The medieval sea village in the Gulf of Poets will host the first stage of the international circuit with the regattas of the Melges 32 (8-10 April) and Melges 20 (15-17 April), involving more than 500 sailors from around the world.
The Melges 32 and 20 are a one-design class of sailboats produced by the American company Melges Performance Sailboats. They are truly impressive, especially you can see them racing in spectacular landscapes such as the waters between Portovenere and Palmaria Island.
Audi Tron Sailing Series in Portovenere 2015
In the video, Chris Rast, who was crowned “2015 King of Poets” with Helmsman EFG Sailing Team, states:
At first I was a little bit skeptic to come to a place that is not necessarily known for sailing, but it was great to see the combination of the city, the people and the sailing. It is a great combination of activities to put together. […] I think it was great to come to such a historic venue like Portovenere.
Sports, Food and Wellness in Portovenere
Are you in the area or planning to visit the Gulf of Poets while the sailing race takes place? Make sure to admire the clash of the sea titans from a panoramic location, perhaps while sipping some delicious local wines and food specialties. Located right on the harbor with lovely sea-view terraces, Grand Hotel Portovenere and its own Palmaria Restaurant are offering themed cocktails and menus created by Executive Chef Francesco Parravicini for this occasion.
And if you are feeling tired from your long hiking days around the Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre, make sure to recover your energy by treating yourself with a relaxing break in the spa! Click here for the Wellness Package by Grand Hotel Portovenere.
2016 Sailing Series Promo