2023 ITA Melges24Tour - Malcesine, Riva del Garda, Rimini, Trieste
April 30, 2023 - The most beautiful one-design is 30 years old and remains invincible. A project copied by many far away in terms of characteristics, quality of materials and quantity of pure fun the Melges 24 is able to offer to those who choose her. The Italian Class, trying to adapt the program to a "mid-season" World Championship, offers all Melges24 sailors four unmissable events.
The course the boats will take has been designed to favor the movement of the fleet towards countries that are growing up, hoping our desire for cooperation will be appreciated. We are waiting for you all on the Italian race courses to experience great sailing surrounded by history, fun, good food and lots of friends.
ACT 1 - MALCESINE - May 19th - 21st
The series of events makes its debut in Malcesine, a world-famous location as the venue for the main regattas involving the fastest and most performing boats: Melges24, Moth, 69F etc.
In the shadow of the perfect medieval castle, the town of Malcesine offers the possibility of quick excursions by ferry on the opposite shore of Lake Garda or, in a few minutes, the local cableway can transport you to 2000 meters where you can enjoy a breathtaking landscape.
With a complete pier at the disposal of the fleet, an innovatively designed clubhouse that offers all the services and large parking areas for trailers and cars, Fraglia della Vela Malcesine club will be happy to welcome all those who appreciate the sport of sailing and will enter ACT 1 of Melges24 Tour, part of ESS 2023.
ACT 2 - RIVA DEL GARDA - July 21st - 23rd
Teams will not participate in the World Championship and those returning from Denmark will have the opportunity to enter ACT 2 of the Melges24 Tour in Riva del Garda, National Championship and part of Melges 24 ESS.
The northern part of Lake Garda is one of the most famous and desired race courses on the planet. A perfect wind machine together with a professional management of the regatta has made the Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda Club and the lake it dominates the ideal location for Melges24. Phenomenal planings immersed in a stunning landscape will give extraordinary sensations and emotions, and indelible memories for everyone.
ACT 3 - RIMINI - Sept. 1st - 3rd
After one month break dedicated to the families, here we are, ready for ACT 3, ESS event, in a location that has led the ranking of the best tourist locations in Europe for decades. The town of Federico Fellini is able to satisfy sailors and families thanks to beautiful beaches equipped with any type of service, a myriad of restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and a nightlife focused on entertainment.
The Marina di Rimini, home of the Yacht Club Rimini, is the true center of this town devoted to the sea.
A pier dedicated to the fleet a few meters from bar and restaurant services, the possibility of experiencing the innovative "houseboats" positioned within the structure and a large number of new friends will transform your free time into an unforgettable experience.
ACT 4 - TRIESTE - Sept. 22nd - 24th
... and now we set the four of aces on the table.
The Yacht Club Adriaco will host ACT 4, valid for Melges 24 ESS ranking, is the last event of the 2023 Italian season.
The Club, born in the early years of the last century, has contributed in making the Gulf of Trieste one of the most important sailing centers in the Mediterranean.
A clubhouse that smells of the history of sailing will host the Melges24 fleet inside a bigger event. The race course will be dedicated to our boat but ashore we'll be part of a great sailing festival with hundreds of happy sailors ready to meet new friends with whom they share an important part of their lives.