Start:16034 Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
Finish:16034 Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
The SIAD “Bombola d’Oro” Trophy is a regatta organized by Yacht Club Italiano in partnership with SIAD for the 12-foot dinghy class, which is held at Portofino in May each year.
The regatta is considered one of Italy’s most important sailing events in the 12-foot dinghy class.
Characterized by over a century of success stories and passion, the Dinghy perfectly meets the spirit of the SIAD Trophy, the regatta that has become a classic of the Italian sailing season.
The Bombola d'Oro Trophy or SIAD Trophy (called Bombolino by fans) was born in 1996 thanks to the passion for the sea of a group of friends led by Roberto Sestini, president of the SIAD Group, one of the main Italian chemical groups. The Bombolino rewards the sailor equipped with technique, sailing sensitivity and ability to regulate the boat.
The SIAD Trophy is a sparkling mix of agonism and the pleasure of being together, a challenging regatta that requires preparation and technical skill and combines sport and friendship.
Since 1996, the SIAD Trophy keeps its charm intact thanks to the collaboration with a prestigious Club like the Italian Yacht Club, the unique landscape setting and the Dinghy.
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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.