Round the Island Race twins with the Barcolona
Published 07:50 on 17 Jun 2019
51 years ago, 47 yachts took part in the first edition of Barcolana. Held on the second Sunday of October every year, Barcolana became a Guinness World Record holder last February when it was recognised as “The largest sailing race” with its 2,689 boats and over 16,000 sailors at the start line. The 51st Barcolana race will be held in Trieste on 13th October 2019 with a jam-packed entertainment schedule in the ten days before the grand finale. Entries for the race are already open online on the website. : 2700 boats will be the maximum number of participants allowed to race this year.
In the presence of the Ambassador of Italy to London, H.E. Raffaele Trombetta, Barcolana has signed a twinning agreement with the Island Sailing Club, and it will take part in the Round the Island Race of Cowes at the end of June. In October a crew from the Island Sailing Club will race in the Barcolana regatta.
Last updated 08:12 on 28 August 2019