Start:Trieste, UTI Giuliana, Italy
Finish:Trieste, UTI Giuliana, Italy
The most numerous regatta is the legendary Barcolana!
More than fifty years ago, the sailing club Barcola and Grignano (Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano - two districts of Trieste) held the first race, in which 51 boats took part. In 2017, there were already 2101 boats. It was a world record for a simultaneous start: 25 thousand people on the water and 300 thousand spectators on the shore.
The regatta is thirteen nautical miles: it starts from Barcolana and Miramare, and ends in the heart of Trieste, in the Unity of Italy square.
Before the race, there is a festival with 300 events and initiatives, including water sports, arts, culture, meetings, social events that are interesting not only to professionals, but also to a wide audience. Thus, every year the regatta attracts more and more participants and yachtsmen.
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The regatta will take place along a fixed route in the Gulf of Trieste. The length of the course is 13 nautical miles. The starting line runs between Barcola and Miramare. The finish of the regatta is the square of the Unity of Italy. The Barcolana regatta is an opportunity not only to become a part of the history of world sailing but also to fill your life with vivid impressions.
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.