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Argentario Sailing Week

13. - 16. June 2024

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The Argentario Sailing Week: Where ocean meets passion.

Welcome to Argentario Sailing Week, where the beauty of the Italian coast meets the thrill of high-stakes competition. This regatta is a fusion of tradition and innovation, uniting sailors from all walks of life. Against the backdrop of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this event transforms charming harbours into a vibrant celebration of sailboats, delicious cuisine, and live music. Join us for a week of passion, culture, and unforgettable moments on the water.


Nestled along the Italian coast, Argentario Sailing Week is a dazzling celebration of sailing’s art. Against the backdrop of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this regatta is more than just a race; it’s a blend of tradition and innovation, uniting sailors of all levels. The event graces the charming harbours of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, infusing them with the vibrant colours of sailboats and the enchantment of Italian cuisine. Evenings are filled with music and laughter, celebrating life and love.


But it’s the competition on the water that truly shines. Modern racing yachts and classic wooden boats glide gracefully, showcasing the rich heritage of sailing. Each race day is a unique adventure, a test of strategy, intuition, and connection with the elements. Argentario Sailing Week is a tribute to excellence, capturing the spirit of competition and camaraderie on the high seas. It’s a magical blend of culture, nature, and passion, where the ocean and human spirit intertwine in a mesmerizing dance. For an extraordinary experience that leaves a lasting mark, set sail with Argentario Sailing Week.

What is the Argentario Sailing Week?

Argentario Sailing Week is a prestigious sailing event that takes place in the Argentario region of Tuscany, Italy. It is a regatta that typically lasts for several days and attracts sailors, sailing enthusiasts, and spectators from around the world. The event is usually held in the waters surrounding the beautiful coastal town of Porto Santo Stefano, which is located on the Monte Argentario peninsula.

Argentario Sailing Week features competitive sailing races, with participants often competing in various classes and categories of sailboats. The regatta is open to both professional and amateur sailors, and it often includes a diverse range of sailboat types, from classic yachts to modern racing boats.

In addition to the competitive aspect of the event, Argentario Sailing Week also offers a unique and festive atmosphere. Participants and spectators can enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of Tuscany, along with social and cultural activities both on and off the water. It is an opportunity for people to celebrate their love of sailing, appreciate the natural beauty of the region, and engage in a vibrant sailing community.

The specific details and activities of Argentario Sailing Week may vary from year to year, but the event typically includes a mix of races, social gatherings, parties, and opportunities to explore the local culture. It is an important fixture on the Mediterranean sailing calendar and a chance for sailors to test their skills while enjoying the charm of the Tuscan coast.

What is the price of entry for the Argentario Sailing Week?

All-inclusive week: from € 8.170 per person 

Day tickets: from € 1.570 per person, per day (ONLY 2 TICKETS AVAILABLE PER DAY).

We know how crucial it is for you to have a comfortable and delightful stay. Whether you’re here to take part in the Argentario Classic Week or simply to relish the ambiance, you can have peace of mind knowing that we have attended to every detail to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 

Included in your day package:

  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Fresh-made snacks aboard and beverages during racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” drink back in the marina
  • Dance the night away at the lively evening parties with entertainment 
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Additionally included in your all-inclusive package:

  • Free shuttle service from and to Rome Fiumicino airport
  • 7 days/6 nights at the 3* Hotel Bike&Boat Argentario or the 4* Hotel La Caletta
  • Mouth-watering breakfast every morning
  • Convenient on-site shuttle service to take you to the marina and evening events
  • Learn the ropes with a 1-day Hallowe’en briefing and manoeuvre training at sea
  • Experience the thrill of 4 exciting racing days
  • Join the exclusive crew parties
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site event support throughout the event
  • Opening, Closing, and Award Ceremonies/Parties

What is included in the all-inclusive package deal?

We understand the importance of a comfortable and enjoyable stay. That’s why we take great care in selecting the best hotels for our guests. Our top priority is to ensure that you have a memorable experience, and that starts with a good night’s rest. We only pick hotels that offer the best luxury and comfort, ensuring you have a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. And because we know that a good start to the day is essential, we pay special attention to an excellent breakfast for a well-fueled and energetic morning.

