Friday, March 22, 2013

TAG Heuer VelaFestival

TAG Heuer VelaFestival, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
In a wonderful and sunny day the Porto Mediceo of Livorno welcomes the first “TAG Heuer VelaFestival”, an open-air boat show, but mostly about sailing. The event is organized by the magazine “Il Giornale della Vela” (Sailing Journal).
TAG Heuer VelaFestival, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
The location is suggestive: the jetties of the Yacht Club Livorno are close to the Forte di Punta (Fort of the Point), which once defended the port of Livorno with a powerful battery of coastal artillery. On the other sides of the Medicean basin we have the “Fortezza Vecchia”, cargo ships, ferries and luxury motor yachts.
TAG Heuer VelaFestival, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
Some boat slips are still empty because in the past days it wasn't smooth sailing to get here: on Monday we had winds at 110 km/h (60 knots or 68 miles per hour). The boat show will go on until next Sunday.

External links: TAG Heuer VelaFestival - Il Giornale della Vela (In Italian) - TAG Heuer (Wikipedia)

13 comments:

Revrunner said...

68mph! Wow! It's a wonder they didn't damage the docks.

Robert Geiss said...

Very stormy currently over here. Feels as if spring will arrive with a blast ;)
Please have a good Friday.

Jack said...

The winds aren't obvious in the photo. BUT, the blue sky is apparent.

Randy said...

That would be something great to see in person.

VP said...

Revrunner - The port is protected by two outer seawalls.

Jack - Luckily, yesterday we had only a gentle breeze.

cieldequimper said...

Yes, yes, yes, that's my kind of stuff!!! Love it but you need more than a gentle breeze...

Cezar and Léia said...

Una giornata speciale!Splendide fotografie! :)
Léia

Dina said...

All so very exciting! Enjoy it!

VP said...

Léia - Complimenti per il tuo italiano!

Halcyon said...

I love your blue skies. This sounds like it will be a fun event.

Rizalenio said...

Awesome. Looks like a wonderful day.

JM said...

A perfect day for that event!

Stefan Jansson said...

This really is your kind of festival!