Cover art for Barcolana
Published
Harper Collins, October 2021
ISBN
9780008492298
Format
Hardcover, 160 pages
Dimensions
28.1cm × 22.1cm × 1.9cm

Barcolana The Largest Sailing Race in the World

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Celebrate the largest sailing race in the world, with this beautiful photographic companion book. First held in 1969 by a small group of sailing enthusiasts, Barcolana is now hailed as the largest sailing race in the world (according to the Guinness Book of World Records).

Held each October on the picturesque Italian seafront of Trieste, this world-famous international sailing regatta is now in its 53rd year of celebration. The event now attracts thousands of boats, 25,000 professional sailors, Olympic athletes, and amateur sailing enthusiasts, as well as more than 300,000 spectators.

This festival of the sea is a jubilant celebration of culture, music, history, science, and sport, blending them into 10 incredible days of fun for over 300,000 spectators on land and sea. In addition, the festival tackles current environmental issues, specialising in talks and events about maritime health and the environment. Global media coverage of the event reaches millions of sailing enthusiasts on five continents, Barcolana is a stunning visual exploration of the largest sailing race on the planet, sharing the stories, photographs, and history with fans around the globe.

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