Registration is officially open for the ” Regata delle Vele d’Epoca “, the first event of the season on the historic yachts calendar, scheduled from 30 April to 1 May 2023 in Tuscany during the Accademia Navale Città di Livorno International Sailing Week. From this year, in addition to Vintage Yachts, Classics, Spirit of Tradition and Historical Sails, Classic IORs, hulls launched between 1970 and 1984, will also be able to take part. Organised by the Lega Navale Italiana section of Livorno and the Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici, where the fleet will be hosted at the tourist marina of the same name and where crews will be welcomed with a toast on Saturday evening. Two days of racing are planned, with the final prize-giving ceremony on Monday 1 May at the historic Livorno Naval Academy square. (Here all our post about Regata delle Vele d’Epoca)
Regata delle Vele d’Epoca at the Settimana Velica Internazionale
The “Regata delle Vele d’Epoca”, scheduled from 30 April to 1 May 2023 in Tuscany, represents the first important event of the season dedicated to historic yachts and is part of the programme of events of the Settimana Velica Internazionale Accademia Navale Città di Livorno (www.settimanavelicainternazionale.it). The fleet will be concentrated in the days leading up to the event at the Marina Cala de’ Medici, the tourist harbour with 650 berths south of Livorno, between Castiglioncello and Rosignano Marittimo.
The two scheduled races will start from here. Owners and crews will be able to count on the organising team made up of members of the Livorno Naval Academy and the associations involved, the Lega Navale Italiana sez. of Livorno, the Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici, AIVE (Associazione Italiana Vele d’Epoca) and VSV (Vele Storiche Viareggio). Among the sponsors and supporters of the Settimana Velica Internazionale Neri, Benetti, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, OLT Offshore LNG Toscana, Nautor’s Swan, Leonardo, Drass, Sitep Italia, Marina Cala de’ Medici, Foodinghy, GDM Gente di Mare.
From this year “Classic IOR” yachts will also be allowed to enter
Wooden or metal yachts built before 1950 (Vintage Yachts) and 1976 (Classic Yachts), as well as their replicas identifiable according to the provisions of the “Regulations for the Rating and Racing of Vintage and Classic Yachts – C.I.M.”, will be allowed to enter. Also admitted will be the Spirit of Tradition (with IRC certificate), Historical Sails and, from this year, the new category of yachts known as ‘Classic IOR’, i.e. yachts built in metal or wood or composite material not as standard launched between 1 January 1970 and 31 December 1984, which conform to their original designs and can prove to have had a valid IOR certificate in that period. The classification for the Historic Sails will instead be drawn up on the basis of the finishes in Real Time and according to the possible division into groups, none of which will consist of less than three boats.
How to register for the ” Regatta delle Vele d’Epoca 2023 “The boats, hosted from 22nd April to 2nd May at the moorings made available by Marina Cala de’ Medici, may only register by e-mail before 28th April 2023 to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Secretariat of the Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici at email@example.com or to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org attaching the documentation required by the Notice of Race (https://www.settimanavelicainternazionale.it/regate/vele-depoca-2/). A percentage share of the entry fee will be donated to Fondazione Rava pro earthquake Turkey and Syria.