Whether you’re here to participate in sailing events at the Argentario Sailing Week or simply to enjoy the atmosphere, you can rest assured that we have taken care of all the details to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. From the comfort of your hotel room to onboard refreshments, we have thought of everything to ensure that your time with us is nothing short of perfect.

Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 

Included in your package:  

  • Free shuttle service from and to Rome Fiumicino (FMO) airport
  • Sip on champagne at the exclusive welcome gathering
  • 7 days/6 nights in the 3* Bike&Boat Argentario Hotel or 4* Hotel Filippo II, both near the marina in Santo Stefano
  • Delicious breakfast every morning
  • Convenient on-site private shuttle service 
  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Learn the ropes with a 1-day Hallowe’en briefing and manoeuvre training at sea
  • Experience the thrill of 4 exciting racing days
  • Yacht Hallowe’en is exclusively reserved for you and your fellow guests.
  • Fresh-made catering aboard, as well as non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” of champagne, beer, and wine back in the marina after each sailing and racing day
  • All Spirits and Oliva Premium Cigars
  • Lively Evening Entertainment
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site German, Dutch and English event support throughout the event
  • Opening, Closing & Award Ceremonies and Parties
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • USB-Stick with Photos and Videos from the week
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

What is included in the day tickets?

You have now the ultimate chance to be part of the Argentario Sailing Week for just 1 day. To make sure you stay as flexible as you want to be, we offer single day tickets for the regatta full of sailing action.

Included in your day package:

  • Choose to actively race or relax on board with a professional skipper and crew
  • Freshly made snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during sailing and racing
  • Celebrate with a “Splice the mainbrace” back in the marina 
  • Lively evening entertainment
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman’s book if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Is it possible to reserve the entire yacht for exclusive use?

You certainly have the option to secure exclusive reservations for the entire yacht. The allure of reserving the entire yacht rests in the privacy, bespoke customization, and exclusive experience it affords, rendering it a versatile and ideal selection for a wide range of events and personal preferences.

Private Parties: People looking to host private celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, or milestone birthdays.

Corporate Events: Companies seeking a unique setting for corporate retreats, team-building activities, or client entertainment.

Families and Friends: Large groups of friends or extended families wanting an exclusive sailing experience.

Luxury Travelers: Travelers seeking a personalized and luxurious vacation experience.

Charter Companies: Businesses specializing in yacht charters for events, vacations, or special occasions.

Celebrity or VIP Guests: High-profile individuals or celebrities wanting privacy and exclusivity during their sailing experience.

Apart from the yacht Hallow’en, we provide exclusive booking options for a variety of yachts. Please do not hesitate to contact us; we are dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. Reach out to

May I bring my own yacht and join the event?

Do you own a yacht and want to participate in the event without the hassle of organizing berth, accommodation, food, and entertainment? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

We provide a range of services, including:

  • Logistics and navigation support
  • Concierge services such as airport on-site shuttle, coordination of onshore events, and planning accommodation and meals
  • Crew coordination assistance, whether you need help assembling a skilled crew or hiring a skipper
  • And much more….

Explore our blog, the Regatta 101 Guide, or contact us at for additional details.

Join the Argentario Sailing Week for an all-inclusive week or just a day.

Request our free digital event brochure and receive a special discount on your booking!

Discover the surroundings.

classic sailing yacht


In 1926, William Fife III launched the 24.7m cutter Hallowe’en. According to William Fife III, designer of a number of classic yachts still racing today, “Hallowe’en is the perfect gentleman’s yacht. She is a jewel”. When gaff-rigged racers dominated various regattas, he chose to rig the yacht as a low-aspect Bermudan cutter. Her mast and boom heights continued to change over the years, and eventually, she was transformed into a yawl.


