EVENTS & ACTIVITIES2018-11-02T11:22:56+00:00

EVENTS. From morning to evening, shows with interviews and stories of great sailors and seamen alongside with specialist workshops revealing the secrets of their products and talking about their experiences
GREAT EVENTS . The Day of Champions on Friday culminates in the evening with the party for the “SAILOR OF THE YEAR” prize-giving, the most prestigious award of Italian sailing. On Sunday, sailing pays homage to a legend of sailing with the VELAFestival Tribute and in the afternoon the “Water Games” attract hundreds of participants on the beach, competing in SUP and kayak race.
ACTIVITIES. Every day, the sailing school organizes sea sorties with instructors on all types of boats, sailing and non. The seamanship school with experienced sailors is also open to children and to the whole family.
PARTY AT SEA. VELACup is Saturday’s big party at sea. This is the most packed sailing regatta of the Tyrrhenian Sea with over 200 boats and 2,500 sailors racing along a coastal course that touches Portofino and the Gulf of Tigullio. In the evening, a big party is held for the prize-giving ceremony with music and food for everyone until late night.
VELAFestival Card. The passport of the event. Upon registration, the VELAFestival Card allows participants to obtain benefits and discounts in hotels, restaurants, parking, shops in Santa Maria Ligure, stands and the bar of the event. Privileged access to restricted areas and to the yachts on display, free shuttle service to the boats anchoring in the roadsteads.