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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.

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.

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.

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

Hallowe'en

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.

Noblesse Yachts

Day 1

Welcome! As soon as you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted with a luxurious ride to your hotel. Once you've settled in, all the guests come together in the evening to raise a glass of champagne in celebration of the start of the journey. Here, you'll have the chance to meet your fellow sailors, discover more about the yacht and her crew, and spark your curiosity for the days ahead. It's the perfect way to kick off your adventure.
6. September
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Day 2

It's time to feel the excitement and anticipation building up. While you gather with the other guests, the energy is palpable. The journey to the marina is filled with laughter and anticipation as you can't wait to set sail. Boarding the yacht, you can't help but admire the intricate mahogany details and feel the energy of the sea calling out to you.

 

With the safety instructions out of the way, the crew casts off the lines and sets course for the open sea. You'll learn the ropes and hone your sailing skills with the wind in your hair and the spray of the waves on your face. Snacks and beverages are served, and the camaraderie among the guests grows stronger. After the yacht's return to the marina and when the day draws to a close, you raise a glass of the obligatory maneuver drink, toasting the experiences made and the adventure yet to come.

 

It's also the day of the opening ceremony of the Vele d'Epoca di Imperia. For this occasion, you gather for dinner on shore, surrounded by beautiful boats, lively chatter, and the melodious tunes of live music. The celebration is a true feast for the senses as you raise a glass to the start of an unforgettable week.

7. September
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Day 3

It's race day! With the sun rising over the marina, the anticipation builds as you enjoy your delicious breakfast at our renowned hotel. You'll be escorted to the classic sailing yacht Hallowe'en, where the crew awaits you already. It's time to set sail and take on the first official race of the regatta. With the waves at your feet, you'll warm up for the big race with exhilarating training exercises. As the race begins, the excitement is real as you compete for the top spot.

 

After about 3 hours of intense competition, you'll be treated to snacks and refreshments on board as you relish the day's exhilaration. Back in the marina, we pause to savor, toasting our achievements with a celebratory drink.

 

With some free time before dinner, you can spend it relaxing or exploring the marina, the city center, or the beach. As the night falls, you'll gather with your fellow sailors for a delicious dinner and live music, reliving the day's highlights through a photo show – the perfect end to a perfect day.

8. September
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Day 4

As you wake up and the sun rises on another day of adventure, the aroma of a lavish breakfast fills the air before we set sail for another day of intense competition on the boundless ocean. We ready ourselves for battle against the toughest sailors on the seas, and we couldn't be more thrilled to be on the open waters, chasing our dreams and pushing ourselves to be the best.

 

At the end of the day, we gather with the crew and fellow guests for a cozy dinner, reliving the thrills and triumphs of the day. After some racing, onboard refreshments, and snacks, we raise a glass of champagne onshore in celebration of our hard-won achievements. The night is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display, illuminating the sky in a dazzling display of color. We look forward to the final showdown and the ultimate victory that awaits us tomorrow.

9. September
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Day 5

It's the final day of the competition, and the marina is already alive with the hustle and bustle of sailors readying their boats for battle on the open seas. Our own boat, the classic sailing yacht Hallowe'en, strains against its moorings, eager to take on the competition. As we depart the marina, we'll be surrounded by some of the most stunning yachts in the race, all parading their beauty on the open waters. Let the race begin!

 

We push ourselves to the limit, tackling challenging waves and outmaneuvering our opponents. As we approach the finish line, the adrenaline pumps through our veins and the excitement builds to a crescendo.

 

While sailing back into the marina, the cheers of the crowd are already audible. After a triumphant race, we make our way to the closing ceremony later in the evening. Anticipation builds as the winners are finally announced, and the victorious crew is met with thunderous applause and accolades.

 

To celebrate your hard work and achievements, a delicious dinner, live music, and an open-end party await you! You've earned it. Let's make it an unforgettable night!

10. September
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Day 6

Unfortunately, the time in Imperia comes to an end. Though your time here is coming to a close, the memories of the thrilling races, the camaraderie with our fellow sailors, and the stunning beauty of the Mediterranean will stay in your memories. But the adventure doesn't have to end just yet! Join us aboard the classic sailing yacht Hallowe'en as we set sail toward Monaco for the next event: The Monaco Classic Week.

 

We will depart on the 11. September, for our journey of 32sm, or approx. 5-6 hours. With the Monaco Classic Week starting on the 13. September, this leaves you an extra day to explore this fascinating city. We are happy to provide you with all the information you need about this additional adventure.

 

But, for those who must bid farewell, we cannot thank you enough for the memories and the passion you brought to our journey. Our dedicated shuttle service will transport you back to the airport with ample time to spare before your departure. It has been a true pleasure to have you aboard. Until we meet again, fair winds and safe travels!

11. September
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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.

 

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.

 

For the Vele d’Epoca di Imperia, we secured your spot in one of the spacious Deluxe 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 or 2 guests. With a distinctive character and color scheme, each room is a warm, inviting, sophisticated retreat that emphasizes harmony and elegance.

Deluxe Room Equipment

  • Minibar
  • 28 m2
  • Safe
  • 32'' satelite and digital TV
  • Bathtub and Shower
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobe
  • Wellness Products
  • Hairdryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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

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.

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 this action is a payable event. After submitting, you will receive an invoice and further instructions.
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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Our classic regatta events.

Regatta of historical boats in the Gulf of Imperia, Italy
13. - 16. SEPTEMBER 2023

Monaco Classic Week

Régates Royales Cannes
24. SEPTEMBER - 1. OCTOBER 2023

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