The autumn classic organized by the Compagnia della Vela
The autumn classic organized by the Compagnia della Vela with its spectacular arrival in St. Mark's lagoon. The Veleziana programmed on October 20 with the sailing boat categories all gathered in the splendid framework of the Venetian lagoon, is the closing regatta of the sailing season, and held only a week after the Barcolana.
Spectacular heats especially for the competition area, but also a magnificent sailing festival missed by very few!
Veleziana was presented at the Compagnia della Vela's head office in St. Mark's Square this morning and the registration is open to all boats over 5 metres: 11 categories including the Elan Duveticas. With the latter, the Compagnia della Vela thought to organize a special starting event named “Velezianina” as a prelude to the Sunday regatta. The winners from each category in the 2014 Veleziana will participate on board one-design ELAN 210 Duveticas with a 3-4 person crew.
The challenge will be held mid-Saturday afternoon, in waters between the island of San Servolo and the island of San Giorgio (in front of Compagnia della Vela's sporting centre-Centro Sportivo di Eccellenza).
Regarding the Sunday regatta - the route is coastal, and as usual will depart offshore from the Lido di Venezia, south of the San Nicolò dyke, lagoon entrance through the Porto del Lido, at the San Nicolò canal, with an obligatory gateway (passing) near the Sant’Andrea Fort. Then continue on to the San Marco canal, canale dell'orfanello and arrival near the Compagnia della Vela di San Marco moorings in St. Mark's basin.