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And today the big day is here: during the Day of Champions you will find out who will be the new Sailor of the Year! But that’s not the only reason to come to VELAFestival: read below the long list of events and initiatives we have in store for you!


FRIDAY, APRIL 11 – DAY OF CHAMPIONS



MAJOR EVENTS AREA

1:30 p.m. – Full Boat Safety: Paolo Vianson, head of safety courses at Beppe Croce Sea School explains all the safety tips on board, from equipment to opening the raft.
3:30 p.m. – Presentation and video of the 10th edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo, one of the most fascinating long races in the Mediterranean. Edited by Circolo della Vela Sicilia and Saily.it.
– 5 p.m. – TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year prequel. Learn about the candidates’ videos.
6:30 p.m. – Evening of Champions, the grand TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year awards ceremony. Mino Taveri presents. The award ceremony is open to the public.
8:30 p.m. – Cocktails by invitation.

All Day

– The great photo exhibition “Men and boats that made yachting history”
. Fifty linear meters with extraordinary images from yachting history and a special section dedicated to the world’s most prestigious sailing photography award, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing of the Year. Plus the big Instagram Wall with your photos that participated in the #crocieragdv2013 contest.
Full-sailing film and video. The best of the Deep Water and Tabarly films, the story of the 1973/74 Whitbread World Tour and the last Volvo Ocean Race, videos of the last America’s Cup and the great races, the most prestigious boat tests and educational features, videos of the incredible story of the Malingri family and Marea’s Atlantic crossing, and the strangest and funniest videos.
Meetings and interviews with specialists and sailors. On the sailing plaza stage dozens of famous sailors and specialists tell their stories and illustrate innovations and secrets of the sailing world.

EVENTS AT SEA
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. – Three 555 FIV dinghies and three optimists for instructor-led outings.

– 11 a.m.-1 p.m.-5 p.m. –
Tasteof match racing” match racing school outing with two Bavaria B-One.

All day
– Sea outings and schooling at the dock with 12 m Yole Creuza de ma (replica from 1700).
– Aboard the schooner Pandora boat tour and seafaring activity workshop for children and adults
– Go out to sea with the 6-meter auric cutter Uscocco.


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