View (and share) all photos and rankings from the VELA Cup Costa Smeralda


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Forty boats of all shapes and sizes, from dinghies to maxis, crowded the Gulf of Cugnana (Sardinia) for the second edition of the VELA Cup Costa Smeralda at Marina Cala dei Sardi. Race skippers and superstar cabin cruisers, alongside passionate cruising sailors, participated in the most fun regatta there is. A festive and vacation atmosphere framed the event, which was held in the Mediterranean’s most environmentally friendly marina. After the sea race, participants had the opportunity to hear tales of the sea adventures of the 122nd Commander of the Amerigo Vespucci Gianfranco Bacchi, now Commodore of the Cala dei Sardi Yacht Club. Finally, in the evening, after the awards ceremony, a party livened up the marina’s lawn.

VELA Cup Costa Smeralda

VELA Cup Costa Smeralda – All Photos

Now, as promised, it is time to relive the regatta (organized in collaboration with Marina Cala dei Sardi , the Yacht Club Cala dei Sardi and NSS Charter) in pictures. Click on the link below to access the official VELA Cup gallery where over 500 photos await you!

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

VELA Cup Costa Smeralda – Standings

Total registered boats: 40
Total boats arrived: 23


Mascalzone Latino, Vincenzo Onorato, Melges 32


Freetime 6, Alessandro Asti, Solaris 64RS

Veneziani Yachting special prize with Speedy Carbonium antifouling and Adherpox primer

Why Not, Roberto Colombo, Mylius 60

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CLASS 2 (up to 12 m)

1 Midva, Davide Besana, 1982 Holland 34

CLASS 4 (13.01 to 15 m)

1 Vistona, Giovanni Battista Borea d’Olmo, auric cutter of 1937


CLASS 1 (up to 7 m)

1 Nox Oceans 1, Rs21; 2 Nox Oceans 2, Rs21; 3 Bluto, Tommaso Buzzi, Devoti D-One.

CLASS 2 (7 to 12 m)

1 Mascalzone Latino, Vincenzo Onorato, Melges 32; 2 Midva, Davide Besana, Ron Holland 34; 3 Sirio CVC, Emilio Palladini, Pogo 30; 4 San Nicola, Playa Sardinia Sailing School, Bavaria 39 Cruiser; dnf Vega CVC, Pasquale Setola, Pogo 30; dnf Musica, Paolo Knippel, Dufour 390; dnf Pamauan, Antonio Zorcolo, First 33.7.

CLASS 3 (12 to 15 m)

1 Lazy Dog, Sergio Sagramoso, Grand Soleil 44; 2 Thetis, Luca Locatelli, Swan 45; 3 Aurora, Massimo Mocci, Sun Odyssey 49; dnf Mirale, Alessandro Innocenti Uccini, Comet.

CLASS 4 (15 to 17 m)

1 Arya, Giovanni Laviosa, X-Yachts X-50; 2 Mira, Fortunato Unali, Grand Soleil 52LC; 3 Desatea.Lu, Davide Folis, Dufour 560.

CLASS 5 (maxi over 17 m)

1 Why Not, Roberto Colombo, Vismara 60; 2 Bombarda, Paolo Pavanati, Wally 80; 3 Vistona, Gian Battista Borea d’Olmo, Cutter Aurico.


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CLASS 1 (up to 9 m)

1 Athos, Bernardo Zilioto, Platu 25; dnf Carlotta, Claudio Tedde, Alpa 670; dnf Il Mozzo Rozzo II, Paola Arcolin, Forst 20.

CLASS 2 (10 to 11 m)

1 El Chico, Daniele Fogli, J 109; dnf Ossanha, Franco Vigna, Impala 35.

CLASS 3 (13 to 14 m)

1 Double Bay, Cesare Torazzi, Vismara 45; 2 Fral 2, Alessandro Nespega, Comet 45 S; 3 Colombo, Attilio Colombo, Sun Odyssey 44i; dnf Maeva, Giorgio Spano, Dufour 360 GL.

CLASS 4 (over 14 m)

1 Freetime 6, Alessandro Asti, Solaris 64RS; 2 Nice, Marco Malgara, Valicelli 78; 3 Momi, Nicola Minardi de Michetti and Angelo Mario Moratti, Vismara Momi 80.

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The special prizes of the VELA Cup Costa Smeralda.

Alessandro Nespega’s Fral 2 wins the Elegant Boat award reserved for the most beautiful and elegant boat in each stage, regardless of the result.

Last but not least, San Nicola of the Playa Sardinia Sailing School, a Bavaria 39 Cruiser, wins the special prize for last place in real time, showing tenacity and determination to complete the course to the end.

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Vela Cup Costa Smeralda – Prizes raffled off

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 Alessandro Asti (owner of the Solaris 64RS Freetime 6), while the limited edition multipurpose
Leatherman Garage BATCH #005: 40th ANNIVERSARY TOOL
was won by Playa Sardinia Sailing School (the Bavaria 39 Cruiser San Nicola). The SUP raffled off by Jobe (Italian Nautical Supplies) was won by Paul Knippel (owner of the Dufour 390 Musica), the 100 euro voucher to spend on from Alexander Nespega (Comet 45 S Fral 2), the jacket YachtIngBond by Emilio Palladin (Circolo Velico Caprera’s Pogo 30) and U-Sail Wave shoes from Daniele Fogli (El Chico J109).

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