See (and share) all the photos and rankings of the VELA Cup Sicilia


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Forty boats of all shapes and sizes battled it out at the VELA Cup Sicilia, along an 8-mile coastal race in the waters off Capo d’Orlando(read the regatta story here). It was an early October weekend of celebration and fun, in that still summery weather that only Sicily gives you. There was not as much wind, but even with only 6 knots, almost all competitors managed to cross the finish line. After the sea race, we returned to land for the awards ceremony of this final leg of the VELA Cup and to celebrate together with food and music for all.

VELA Cup Sicily – All Photos

Now, as promised, it is time to relive the regatta (organized in collaboration with Spartivento Yachts & Charters, Capo d’Orlando Marina and the Capo d’Orlando Yacht Club) in pictures. Click on the link below to access the official VELA Cup gallery where over 400 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 Sicily – Standings

Total registered boats: 40
Total boats arrived: 31


Maria X Cento, Salvatore Nocera, X-Yachts X-35


Happy Island, Salvo Fazio, Bavaria 39 Cruiser

Veneziani Yachting special prize with Speedy Carbonium antifouling and Adherpox primer

Comanche Sagola by Spartivento, Peppe Fornich, Farr 45

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CLASS 2 (7.51 to 11 m)

1 Silver Bullet, Mario Badami, Grand Soleil 343, 1987

CLASS 3 (11.01 to 13 m)

1 Roman Off, Roberto Romano, 1994 Beneteau First 38 S5

CLASS 5 (15.01 to 19 m)

1 Albablu, Renato Irrera, 1990 Nautor Swan 53.


CLASS 1 (up to 10 m)

1 Kundalini, Roberto Randazzo, Cobra 33; 2 Baronessa, Vittorio Focarelli Barone, Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300; 3 Sif, Antonio Gitto, Jeanneau Sun Fasti 32; DNS Nosside, Lucio Cozzupoli, Beneteau First 25.7

CLASS 2 (10.01 to 11 m)

1 Maria X Cento, Salvatore Nocera, X-35; 2 Freedom, Patrizia Musarra, Dufour 34 Performance; 3 Aria, Francesco Fulci, Italia Yachts 10.98; 4 Silver Bullet, Mario Badami, Grand Soleil 343.

CLASS 3 (11.01 to 12 m)

1 Sekeles ITA15911, Antonino Pollicino, 2 Emme Marine M37; 2 Frank, Francesco Badessa, Elan S5; 3 Aetna, Claudio Vadalà, Grand Soleil 40; 4 Obelix, Leone Calabrò, Elan 40

CLASS 4 (12.01 to 14 m)

1 Comanche Sagola by Spartivento, Peppe Fornich, Farr 45; 2 Joy, Giuseppe Cascino, J 122; 3 Barbablu, Alfredo Barbaro, Solaris 40; 4 Leduelune, Fulvio Russo, Dufour 44P; DNF Pure Cantine De Gregorio, Ascanio De Gregorio, Salona 42 ND

CLASS 5 (over 14.01 m)

1 Geisha, Armando Polimeni, Beneteau First 50; 2 Sea Dance, Attilio Guazzoni, Italia Yachts 13.98; 3 Mascalzone Siculo, Emanuele Cosio, Beneteau First 45; 4 Chissà, Giovanni Maggiore, Beneteau First 44

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CLASS 1 (up to 10 m)

1 Hakuna Matata, Antonio Giunta, Elan 333; 2 Elsewhere, Marco Cerrito, Barberis Show 325; 3 L’Or Du Temps, Christian Corrieri, Beneteau First 30; 4 First Lady, Giuseppe Sgroi, Beneteau First 31.7; DNF Baki, Andrea Imburgia, Lady Hawke 33

CLASS 2 (10.01 to 12 m)

1 Happy Island, Salvo Fazio, Bavaria 39 Cruiser; 2 Roman Off, Roberto Roman, Beneteau First 38 S5; 3 Altair, Manlio Marino, Barberis Show 38; 4 Albachiara, John Pizzimenti, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 35; 5 Mai Dire Mai, Antonio Messina, Janneau Sun Fast 40; DNF Tychè, Scarlett Alessandrini and Emilio Rotondi, Elan 40; DNF Amalya, Roberto Carratu, Lagoon 380

CLASS 3 (12.01 to 14 m)

1 Erato, Carmelo Fichera, Tartan 4300; 2 Lion, Carmelo di Giorgio, LNI S. Agata Militello, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2; DNS Tommaso di Caccamo, Fujiko Hunter 41 DS

CLASS 4 (over 14.01 m)

1 Albablu, Renato Irrera, Nautor Swan 53 of 1990; DNF Logos, Sergio Ottinetti, Oceanis 46.1; DNS Nemoran, Claudio Benedetto, Sly 48C; DNS Rendez-Vous, Ignazio Scimè, Beneteau Oceanis 55

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The special awards

Frank and Aria, by Francesco Fulci and Francesco Badessa, respectively, win the Gentlemen Yachting award. On these two boats were embarked the boys of the Italian Association of Down People Onlus of Milazzo – Messina, which with the project “A Gonfie Vele” is committed to take to the sea, and to discover all the fascination and mechanisms of sailing, boys with Down syndrome.

Fulvio Russo’s Leduelune wins the Elegant Boat award reserved for the most beautiful and elegant boat in each stage, regardless of the result.

Armando Polimeni’s Geisha, a First 50, wins the special prize by Spartivento, reserved for the first place winner among Beneteau hulls.

Last but not least, Giuseppe Sgroi’s First Lady, a Beneteau First 31.7, 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 Sicily – 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 Antonio Giunta (owner of Hakuna Matata, an Elan 333), while the Leatherman Free multipurpose with Blade Sharpener was won by Vittorio Focarelli Barone (owner of Baronessa, a Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300). The SUP raffled off by Jobe (Forniture Nautiche Italiane) was won by Leone Calabrò (owner of Obelix, an Elan 40), the 100 euro voucher to spend on by Ignazio Scimè (Beneteau Oceanis 55 Rendez-Vous) and the YachtIngBond jacket by Antonio Gitto (owner of Sif, a Jeanneau Sun Fasti 32).

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