water and mineral salts
- insects repellent
suggest you mark your luggage with the name of the owner of the
boat in order to recognize it in case of massive transport from
the mooring to the accommodation.
the luggage, however, must be transported and kept safely by
each owners on board of their
Organization will not take any responsibility for your luggage.
mood and willingness to adapt will be greatly appreciated as
well as your understanding if something won’t be organized exactly as you would have
thought or preferred.
by HARBOUR OF VENICE Ordinance no. 175/2009: ART. 10
sailing in the harbor waters is prohibited with the following
exceptions:Units sailing boat is allowed to make sailing in the
Lagoon sea channels, only in daylight hours, with the observance
of the following special rules:
The units in sailing, in the channels of great Navigation, do
not have the right of way on the drive motor boats, especially
the ones dedicated to the public transport
VelaRaid routes will bring us to see and visit the lagoon of
Venice as a whole; we will move from channels navigable by ships
to "palughi" with a few inches of water, from muddy to
rocky surfaces or even worse, with broken shells that are very
sharp, from areas sheltered from salt marshes to open waters
with no shelter.
should know where you are and where you are going.
first thing to consider is the tide; it has a cycle of 12 hours.
It is better to avoid run aground with the ebbing tide; you can
certainly lighten the boat and push her out from the mud but pay
attention! Better if you wear shoes because there are areas with
mussels or other debris on the bottom, sometimes very sharp.
the channels and in shallow water, you might find some fishing
nets, "the seragie" which are 20-30 meters long and
held by the wooden stakes. Sometimes you see them too late, and
you can also pass through the center where there is an opening:
it is better if you pull on the keel and the rudder if possible.
that if damage is done you are responsible to refund the owners.
In the areas of shallow water you can find other poles, of all
thin poles indicate a mudbank or a wreck or stones or other
things: better to keep a few feet away and in case test the
depth of the water from the bow of your boat with a boat hook or
When you see the big wooden poles “bricole”, it will means that you are near a canal, a waterway. Usually between the shoal and the channel there is a strip of higher land. The canal may be designated by 1 or 2 rows of bricole. The beginning of a navigable channel is indicated by a particular type of bricola, having one central pole higher than the others.
the main channels there is a reflective tag attached to the
bricola on the navigable side of the channel.
bottom is generally muddy and then an error of assessment of the
depth normally leads only to stop, but there are the "hard
dry", particularly "Bacan" on the East side of S.
prevailing winds in the lagoon are bora from the North-East and
scirocco, from the South‐East. Both can achieve strong
in bad weather conditions you can experience a dragging anchor.
Please notice that in the lagoon you can find several
opportunities to find a shelter near an island or a
“barena”. In case of emergency you can also tie the boat to
a bricola or a pole.
you have any problems, please notify the organizers before
disappearing on the horizon (out of range of VHF and without
coverage for cell phones).
boat participates in the raid along with the fleet.
is a chain of command and the raiders are required to respect
it. Decisions will be taken by fleet leader, supported by the
deputy head of the fleet.
participants are requested to respect the sea’s law: if a boat
needs help than report the problem to the other participants and
they are required to stop and help.
• It is each skipper’s responsibility to ensure that their boat is equipped for coastal navigation and maintained in such as to be safe under all conditions that may occur during the course of Sail Raid.
any time of the raid the skipper is responsible for the safety
of the boat and its crew: every decision must reflect an
awareness of this responsibility.
is part of the responsibility of the skipper to navigate while
protecting the fleet and possibly report any navigation problem.
safety boat is assigned to the fleet and has the task of
supervising navigation, communication to the fleet, logistic
organization. Each participant agrees to follow the instructions
of the safety boat. The person in charge of the safety boat is
capoflotta (fleet leader)
the event of unavailability for any reason of the capoflotta,
there is a deputy/vice-capoflotta who takes over. Before
departure each skipper will be informed about who is capoflotta
and who is vice-capoflotta
Safety Policy and Team Sailing
intend to have two boats available, to provide safety cover for
the smaller boats, and to supervise safety and communication for
the fleet as a whole.
don’t see the assistance boats as being the main safety
resource. It is the skippers and crews of the boats themselves
who will take the moment-by-moment decisions which will take
them into danger, or away from it, and in most cases solve the
problems which arise. They need to take appropriate and informed
decisions at all stages of the Raid.
They are also
responsible for equipping their boats for inshore and coastal
sailing*, and for maintaining them so that they remain seaworthy
in any conditions they are likely to encounter during the
order to develop a sense of collective responsibility within the
fleet for its safety, the fleet will be divided into teams, each
containing a mix of smaller and larger boats, and in each team
there will be a motor-equipped ‘first-responder’ whose crew
will scan ‘their’ team throughout the passage-making to
ensure a rapid response to any problems which arise. They should
be equipped with VHF to inform the covering boats if a situation
develops which is requiring their intervention, or is beyond the
resources available to the boats in the team.
policy assumes that boats with different speeds will stay in
sight and hailing distance of each other. The fast boats will
need to sail longer courses and return to the group from time to
Under this policy if a problem develops for one or
two boats in a team, the team as a whole slows down. If we offer
prizes at all for sailing, it will be for the teams which look
most together at certain passage-points and not for those which
teams will carry flags
in their rigging so we all know who they are. In case of
emergency or need to provide assistance/rescue to one or more
boats, the head of the fleet or fleet leader on the assistance
boat will rely on the support of those raiders who have offered
“Assistance OK” to the capoflotta.
is to be noted and known that Velaraid shall not be liable for
any loss, damage, death or personal injury howsoever caused to
the Owner/Skipper or crew, as a result of their taking part in
the event. Moreover, every owner/Skipper warrants the
suitability of his boat for the event. The safety of a boat and
its entire management including insurance shall be the sole
responsibility of the owner/skipper, who must ensure that the
boat is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy, manned by a crew
sufficient in number and experienced who are physically fit to
face bad weather. The Owner/skipper must be satisfied as the
soundness of the hull, spars, rigging and all gear. He must
ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed
and in date and that the crew know where it is kept and how it
is to be used.
byRevi agg. 9.4.2018