This summer you can experience (for free) a great sailing adventure. Here’s how


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The Giro d’Italia a Vela, the highlight event of the Marina Militare Nastro Rosa Tour 2024, this year runs from June 15 to July 21 over 9 stages, from Genoa to Venice. How would you like to be part of a crew and enjoy one or more stages for free? All you have to do is send an email with your application…

Summer is just around the corner, and the people of the sailing i rightly paw to get back on the boat as soon as possible. Owners engage in the first test runs to make sure everything is in order and efficient after the winter break. Those planning cruises plan routes, stopovers, and destinations, while those chartering the boat complete leases, deposits, and airline flights to departure nautical bases.

Finally, there are regatta enthusiasts who, even in the summer months, have a busy calendar of events available along Italy’s coasts and lakes in which to register and participate. There is one particularly attractive and original sailing sports event, however, that deserves special attention. Not only because Italy circumnavigates it all, allowing crews to discover and visit dream destinations, but also because it brings together the best of current sailing, in terms of high-performance boats and talented skippers. Finally, because this year the organizers are offering a fantastic novelty, which is the opportunity to be part of this fantastic fleet completely free of charge!

Tour of Italy Sailing

The best of sailing in a unique sports tour

We are talking about the Giro d’Italia a Vela, the highlight event of the Navy Pink Ribbon Tour 2024, which this year is scheduled from June 15 to July 21. It is an enthralling 1,400-mile circumnavigation along the Italian coast divided into 9 stages, from Genoa to Venice, that engages the best male and female crews in 3 disciplines: Offshore, i.e., offshore racing aboard the very fast Bénéteau Figaro Class 3s equipped with foils; Inshore, i.e., trials between buoys under the coast with the acrobatic Waszp dinghies; and finally Board, i.e., sailing boards with the brand new WingFoiling class.

The Giro d’Italia a Vela 2024 is organized by Difesa Servizi and Sailing Series International in cooperation with Enit – National Tourism Agency and the Italian Sailing Federation.

Tour of Italy Sailing

Here’s how to get on board for free!

And now we come to the surprise addressed to all sailors and racing enthusiasts. If you would like to be part of this beautiful event and, for one or more stages of the Giro d’Italia a Vela 2024, board a Bénéteau Figaro Class 3 becoming an integral part of the crew, just send your application to this email with your sailing resume and your motivation for participating. If you are selected get ready to race side by side with the best crews around, experience the adrenaline rush of competition, visit dreamy places and celebrate with the team in the Sailing Villages set up at each stop. All, of course, for free!

Tour of Italy Sailing

Sharing a passion for racing and visiting beautiful places

The 9 stages of the Giro d’Italia a Vela 2024 are one more beautiful than the other. They start in Genoa on June 15 and reach to follow San Remo via Giraglia/Gorgona, La Maddalena, in Sardinia, Gaeta, Catanzaro, then Durres, in Albania, then Vieste, San Benedetto del Tronto, Chioggia and finally Venice where scheduled for July 20 there will be the grand final party.

In short, if you are planning your sailing vacation and want to combine the fun of racing with the pleasure of exploring our Belpaese, the Pink Ribbon Tour 2024 Sailing Tour of Italy is a truly unmissable opportunity. Send your application and get on board!

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OBJECTIVE: The goal of the Marina Militare Nastro Rosa Tour 2024 is to promote offshore sailing in Italy and coastal tourism, as well as the presence of women in offshore racing and the new culture of environmental sustainability.

ORGANIZERS: The Navy Pink Ribbon Tour 2024 is organized by Defense Services S.p.A. in collaboration with Sailing Series International Sports & Events, and with the key support of ENIT – National Tourism Agency and the Italian Sailing Federation.




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