The highly anticipated 16th edition of “Veleziana” takes place on October 15, 2023 into the heart of Venice’s splendor. Prepare to witness a breathtaking spectacle, as this unique sailing event grants sailors the rare opportunity to arrive in full sail right into the majestic San Marco basin.
Organized by the prestigious Compagnia della Vela, the Veleziana is no ordinary regatta; it’s a classic celebration of sailing that weaves its way through an extraordinary course. The journey commences from the vast expanse of the sea, right in front of the enchanting Venice Lido, and culminates in the serene waters of the lagoon, right before the iconic Piazza San Marco.
It’s more than just a festival – it’s a strategic and tactical challenge for the participants, who must navigate through vastly different environments and conditions. From the open sea to the intricate lagoon, the sailors face shifting currents, bottlenecks, and winds, making it a true test of skill and expertise.
The “Veleziana” embodies the profound connection between the sport of sailing and the magnificent city of Venice, epitomizing its central role in the nautical panorama of the Adriatic. As the sailboats gracefully glide through Venice’s iconic waterways, the spectacle is nothing short of awe-inspiring, showcasing the captivating charm of this ancient maritime city.
This event is a celebration of tradition, excellence, and the enduring spirit of Venice’s maritime heritage. Join us as we witness this extraordinary blend of sport and beauty, a true testament to the unique allure of Veleziana. Experience the magic of sailing into the heart of Venice’s splendor, where history and elegance converge, creating an unforgettable and mesmerizing display on the Venetian waters.
Location: Bacino San Marco, Venice
Schedule: Oct.15, 2023