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Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta - Maccagno, Italy


Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta
Maccagno (UVM), Italy 
19-21st May
The Swiss Open, supported by RS Sailing Italia and NauticaLuino
We look forward to returning again for our 5th event at Lago Maggiore for another International RS Aero Regatta at Maccagno, a joint Italian/Swiss venture. We will again add an extra day at the wonderful Italian great lake to make the format 3 days racing from Friday to Sunday.
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 ”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 then the opposite direction afternoon breeze. This allows for a nice coffee and early lunch break in between whilst the wind thermal reverses! This provides a wonderful mix of conditions and maximises our racing opportunity. Check out the event reports from 2018, 2019, 2021 and  2022

Notice of Race & 
Online Entry
Entry Fee:  
Over 18: €95 (Late Fee after 30th April €142)
Under 18: €70 (Late Fee after 30th April €105), 
Pre-Regatta German Class Coaching:  To be confirmed
Event Registration:  Thurs 18th May 17:00-18:30, Fri 19th May, 9:00-10:30
Opening Ceremony & Briefing:   11:00
First Race:  12:30
Regatta Format:  Class Racing, Fri 19th - Sun 21st May
Charter RS Aeros:  To be confirmed



Maccagno (UVM), Lake Maggiore
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 with a Swiss road pass.
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. 
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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