Barcolana Regatta 2019

You have to experience it to believe it!

Quick highlights:

  • 2000+ boats at the starting line
  • World’s best sailors and boats
  • Great atmosphere in town throughout the week
Length: 3 days
Group Size: minimum 4 people (per boat)
Season: 11-13.10.2018
Difficulty: Medium (physical)
Starting Point: Izola, Slovenia
Category: Sail Racing, Sailing
Price (from):

What to expect

Barcolana is the biggest sailing race in the world. It’s on every sailors bucket list, but it should be also on every travelers list, because this event is so unique that words really can’t describe it. Just seeing 2000 sailing boats on the same starting line is amazing, but to be on the water among them is beyond imaginable.
Barcolana takes place in front of Trieste and off course continuous on the streets of the city for a whole week. It all started in 1969 when 51 boats gathered to mark the end of sailing season. Over the years the race grew to the biggest sailing event in the world. A week long sailing feast offers many sailing races and land events with few hundred thousand visitors over the week. It all finishes with Sundays big Barcolana, where every year around 2000 sailing boats from all around the globe starts at the same time. Many of them taking it really seriously, but many taking it for fun, to enjoy and experience this unique and unforgettable event.
We will take You there to capture all of it. We’ll have lots of fun but we will also try to be as competitive as it gets. No matter what, we promise You it will be something You’ll never forget and You will not find something like it anywhere in the world.
We sleep on boat in the heart of the happening, in Trieste.


You will experience 2 days of training and race on final day. Training days will be organized according to your sailing skills and experience. We will go through all the maneuvers, sail selection and changes. Some sailing experience is welcome although our 2 skippers who will be with You for the race and training days will prepare You for the race, even if You don’t have experience. 3 days of sailing is quite demanding so it will be quite physical. In the evening we will join thousands on the streets of Trieste and enjoy the sailing atmosphere that is all over the place in this unique sailing festival.

Group size

Minimum 4 people


We sail modern boats in excellent condition, fully equipped for cruising and racing, offering both comfort and speed.

What to pack

Sailing gear (Foul weather jacket and pants, boots)

Warm cloths

Sun hat

Sun cream

Personal stuff



We meet at 9:00 at the reception in Marina Izola. We will drink a coffee together so we can all get to know each other and make a plan for the next 3 days. After that we can buy some drinks and food and set sails towards Trieste (just 6 Nm away) where we will start with our trainings. We will also prepare lunch together on the boat and have one more training session in the afternoon before going in to the port and getting ready to experience Barcolana by night. We can have dinner together and make debrief and a plan for next day.



9:00 Breakfast and coffee time with short briefing and plan for the day.

We will have 2 training sessions and a break for lunch in between.

Dinner with a debriefing and some strategy for the race.



Barcolana The Race

7:00 Review of the racing strategy during breakfast.

8:30 Leaving the dock. Check of the race field (starting line, wind conditions…)

10:00 Start of the Race

After finishing the race, we can go for a short after race stop in Trieste and then leave for Izola to return the boat.

Included in the price

  • Sailing boat (insurance)
  • 2X Skipper
  • Sail training
  • Entry Fee for the race
  • Berth in Trieste
  • Organisation
  • Entertainment
  • VAT(22%)

Not included

Food & Drinks


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