Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta 2020 - Maccagno, Italy
Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta
Maccagno (UVM), Italy
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 make it more worthwhile 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.
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 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 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
Coaching: Thursday 25th June will be a coaching day starting at 11:00, included within the entry fee.
RS Aero Delivery from UK - may be available, TBC
Charter RS Aeros - may be available, TBCMaccagno (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.