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Smart Funny Sailing Race: are you ready for the TAG Heuer VELA Cup?

Smart Funny Sailing Race: are you ready for the TAG Heuer VELA Cup?

EE that TAG Heuer is VELACup. The sail / most crowded regatta in the Tyrrhenian is coming back, the appointment is for 24, 25 and 26 July to Marina Quay West Chiavari, the port that is part of Marinedi network. Our sailing will be the first sailing event after the lock-down, and she will be back on VELAFestival. We’ll have fun in the sea together with any boat, from dinghies to maxi, no certificate of tonnage and in absolute pleasure to experience the sea. A smart, because we will do it safely, Funny, because it will be fun and open to all, Sailing Race which everyone can participate with her personal spirit.

Three days of love for the sea and sailing, in delta and coastal paths, with a Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the boat you will have excelled on the three tests. The TAG Heuer VELACup real, with a dedicated awards ceremony will take place Saturday, July 25. All in compliance with current regulations on Covid 19. We spoke with Alberto Cossu taking care of the organization of the event for the Giornale della Vela and Andreas Albeck, Director Marketing TAG Heuer Italy who tells us: “In VELA Cup there is a passion for doing something and this is important to us. Sailing and boating have a very close relationship with our vision, just think that modern navigation is born by the time factor, and our marking time clocks for racing and all our technological commitment, are evidence of this vision common. But our interest in the world of sailing is not only to the competition, as in the case of our relationship with the America’s Cup that we won with Oracle, but to the whole world of sailing and above all that of sailors who go by boat every weekend to feed their passion, like SAIL Cup in whose spirit we identify completely “told us Andreas Albeck.

“This will be a special VELACup because it represents a return to the sea” echoed Alberto Cossu, “but will not be alone at sea, there will be the area with the stands of exhibitors of accessories, clothing and brand related to the nautical world, because this Weekends will not be alone, so much, VELA Cup, but there will also be the VELAFestival with the best nautical brands. We are also organizing a VELACup Beach & Bar to be able to refresh the end of the days at sea, maybe right on the beach “explains Cossu, who continued:” on our site there is a page called VELACup Covid 19 where you can see the protocol updates for the event. The briefing and the awards ceremony will be live, they could be subject to quota in a controlled number of people according to current standards, but all the information will then be included in the official documents of the event date with the latest regulations. ” concluded Alberto Cossu. See you in Chiavari!

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Sailing Cup IN BRIEF

Who can participate

Any type of boat of all sizes, with no age restrictions, bureaucracy, technical complications, with rankings based on the length. It serves the measurement certificate.


In homogeneous groups according to length into two categories, “cruising class” (white sails, excluding Code 0) and “Race Class” (Code 0, spinnaker, gennaker, etc.).

There will also be a special classification for boats “vintage” divided into “old” (built before 1969) and “classic” (built before 1988.


They are awarded to the top three in each grouping of two categories-class “cruise” and “race” class, the boats Vintage awards in the two categories “age” (built before 1969 and “vintage” (before 1989).

Special Awards

The winner that obtains the best performance (calculated with a handicap Secret) system between all the participating boats; the first real-time cruising class “categories and” racing class “; the most elegant boat (Gentlemen Yachting Award); last classified.

Awards among all participants

In each stage there will be giving away a precious watch TAG Heuer and net Garmin inReach.

Search / Find crew

Find a boarding or crew for your boat or look it up if you do not know who to go to and unless you have the boat and dreams of making VELACup or if you are looking for help for your crew here is the right solution.


At all stages the mooring is free or at special conditions that you can discover on

Gift BaG

In each stage each member receives a rich gift bag made of hemp that contains a real treasure.

In addition to the sailing instructions and adhesive numbers to be affixed to each sidewall crew of the boats, the gift bag contains: a T shirt with the logo TAG Heuer Sailing Cup and Medplastic; a copy of the Journal of Sailing. There will also be inside the bag so many other gadgets designed themed sailing together with all our partners: TAG Heuer, sailmaker Doyle, Vetus, Harken, Medplastic.

The partners

Title match: TAG Heuer. Partner: Garmin Marine, Vetus, Doyle, Harken.


Monday, August 24.

TAG Heuer Sailing Cup Caprera, in the Gulf of Porto Palma, Maddalena Archipelago (Northern Sardinia).

In collaboration with sailing center Caprera. The stage SAIL Cup, now in its second edition, in the scenario of the natural harbor of Porto Palma, home of Caprera Sailing Center. It is still in the natural harbor protected from the winds, it sails in a coastal path 15/18 miles between the islands of La Maddalena. It will be Monday to allow also charter boats that are rented from Saturday to Saturday, to participate

Saturday, September 19.

TAG Heuer Sailing Cup / Gulf of Poets,

Lerici (La Spezia / Liguria).

In collaboration with Circolo della Vela Erix. In the Gulf of Spezia, described by all sailors’ paradise of sailing “SAIL Cup makes a stop in Lerici. It regatta in a spectacular trail that borders the island of Palmaria and Tino. The evening party with awards in the center of Lerici ..

Sunday, September 27.

TAG Heuer Sailing Cup / All sailing,

Marina di Pisa (Tuscany).

In collaboration with the Yacht Club Maritime Republic of Pisa.

It is now a large Tuscan classic TAG Heuer Sailing Cup / All Sailing Marina di Pisa. The mooring and ‘free at the new port of Pisa. It regatta friendship between dozens of boats of all kinds in a spectacular coastal path. In the evening awards ceremony and party in the scenery of the island in the middle of the harbor.

Sunday, October 18.

TAG Heuer Sailing Cup Venice / Veleziana

In the magical Venice, in collaboration with the Compagnia della Vela, the stage of the TAG Heuer VELA Cup / Veleziana.

Docking in the headquarters of the Club on the island of San Giorgio, right in front of San Marco. He regatta with a single path to beauty in Laguna passing through the Lido, we celebrate and toast the evening at the headquarters of the Compagnia della Vela during the awarding .. Boat in Venice, unrepeatable experience.

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