Under new owner Alfred Larsen, a Norwegian industrialist, she returned to the Atlantic after racing in the Mediterranean for several years. The yacht became the official yacht of the Royal Norwegian Racing Club and was helmed by Prince Olaf numerous times. Following her transatlantic journey in 1938, she vanished from radar screens. She was further renamed Cotton Blosson IV by Walter Wheeler and continued her history of ocean racing before eventually being donated to the Classic Boat Museum in New Port, Rhode Island, for a much-needed refit.As a result of funds drying up in New Port, Hallowe’en was in need of a new owner and returned to the Mediterranean when Elizabeth Meyer (owner of J-Class Endeavour) assisted in finding a buyer.


From 1988 to 1991, Hallowe’en was carefully restored to her original lines at the Classic Boat Works in Newport, Rhode Island. All sawn English Oak frames were carefully repaired or replaced, and the planking was secured with bronze fasteners from the museum. Having undergone some major changes in France in 1994, she underwent another transformation in 1998, perhaps looking better now than ever. After several refits (and owners), she is now available for charter in the Mediterranean, where she races competitively in the classic regatta circuit spanning France, Corsica, Spain, and Italy. The latest refit was performed in 2009 by Fairlie Restorations on the Hamble river, UK.

Classic Charme

Hallowe’en is undoubtedly one of the most stunning yachts on the regatta scene. This fast and excellent Fife-built cruiser/racer is highly recommended for charter by anyone seeking a vintage wooden sailing yacht of the highest quality. In addition to being one of the most beautiful Fifes ever built, she is able to make fast passages across the oceans and still wins classic regattas. With her original mahogany interior, Hallowe’en is one of the finest vintage racing yachts in the Mediterranean.

A captivating blend of nature, history, and culture.

Your all-inclusive itinerary.

Experience 4 days of racing thrill from 11. – 17. June 2024, aboard the classic sailing yacht Hallowe’en. Welcome to the Argentario Sailing Week, a prestigious regatta that promises unforgettable memories on the enchanting Tuscan coast.

Situated in the heart of Porto Santo Stefano, this event offers a dynamic sailing experience you won’t want to miss. We kickstart your journey with seamless arrangements, ensuring a smooth start to your adventure. Over 4 thrilling days of regatta racing, you’ll sail on the legendary Classic Sailing Yacht Hallowe’en, complemented by a comprehensive day of safety training at sea. Aboard the yacht, you’ll relish fresh sandwiches, fruit, refreshing beverages, and indulgent moments featuring Champagne, spirits, and Oliva Premium Cigars. After exhilarating days on the water, we celebrate with a drink in true maritime tradition, and your evenings will be alive with vibrant entertainment, all while you proudly sport your crew uniform. The regatta’s standout moments encompass the formal inauguration, concluding festivities, and the presentation of awards.

For relaxation and comfort, your stay at the 4* Hotel Port Mahon is perfectly positioned near the marina and includes a delicious breakfast to start your day. Throughout your adventure, our 24/7 on-site event support takes care of all your needs, ensuring you have a worry-free experience. With all taxes and fees included, you’re free to focus on the incredible experiences of Argentario Sailing Week. Your journey is commemorated with a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation, and you can relive these cherished moments with a USB-Stick brimming with event photos and videos.

Your adventure awaits – welcome to Argentario Sailing Week.

Day 1


June 11th

Arrival and Airport Pick-up

Your journey begins with a seamless arrival. Instead of worrying about transportation, our exclusive airport shuttle service to and from Rome Airport (FCO) ensures your comfort and relaxation. We’ll take care of your luggage and check-in process, making your arrival stress-free.

After arriving at Argentario, our top priority is to make your check-in process effortless. With your luggage handled and transport organized, you can focus on enjoying the stunning surroundings without any worries.

Free Time

The choice is yours – enjoy a welcoming flute of champagne while mingling with fellow guests and learning about the classic sailing yacht Hallowe’en and its crew. Alternatively, you can take some free time to unwind on a local beach or at a seaside cafe. Delight in fresh Italian cuisine and savour the gentle sea breeze, setting the tone for your memorable journey.

Argentario Sailing Week,
Porto Stefano

Day 2


June 12th

Coastal Awakening

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, accompanied by the gentle sea breeze and captivating coastal vistas, setting the tone for a day filled with maritime adventure.

