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6. - 11. September 2023

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An italian sailing tradition for more than 30 years.

In 1986, Pier Francesco Gavagnin, Director of Portosole Sanremo, had a brilliant idea, and Vele d’Epoca was born. Since then, Vele d’Epoca has turned into a fundamental gathering for the classic boats in the Mediterranean. Around 30 boats attended the first regatta. It was a significant number that we can consider the first step that allowed the exponential growth of the gathering. The regatta has entered different international circuits and comes back every year.


Together with Noblesse Yachts you get the unique opportunity to be part of this classic sailing tradition and relive the real sailors’ life of the past. Come aboard the authentic sailing yacht Hallowe’en, help to compete in the race, and enjoy your time in the beautiful city of Imperia. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What is the Vele d'Epoca di Imperia?

Vele d'epoca di Imperia (Imperia Vintage Sails) is an event that takes place in Imperia, Italy. It's a regatta dedicated to vintage sailing boats and is organized by the Yacht Club of Imperia. It's usually held in September and attracts sailors and sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. The event typically includes a parade of classic yachts and a series of races.


During the event, the boats are judged based on their authenticity and preservation during a parade. Prizes will also be awarded to the winning yacht of the race. The Vele d'Epoca di Imperia is considered one of the most important regattas of its kind in Italy. It also features a marketplace with maritime antiques and memorabilia, as well as a series of cultural and entertainment events.

What is included in the package deal?

We know how crucial it is for you to have a comfortable and delightful stay. That's why we take great pride in hand-picking the finest hotels for our guests. We only choose accommodations that provide the ultimate in luxury and comfort, ensuring you have a peaceful and revitalizing stay. Our main goal is to guarantee that you have a remarkable experience, and that begins with a restful night's sleep.


Whether you're here to take part in the Vele d'Epoca di Imperia or simply to relish the ambiance, you can have peace of mind that we have attended to every detail to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. From the amenities in your hotel room to the sumptuous breakfast served each morning, we've thought of everything to ensure that your time with us is nothing short of exceptional.


Get ready for the ultimate sailing experience with us! 


Included in your package: 


  • Free shuttle service from and to Nice airport (NCE)
  • Sip on champagne at the exclusive welcome gathering
  • 6 days in a Deluxe Room at one of our selected hotels
  • Mouth-watering breakfast every morning
  • Convenient on-site shuttle service to take you to the marina and evening events
  • 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 maneuver training at sea
  • Experience the thrill of 3 exciting racing days
  • Fresh-made sandwiches and snacks 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
  • Dance the night away at the lively evening parties with entertainment 
  • Show your team spirit with provided uniform polo shirts and caps
  • On-site event support throughout the event
  • End the regatta on a high note with closing and award ceremonies, an open-ended party and big fireworks, and farewell champagne
  • Receive a participation certificate and nautical mile confirmation for your seaman's book if desired
  • Relax knowing all taxes and fees are included

Not Included:

  • Food and drinks during official events are included, but the price of the package does not cover any additional consumption outside of these official events. This contains, but is not limited to: consumption after the official end of these events, dinner at restaurants, drinks at bars, and the like.

How much does the Vele d'Epoca di Imperia package cost?

Early Bird Offer (until 31.03.): € 9.296,- per person

Regular Price (after 31.3.): € 9.785,- per person

APA: € 600,- per person


This includes all the services mentioned above, like transfers, hotels, and the yacht charter fee.


The event manager will set up a designated account (APA, or Advance Provisioning Allowance) to cover your expenses during the event. We understand that everyone has different preferences for evening meals and drinks, so they will allow each guest to make their own choices. Additionally, in Southern European countries, it is not common to pay individually in restaurants. The event manager will distribute the costs accordingly and transfer any remaining funds to you, along with a detailed calculation after the event.

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.

6 days of pure adventure

Your itinerary.

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? From heart-pumping activities and challenges to unforgettable moments, our event is designed to push your limits and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re an adrenaline lover or just looking for a fun-filled adventure, this event is for everyone.


Our team of experts has carefully curated an itinerary that will take you on a journey of pure emotion. From transfers to accommodation and restaurants: everything is thoroughly organized by us to make sure you get the best possible experience. You’ll have the opportunity to try new things, push your boundaries, and come out of the event feeling accomplished and empowered.


Yacht Hallowe’en not only attends the Vele d’Epoca di Imperia, but also races the Monaco Classic Week and the Régates Royales Cannes. Extend your stay aboard and join Hallowe’en on two or all three regatta events. We will gladly take care of your travel options and in-between itinerary. Join us for this unique experience and get ready to be amazed.

