place between VOGALONGA and VELALONGA, VelaRaid is a 5-day
wanderlust sailing experience in the Venetian lagoon discovering
hidden sites and meeting old and new friends from all Europe.
10th edition new itineraries and places will be added to the
sailing voyage as well as new experiences of the lagoon way of
It will be
a way to know and share how we, the people of Circolo Velico
Casanova and San Giuliano, live in this wonderful wetland that
we call “home”.
and activities are still being worked on!
Are you interested in checking it out?
touch and be one of us.
is VelaRaid carried out?
one or two races or sailing course between 10 to 20 NM every
bit of competition, time togheter and meetings.
takes place on the boat or moored alongside a bragozzo equipped
with kitchen or near a “casone” that serves us a freshly
at sunset in the place where we spend the night and get together
for a spritz. While waiting for dinner there is time to talk
about the day.
the number of boats is limited to 25 / 30 due to the
availability of mooring places and the new routes and
experiences that we want to try.
do you need to participate?
with centerboard draft with a maximum of 40 / 50 cm drift up,
reefable sails and an alternative propulsion system of oars or a
little outboard engine.
Boat safety equipment.
reserve of food and drinking water and waste bags. ( we want to
be a “Leave no trace” route).
All weather conditions clothes and accessories.
A little spirit of adaptation and healthy competitiveness.
Raid, boarding and rental
it is possible to participate to the VelaRaid with these
The route in the northern lagoon – day 1 and 2.
The route in the southern lagoon – day 3, 4 and 5.
possible to ask for boarding or rental of a boat by contacting
the organization adequately on time.
Velico Casanova is one of the nautical clubs present at Punta
It is not
a marina, there are no slipways but there are three cranes with
which you can put your boat on the water free of charge.
Once you park and rig your boat, you can refresh at the bar or
have a first taste of the Venice Lagoon.
CVC has showers and baths. In addition, there’s a beautiful
lawn where you can relax by drinking a fresh beer.
reception takes place the evening before the event. All the
crews gather on the lawn of Circolo Velico Casanova for a
welcome party by candlelight where old and new raiders have time
to meet one another and familiarise with the faces and the names
of those who, for the next 5 days, will be your adventure mates.
of the week
takes place between Vogalonga, the feast of the oars, the event
that was born as a pacific protest against the excess of waves
caused by motor boats and ships, and Velalonga.
this event to your attention because we noticed that many
raiders are excellent oarsmen as well as sailors.
Vogalonga is finished there’s a gap day to relax, rig the boat
for Velaraid and there we are at the opening dinner. The next
morning we meet at 7 am at CVC to put the boats into the water,
do a quick briefing and set off. From there onwards Velaraid
starts and you can forget all your worries for five days and
concentrate only on courses, depths and landscapes.
Saturday we go back to base at San Giuliano: some hours to rest
before the dinner which ends Velaraid and introduces to
Velalonga: there is the prize giving ceremony for the raiders
and you meet the crews which take part in Velalonga.
dinner on Saturday Velaraid ends after a week of sun, wind and
fun. Many participants already think about the next edition…
for us organisers it is the best compliment.
morning is Velalonga! A 10-mile regatta around Venice which
counts around 200 boats of various sizes, types and origins. All
the raiders are obviously invited to participate also to this
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