VELAFestival, the party is here! Here’s what’s in store for you (May 26/28)


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Like a boat show, but much less “formal.” Along the docks of Marina Cala de’ Medici, May 26-28, the VELAFestival returns along with the VELA Cup, a great celebration of sailing and the sea, in a place made by sailors for sailors, also open to enthusiasts, their families and friends. From shipyards to accessorists, through charter operators to apparel, Here are some names of the companies that have already confirmed their presence. Admission is free and free of charge. We are waiting for you!


All the stages of the VELA Cup 2023

VELAFestival 2023, that’s who’s there!

Accessorists, the best boatyards, sailing schools, charter operators and services are looking forward to welcoming you to the booths at the dock or on board to show you all the latest news and goodies on how to best equip your boat, advise you on buying a new boat, test out the most comfortable nautical clothing, find the right boat and vacation for the summer or where to learn the art of sailing. A veritable supermarket of sailing open from noon on Friday, May 26, to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. We have divided the list of exhibitors into 5 categories, here is a first roundup of names.


Let’s start with boat accessories. At F&B Yachting‘s booth you will find the New Generation Parasailor, a cruising spinnaker, equipped with a paraglider-type wing, and manageable even with a small crew and without a spinnaker, and the Storm-Bag, a double-fold tormentor (bad weather sail) that rigs in a minute around the jib reel. There will also be other accessories such as fenders, anchors, and Ezio Grillo Rizzi’s manuals on safety on board and emergency management.

New Generation Parasailor

Ship Control, a reference company in the Mediterranean for the professional and custom boating world, will exhibit its flagship brands of ultra-high-efficiency underwater and indoor LED lights at VELAFestival.
Italia Marine
, with its range of BioMarine (100% organic) cleaners suitable for all surfaces, will show us how easy it is to restore any boat to its original splendor: in teak, fiberglass, steel, metal or plexiglass.

VELAFestival: Clothing

SEA STORM, a Florentine nautical clothing brand, presents a preview at VELAFestival. two important new features: the new shoe New Total Grip, which, thanks to its no-marking HGP (Hight Grip Performance) technology, guarantees total grip even on wet surfaces without non-slip systems, such as glass and steel, And the new breathable and waterproof Spray Top, made of SEATECH microporous 2 layer breathable and waterproof fabric with heat-taped seams. Finally, in addition to items from the Spring Summer 2023 collection, there will also be the
new Extreme four way stretch shorts
and the related
Regatta four way stretch pants
, as well as a number of must-have items from the SEA STORM collection for sailing and leisure.

SEA STORM’s New Total Grip

Boat rentals and vacations

Don’t have a boat or want to rent one to take a cruise to a distant sea? Here among the stands of the VELAFestival you will find the best proposals for some Cruising the waters of Liguria and Tuscany with Sailor Tex and Goddess of the Seas but also Spartivento, which with Southern Italy’s largest rental fleet manages to offer a wide range of options and amenities to enjoy the best vacation in the Mediterranean.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for someone to organize your trip from A to Z, Deus Tour is a travel agency and tour operator with professionals who will be able to meet all your needs before, during and after your trip.


Are you looking for a new boat?
Marina Yacht Sales
, a company specializing in buying and selling boats and ships, charters, financial and insurance consulting, and management at the international level, and a dealer of Bavaria and Dufour will have a booth at the VELAFestival to show you the latest news from the shipyards and propose attractive offers of guaranteed used boats.

VELAFestival: Nautical services&activities

Summer is coming and you want some cool weather on your boat?
Elettro Blu
is a company that provides maintenance, construction, installation, repair, implementation of electrical and electronic systems (instrumentation, TV, sat, voice, data, etc.), heating, water treatment, refrigeration and air conditioning systems for the recreational boating industry.

In the court of Marina Cala de’ Medici

In addition to the booths on the dock, the VELAFestival continues in the courtyard and pizzeria of Marina Cala de’ Medici where you will find fashion and clothing stores such as
, a partner in the VELA Cup circuit, Cataleya, Lucia Boutique, Prestige Jewelry and Theatre; art galleries and architectural firms such as the Invilla Art Gallery and theAtelier of Architecture Valeria Bellucci; boat dealers and charters such as. GPY Marine, Fabiani Yacht, Marina Service,
NSS Charter
(VELA Cup Costa Smeralda partner), Oversea, Race Nautica Marine, REYACHT Cala de’ Medici and Sportmar. In between stands, we recommend you take a break at the Ice Cream Yard and in the evening admire the sunset with a good drink at FuxyBar or the Land’Ho! Bistrot. Here you will also find the headquarters of the Yacht Club Marina Cala de’ Medici, a club that organizes the VELA Cup Toscana; Progress, a financial company specializing in boating; New ReService, a store offering nautical assistance and rental of dinghies, bicycles and jet skis; Be One, an energy and gas broker; and an Ego Anima e Corpo gym.



To register for the VELA Cup Toscana you just need to
enter here
and finalize your registration by entering your and the boat’s details!

VELAFestival partners

James Barbaro



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