WHEN AND WHERE2016-11-07T13:16:12+00:00

Where? In Santa Margherita Ligure, in front of Portofino and at the center of the Gulf of Tigullio. The harbour and the beach are the main location and the whole town participates.
When? The period between 3 and 6 May 2018 a key to success. Immediately following May 1st national holiday, the event marks the beginning of the ideal boating season.
In 2017 we expect, 300 sailboats on display and entered to participate in VELACup; 20,000 visitors and 95 exhibitors; 30 events and activities on shore and at sea; a 100-meter long photo exhibit; 2,450 minutes of film and video and 70 well-known sailors invited to experience the world of sailing and the sea all-round. Admission is free, with the party starting in the morning and ending in the evening.
What you can find
Yachts. The latest models of the most prestigious shipyards are on display and open to visitors. Second-hand and charter sailboats are right next to “cult” yachts, boats which have made the history of yachting and to the boats of owners participating in the VELACup. Sailboats between 5 and 30 meters in length (16 to 95 feet), all side by side.
Shop Area. Nautical products and services are readily available on the dock. Here in a one-stop-shop you can find and buy what otherwise would require a long and laborious research.
Relax. The spectacular VIP terrace right on the sea, a hospitality area where one can relax, drink and eat while listening to music enjoying a unique view.
Beach. A beach village on the most beautiful beach of the Tigullio Gulf in front of Portofino. A place where one can sunbathe, try smaller boats and other watercraft.
Location. The most charming and picturesque fishing village of Liguria becomes a sailing capital. An additional incentive for TAG Heuer VELAFestival participants to spend a weekend discovering Portofino, Sestri Levante and the Cinque Terre.