October 2017

From September 29th to October 8th, the 49th edition of Barcolana kicks off on 29th September and livens up the city of Trieste until 8th October 2017, which is one of the most crowded regattas in the world. With a total of 2101 entries, 25 thousand sailors at sea and some a hundred thousand people celebrating along the Rive seafront, this year’s edition will be remembered as a real record-breaker. Barcolana offers an exciting program of events on land and at sea, ripe with sailing competitions, great entertainment, culture and technology. For ten days the sea will be the main theme in cinemas, theatres and the city as a whole.

Barcolana Young

On September 30th, Barcolana Young open the ten days of the Barcolana regattas and be the first ones to go into the waters of Bacino San Giusto and offer spectators the breathtaking view of over 300 "young sails" sailing in the waters off Piazza Unità d'Italia. Other than that, it is an equally great event, filled with enthusiasm, competition and fun. Among them, several Optimist boats from Chinese Brand Far East gained a lot of attention.

Barcolana Chef

This special event was created by Emanuele Scarello and Claudio Demartis in collaboration with Barcolana. It is the event that combines sailing and gourmet food with the aim of promoting sea-related haute cuisine. The sailing and cooking protagonists of Barcolana Chef – now in its third edition – will compete for the first place in a combined contest both on the water and in the kitchen.

Six Michelin-starred chefs was aboard on one design class FAREAST 28R and competed first at sea in two regattas and then on land in a cut-throat cooking competition at Galleria illycaffè. Finally Alfio Ghezzi won the third edition of Barcolana Chef, who got the highest score from the cooking and sailing competitions combined.

About Barcolana

The Barcolana is a historic international sailing regatta taking place every year in the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday of October. The Barcolana is one of the most crowded regattas in the world. The Barcolana was founded in 1969 thanks to the initiative of the yacht club Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano. During the first edition of the regatta, only 51 sailing boats from yacht clubs of Trieste took part in the race. This year has become a record-breaking regatta and welcomed 2,101 entries from 26 countries.

The Barcolana is not only the regatta on Sunday morning, but includes several events involving the sea and the city for ten days, such as Barcolana Young, Barcolana Classic, Barcolana Nuota, Barcolana by Night, Barcolana Fun, Barcolana Chef and so on. The Barcolana also includes several events on land: Villaggio Barcolana, Barcolana in CITTA’ , Barcolana in Music, etc.