See (and share) all the photos and rankings from the VELA Cup Toscana


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The first edition of the VELA Cup Toscana at Marina Cala de’ Medici was a success. Despite difficult wind conditions, as we told you in the race report, and a few withdrawals for technical reasons, 40 competitors out of 60 entries managed to complete the course within the time limit. In the evening, as per tradition, we celebrated the winners all together with a big party in the Marina Square, which came alive with the more than 300 sailors, local and not, who came to Rosignano to participate in the most fun regatta there is.

VELA Cup Tuscany. Photo by Simon Palfrader
VELA Cup Tuscany. Photos by Simon Palfrader

All Photos

Now, as promised, it is time to relive the regatta (organized in collaboration with Marina Cala de’ Medici and the Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici) in pictures. Click on the link below to access the official VELA Cup gallery where over 400 photos await you!

See all the photos of the VELA Cup Toscana


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


Total registered boats: 60
Total boats arrived: 40


I’m Starting Over, Alessandro Bagnoli, Beneteau First 34.7


Spark, Marco Iozzelli, Comet 12

Veneziani Yachting special prize with Speedy Carbonium antifouling and Adherpox primer

Arya, John Laviosa, X-Yacht X-50

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CLASS 2 (7.51 to 11 m)

1 Bizzoza, Marco Selmi, 1983 Prototype.

CLASS 3 (11.01 to 13 m)

1 Scintilla, Marco Iozzelli, 1987 Comet 12.

CLASS 4 (13.01 to 15 m)

1 Maria Vittoria, Emilio Marcheselli, Solaris 47, 1981

CLASS 5 (15.01 to 19 m)

1 Ely J, Alessandro Pini, 1992 Grand Soleil Maxione


CLASS 1 (up to 7.50 m)

1 Ladybug, Francesco Romiti, Corsair 880; 2 Betty Boop, Massimo Cincidda, Beneteau First 27.7; 3 Scarmanata, Claudio Cicinelli, Beneteau First 260 Spirit.

CLASS 2 (7.51 to 11 m)

1 Rincomincio da Tre, Alessandro Bagnoli, Beneteau First 34.7; 2 Finistrerrare, Massimo Pantani, Elan 340; 3 America, Dario Treves, Serigi Solaris 36OD; 4 Triorsa, Eugenio Alphandery, Dragonfly 32 EVO; 5 Bizzoza, Marco Selmi, Prototipo; 5 Bella, Riccardo Cerasa, Dullia S30.

CLASS 3 (11.01 to 13 m)

1 Padawan, Luca Di Guglielmo, First 40.7; 2 Allure, David Maggioni, Hanse 400E; 3 Brezza Tesa, Luca Novelli, Bavaria 38 Match; 4 Sand IV, Andrea Spagna, Hanse 418; 5 Wing, Stefano Zanieri, First 40.7.

CLASS 4 (13.01 to 15 m)

1 Eleven, Paolo Boricchi, Grand Soleil 42LC; 2 Maria Vittoria, Emilio Marcheselli, Solaris 47; 3 Lithian, Matteo Cattaneo, Swan 41; 4 Mirale, Alessandro Innocenti Uccini, Genesi 43; 5 Waki, Pasquale Pelli, Solaris 42; 6 Medea, Marco Frediani, Performance 40 Felci.

CLASS 5 (15.01 to 19 m)

1 Turboden Sailing Team, Paolo Bertuzzi, Vismara 47 RC; 2 Solete, Claudio Paoli, Grand Soleil 46 Sport.

CLASS 6 MAXI (over 19 m)

1 Arya, Giovanni Laviosa, X-Yacht X-50; 2 Optimal, Antonio Lo Franco, Dufour 530; 3 Ely J, Alessandro Pini, Grand Soleil Maxione.

