Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta
Maccagno (UVM), Italy
Supported by Rooster, RS Sailing Italia and NauticaLuino
After fantastic events in 2018 and 2019, and then missing out in 2020, we look forward to returning again to Lago Maggiore for another International RS Aero Regatta at Maccagno, a joint Italian/Swiss venture. In 2021 we will add one more day, as planned for 2020, due to the rise in popularity and to add another day in paradise for the distant travellers! The format will therefore be extended to 3 days racing from Friday to Sunday, with a fun pre-event practice day on the Thursday included.
Lago Maggiore is the most westerly of the three large pre-alpine lakes of Italy. Whilst most of the Lake's length is in Italy its alpine northern tip rests in Switzerland. Beautiful mountains, fair breezes and a wonderful culture make Lago Maggiore an event not to be missed!
May-July sees the best wind and weather at Lago Maggiore. Maccagno hold their racing just to the north in the so called ”Canalone” - the area where the lake narrows, opposite Canobbio, and the wind is stronger due to the funnelling. In the morning the 'Tramontana' wind descends from the north and then in the afternoon the 'Inverna' blows from the south.
There is the possibility of two good racing sessions each day in both the morning breeze and the opposite direction afternoon breeze. This allows for a nice coffee and early lunch break in between whilst the wind becomes re-organised! This provides a wonderful mix of conditions and maximises our racing opportunity.