Safety Briefing and Handling Exercises aboard Yacht HALLOWE’EN

Our skilled crew will lead a comprehensive safety briefing and hands-on handling exercises aboard the classic sailing yacht, Hallowe’en. You’ll learn essential safety procedures and gain practical experience in handling the yacht, ensuring your safety and confidence throughout the journey.

Snacks and Refreshments aboard

After the exercises, recharge with delightful snacks and refreshments on the deck. And for those who desire a refreshing swim, the option is open, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the maritime experience.

Splice the Mainbrace

Engage in the time-honoured seafarer tradition of “Splice the Mainbrace” – a unique opportunity to bond with your fellow guests, creating lasting memories and forging connections.

Welcome Cocktail

As the sun begins to set, come together for a welcome cocktail, celebrating the beauty of Argentario and marking the commencement of a truly unforgettable week. It’s also the day of the Argentario Sailing Week opening ceremony, where you’ll join fellow guests amidst live music, splendid yachts, and animated conversations, kicking off a week full of exceptional experiences.

Vela Clasica Menorca,
Noblesse Yachts

Day 3


June 13th

Sumptuous Breakfast

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of the golden sun rising over the horizon and the invigorating aroma of freshly brewed espresso, setting the stage for an exhilarating day on the open water.

Welcome Ceremony and Skipper’s Briefing

After a hearty breakfast, immerse yourself in our welcome ceremony and Skipper’s Briefing, where your heart races with anticipation for the thrilling escapades that await.

First Official Regatta Race

The excitement peaks as we unfurl our sails and embark on the First Official Regatta Race – a thrilling test of skill, camaraderie, and unwavering sailing passion. As the race unfolds, you’ll find an array of delectable snacks and refreshments aboard to keep your spirits high and your energy replenished.

Free Time or Aperitif

Returning to the marina, we raise our glasses in a triumphant toast to a day well sailed. Now, you have a delightful choice before you: embrace leisurely free time to explore and savour the coastal beauty at your own pace, or join fellow adventurers for a convivial aperitif where stories and laughter flow freely. As the sun dips below the horizon, your connection with the sea and your fellow sailors deepens, setting your heart ablaze with anticipation for the adventures that await in the days ahead.

Argentario Sailing Week
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech

Day 4


June 14th

Charming Seaside Commencement

Awaken to the enchanting coastal splendor of Argentario, as the beauty of the shoreline surrounds you, immersing you in nature’s serene embrace.

Second Official Regatta Race: An Ode to Sailing Passion

The day’s highlight unfolds with the Second Official Regatta Race, an exhilarating and passionate test of sailing skills and team synergy. As the sails unfurl and the wind propels your yacht, the rush of competing against fellow sailors surges through your veins. Each maneuver becomes an unforgettable thrill, and with the wind at your back, you masterfully navigate your vessel through the glistening waters. The joy of crossing the finish line is profoundly rewarding, a testament to your unwavering seafaring passion.

Snacks and Refreshments aboard: Savoring the Voyage

Throughout the race, delightful snacks and refreshments aboard keep your spirits high and your energy replenished, ensuring a memorable sailing experience.

Crews Dinner at the Spanish Fortress: Culinary Excellence and Friendship

As the sun sets below the horizon, we come together for a remarkable “Crews Dinner” at the historic Spanish Fortress in Porto Santo Stefano. Here, culinary excellence and fellowship unite, set against the backdrop of this coastal gem. It’s a sensory feast, with the mingling tastes of the sea and the day’s adventures etched indelibly in your memory.

Fulfillment and New Horizons

This day leaves you profoundly fulfilled and enriched by shared regatta experiences. As the mingling tastes of the sea linger, you have a choice: unwind and recharge for another exciting day at Les Voiles d’Antibes, brimming with new adventures and discoveries.

Vela Clasica Menorca
Spanish Fortress, Argentario Sailing Week

Day 5


June 15th

Maritime Morning Majesty

With the sun’s early rays, we’re greeted by the electrifying memories of the previous day. In the morning, our boundless enthusiasm leads us to the bustling marina, where we prepare Hallowe’en for another thrilling maritime adventure.

