Do you have a boat at least 25 years old? At the VELA Cup Sicilia at Capo d’Orlando Marina on October 7, your boat is worth double! Join the latest leg of the most fun racing circuit ever, and in addition to competing in your class and length category, you can win a dedicated prize. Free mooring, a coastal regatta for boats of all types, sizes and years, raffle prizes for all and a big party at the dock in the evening-these are the elements of the VELA Cup. That’s why you should participate too!
All the stages of the VELA Cup 2023
- May 26 / 28 – VELA Cup Toscana / VELAFestival
- June 3 / 4 – VELA Cup Brindisi
- June 24 / 25 – VELA Cup Magdalena
- July 22 / 23 – VELA Cup Venice
- August 19 / 20 – VELA Cup Costa Smeralda
- October 7 / 8 – VELA Cup Sicily
At the VELA Cup Sicilia if you have a Classic Boat (1967 – 1998) you win double!
Not only modern hulls, racing boats and trained crews, at the VELA Cup Sicilia everyone can participate (and win something). From this year, in addition to the usual division into the Sport Boat categories, for the more sporty who want to use spi, gennaker or code 0, and Cruising Boat, for those who want to have fun with family or friends and sail white sails, there will also be a Separate ranking for classic boats, more than 25 years old, even if built in series.
But what boats are we talking about? Certainly of those built since 1967, when with the advent of fiberglass as a construction material, they are built in series. Since that year, finally, even in boating, boats are no longer like an original painting, one different from the other. There are more boats all the same. Mass production is born.
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Thus, they are the mass-produced fiberglass boats of the first generation, those built between 1967 and 1998. In short, after 25 years even a boat can be called of historical value. They are not classic boats, built in one piece and almost always made of wood, they are Classic Boats, just as in the world of cars, which precisely is divided into “classic cars” and “classic or historic cars.”
We look forward to seeing you at Marina Capo d’Orlando. Mooring is free of charge!
The base of the VELA Cup Sicilia and also of Spartivento, one of the most important charter companies on the market, Capo d’Orlando Marina is the ideal port from which to set off on a cruise to the Aeolian Islands, from which it is only 14 nautical miles away.
With 553 berths reserved for boats up to 45 meters, technical services, the construction site with a 110-ton travel lift and A large area for storage and repair of the vessels and the filling station dispensing gasoline, diesel and subsidized diesel fuel, In Capo d’Orlando Marina you can stay there all year round. In addition to the classic water and power services, there is everything along the dock that is needed for even a prolonged stop, with bars, wine shops, tobacco shop, boutiques, restaurants, the shipchandler, supermarket, and self-service laundry.
And if you need to get some sleep on the ground., opposite the main pier, a staircase of Caltagirone ceramics leads to the floors where the Sestante Marina Motel, a 13-room boutique hotel including 2 suites with breathtaking views of Capo D’Orlando Harbor, a state-of-the-art meeting room that has 100 seats, a large and comfortable lounge, and a restaurant room used for large events, whose transparent dome gives a glimpse of the sky, while its terrace offers views of the harbor and the sea.
Don’t you have a boat? Spartivento has an offer for you!
Home base for Spartivento catamarans, almost entirely Lagoon, and Beneteau and Jeanneau monohulls, in Capo d’Orlando extending the summer and participating in the VELA Cup is possible! Come along, join us for a simple, fast and fun regatta with family or friends and set off on a quiet, tourist-free cruise to discover the paradise that is the Aeolian Islands.
For the occasion, all those who participate in the VELA Cup Sicilia can get 20 percent discount on already active promotions and rates to rent a boat, even for several days.
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To register for the VELA Cup Sicilia, all you need to do is
and finalize your registration by entering your and the boat’s details!