April 27 is the VELA Cup Liguria. All you need to know


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So many of you asked us, and we wanted to accommodate you. La
first leg of the VELA Cup
, Italy’s most fun racing circuit, returns to where it all began. On Saturday, April 27, we will be in Chiavari, in the Gulf of Tigullio, home of yachting and sailing, to have fun together and celebrate the start of the racing season. The Marina di Chiavari Calata Ovest awaits us for a weekend of celebration and fun, at sea on land. Here’s why you can’t miss it!

All the stages of the VELA Cup 2024

VELA Cup Liguria is the regatta for everyone

Everyone can participate in the VELA Cup; you do not need to be a sailing champion or have a planing hull or carbon sails. The formula is always the same, simple and remarkably effective: a sailing competition among boats of all sizes and shapes, with no age restrictions, no bureaucracy or technical complications, with rankings drawn up by length. First come, first served wins. And in the evening dock party with award ceremony.

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You don’t need a set of racing sails to participate, just a mainsail and jib to enter in the Cruising Boat category, but, for those who are more sporty and want to use spi, gennaker or code 0, there is also the Sport Boat category.

There are prizes for almost everyone at the VELA Cup!

At the VELA Cup Liguria almost everyone can win something.: there are prizes for first place category finishers, most beautiful boats and Classic Boats (at least 25 years old). There is also a prize for the last run ner-up and the boat with the best performance (Leg Winner). The luckiest can win prestigious raffle prizes offered by our partners.

Mooring is free if you come from outside

During VELA Cup Liguria, mooring at the Marina di Chiavari Calata Ovest is free all weekend. Come with us to sail the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Tigullio. Rediscover the crystal clear waters and breathtaking coastline of the Riviera di Levante; explore a beautiful town rich in history and culture. Chiavari is a city on a human scale, with an interesting architectural, artistic and natural heritage to explore. Halfway between Genoa and La Spezia, it is also easily accessible by train in less than 1 hour.

The Marina di Chiavari Calata Ovest, venue for the first leg of the VELA Cup 2024
The Marina di Chiavari Calata Ovest, venue for the first leg of the VELA Cup 2024

There is also the ICE Cup!

This year’s Chiavari leg is joined by the ICE Cup, reserved for the beautiful boats of the ICE Yachts shipyard. Magnificent, fast and modern boats from all over the Mediterranean will race side by side on the same starting line of the VELA Cup Liguria. A dedicated ranking for ICE yard boats and a “top secret” rating system will allow boats of different sizes to be compared. Prizes will thus be awarded for the best performances. The April 27 event will be only the first leg of the ICE Cup 2024, which then continues in Portofino on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, at the Spring Regattas organized by the Yacht Club Italiano.

Register Now for the VELA Cup Liguria


To register for the VELA Cup Liguria 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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