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CLASS 1 (up to 7.50 m)

1 Tricky, Fulvio Empoldi, Bianchi & Cecchi BC4; 2 Osiris, Ugo Speca, Kelt 760; 3 Kiti Munina, Andrea Righini, Rustler 36; 4 Morgana I, Pamela Thamar Kagel, Bavaria 36 AC; 5 Pickwick, Francesco Pardi, Comet 910 R.

CLASS 2 (7.51 to 11 m)

1 Supereva, Angelo Bacci, Bavaria C42; 2 Golf, Riccardo D’Ottavi, Bavaria Caribic 390; 3 Malilù, Renzo Tani, Bavaria 39.

CLASS 3 (11.01 to 13 m)

1 Scintilla, Marco Iozzelli, Comet 12; 2 Zoe II, Marco Laboccetta, Grand Soleil 43BC; 3 Capitain Harlock, Rossella Gentili, Grand Soleil 43; 4 Alta Marea, Alessandro Ferrucci, Bavaria 40.

CLASS 4 (13.01 to 15 m)

1 Gherrador, Pierpaolo Viti, Grand Soleil 50/2; 2 Cimbra, Paola Rainieri, Nautor 43; 3 Thetis, Dea dei Mari srl, Bavaria 46 Cruiser.

CLASS 5 (15.01 to 19 m)

1 Apani, Stephen Della Santa, Moody 54 DS.

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The special prizes of the VELA Cup Tuscany

Matteo Cattaneo’s Lithian, a stunning 1974 Nautor Swan 41, wins the Elegant Boat award reserved for the most beautiful and elegant boat in each stage, regardless of the result.

The Gentleman Yachting award went to the youngest helmsman, Achille di Esposito. A 6-year-old young sailor, this was his very first regatta aboard Gherrador the Grand Soleil 50/2 owned by Pierpaolo Viti.

Last but not least, Pamela Thamar’s Morgana I, a Bacaria 36 AC, wins the special prize for last place in real time, showing tenacity and determination to complete this race despite difficult wind conditions.

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VELA Cup Toscana – Prizes to be drawn

Those familiar with the VELA Cup know: there are lots of raffle prizes up for grabs. The Garmin InReach Mini 2 two-way satellite communicator was won by Ugo Speca (owner of the Kelt 760 Osiris), while the lucky winner of the Leatherman Charge®+ TTI multi-purpose was Marco Selmi, owner of Bizzoza. The SUP raffled off by Jobe (Italian Nautical Supplies) was won by. Alessandro Innocenti Uccini (owner of the Genesi 43 Mirale), the 100 euro voucher to spend on from Alessandro Ferrucci (Bavaria 40 Alta Marea), the YachtIngBond jacket from Claudio Paoli (Grand Soleil 46 Sport Solete), and finallythe Lazy-TAC voucher, the double inferendum accessory for easily mounting the awning on the boom, fromAndreaSpagna (Hanse 418 Sand IV).

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VELA Cup – See you in Brindisi on June 3

Now what? All that remains is to give us an appointment in Brindisi, in the heart of Salento, where the VELA Cup Brindisi will be held on Saturday, June 3. In this corner of paradise, which we can call the gateway to the East because of its strategic geographic location only 100 miles from the coasts of Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Albania, the regatta course is breathtaking. We will coast the prestigious Brindisi beaches of Punta Penne and Torre Testa, abutting the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, a marine protected area that covers an area of 1,000 hectares and is considered an oasis between the land and the sea.

Register now for the VELA Cup Brindisi


VELA Cup Brindisi is open to all types of racing and cruising boats (no need for cards or certificates), with no age restrictions, bureaucracy or technical complications. There are prizes for everyone, including special prizes for the most elegant boat and the last runner-up. Lots of raffle prizes offered by our sponsors such as the Garmin Mini InReach 2, a Jobe Leona 10.6 inflatable Sup kit, a voucher worth 100 euros to spend on, a Leatherman multifunction knife and a jacket raffled by YachtIngBond. Everyone can win, from first to last. Don’t miss this fabulous event!



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