Melges 2017 Sailing Series in Portovenere

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Following the successful editions of the past years, the Melges Sailing Series returns to the Italian Riviera, specifically in Portovenere.

There are two exciting appointments in the events’ agenda:

  • MELGES32: 31 March – 2 April 2017
  • MELGES20: 7 – 9 April 2017

The 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.

Melges20 regatta in Liguria, Italy - Porto Venere

Melges20 regatta in Liguria, Italy - Porto Venere

When not practicing or competing in the Gulf of Poets, the beautiful sailboats are docked in the harbor just opposite Grand Hotel Portovenere and St. Peter’s Church, further decorating the picturesque marine landscape that inspired George Byron and David Herbert Lawrence.

Spring Break in Liguria

Are you planning ahead for your Italian spring break? If you love sailing, do not miss the chance to visit the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre in occasion of the Melges regattas. If you book in advance, you will probably find reduced hotel rates and travel fares.

Grand Hotel Portovenere proposes discounted rates for advanced bookings. If you reserve a sea-view room, you can enjoy all the action from your own private balcony. Otherwise, the show can be admired from the panoramic terrace at Palmaria Restaurant. And for those who love exploring the sea by boat: have a look at Soleil 33, Grand Hotel’s very own motorboat!

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