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Barcolana Autumn Cup RegattaBy Anthony Parente
The city of Trieste, capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy, is located on a thin strip of land between the Adriatic Coast and the country of Slovenia. It has been a part of several empires and countries through the centuries and did not become part of Italy until 1954. The city is isolated from the rest of the Italian peninsula and thus has its own unique culture. The city is worth the trip to visit anytime during the year and the Regatta just adds to the charm and beauty this port city has to offer.
Competitors will set sail between Barcola and Miramare in the Gulf of Trieste. They will navigate around four fixed points in the shape of a quadrilateral sailing 13 nautical miles (15 miles) to the finish line located at the stretch in front of the Piazza Unità d'Italia. What makes the event unique is that everyone starts at the same time. You have experienced sailors alongside sailing enthusiasts using various boats and racing vessels. Participants are divided into groups based on the length of their boat.
For a complete list of events and to learn more about the regatta including the best places to view the race you can visit the Barcolana site.
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