-1 month to the VELA Cup. Fantastic prizes for everyone. Here’s what you can win!


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You go boating for passion of course, but when there are so many beautiful prizes up for grabs for everyone, the satisfaction is even greater! After all, the VELA Cup is a regatta, without bureaucracy or complications certainly and dense with fairplay, but still a competition. The great thing is that, at Italy’s most beautiful and fun regatta circuit, everyone takes home something! We can say this with confidence: the VELA Cup is the regatta with the most prizes up for grabs in the Mediterranean! Prizes are awarded not only for the best sailing performance, but also for just participating, thanks to valuable raffle prizes. In addition, the Gift Bag, which is offered with each boat, is a kind of wonder bag with useful and truly unique gadgets.

All the stages of the VELA Cup 2024

All the prizes for “almost” everyone in the VELA Cup

Let’s start with merit awards. Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers in each homogeneous grouping by length in the categories Cruising Boat (white sails i.e. without gennaker/spi) and
Sport Boat
(with spi/gennaker/code 0) with valuable screen-printed plates. Boats are divided into homogeneous groupings by length, and rankings are made based on who comes first, crossing the finish line, from each grouping and category. For each is awarded the first Classic Boat among boats that are at least 25 years old, regardless of category.


The overall winner in compensated time, identified through a secret formula whereby the best performing boat, regardless of size, is awarded the Leg Winner prize, as well asSpeedy Carbonium two-component antifouling and Veneziani’s Adherpox epoxy primer.

The first crew in compensated time (Leg Winner) is given Speedy Carbonium two-component antifouling and Veneziani's Adherpox epoxy primer
The first crew in compensated time (Leg Winner) is given Speedy Carbonium two-component antifouling and Veneziani’s Adherpox epoxy primer

Finally, the Elegant Boat award is given to the most beautiful and elegant boat in each stage, regardless of the result obtained on the race course.

Raffle prizes that everyone can win

In addition to prizes for the top finishers in each category and grouping, there are raffle prizes for everyone at each stage, offered by our partners
, Honda, HiNelson, Garmin, Leatherman, ACSI Vela, Veneziani Yachting, Plastimo, YachtIngBond, AMBECO. Just think that 40% of all contestants receive an award!

40% Discount on Moby A/R Livorno – Olbia

This summer go on vacation to Sardinia at a discount! Moby, main partner of the VELA Cup, will offer a 40 percent discount on the Livorno/Olbia route by drawing among all participants at each leg. The patron of Moby, Toremar and Tirrenia, Vincenzo Onorato, is a great lover of sailing and a regular of the VELA Cup!

IBSA Wellness Box

IBSA, a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company doing drug research and development in Italy, with a great passion for sailing, will raffle off a fantastic Wellness Box with skin and facial creams such as Profhilo Haenkenium and Profhilo Figra, a Viscoderm Cover Up foundation, Viscoderm Hydrogel Patch face mask, Vitamin B, B12, D3 supplements, and a Ialuset Sun irritation spray at each VELA Cup stop. A perfect prize for boaters!

3-year subscription to the Sailing Newspaper

sailing newspaper
Among the raffle prizes at each stage is a 3-year “Paper + Digital” subscription to the Journal of Sailing. You receive the magazine at home in print format, but you can also read it on smartphones, PCs and tablets.

Garmin GPSMAP® 86s

Garmin, a brand that specializes in navigation and satellite communication technology solutions, will also offer in a raffle a premium portable GPS for nautical use equipped with a world base map and connected to the chartplotter and compatible on-board instruments.

HiNelson Backpack

HiNelson‘s Backpack is perfect for your weekend boating trip. Equipped with a removable pc case, lightweight yet durable thanks to coated polyurethane fabric, it keeps all your clothes dry when it’s time to board.

Leatherman Skeletool CX

A compact and ultralight multifunction knife, the must-have accessory to have on board. One will be drawn at each stage. In fact, a true compact “toolbox” of the sailor.

Honda outboard

What regatta in the world gives you an engine at every stage? Reliable, practical and quiet Honda’s BF2.3 is the perfect engine for the inboard dinghy. If you participate in the VELA Cup it can be yours!

Plastimo Pilot 165N life jacket

Always useful in navigation, especially at night and in bad weather. Plastimo’s inflatable life jacket is also comfortable and ergonomic. Protect yourself or your loved ones when they are on board!

YachtIngBond Sailing Jacket

Nautical clothing store YachtIngBond is raffling off a beautiful sailing jacket, perfect for boating in any season.

Ambeco Award

Ambeco, an environmental company that specializes in the entire stream of special waste recovery and disposal as well as the collection and recycling of ferrous and metal scrap, will raffle off a prize at each stage of the VELA Cup.

ACSI Sailing Instructor Course

A chance to brush up and improve your knowledge of running a sailboat. ACSI is offering by raffle a Sailing Instructor course to be spent nationwide.

The Gift Bag is for everyone

What if you haven’t won anything? Not to worry, all participating boats receive a valuable Gift Bag with useful and valuable gadgets at the dock at the info point on each leg, as well as race instructions, number stickers to put on the bow and the VELA Cup forestay flag. Here are some of the items you will find in the Gift Bag:

T-Shirt SAIL Cup

It is the iconic T-shirt of the Mediterranean’s busiest and most fun regatta. On the heart the VELA Cup shield with the year. A collector’s item, for all sailors participating in the sea party.

Moby cap

Moby’s blue whale protects you from the sun and heat of summer. In each gift bag, you will find a cap to keep on board at all times. Wear it proudly and sail in style!

Vitamin B and Melatonin by IBSA

A little energy on board always comes in handy; in every VELA Cup bag you’ll find a Vitamin B by IBSA to charge you up during the crossing. And for good rest, Melatonin is natural remedy that helps regulate the sleep cycle.

Cocoa Butter by Garmin

Garmin will put in the rich gift bag, dedicated to VELA Cup crews, a perfect gadget to keep on board.

HiNelson Gift Card

VELACup HiNelson Gift CardAt HiNelson you can find everything you need for your boat. Use this 20 euro card for your next purchase or give it to anyone you want.

Gift by Leatherman

Leatherman, a brand of multifunctional tools suitable for outdoor enthusiasts, will put in the rich gift bag, a handy gadget for the all-around sailor.

Plastimo 2L Waterproof Bag

The waterproof bag is a most useful accessory for anyone who gets on a boat. In each gift bag you will find a set of 3 watertight bags for the items on board you want to protect.

Gadgets by YachtIngBond

YachtIngBond Logo

, a store specializing in nautical, yachting, sports and casual clothing, will put in the rich gift bag, a handy gadget.

Neck Warmer by Honda

Honda, an American brand of outboard motors and inflatable boats, will put in the rich gift bag of the VELA Cup a practical neck warmer to protect the throat in the boat.

Veneziani Sunglasses

Ahoy, sailors of the SAIL Cup! Get ready to sail the seas in style with the coolest gadget of the summer: sunglasses by Veneziani.

Gift by ACSI Sailing

ACSI Vela will put in the rich gift bag, dedicated to VELA Cup crews, a perfect gadget to keep on board.

Bag by Ambeco

Ambeco, an environmental company that specializes in the entire stream of special waste recovery and disposal as well as the collection and recycling of ferrous and metal scrap, will offer all VELA Cup participants a handy bag.

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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