Trieste, May 4-5, 2013. Report by Alberto Perdisa, full results and Italian Ranking List
Regata Nazionale Trieste – Trofeo Ferin
The Snipes did battle in the Gulf of Trieste last weekend for the first Regata Nazionale, which sets the Italian ranking list. Twenty-seven boats competed, fewer than in the past but not so bad considering the economic crisis and the geographical position of Trieste (in the northeast of Italy, near the Slovenian border).
The numbers help us to understand where the boats and the teams involved in the circuit of the Regate Nazionali come from. For some years the members of the Fleet Romagna and Rimini have livened up the circuit, competing in numerous national events and even in this case bringing as many as 8 boats to Trieste to challenge the best teams. Local Fleets, though in crisis for years, participated with 9 boats. Those of Trentino lakes had 5; the teams from San Remo, always strong, were 3, while from Tuscany came to Venezia Giulia 2 teams. No boats from the numerous fleets of the fourth district (Lazio) came, and this is maybe understandable due to the long distance, but for other reasons it should lead us in long reflections that it is not appropriate to make the national regatta here.
Bracciano, August 23-25, 2013
Alberto Perdisa, inventor, promoter, sponsor and organizer of the Piada Trophy, owner of a publishing house and a vineyard on the hills near Bologna and ... Snipe sailor
- 1) Your first time on a sailing boat?
In 1972, my father gave me a Flying Junior for my promotion to high school.
- 2) Your first time on a Snipe?
November 1998 at the Winter Championship in Talamone.
- 3) The most bizarre thing that happened in a regatta?
With my son Filippo at the helm and me as crew on our Snipe, near the finish line the tiller slipped out of its seat. We managed to finish the race in second place with Filippo steering by holding the rudder directly with his hands, kneeling on the stern.
- April 14 - Trieste - Yacht Club Adriaco - Regata di apertura - Trofeo Silla
- April 25 - Trieste - Triestina della Vela - Regata di apertura
- May 4-5 - Trieste - Triestina della Vela - Trofeo Ferin - Regata Nazionale
- May 11-12 - Trieste - Società Velica Barcola Grignano - Regata Barcola
- June 16 - Trieste - Duino - Società Nautica Laguna Trofeo Bruno Marsi
- September 7-8 - Muggia - Circolo della Vela Muggia - Coppa Città di Muggia - Trofeo Suraci
- October 19-20 - Trieste - Triestina della Vela - Città di Trieste - Per Paolo
2013 Schedule in Romagna, Italy, Adriatic Coast
By Pietro Fantoni, SCIRA Secretary
After my article “Snipe Class and Class Promotion”, I received reports, ideas and suggestions from some countries and fleets including France, USA (Mission Bay), Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, United Kingdom and Italy.
As I said a good starting point for the Board, SCIRA countries, and fleets is to share ideas and experiences. Now I will try to summarize what I received, which hopefully will give you the Snipe sailors, fleet captains, Nationals secretaries and Board members some good inputs for improving Snipe activities at the local, national and international level.
I want to say thank you to all who responded, and I hope that other sailors will contribute their thoughts.
2013 Italian Calendar
Sanremo (South European Championship) April 12-14
San Ruffino (Team Racing) April 24-25
Trieste, May 4-5 (Regata Nazionale)
Trieste May 11-12 (Trofeo Lisa Rochelli)
Caldonazzo German Open, May 24-26 (Regata Nazionale)
Pescara, June 22-23 (Regata Nazionale)
Cervia Piada Trophy, June 28–30 (Summer Circuit)
Kvarner Cup Omisalj, July 6-7 (Summer Circuit)
Ledro Campionato italiano Team racing, July 20-21
Rosignano Solvay Junior Italian Nationals, August 25–26
Rosignano Solvay Italian Nationals, August 27–31
Anzio, October 5-6 (Regata Nazionale)
Talamone November 1-2-3, Winter Trophy
All the regattas are Open.
Heaven and paradise were two words we used frequently on the boat as we absorbed the spectacular venue and top-level competition. After years of dreaming, I’ve finally sailed the Piada. For those of you still dreaming, I would highly recommend it!
This year’s Piada was sailed in Talamone, where the wind ranged from perfect to just enough and gorgeous azure water reflected a deep turquoise with the richness of a cobalt blue. Add a few waves and bright sunny skies and it was truly heavenly. While the scenery was mesmerizing, it was important to stay focused amidst wind shifts and top-level competitors from Italy and abroad. The regatta report gives a good picture of the mix of both World and Italian champions on the water, competing in the true Snipe spirit of serious sailing and serious fun.