Less than a week to the big VELA Cup Sicilia celebration. Learn about the members


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Next weekend(Saturday, Oct. 7) Capo d’Orlando will host the VELA Cup Sicilia, the last leg of the most fun racing circuit there is. There are already 30 boats registered, cruising and racing boats, Classic Boats and brand new boats launched this last season, there is something for all tastes and sizes! Let’s find out together who the members are, and what are you waiting for to sign up?

All the stages of the VELA Cup 2023

At the VELA Cup Sicilia comes the Classic Boats

There are still very few days left until the start of the VELA Cup Sicilia, the last event of this season. Big news this year is the new Classic Boat category, for all those boats, including production and fiberglass boats, more than 25 years old. Prominent among them is Roman Off, Roberto Romano’s Beneteau First 38 s5, a 1994 fast cruiser whose interior was designed by archistar Philippe Starck. Also at the VELA Cup Sicilia are the Mario Badami’s 1987 Grand Soleil 343, successor to the successful Grand Soleil 34; Altrove, a fully customized 1994 Barberis Show 325 with a redesigned and rebuilt interior owned by Marco Cerrito; and L’or du Temps, the school boat of the Lipari LNI, a 1982 Beneteau First 30.

Roman Off, Roberto Romano's Beneteau First 38 s5
Roman Off, Roberto Romano’s Beneteau First 38 s5


OCTOBER 7, 2023


Cruising or Sport? The important thing is to all have fun together

The VELA Cup, you know by now, is a regatta for everyone. You don’t need a set of racing sails to participate, just a mainsail and jib to enter in the Cruising Boat category. Here then are such vessels as Erato, Carmelo Fichera’s Tartan 4300, a beautiful American boat with a classic design, Tychè, the Elan 40 of Rossella Alessandrini and Emilio Rotondi, in its third participation in the VELA Cup at Capo d’Orlando, First Lady, Giuseppe Sgroi’s Beneteau First 31.7, Nemoran, a 2011 SLY 48C by Claudio Benedetto, or the brand newOceanis46.1 by Spartivento Yachts & Charter, Logos helmed by Sergio Ottinetti.

Logos, the brand new Oceanis 46.1 from Spartivento Yachts & Charters
Logos, the brand new Oceanis 46.1 from Spartivento Yachts & Charters

For those who are more sporty, however, and want to use spi, gennaker and 0-tails, there is then the Sport Boat category. These include Bluebeard, Alfredo Barbaro‘s splendid Solaris 40; Kundalini, Roberto Randazzo‘s Cobra 33; and Mascalzone Siculo, Emanuele Cosio‘s Beneteau First 45 SK.

Kundalini, the Cobra 33 by Roberto Randazzo
Kundalini, the Cobra 33 by Roberto Randazzo


OCTOBER 7, 2023

Don’t you have a boat? Spartivento has an offer for you!

A home base for Spartivento‘s catamarans, almost all of which are Lagoon, more specifically the Premium and SAILUXE range (nearly thirty of them), if you come to Capo d’Orlando you will have the opportunity to extend your vacation and participate in a simple, fast and fun regatta with family or friends. Also present for the occasion will be monohulls brought from Marina di Portorosa, the other Spartivento base for the Aeolian Islands, where the Beneteau and Jeanneau boats are located. A dedicated offer reserved for all those who wish to register for the VELA Cup allows them to get 20% discount on already active promotions and rates to rent a boat, even for several days, at the regatta.

Capo d'Orlando Marina is the home base for Spartivento's Lagoon catamarans
Capo d’Orlando Marina is the home base for Spartivento’s Lagoon catamarans

To register for the VELA Cup Sicilia, all you need to do is
enter here
and finalize your registration by entering your and the boat’s details!

James Barbaro



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