The 151 Mile 2020? It is done. With a smartphone and a little imagination

151 Mile 2020? It is done, it is done. All it takes is a little imagination. The goal of the organizers is to make the official video of the 2020 151 Miglia., which will be broadcast on all of the regatta’s social channels on the evening of Monday, June 1, in which participants will recount through images their “virtual” 151 Miglia, reliving or imagining from scratch the highlights of the regatta, but in a different context and scenario, those that the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to experience.

Everyone can participate and become the protagonist of the 2020 docu-film: all you need is a smartphone and a little improvisation. At the link below are the “regatta instructions” on how to make films, when they should be long (attention: should not be clips from past editions, only videos made by you at home these days!), who to send them to. And the awards to the best “performers”…


Instead, here we list the nine situations of the 151 Miglia to inspire you for your films. Give it a try, it will be super fun (you have until May 17 to submit footage!).

Key moments of the 151 Miglia, to relive and interpret from home

Dock, 10 a.m.: We are in final preparations on the boat, loading the galley, drinks, sails and checking equipment.

Departure, 4 p.m.: the long-awaited moment… At the end of the countdown, the majestic 151 Mile fleet of more than 250 boats lined up on the line. Amid the shouts of the bowmen and the background noise of the helicopter flying overhead, the larger boats begin to lengthen their pace.

Buoy at Marina di Pisa, 5:30 p.m.: The fleet begins to spread out, there is no shortage of engagements, and excited maneuvers are susse- cured before directing the bows on the Giraglia. There is frenzy and excitement, because the first miles of the 151 are always a concentration of emotions….

Sunset: we have been racing for about 4 hours and the sun is setting. Ready for ritual operations: gear on deck is prepared for the night, lamps are brought out, and crew shifts begin.

The night: it’s about midnight, we’re sailing immersed in darkness–maybe we’ve just been woken up from the cot because our turn on deck has come or maybe we’re all outside, inside the oilskins, because-because the weather is really challenging. If we are lucky we will have moonlight to illuminate our boat….

Life on board: this item is devoted to the life of the crews during the regatta: the food, the drinking, the anecdotes, the jokes that take place while sailing. But also the maneuvers, the tactical choices to be weighed, the unexpected… We are in the middle of the 151 Miglia and its emotions: to be experienced, evoked, told!

The finish (free time, depending on the size of the boat): the finish line is there, it’s over. And each time you cut the line it is a special thrill. Hugs, congratulations, the excitement of having experienced the 151 Mile and being featured in a great regatta.

The award ceremony, 3 p.m.: Who wouldn’t want to stand on the podium of the 151 Miglia? Have you ever imagined yourself there, with the winner’s trophy in your hands? Go ahead, this is your chance. Also because those who participate in this unprecedented 151 Miglia have already won.

The Dinner Party: it’s 9 p.m. and we have reached the end of our 151, in what is perhaps the most anticipated momen-to after the departure: the party by the sea in Punta Ala. Party, fun, music, good food, fireworks… raise your glasses to toast this special edition of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar.




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