Day 1


September 6th

Upon arrival at Nice International Airport (NCE), you will be greeted by our friendly driver, who will take you on a scenic drive along the coast to Imperia. There, you will settle into your cozy superior rooms at the renowned Hotel Rossini al Teatro****, which is located close to the port and famous for its excellent breakfast and courteous service. The hotel is an ideal starting point for the week’s activities and offers a luxurious ambiance that guarantees rest and relaxation. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the afternoon to enjoy various activities.


In the evening, we will gather for a welcome glass of champagne before going to a delicious dinner. There you’ll also hear about the first exciting details about the days that await you.

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Day 2


September 7th

Get ready to set sail on an adventure like no other! After indulging in a delicious breakfast, you and the other guests will be whisked away to the marina. As you board the classic sailing yacht HALLOWE’EN, you will be greeted by the boat and crew, who are eager to take you on an unforgettable journey. After a short safety briefing, you will cast off into the open sea and start training and handling exercises. Snacks and drinks will be provided to keep you fueled and refreshed.


As the sun sets and the yacht returns to the marina, there will be a toast to the experiences made and the thrilling adventures yet to come. But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Should you desire, there is an opportunity to indulge in a round of golf at the nearby Golf Club San Remo. Or take the chance and explore the city of Imperia and its many sights.


Today is also the day of the Vele d’Epoca di Imperia opening ceremony, where you will join other guests in a beautiful celebration on the shore. Surrounded by magnificent yachts, lively chatter, and the soothing sounds of live music, you’ll enjoy a feast for the senses, marking the start of an unforgettable week. Get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime!

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Noblesse Yachts

Day 3


September 8th

Rise and shine, it’s race day! While you enjoy breakfast at our prestigious Hotel Rossini ****, the sun rises over the harbor. It’s time to set sail and take on the first official race of the regatta. Today, we’ll throw off the bowlines to conquer the regatta’s first race, and we will only stop once we cross the finish line! The competition will be fierce, but our determination and passion for the sport will carry us through. During an adrenaline-fueled race, we’ll be treated to an array of snacks and refreshments on board, allowing us to bask in the thrill and excitement of the day. 


Choose for yourself if you actively want to participate in the sailing or if you rather enjoy the breeze in your hair. Back at the marina, we’ll raise a glass to our victories, toasting our success. In the afternoon, you have some free time to relax or explore the harbor, the city center, or the beach. In the evening, we’ll meet again for a mouthwatering dinner, stories from the day, and some good music. 

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Noblesse Yachts

Day 4


September 9th

After experiencing the electrifying thrill of the previous day, we will have slumbered soundly in our beds, rejuvenated and ready for the adventures that await us! As we have each morning, we will gather at 9 AM in the bustling marina and get HALLOWE’EN ready to take her at sea.


At the stroke of 11 AM, the second qualifying test begins, and we will unleash all our strength and passion, fueled by the rush of adrenaline, as we navigate the open seas, pursuing our dreams and driving HALLOWE’EN to claim victory. Again today, after the regatta, there will be ample opportunity to unwind, soak in the beauty of our surroundings, and recharge for the next day’s excitement. 


Gather with the crew and other guests for a cozy dinner, where we will review the thrills and triumphs of the day. The grand finale of this unforgettable day will be a breathtaking fireworks display, illuminating the sky with a brilliant kaleidoscope of colors. We eagerly anticipate the showdown that awaits us the following day.

Yacht Halloween
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Day 5


September 10th

It is the last day of the competition, and the marina is abuzz with sailors preparing their boats for battle on the open sea. Our boat, HALLOWE’EN, built in 1926, is already impatiently pulling on her mooring lines, ready to face the competition. As we leave the harbor, we’ll be surrounded by some of the most magnificent yachts in the race, each displaying its unique beauty.


The race can begin, and the excitement is hard to beat! Today we will once again get everything out of our HALLOWE’EN. She masters this with bravura because the legendary William Fife built her for only one purpose: to win. As we return to the harbor, the cheering crowd can be heard in the distance. After a triumphant race, we’ll attend the closing ceremony later in the evening, where the winners will be announced to thunderous applause.


To celebrate our hard work and success, a fantastic dinner, live music, and an open-ended party await. You’ve earned it! Let’s make this a night to remember!

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Noblesse Yachts

Day 6


September 11th

Leaving is never easy, but the memories we’ve created here will stay with us forever. As we enjoy a delicious breakfast, surrounded by the stunning marina views, we’ll reflect on the incredible memories we’ve shared – the thrilling races, the laughter, and the camaraderie.


