Vintage Sails in the gulf of Le Grazie


From 8 to 10 June 2018 the Ligurian village of Grazie, in the Gulf of La Spezia, will host the first edition of “Le Vele d’Epoca nel Golfo” (The Vintage Sails in the Gulf), an event dedicated to classic and vintage sailing boats organized by AIVE, the Italian Vintage Sails Association, in collaboration with the Sailing Club of La Spezia and the support of the Viareggio Historical Sails Association. Two races are scheduled. Among the side events, a visit to the restoration of vintage yachts at the Cantiere Valdettaro, an exhibition on the Tino lighthouse by the Cantiere della Memoria, the projection on a big screen of photos of races of Forevel Spezia and an exclusive excursion to the Tino Island to visit the Lighthouse and the Museum.

The Ligurian village of Grazie, in the Gulf of La Spezia, returns to being the protagonist of an event of international importance. Here, from 8 to 10 June 2018, the first edition of “Le Vele d’Epoca nel Golfo” (The Vintage Sails in the Gulf) will take place, a gathering of sailing boats that have contributed to writing unforgettable pages in the history of yachting.  The event is organized by AIVE, the Italian Vintage Sails Association founded in 1982 (www.aive-yachts.org) currently chaired by Professor Pier Maria Giusteschi Conti, in synergy with the Sailing Club of La Spezia, the support of the Historical Viareggio Sails Association and the sponsorship of the Michel Herbelin – Chronos Diffusion brand, a prestigious manufacturer of French haute horlogerie.

The most strategic site could not be identified, both for its geographical position sheltered from the winds and for its characteristics. The town belongs to the territory of the Municipality of Portovenere, which, since 2004, by resolution of the City Council, has been proclaimed “Municipality of the Vintage Sails”, with the specific aim of hosting and promoting the knowledge of vintage sailing boats, considered a tool to enhance the traditions related to the local population and the development of sea crafts.

During the two days the expected fleet at Le Grazie will compete at sea during regattas and the crews present will participate in a series of collateral events related to the history and traditions of the navy Gulf.

 



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