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Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta 2021 - Maccagno, Italy


Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta
Maccagno (UVM), Italy 
20-23rd May
The Swiss Open & RS Aero Nazionale Italiano #4  
Supported by Rooster, RS Sailing Italia and NauticaLuino
The Lago Maggiore Regatta is both the Swiss Open and the Italian Nazionale series
After fantastic events in 2018 and 2019, and then missing out in 2020, we look forward to returning again to Lago Maggiore for another International RS Aero Regatta at Maccagno, a joint Italian/Swiss venture. In 2021 we will add one more day, as planned for 2020, due to the rise in popularity and to add another day in paradise for the 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!
May-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: Thursday 20th, 11:00
Event Registration: Thursday 20th, 17:00-18:30
Opening Ceremony & Briefing: Thursday 20th, 18:30
First Race: Friday 21st, 08:00
Official Dinner: Saturday 22nd,19:30
Regatta Format: Class Racing, Fri 21 - Sun 23 May
Online Entry: To be confirmed
Entry Fee: 90 Euro (late fee after 5th May is 120 Euro)
Charter RS Aeros - 
RS Sailing are likely to be offering charter RS Aeros at this event. The price is TBC.

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 prospective charters contact Peter Barton to be added to an early reserve list. 
RS Aero Delivery from UK For anyone who fancies their RS Aero delivered to the Italian Lakes from the UK. The price is TBC.
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 an early reservation.
The Lago Maggiore Regatta is the Italian RS Aero Nazionale series #4 

Maccagno (UVM), Lake Maggiore, Italy
Unione Velica Maccagno, 8 Via Lungo Lago Girardi, Maccagno, VA 21010, Italy

Tel: 0039 338 438 3723
Website: http://www.unionevelicamaccagno.it

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).

UVM Accommodation list - Tourist office, Hotels, Appatments and Camping in Maccagno and nearby 
Camping  Lido Boschetto (on the lake shore, next to the boat park)
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.
Fun Fact
Lake Maggiore is both the longest lake in Italy and the lowest point in Switzerland.

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