VELA Cup of Venice: whoever has an Elan boat wins twice


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Coupled with the TAG Heuer VELA Cup/Round The Lido Race being staged in Venice next July 23 is also the Elan Cup. For Elan owners same race course, but free registration and exclusive prizes.

TAG Heuer VELA Cup Venice / Round the Lido Race, this is where the party is.

How to condense all our passion for sailing, the fun of racing together and the magical experience of living a unique setting like the Venice Lagoon into one weekend? Easy as pie! All it takes is to participate in the TAG Heuer VELA Cup/Round The Lido Race that is being staged right in Venice next July 23.

It will be a memorable party open to all types of boats and crews because this is the philosophy that has always distinguished the sailing circuit organized by the Journal of Sailing. Little bureaucracy, access for all, and lots of fun.


VELA Cup Venice, a unique stage (and already thirty boats registered!).

This Venice then is a highly anticipated leg of the TAG Heuer VELA Cup 2022 circuit and will be accompanied in the organization by the enthusiasm of the Compagnia della Vela, one of the most prestigious and oldest yacht clubs in Italy. It is no coincidence that registrations are already pouring in, which as of today count some 30 crews. Among them are racing boats such as the Farr 30 Matrix, the Maxi Dolphin November and the Mini 6.50 Playtime2, but also cruiser cruisers such as the Comet 111 Carpe Diem and the Grand Soleil 37 Solleone. To these should also be added about fifteen crews aboard Meteors and SB20s, which always count many enthusiasts in Venice. All together, without snootiness or salt on the tail.

This is why those who have an Elan absolutely must come

Via we have already explained what the program of the TAG Heuer VELA Cup/Round The Lido Race will be (here all the details) and we have also told you all about the beauty of the course that in just 18 miles touches beautiful places with centuries of history (click here to read more). Now it is time to talk about a real regatta within the regatta. That is, the Elan Cup which will be combined with the Round The Lido Race and will be held on the same course.


Those not familiar with this special event dedicated to all owners of the Slovenian shipyard’s boats should know that it has been successfully organized since 2000 by Adria Ship, an exclusive dealer led by Gennaro and Luigi Coretti.

And so also to celebrate the enthusiasm and passion of Elan owners at the TAG Heuer VELA Cup/Round The Lido Race all Elan cabin cruiser owners will have free registration for the VELA Cup. Once you enter the VELA Cup Venice registration page, by clicking on “Click Here to Register,” you will be directed to a form to fill out. Once you enter the Elan site, you will automatically be enrolled for free.

Of registered Elans there are already several, such as theElan 40 Keonda, the Elan 410 So beatiful and the Elan 40 OrsettaTre.


Special awards for the Elan Cup: do you want to find out?

This also doubles the rewards. Because in addition to the slew of tasty accessories and gadgets up for grabs and also raffled off in the VELA Cup (read here about all the ones you can win), there are special prizes for owners of the Slovenian shipyard Elan. These include the Elan Amphibio 14 TI – Fusion X skis, the Elan Softshell Jacket and the Elan Sailing Bag. Read more here all the awards of the Elan Cup on July 23, 2022.

In short, two events together and two fleets united for one big celebration of sailing and the sea. This year at the TAG Heuer VELA Cup/Round The Lido Race organized in Venice just can’t be missed. We are waiting for you!



After Venice, the Vela Cup awaits you in Costa Smeralda

Then if you are planning summer cruises, you should know that after the Venice stop, the TAG Heuer VELA Cup circuit fleet moves to Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, where the VELA Cup Cala dei Sardi takes place on August 27 and 28. In this corner of paradise, the regatta route is breathtaking: departure from Porto Rotondo, exit from the Gulf of Cugnana, route to the Soffi Islands, circumnavigation of Mortorio, and arrival in front of Cala dei Sardi.


The VELA Cup Cala dei Sardi is open to all types of racing and cruising boats (no cards or certificates required), including dinghies, catamarans and open boats. Prizes for all, including special prizes for dinghies, catamarans, vintage and classic boats, youngtimers (hulls at least 20 years old). Special prizes are provided to Lagoon and Bènèteau catamarans and the fastest charter boat. Everyone can win, from first to last. Don’t miss this fabulous Sardinian event!

Everything you need to know about the TAG Heuer VELA Cup 2022

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE-Any type of boat with no age limit; no certificate is required. First place winner, with divisions by homogeneous length classes, “Cruise” (white sail)” and “Regatta” (with gennaker/spi)” categories.

FREE BERTHS – For boats participating and arriving from “outside.”

DURATION AND ROUTE – Each of the “Regattas” lasts no more than 3-4 hours. The route is coastal.

THE EQUIPMENT – You don’t have to be an experienced sailor to participate; you don’t use the “rules of racing” but those of sailing.

PRIZES Prizes are awarded to the first in each class in the “Cruise” and “Regatta” categories with valuable silk-screened plates. The overall winner in compensated time among all participants wins the prestigious TAG Heuer Aquaracer watch and for first in real time antifouling Speedy from Veneziani. Rich prizes raffled among all participants at the awards ceremony held that evening, up for grabs from Garmin are an InReachMini 2 satellite receiver, an inflatable Sup from Vetus, waterproof gloves from Plastimo, multi-purpose knife from Letherman, and a magical roll-up sailor’s craft from Seably.

GIFT BAG – Each registered boat receives a lavish gift bag with race instructions and number stickers, TAG Heuer Vela Cup T shirt. TAG Heuer also offers forestay flag, crew bracelets and caps. Also find useful gadgets from Garmin, Plastimo, Vetus, Veneziani, Seably.

REGISTRATION – Participating is easy, sign up at or directly at the dock.

INFO: and

THE 2022 STAGES-May 7/8-Liguria di Levante, Chiavari-Golfo del Tigullio, Marina Calata Ovest; June 4/5 Puglia, Brindisi, Marina di Brindisi; July 23/24 Venice, Compagnia della Vela; August 27/28 Sardinia (Costa Smeralda), Cala dei Sardi.





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