Start:Via Giancarlo Maroni, 2, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy
Finish:Via Giancarlo Maroni, 2, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy
The annual Garda Trophy regatta takes place in one of the most picturesque places in Europe. The regatta is attended by both experienced yachtsmen and beginners as part of more experienced teams.
Lake Garda is known as an «incubator» of the best yachtsmen in the world and the so-called «wind factory». The wind blows here, in most cases, according to the schedule: in the morning — the northern Peler of 15-25 knots, in the evening — the southern Ora of 10-20 knots.
The Fraglia Vela Riva yacht club, which will host the regatta, hosts competitions such as the European and World Championships in the Melges 32, J / 24, J / 80 and J / 70 classes, and also organizes the largest regatta in the Optimist monoclass (1,055 yachts), which is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
The Yachting Rus Cup regatta format is a grand prix race in two monoclasses with direct judging on the water. The regatta will consist of short «up & down» races. Racing on monotypic yachts of J / 70 and J / 80 classes according to the Sailing League system in two groups with medal races.
And, of course, Lake Garda is a great place for rest after the races!
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Arrival at Riva del Garda
10: 00-18: 00 Regatta office will be open at Fraglia Vela Riva Yacht Club
19:00 The draw for ALFA & BRAVO groups
In the evening, an informal meeting in the old town
Riva del Garda, although is a small city (only 42 sq. km.), but attracts tourists with its mild Mediterranean climate. Thanks to it, olive and lemon trees, laurel thickets and palm trees grow here. On the cable car, you can go to the top of Monte Rocchetta and take a look at Lake Garda from above.
8:30 ALFA group skipper meeting
9:00 ALPHA group short races | BRAVO group cycling along Lake Garda
13:00 BRAVO group skipper meeting
13:30 BRAVO group short races | ALFA group cycling along Lake Garda
19:00 the opening ceremony and presentation of the teams
Despite the fact that several races will have already taken place, the regatta will officially open on this day. Presentation of teams will be held during the opening ceremony — creativity is welcome!
8:30 BRAVO group skipper meeting
9:00 BRAVO group short races | ALFA group walk along the slope of Monte Brione mountain to the Santa Barbara church
13:00 ALFA group skipper meeting
13:30 ALPHA group short races | BRAVO group walk along the hill of Monte Brione to the church of Santa Barbara
21:00 A bar party
Team selfie challenge day
8:30 ALFA group skipper meeting
9:00 ALPHA group short races | BRAVO group free program
13:00 BRAVO group skipper meeting
13:30 BRAVO group short races | ALFA group free program
In the evening, you can relax in the thermal springs.
8:30 Golden Fleet finalists skipper meeting
9:00 Golden Fleet Race | Silver Fleet can watch races from the water
13:00 Silver Fleet finalists skipper meeting
13:30 Silver Fleet Race | Golden Fleet can watch races from the water
Free evening before the final day!
The evening before the final race you can relax and spend time in the city of Riva del Garda. We are sure that you have not yet studied all the interesting corners of the city, so do not miss this opportunity.
8:30 Silver Fleet finalists skipper meeting
9:00 Silver Fleet Race | Golden Fleet can watch races from the water
13:00 Golden Fleet finalists skipper meeting
13:30 Golden Fleet Race | Silver Fleet can watch races from the water
20:00 The closing dinner and awarding the winners of the regatta! Dancing until the morning!
Departure of the participants.
With lots of impressions, some sadness and a full backpacks of souvenirs (do not forget to buy real grappa!) the participants go home. But we will meet again at the new regattas.
The annual regatta on the magnificent Lake Garda. Lake Garda is the pearl of Italy and a mecca for sailors. Winds are usually predictable, so sailing here is a pleasure. You will visit the charming town of Riva del Garda, and you can also go to the beautiful Verona, which is located nearby.
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.