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Screenshot 2016-03-23 at 3:08:29 p.m.About two hundred boats frame the TAG Heuer VELA Cup, Saturday, May 7, in Santa Margherita Ligure, the big sailing event of the VELAFestival, a spectacle at sea not to be missed.

A regatta/sailing race that takes up the successful formula of the Adriatic Barcolana, open to all boats of all sizes and shapes, with no age restrictions or technical complications, with rankings drawn up by length. Everyone can participate. The more relaxed “white sails”-without spi and gennaker-and the more fierce crews who want to compete by exploiting the full potential of the boat and crew capabilities.

IF YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, YOU CAN DO SO NOW AT THIS LINK
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EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE


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Space for all boats, open and cabin cruisers, monohulls and multihulls, without age limitation, without use of rating certificate (IRC/ORC/CIM) from 3 meters with division by length overall, in two categories, “cruising class” (white sails) and “racing class” (spi, gennaker, etc.).



THE VERY RICH GIFT BAG


This year for all those registered for the VELA Cup, the regatta for all, there will be this wonderful gift bag from Musto full of gifts.

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Let us begin by announcing what you will find inside.
For starters, the beautiful VELA Cup t-shirt, whose size you can choose, that you will all wear during the regatta on Saturday, May 7!!!

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But it doesn’t end there: inside the Musto gift bag, only for members VELA Cup, you will also find delicious gifts and a variety of coupons to use at the booths of the VELAFestival. These include a tasty cadeauxofferedby Rigoni di Asiago, the exclusive 20% off coupon valid on the purchase of Zadro sails and many others.
And for all crew members you will also find the VELAFestival Card, the free VELAFestival card, which gives you exclusive discounts on hotels, restaurants, stores and parking.

THE PROGRAM AND THE PARTY
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Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 h 9 a.m.-6 p.m:

Arrival and registration of participants if not already done on line; Handing over sailing directions and VELA Cup Gift Bag.

Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
invitation to the announcement and evening of the Sailor of the Year

Saturday, May 7
hours: 8:30 a.m., briefing

11 a.m.: Start VELA Cup

6:30 p.m.: Dufour Cup awards ceremony

7:00 p.m.: VELA Cup Awards Ceremony

8 p.m.: Aperitif with music and buffet offered

9:39 p.m.: Crazy Night Race



THE COURSE IN THE GULF


The VELA Cup course is coastal, in the beautiful Gulf of Tigullio, starting and finishing in front of the shores of Santa Margherita and passing in front of Portofino. The start, on May 7 at about 11 a.m., in front of “Santa,” continue to the buoy in front of Portofino and head to the far end of the Gulf of Tigullio, toward Sestri Levante, and then back to Santa Margherita, for a total of 15 miles. Depending on wind direction and intensity, 4 routes to cope with any eventuality.


RANKINGS AND PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each classification, which are:

overall “overall” ranking for all boats (excluding multihulls)
– overall ranking “cruising class” (white sails/ excluding multihulls)
– overall ranking “regatta class” (spi, gennaker, etc./ excluding multihulls)

The award categories will be divided as follows:
up to 7.50 m; class: 7.51 to 9.50 m; class: 9.51 to 11 m; class: 11.01 to 13 m; class: 13 to 15 m; class: 15 to 19 m; class: over 19 m (MAXI).

Special rankings will also be drawn up for the categories:
Vintage boats (construction before 1950 with any construction material)
Classic boats (construction before 1975 with any construction material)
#plasticfantastic (construction between 1965 and 1999 in fiberglass)
Open boats (without cabin, excluding multihulls)
Monotypes (same model from a single site)
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In addition to the above prizes, more will also be awarded plus the Special “Gentleman Yachting” Award, intended for the boat that has distinguished itself by elegance and style of the crew and yacht, regardless of the size and age of the boat. Even the last one to arrive in real time will have merit: he or she will receive a special prize.

In the end there will be over 50 boats awarded this year. But that’s not all, the big news is the products that will be raffled off by VELAFestival exhibitors. Let’s look together at what can be won. From Garmin, a GPS 73, the most popular and reliable handheld; from Nauticplace, the ingenious Olaf suitcase scooter, the effortless onboard transport solution, and the Tacking Master tactical wristwatch, to always navigate at your best; from Astra Yacht, the wrist smartwatch that displays all boat data; from Rigoni di Asiago, a kit with mouthwatering organic jams in galley packs; from Plastimo, eight latest-generation self-inflating lifebuoys; and from U Sail, the innovative Speeder Shoes boat shoes.

POPULAR ENROLLMENT
“Popular” registration fee.

  • drifts: free
  • boats up to 9 m 50 euros
  • boats up to 12.50m: 70 euros
  • boats up to 14.50m: 90 euros
  • boats up to 19 m: 110 euros
  • boats over 19 m: 150 euros


FIND BOARDING OR CREW
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You can participate in the TAG Heuer VELA Cup even without your own or a friend’s boat, how? Renting a boat or purchasing a seat, even a single seat, on board that allows you to participate in the VELA Cup and sleep on the boat. You can also embark to be part of a crew. At this link you will find all the information for
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WHERE TO FIND MOORING


Available berths at the Santa Magherita dock are practically sold out but you can decide to anchor in the bay. With a tender service we help you get ashore. There are many nearby ports in which to find moorings, in Portofino, Rapallo, Chiavari, Lavagna, Sestri Levante.



THERE IS ALSO THE DUFOUR CUP…


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If you own a boat from the famous Dufour shipyard, you can participate in the “Dufour Cup,” which is included as part of the VELA Cup. Dufour Cup participants have the benefit of attending free of charge. A separate ranking is made and a special award is given. To sign up, follow this link


… AND THE GLOBESAILOR TROPHY

GlobeSailor in fact puts rich prizes up for grabs for registered charter boats: in fact, the first ranked charter boat in all categories will be awarded. But it didn’t end there. The GlobeSailor Trophy will also be awarded to the charter boat that, considering the length and performance of the boat, achieves the best placement over all.

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