavari and Lavagna. If you are looking for or offering boarding, look at
online at or directly at the dock in Santa.

Directly at the VELA Cup point at the dock (until Friday, May 5, 9 p.m.) and at online registration with free posting on the online notice board of registered boats.

WITH THE VELAFESTIVAL CARD Discounts, facilities, BENEFITS and a gift
Free admission, discounts, offers, access and facilities. All this is the VELAFESTIVAL CARD, the free card, which allows you to get a sea of benefits in and out of the big sailing festival from May 4 to 7. To register simply go to the TAG Heuer VELAFestival Info Points or to the website you present at the Info Points this copy of the Sailing Newspaper you are given along with the VELAFestival Card, a gift, a TAG Heuer VELAFestival branded fabric bag.

– always have access to the Hospitality area
– participate in all events
– discounts on drinks in the TAG Heuer Relax terrace, bar with food service
– discounts in affiliated restaurants and clubs
– discounts at participating hotels
– the privilege in visiting the boats
– discounts on purchases with affiliated exhibitors
– Shuttle service for those anchoring in the harbor (VHF 72)
– participate in prize draws
– discount, subject to availability, of 3 euros per day in the Miramare parking lot

GREAT MARINAI Gaetano Mura intruded by Matteo Miceli. From 3 p.m. Friday, May 5.
THE SAILOR OF THE YEAR The day of champions, Friday, May 5 from 7 p.m., to learn about and meet the winners.
SAIL CUP REGatta The sea sailing for all Tigullio Gulf: Saturday, May 6.
SAIL CUP AWARDING The big awarding party on Saturday, May 6 from 7 pm.
SAIL CUP PART Y The big party with food, drinks and music for all at the dock: Saturday, May 6 from 7 pm.
SAIL CUP REGatta The sea sailing for all Tigullio Gulf: Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m.
DISCOVER THE ELECTRONICS OF CHAMPIONS. Sunday, May 7, 11 a.m. Great sailors reveal the secrets of using electronics
TREASURE HUNT Sunday, May 7 2 p.m. Big Treasure Hunt on the beach and dock, free for all.
CHOOSE AND BUY Accessories, equipment clothing…
CLASSIC CULT BOATS of yachting history.
THE BIG EXHIBITION Men, boats, races, adventures.
THE BOATS OF THE SUMMER Discover your future charter boat.
JUST FOR YOUR EYES The great sailing videos & films.
GREAT OCCASIONS Used boats for all budgets.
SAIL CUP EXPOSITION The party boats at sea.
SAILING FOR ALL Dinghies, Cat, Kite, Surf, Sup, Inflatables.
RELAX&BOOD With a view of the most beautiful gulf in the world.

SCHOOL FOR ALL Drifting outings with instructors. Learn the tricks of real sailors.
PIRATE SCHOOL Stories and activities for children to enjoy.
SCHOOL FOR ALL-2 Sup&kayak outings with instructors.
PROVE IT AT SEA In the sea with the Derive,sup, cat, surf exposed.
TAG HEUER TER RACE Relax&good food on the terrace by the sea.
APERITIVO DEI MARINAI Happy Hour sea view with music.

CLOSE MEETINGS-1 Specialists speak, great sailors,
sailors & sea writers.
HALL OF FAME Great exhibition for 25 years of Sailor of the Year.



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