Milan, 49 Via Foppa. February 16th to 19th . Opening time: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. . Free entrance.
The event was founded by Paolo Manzoni. Visitors can meet every night at 9:00 p.m. at the 'Champions and Legends' of true sailing legends like Andrew Walls, Jochen Schümann, Francesco de Angelis and Paul Cayard. They can also visit a temporary store of multi-technical sailing clothing and sportswear with the best brands on the market, open daily until 22.30. The event is organized by VIAFOPPA49, the Division of Trade Lab and Events Gespi Spa who manages this new space. 1,000 squared meters set up as a contemporary art gallery with wonderful Carlo Borlenghi’s images in black and white and large format. It’s the largest temporary and visible location in Milan with 10 windows on the street. You will find a selling exhibition of books dedicated to sailing (with many titles sold out for years). A coffee bar with chocolate and champagne. Furthermore, a beauty contest among the most beautiful touristic destinations of the world. It is organized by the leading specialist tour operators, operating in Italy (the presentations will take place in the evening with free happy hour from 6:30 p.m. to 08.30 p.m.). Special events featured. They hosts famous scientists such as Raffaele Guido Cavalazzi Marazzi, Thursday 16th at 10:30 a.m.. Francesco De Angelis will be the guest star of the Sea School of Beppe Croce from the YCI, Saturday 18th at 10:00 a.m. The Navy League will award his young talents on Sunday 19th at 10:30 a.m..
The Champion and legend evenings will offer:
- Andrea Mura, Thursday 16th, with the film on his victory in the Route du Rhum 'The adventure, the unknown and fear.'
- Jochen Schümann, interviewed by Stephen Vegliani on 'What it takes to win', Friday 17th.
- Francesco de Angelis, Saturday 18th, will evoke all the challenges of 'Italy in America's Cup'.
- Paul Cayard, Sunday 19 arriving from Valencia to talk about the next America's Cup.