Third Official Regatta Race: Igniting Sailing Passion

The third race ignites a passionate fire within us, coursing with adrenaline as we race Hallowe’en on the open seas. Each maneuver fuels our sailing passion, transforming the sea into an exhilarating battleground of skill and determination.

“Splice the Mainbrace”: Celebrating the Sea

Post-race, we engage in a seafaring tradition, “Splice the Mainbrace,” uniting us further with the sea and our fellow sailors. It’s a moment to celebrate our shared passion for sailing and the exhilarating experiences of the day.
Tuscany Wine Tasting: A Journey into Culture

Our day unfolds into a cultural odyssey with a wine tasting. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards, we savor the flavors of this renowned region and partake in the ancient art of winemaking. It’s a journey that immerses us in tradition, culture, and the art of living in Tuscany.

Anticipating the Challenges and Triumphs

As the sun sets, we eagerly anticipate the challenges and triumphs that await us in the days ahead. United by our shared passion and the uplifting experiences of the day, we are ready to embrace the adventures that lie ahead with unwavering enthusiasm.

Porto Stefano
Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech
Noblesse Yachts

Day 6


June 16th

Tuscany Sunrise: New Beginnings

The final day begins with a Tuscan sunrise, symbolizing fresh starts and sparking our excitement for the adventures ahead. In the bustling marina, sailors prepare their vessels, including our enduring gem, Hallowe’en, crafted in 1926 and eager for competition.

The Ultimate Challenge

Leaving the safety of the harbour, we join a magnificent fleet of unique yachts, each a masterpiece of maritime craftsmanship. The race ignites, and we push Hallowe’en to her limits, embracing the spirit of William Fife’s creation: victory.

Prize Giving Ceremony: Honoring Champions

Following a triumphant race, we eagerly await the price-giving ceremony. Champions are celebrated with resounding applause, uniting sailors in mutual respect for the sea and each other.

Fair Winds Cocktail and Oliva Cigar: A Toast to Success

To conclude this adventure, the Fair Winds Cocktail awaits, a toast to extraordinary experiences and the bonds forged. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious Oliva Cigar, an embodiment of achievement and our unwavering passion for sailing?

Noblesse Yachts, Hallowe'en, Oliva Cigars, Proficar, Profi-Tech
Noblesse Yachts

Day 7


June 17th

Ciao bella Italia

As the sun bids farewell to this morning, it’s time to say Ciao to Bella Italia. This week has been a whirlwind of maritime adventures and cherished moments that have forever imprinted on our souls. We’ve savoured the sea’s thrill and the embrace of Italian hospitality, leaving unforgettable memories.

Departure and Airport Drop-Off

Our dedicated shuttle service is ready to escort you back to Rome’s airport, yet you have the option to extend your stay in this captivating city, where history and modernity intertwine in mesmerizing chaos. It’s a chance to explore Rome’s historic streets, savour its culinary delights, and soak in its timeless charm.

Saying ‘Arrivederci’ to Bella Italia

As we reluctantly part ways with this enchanting place, we carry the enduring spirit of adventure and the promise of uncharted horizons. Until our paths cross again, dear friends, let this not be a farewell but a heartfelt “Arrivederci!” – a pledge that our shared adventures will continue.

Porto Stefano
Noblesse Yachts
single day action

Your day ticket itinerary.

Rather just join in for the thrill of a day? Check out your single-day itinerary.


argentario Awaits

Arrive at the harbor

Discover your classic sailing yacht in the harbour of Porto Stefano, nestled on the Argentario Peninsula along the captivating Tuscan coast of Italy. To make your journey even more convenient, we offer the option of coordinating transportation from either Rome airport or your hotel, ensuring a seamless arrival at the marina. Once there, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant harbour and connect with your fellow crew members.


Additionally, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the preparations for your upcoming voyage and engage in a detailed discussion with your experienced skipper about the day’s exciting plans.