Lake Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta - Maccagno, Italy
Lake Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta
Maccagno (UVM), Italy
The Lake Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta at Maccagno is to be a joint Italian/Swiss venture between the Italian host club, Unione Velica Maccagno and the Swiss club to the north, Ascona Sailing Club.
Lake Maggiore is the most westerly of the three large pre-alpine lakes of Italy. Whilst most of the Lake's length is in Italy its alpine northern tip rests in Switzerland. Beautiful mountains, fair breezes and a wonderful culture make this new addition to the international calendar, coordinated by the local RS Aero sailors, an event not to be missed!
June/July sees the best wind and weather at Lake Maggiore. Maccagno hold their racing just to the north in the so called ”Canalone” - the area where the lake becomes slightly narrower, opposite Canobbio, and therefore the wind is always stronger. In the morning the 'Tramontana' wind descends from the north till 10-11.00 and then in the afternoon the 'Inverna' blows from the south.
Coaching: Friday 15th June will be a coaching day starting at 11:00.
Racing: will start early on Saturday morning to make the most of the morning Northerly breeze!
Early Entry fee: until 13th May is 110 Euro, including the official dinner
Entry Fee after 13th May: 125 Euro, including the official dinner
Charter an RS Aero
Charter RS Aeros are available thanks to the support of RS Sailing. They are 225 Euro (£200), including sails, delivery and insurance. A damage/security deposit will be required on handover (like car hire).
Charter boat reservation will be prioritised to Swiss & Italian sailors, their neighbouring countries and long haul international travellers who can not easily bring their own RS Aeros to Europe. Other sailor's requests will be placed on a waiting list until 2nd April before a booking can be confirmed.
Please apply early to avoid disappointment!
Charter requests from Italian and Swiss Italian sailors only should be made to Italian RS dealer Aldo Rinaldi
for a special local discount price.
Request from all other sailors to RS Aero Manager, Peter Barton.
Maccagno (UVM), Lake Maggiore, Italy
Unione Velica Maccagno, 8 Via Lungo Lago Girardi, Maccagno, VA 21010, Italy
Tel: 0039 338 438 3723
Email: [email protected]
Maccagno is situated on east shore of Lake Maggiore.
For those traveling south, it is 1hr20m south of the Gotthard tunnel, which is free.
By Air The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa which is 1hr20m away. Other airports are Milan Linate (1hr45m), Turin (2hr15m) and Zurich.
By Train There is a good train connection via Bellinzona (CH) to Zurich and the new railway towards Milan Malpensa airport (I) should be finished by then.
At the northern Swiss end of the lake Ascona and Locarno are quite close and very picturesque. The Locarno Jazz Festival starts on the 21.6.18 for those who can stay for a longer holiday in the alps!
On the Italian side Stresa and the Borromeo islands, plus lots of Villas (Pallavicino, Taranto) and the Eremo of Santa Caterina are well known tourist attractions.
Lake Maggiore is both the longest lake in Italy and the lowest point in Switzerland.