We are now less than a month away from the start of a particularly anticipated edition of the Tag Heuer Vela Festival, May 2-5 in Santa Margherita Ligure. Today, exactly one month away, we present in detail one of the scheduled events, the one on April 4 at 4 p.m. on the stage set up along the docks of the Port (And to follow on the same day there will be another event that we will communicate shortly, with other great guests) .
An appointment during which we decided to bring together on stage some of the exponents of what could be the sailing of the future. An event definitely designed also for the younger generation and in general for all those who like to see our sport with an open mind and look with curiosity at the innovations coming from multiple fronts.
CARLO DE PAOLI
From the world of foil we will have as a guest Carlo De Paoli, one of the most successful Italian “flying” sailors, already vice European champion and Italian champion in the Moth class. His is the story of how a great sailing enthusiast, who is a pharmacist in life, became a semi-professional of the highest caliber, with a visceral passion for speed and flying sails.
In the first appearance of the TT:R (Twin Tip Racing) kiteboard at the Olympics (so far only the youth ones), Italy immediately climbs to the top of the world with the extraordinary Sofia Tomasoni, after a season full of satisfactions: in one year she triumphed at the world and youth European championships in Dakhla, Morocco, at the kitesurf world championships and also at the national youth championships, as well as winning silver at the TT:R youth worlds.
FRANCESCO BELVISI AND DANIELE CEVOLA
The two young designers from Palermo are a volcano of invention and innovation. With their company Ocore, which focuses on 3D printing, robotics, and advanced polymer composite materials, they built the world’s first 3D printed boat, a Mini 650 destined for Italian skipper Alessandro Torresani to participate in the 2019 Mini Transat.
FIND OUT ALL THE NEWS ABOUT VELA FESTIVAL 2019