Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta 2020 - Maccagno, Italy
Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta
Maccagno (UVM), Italy
Supported by Rooster, RS Sailing Italia and NauticaLuino
After fantastic events in 2018 and 2019 we look forward to returning again to Lago Maggiore for another International RS Aero Regatta at Maccagno, a joint Italian/Swiss venture. In 2020 we will add one more day, due to the rise in popularity and to add another day in paradise for distant travellers! The format will therefore be extended to 3 days racing from Friday to Sunday, with a fun pre-event practice day on the Thursday included.
Lago 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 Lago Maggiore an event not to be missed!
June/July sees the best wind and weather at Lago Maggiore. Maccagno hold their racing just to the north in the so called ”Canalone” - the area where the lake narrows, opposite Canobbio, and the wind is stronger due to the funnelling. In the morning the 'Tramontana' wind descends from the north and then in the afternoon the 'Inverna' blows from the south.
There is the possibility of two good racing sessions each day in both the morning breeze and the opposite direction afternoon breeze. This allows for a nice coffee and early lunch break in between whilst the wind becomes re-organised! This provides a wonderful mix of conditions and maximises our racing opportunity. Check out the event reports from 2018 and 2019
Pre-Regatta Coaching for all entries; Thurs 25 June, 11:00
Event Registration: Thurs 25 June, 17:00-18:30,
Opening Ceremony & Briefing: Thurs 25 June, 18:30
First Race: Fri 26 June, 08:00
Official Dinner: Sat 27 June, 19:30
Regatta Format: Class Racing, Fri 26 - Sun 28 June
Entry: via pink box above
Entry Fee: 135 Euro (Late fee 150 Euro after 25 May), extra guest for Official Dinner is 25 Euro
*You may register for this regatta now. Payments via bank transfer are available now and via credit card will be available from the end of March 2020.
Pre-Regatta Coaching - Thursday 25 June will be a coaching day for everyone interested, starting at 11:00. This is included within the Regatta entry fee.
Charter RS Aeros -
RS Sailing are offering charter RS Aeros at this event. The price will be 350 Euros and they can be booked via RS' new dedicated website HERE
Please take time to read the 'Charter Guide' and 'Charter Boat FAQ' in the drop down menu there and be sure to book whilst availability lasts.
Charter RS Aeros are available primarily to promote the growing Italian and Swiss RS Aero fleets and for distant travellers who are unable to transport their own RS Aeros. Priority will be given to those charters. Please can all other prospective charters contact Peter Barton to be added to a reserve list should some charters remain available.
RS Aero Delivery from UK - For anyone who fancies their RS Aero delivered to the Italian Lakes from the UK. The price is £300 return.
Milan Malpensa airport is just 1hr20m away and there are regular flights with Easyjet for those who would like to jet in! otherwise there is also a space in the car to travel out with the boats.
Email Peter Barton
for booking and payment.
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).
At the northern Swiss end of the lake Ascona and Locarno are quite close and very picturesque. The Locarno Jazz Festival is in June, check out the dates!
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.