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11th Veleziana regatta - photo © Fabio Taccola
11th Veleziana regatta - photo © Fabio Taccola

11th Veleziana regatta

Difficult weather conditions with rain and winds up to 30 knots made this year’s 11th edition of the Veleziana regatta a riveting event for all involved, including its organizers Compagnia della Vela, its patrons the Italian Navy and the Port System Authority for the Northern Adriatic Sea, and supporting organization Vento di Venezia.

An impressive line-up of 213 boats took part in the 2018 edition of the Veleziana regatta, sailing from the start line in front of Lido di Venezia all the way to the finish line in the St Mark’s Basin, exceptionally closed to traffic for this event.

11th Veleziana regatta © Fabio Taccola

11th Veleziana regatta © Fabio Taccola

First place was awarded to the Slovenian team onboard Way of Life, who set a new record for the regatta by completing the 8-mile course in only 47 minutes and 21 seconds, crossing the finish line at the San Marco basin in front of the Compagnia della Vela headquarters.

Second place was that of Anywave Safilens (skippered by Alberto Leghissa) while third place went to Paolo Montefusco’s Idrusa Brinmar, which could count among its crew members Roberto Ferrarese and champion of champions Dodo Gorla, twice Star Class bronze medallist in the Moscow and Los Angeles Olympics in 1960 and 1984, and Star Class world champion also in 1984.

11th Veleziana regatta - photo © Fabio Taccola

11th Veleziana regatta – photo © Fabio Taccola

The official award ceremony for the 9th edition of the Veleziana regatta will take place at the Compagnia della Vela headquarters on the Venetian island of San Giorgio on 24th November at 12.00pm.

by Giacomo Barbaro / Compagnia della Vela

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