Our dedicated shuttle service will transport you back to the airport with ample time to spare before your departure. We’re grateful for the time we shared and the memories we’ve made. Thank you for being a part of this unforgettable experience. Farewell and Godspeed!

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Hotel Rossini al Teatro

Hotel Rossini al Teatro is a quality-focused 4-star hotel in the center of Imperia Oneglia. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, the Rossini al Teatro offers a stylish welcome and exceptional service. Located in a quiet pedestrian area, it is within walking distance of all the main attractions in the area, including the Olive Museum, Villa Grock, the Naval Museum, the marina, and the beaches.


For the Vele d’Epoca di Imperia, we secured your spot in one of the spacious Superior Rooms at Hotel Rossini al Teatro. These rooms come with a double bed or 2 single beds (if available) and can be occupied by 1 to 3 guests. With a distinctive character and color scheme, each room is a warm, inviting, sophisticated retreat that emphasizes harmony and elegance.


In addition to the splendid wellness, fitness, and beauty areas, guests can take advantage of the excellent breakfast room, where they can choose from a wide variety of authentic Ligurian specialty foods.

Superior Room Equipment

  • Minibar
  • 22 m2
  • Safe
  • 32" Satelite and digital TV
  • Bathtub or Shower
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobe
  • Wellness Products
  • Hairdryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wake-up-Service
  • Workstation
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Phone
  • Roomservice
  • Breakfast Service

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar
  • Panorama Library and Reading Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Copy and Faxstation
  • 24/7 Reception
  • Fitness Corner
  • Bike Rental
  • Roof Terrace
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Tourist Information
  • Spa
  • Wellness and Massage Treatments
  • Elevator
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Sauna
a must see


Imperia is a city located in northwest Italy, in the region of Liguria, with a population of around 57,000 people. It is the capital of the province of Imperia and is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, between Genoa and Nice. Imperia is made up of two towns, Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, which merged in 1923 to form the modern city of Imperia.


Imperia is known for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and picturesque old town, which is full of charming narrow streets and historic buildings. Visitors mostly come to enjoy the local seafood, olive oil, and wines.

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The Map

Imperia is a city located in northwest Italy, in the region of Liguria, with a population of around 57,000 people. It is the capital of the province of Imperia and is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, between Genoa and Nice. Imperia is made up of two towns, Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, which merged in 1923 to form the modern city of Imperia.

Imperia is known for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and picturesque old town, which is full of charming narrow streets and historic buildings. It is also a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the local seafood, olive oil, and wines.

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Hotel Rossini al Teatro

Porto Maurizio

Porto di Oneglia




City Center
sand and pebbles

Beaches & Nature

The beaches in Imperia are generally considered to be quite beautiful and clean, with a mix of pebbles and sand. They are known for their clear water and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. One of the most popular beaches in the area is Marina Beach – a long, sandy beach that is located in the town of Oneglia. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. The city also has a number of parks and gardens.

pasta por favore

Restaurants & Shopping

There are many good restaurants in Imperia, serving a variety of cuisines. Whether you prefer fresh seafood, traditional homemade pasta, or Italian dishes with a creative twist, you’ll find it either at the seaside or in the city center.


While Imperia is a small city, it still has a variety of shops and stores for visitors to browse, from clothing stores that sell a wide range of fashion to supermarkets and a shopping center. As the city is known for its local products, such as olive oil or wine, you’ll also find many little shops selling these items. But also other specialties, such as pesto, focaccia, jewelry, art, and ceramics are easy to get. It’s a great place to find souvenirs, local products, and other items to take home as a reminder of your trip.

dive into history

Culture & Entertainment

If you want to spend your free time learning about the region’s culture and history, you should stop by one of the many petite museums of the town. Make sure to explore the bizarre Villa Grock, also called the Museum of the Clown, the Olive Oil Musem, or the Naval Museum and Planetarium. Furthermore, take a stroll around Imperia’s old town, taste the delicious and authentic Italian cuisine or have some cocktails on the beach!

Vele d'Epoca di Imperia

Book your spot!

Secure your spot on the beautiful Hallowe’en and be part of the famous Vele d’Epoca di Imperia.

Please note, that at this stage no payment is required. After submitting, you will receive an invoice and further information.
Prices are in €, per person, including VAT. Please note, that the APA is obligatory for the event you are attending.

Book Monaco Classic Week or Regata Royales de Cannes additionally and receive a 5% discount on your invoice! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the best of the sailing world while saving a little extra.

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