Barcolana 50 International Sailing Regatta – Trieste, Italy
As the largest yachting rally in the world, the Barcolana 50 International Sailing Regatta in Trieste, Italy, is a famous fixture on the global yachting calendar. With an illustrious history that spans back five decades, the accessible rally has always been open to all seafaring enthusiasts. Such is the worldwide reach of the sporting occasion, over 2,100 sailing yachts lined up to compete in the Barcolana 50 Regatta two years ago, setting a world record as the largest yacht rally. More than 300,000 spectators turned up to witness S/Y SPIRIT OF PORTOPICCOLO clinch the title in 2018, in what was an unrivalled spectacle of sailing competition.
What does the yachting rally involve?
Organised by the Sailing Club Società Velica di Barcola e Grigan and held over 10 days, the event comprises a number of enticing activities, from on-water fun to lively after parties. Thousands of sailors compete on this 13-mile course, which leads the sailing yachts in a quadrilateral around the Gulf of Trieste. Skills are put to the test as thousands of monohulls compete in a number of class categories.
Fun for All the Family
Running simultaneously with the seafaring action, the Barcolana Village entertains spectators with hospitality tents, exhibitions, and entertainment on Rive seafront in Trieste. Fun-filled prize-giving ceremonies give way to convivial nights of live entertainment from performers such as Bob Sinclair, as revelers party into the night to round off the experience. Kids are kept busy by a sea-themed treasure hunt and other activities.
When is the Barcolana 50 Sailing Regatta in 2019?
The 50th edition of the celebrated sailing yachting rally will take place from 5th – 14th October 2019.
How to participate in the Barcolana 50 Sailing Regatta in 2019?
To enter, visit the Barcolana 50 Sailing Regatta official website and fill in an entry form. For newcomers, dedicated packages offer the opportunity to get involved.