VELA Cup Venice, see (and share) all the photos and rankings

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VELA Cup / Round the Lido Race. Photos by Simon Palfrader

We have already told you howthe first edition of the TAG Heuer VELA Cup / Round the Lido Race in Venice was a success, with 70 boats (and 70 crews) of all kinds at the start.

VELA Cup Venice – All Photos

Now, as promised, it is time to relive the sailing trip (organized in collaboration with the Venice Sailing Company) in pictures. Click on the link below to access the official gallery of the TAG Heuer VELA Cup / Round the Lido Race (with which the Elan Cup was also combined) where nearly 500 photos await you!

SEE ALL PHOTOS FROM THE VENICE SAILING CUP

Feel free to download and share them! Now let’s take a look at the winners and final rankings.


Vela Cup Venice – Standings

Total registered boats: 69
Total boats arrived: 46

OVERALL WINNER

Furia Buia, Jacopo Longo, Melges 24

LINE HONOURS

El Moro Vita Mia, Max Cecotto, Melges 32

LINE HONOURS CRUISE

Ahlam 3, Giuliano Pinzan, A40

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  • RACE RANKINGS

CLASS 1 (up to 7.50 m)

1 Furia Buia, Jacopo Longo, Melges 24; 2 Break Wind, Paolo Rossetti, Platu 25; 3 Angelica, Alessandro Coloni, Sun 2000; 4 Lena, Oscar Vedovato, Este 24.

CLASS 2 (7.51 to 9.99 m)

1 El Moro Vita Mia, Max Cecotto, Melges32; 2 Micromega, Alessandro Dolfin, Elan 333; 3 Lasse Maya, Gianfranco Marzocchi, Tur 84.

CLASS 3 (10 to 10.99 m)

1 HectorX, Massimo Filippi, X-35; 2 Olalla, Fabrizio Cizzoli, First 35; Spirit of the Wind, Massimo Gulinelli, Delphia 37; 4 Novembre, Gianfranco Busana, Giro 34; 5 Vertigo, Giorgio Bellotto, Elan 350.

CLASS 4 (11 to 11.99 m)

1 Athena, Giuseppe mezzalira, J112E; 2 Hadar, Roberto Zagolin, 38 CWS; 3 Orsetta Tre, Stefano Tosato, Elan 40; 4 Sita, Sergio Smaniotto, Bavaria 36; 5 Carpe Diem, Monica Salmaso, Comet 111.

CLASS 5 (over 12 m)

1 Farraway, Giulio Bicego, Farr 40; 2 Furibonda, Fabio Goniero, Sintesi 45; 3 Leone, Sebastiano Pulina, Delta 120.

CLASS SB20

1 Alessandra Moretto Wiel; 2 Giovanni Tenderini; 3 Paolo Bonetto.

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  • CRUISE RANKINGS

CLASS 1 (up to 7.50 m)

1 Kastimatti, Alvise Dissera, J22; 2 Sasa II, Duccio Corsini Class A; 3 Aspasia, Giuseppe della Nora, Passera; 3 Ari 2000, Riccardo Moro, Elan 19.

CLASS 2 (7.51 to 9.99 m)

1 Idril, Riccardo Lovato, Este 31; 2 Gloria, Mirco Stefan, Mia 33; 3 Gallobianco, Francesco Barone, Stag 29; 4 Khaleesi, Franco Viale, Elan 31; 5 Aura Maris, Luca Rivotto, RR28; 6 Marubio, Gianmichele Giromella, Sloop Legno 1960; 7 Penelope, Maurizio Onisto, Oceanis 30.1; 8 Alma, Stefano Gaiotto, First 24.7.

CLASS 3 (10 to 10.99 m)

1 Fiordiluna, Andrea Boscolo, Italia Yachts 10.98; 2 Kede, Ettore Lapenna, Comet 11; 3 Fly II, Roberta Bartoloni, Elan 333.

CLASS 4 (11 to 11.99 m)

1 Ahlam 3, Giuliano Pinzan, A40; 2 Adamas, Saverio Nardi, Grand Soleil 37; 3 Solaria, Massimo Foffano, 370E; 4 Kima, Michele Novelli, X-372; 5 Gioanna, Remo Zanchetta.

CLASS 5 (over 12 m)

1 So Beautiful, Stefano Straforini, Elan 410; 2 Ocean Lady, Chiara Favaro, Grand Soleil 45; 3 Evana, Marijan Jurenec, Elan Impression 50.1; 4 Agos, Luciano Agostini, Sciarelli; 5 Keonda, Otello Regeni, Elan 40.

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  • ELAN CUP – CRUISE

1 So Beautiful, Stefano Straforini, Elan 410; 2 Evana, Marijan Jurenec, Elan Impression 50.1; 3 Keonda, Otello Regeni, Elan 40; 4 Khaleesi, Franco Viale, Elan 31; 5 Fly II, Roberta Bartoloni, Elan 333; 6 Ari 2000, Riccardo Moro, Elan 19.

  • ELAN CUP – REGATTA

1 Ursetta Tre, Stefano Tosato, Elan 40; 2 Micromega, Alessandro Dolfin, Elan 333; 3 Vertigo, Giorgio Bellotto, Elan 350.

GENTLEMAN YACHTING SPECIAL AWARD

Sasa II, Duccio Corsini, Cozzani Class A

SPECIAL ULTIMATE PRIZE

Alma, Stefano Gagliotto, First 24.7

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Vela Cup Venice – Who are the winners

The valuable TAG Heuer Aquaracer chronograph, awarded to the overall winner of the first edition of the VELA Cup / Round The Lido, went to Iacopo Longo, owner of the Melges 24 Furia Buia. He and his crew had a perfect regatta, finishing fourth in real time and beating everyone in compensated.

Speaking of real time: El Moro Vita Mia, first across the finish line, received Speedy Carbonium antifouling and Adherpox primer as prizes from Veneziani Yachting area manager Rodolfo Auletta.

The Gentleman Yachting prize, reserved for the most elegant classic boat, was awarded to Duccio Corsini’s Sasa II, Class A shipyard Cozzani of 1934.

As for the Elan Cup, in the Cruising class (white sails) won theElan 410 So Beatiful by Stefano Traforini while in that Regatta the victory went to theElan 40 Ursette Three by Stefano Tosato: Both owners took home a nice pair of Elan skis delivered by Luigi Coretti of Adria Ship, an Italian Elan dealer.

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Vela Cup Venice – Prizes to be drawn

Those familiar with the VELA Cup know: there are lots of raffle prizes up for grabs. The Garmin InReach two-way satellite communicator was won by Saverio Nardi (owner of the Grand Soleil 37 Adamas), while the lucky winner of the Leatherman multipurpose was Michele Novelli, owner of the X372 Kima. The SUP raffled off by Vetus was won by Fabio Gomiero (owner of the Sintesi 45 Furibonda), the Plastimo sailing gloves by Alessandro Dolfin (Elan 333 Micromega), and the Revolve roll-up sailor half offered by Seably was snapped up by Giuliano Pinzan, owner of the Archambault 40 Ahlam 3.

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TAG Heuer VELA Cup – See you in Cala dei Sardi on August 27/28.

Now what? All that’ s left is to give us a date in Cala dei Sardi, Sardinia (Emerald Coast), 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.

SIGN UP NOW FOR SARDI’S COVE SAILING CUP

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!

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