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What are the 3 hours of Ascona ???
An event for everyone. Cruising sailors, regatta sailors and sympathizers.
One of the biggest regattas on Lake Maggiore (about 100 keelboats at the start)
A particular formula: the regatta’s duration is exactly 3 hours for everyone. There will be a triangular race course, which needs to be rounded as much as possible. We will not measure time, but distance traveled.
The slowest boats don’t have to be worried about not making it to the after race refreshments. They know exactly that at 17.00 sharp the race will come to its conclusion.
The ideal regatta for couples that want to sail in the bay of Ascona without having to set a spinnaker or gennaker.
The regatta is very popular and also frequented by European and World champions. It is an amazing opportunity for training: 3 hours of hoisting and retrieving running and reaching sails requires hard work by any kind of crew.
The show in the bay of Ascona is guaranteed: all the boats remain close to each other during the race.
The fast boats do quickly overtake the slow boats, as a result no one knows who’s in front, cause there is no front.
Categories: Racer (regatta boats with spinnaker and/or gennaker), Easy (boats with no spinnakers and/or gennakers), Single Handed (one man show), Lady (women only), easy Surprise (Surprise with no spinnaker and/or gennaker), Classic (classic boats that are member of vele d’epoca Verbano) maybe more categories (for instance if we gather at least 5 boats of the same class).
Possibility to request up front photo and video material of your boat in action.
In the evening there will be a party with refreshments and dinner, accompanied by music, video projection and price giving. A great opportunity to meet other sailors who love Lake Maggiore.
You are all cordially invited to participate in the upcoming event!