30 June -8 July 2017
The Gulf of Trieste is in the North Adriatic, just a few miles from Slovenia and Croatia. Porto San Rocco is a modern marina located in Muggia (pop. 12.000), 12 km from the center of Trieste (pop. 210.000). Porto San Rocco has 546 berths from 8 to 60m and draft from a minimum of 4,5 m to a maximum of 17m. There are no shallow waters in the vicinity. All berths up to 15m are on floating pontoons with a finger on one side. Over 15m berths are on concrete piers with moorings. Porto San Rocco will host all participants in the marina, which is equipped with a 25m swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty centre, ship chandler, fuel dock, helipad, sailing school for adults and children, parking lot for cars, vans, containers and trailers. Outside Porto San Rocco there is a supermarket (200 m). Sail lofts are Olimpic Sails (3 km) and Eurosail (6 km; former Ullman Sails). Within 8 km there are repair and maintenance lofts for stainless steel, carbon and exotic fibers, wood, and engines.
Muggia is a genuine piece of Venice at the northernmost tip of the Adriatic. The main piazza is dominated by the Gothic facade of the church of Saints John and Paul which still bears the Lion of St. Mark, symbol of the Republic of Venice. Muggia is the ultimate party city, made famous for its lively Carnival festivities, concerts and special events!
Trieste is a city that moves you: marvelous eighteenth-century buildings overlooking the sea, historic cafés serving the best espressos in the world, magnificent castles, and churches of various faiths highlight its past as a capital of religious tolerance. A stroll through the historic city centre, between the hill of San Giusto and the Canal Grande, are a window into a fascinating history. Its lively cultural scene features museums, theatres, and the culinary arts with all of its flavors and scents.
Trieste and its surroundings offer breathtaking views and secrets to be discovered from Muggia to the white cliffs of Duino, Trieste is a succession of magical settings along the Adriatic.
For those wishing to remain in the Gulf of Trieste until October, the Barcolana is a must! The most crowded regatta in the world, with nearly 2.000 sailboats on the same starting line, it has taken place every year on the second Sunday of October since 1968.
Food and wine in Trieste are a melting pot of spices brought in by maritime trade, the pelagic fish of the Adriatic sea, and the livestock, vegetables, and grapes farmed in the harsh, hilly landscape of the Karst surrounding the city. Just a few kilometers to the west, the rocky Karst gives way to the gentle hillsides of the Collio region, which produces Italy’s best wines, and the renowned San Daniele prosciutto. No meal is finished without traditional sweets and a strong cup of coffee.
In Trieste coffee is more than a simple drink: it is an excuse to meet and be together, a tradition. Coffee is also the subject of innovative research at the University of Coffee located here. This center of excellence promotes and disseminates the culture of quality coffee worldwide. The brainchild of illycaffè, the world’s foremost producer of espresso blends. Its history dates back to the 18th century, when Trieste began not only processing and producing coffee, but more importantly, began drinking it in style in its elegant cafés.
Getting to Porto San Rocco
Trieste is served by the Ronchi dei Legionari Airport (55 km). Airlines that connect to Trieste include Alitalia, Ryanair, Lufthansa, JAT, AirDolomiti, Belleair. The nearest international airports are Venice (170 km) and Ljubljana (130 km)
Private planes only: Portoroz airport (30km)
Take the A4 motorway to Trieste from Venice and the A23 motorway from Austria. Exit in Muggia, then follow the signs for Porto San Rocco. From the Slovenian border (Rabuiese) exit in Muggia and follow the same route.
To reach Porto San Rocco by sea, enter the Bay of Muggia, in the Gulf of Trieste. Final approach is straightforward. The breakwater entrance is 50 metres wide and indicated by two green and red flashing lights. There are no problems with draught inside the marina. Please contact the marina on channel 74 or 16 on arrival.
Trieste is connected to national and international railway services via Venice Mestre (for Italy) and Udine (for Austria). Direct connections to Ljubljana stop at Villa Opicina (15 km from Porto San Rocco)
Participants are welcome to berth in Porto San Rocco before and after the Championship at special discounted weekly rates.
Special announcement for Italian crews