The charge of 300 at the Veleziana of records. Winners and rankings

Veleziana 2022. Borlenghi photo.

There are few truly inimitable regattas in the world, one of which is undoubtedly the Veleziana organized by the Venice Sailing Company. A total of 268 boats participated in the just concluded 2022 edition, to which must be added the 23 traditional boats that participated in the Veleziana al Terzo dedicated to them. In nearly 300, then, to populate a race course that the whole world envies us. Never so many.

Veleziana – An inimitable route

The uniqueness of this event is in its unique route: the start is placed in the open sea in front of the Lido, the finish line, on the other hand, is in the historic heart of Venice, in front of the headquarters of the Compagnia della Vela on Isola san Giorgio. In between are many striking and technical passages from a sailing point of view, to be played amid the changing shallows of the Venetian channel, with a wind that often fluctuates in direction and intensity.


Veleziana 2022 – Portopiccolo the first to the finish line

The Portopiccolo supermaxi crosses the finish line first. Borlenghi photo.

Claudio Demartis ‘s supermaxi Porto Piccolo Prosecco.doc (27.43 x 5.67 m, find out what boat it is here) , led by Slovenian helmsman Mitja Kosmina, was first across the finish line with a crew mostly from Trieste. Portopiccolo in the final phase overtook Furio Benussi’s Arca SGR, who was forced to retire for touching a shoal entering the Basin (their second “bad luck” after the debacle at the Barcolana).

The first among the sails to third is Venice Wind of the Canottieri Mestre society with Filippo Scarpa at the helm, while among the Dinghy victory of the very young Andrea Zerbin, a card-carrying member of the Compagnia della Vela, with a roster that includes two wins on the day and two third places.


Class winners

It was a becalmed edition that favored several front flips, especially among the pursuers of the frontrunners who had to race betting on which side the wind would come from. Everyone, as usual had a good time.

We come to the class winners. In the Supermaxi (over 19.01 m) the aforementioned Porto Piccolo Prosecco.doc won, while in the Maxi (between 16.01 and 19 m) the victory went to Roberto Zambelli’s Pegaso, Cori 62 . In Class 0 (between 13.51 and 16 m) won Luffe 54 modified Fanatic by Alex Bresson; in Class 1 (between 12.01 and 13.50 m) triumph for Riedl Aerospace, Vallicelli Superstag 40 modified by Milan Ota; in Class 2 (between 11.11 and 12 m) wins. Hauraki, Millennium 40 by Mauro Trevisan.

Class (10.26-11.1o m) 3 is the prerogative of the Lo.Re Solaris 36 One by Ugo Piero Adriano Peroni; in Class 4 (9.41-10.25 m) victory for AL 217, Melges 32 owned by Federico Bressan; in Class 5 (8.46-9.40m) wins. Poison (Ufo) by Nicholas Zuppanchic; in Class 6 (7.71-8.45 m) victory for Laguna Transportation I, Giorgio Simonato’s Dehler 26; in Class 7 (7.11-7.70 m) wins Furia Buia, Melges 24 by Jacopo Longo; in Class 8 (6.46-7.10 m) triumph for Yellow Goose, Andrea Sambo’s Ufo 22; in Class 9 (5.00-6.45 m) the winner is SB20 by John Tenderini (53rd overall, a super-proof for the Sailing Company team).

Among the Meteor monotypes, victory for Francesco Piccarreta’s Meter101. In the Minialtura Micro category, Meteor, Micro proto by Silvia Renesto, wins.


At the Veleziana the big stars have always been the “little ones.” This account that Fabio De Palma, who raced aboard a Meteor, wrote for us perfectly embodies the Veleziana spirit.

Our Veleziana on a great little Meteor

Magical day of sunshine, wind (little) and friendship (a lot) participating aboard a Meteor in the “Veleziana” 2022.

The excitement of seeing Maxi and Supermaxi darting within inches of our small hull relentlessly stealing precious gusts of wind from us was great. But even greater excitement to arrive under spi in front of St. Mark’s Square with a “glorious” and unexpected 81st place (2nd in category) out of 268 participants, leaving behind us a multifaceted and colorful cloud of sails.

Veleziana
From aboard the Meteor. Fabio De Palma is the one in the center, at the helm

Despite the lack of knowledge of the boat, the doggedness and technique of helmsman Luca Gaburri and tailer Lorenzo Piazza, along with the great harmony and friendship of the crew, have enabled our indomitable Meteor to compete “on a par” with boats of far greater stature, thanks in part to the help of Aeolus, which was lazy for the occasion.

Thanks to Alberto Tuchtan of Meteosharing for his availability!

Great experience, definitely to be repeated!

Fabio De Palma


Satisfaction at the Sailing Company

“It wasa fine edition of the Veleziana and so congratulations to all participants who brought honor to the regatta and to our city,” said Pier Vettor Grimani president of the Compagnia della Vela. the wind was not much but allowed everyone to arrive. Which is quite satisfying. It was the 15th edition and I can only be happy for our club and give everyone an appointment for next year“.

Sailing Company vice president Paolo Acinapura adds, “So many boats arrived from all over Italy, forcing us to have somewhat complex logistics. Moorings were between St. George’s, Carthusian Island and for the first time in the Arsenal, which for the first time opened its doors to participants. A satisfaction to see that everything worked out in the spirit of fun“.

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