The proposal for ESA CUP in 2015 is to hold the racing event in Santa Marinella, a seaside village about 60 Km North of Rome, on ESTE 24 boats from 9 to 12 Sep 2015. Racing will happen during the days 10,11,12 of Sep 2015, and will include a maximum of 9 races, as allowed by the Italian Sailing Federation (F.I.V.).



The event organisation will be done  by Cantieri Navali d’ Este (http://www.cantierinavalideste.it/) , closely linked to the Este 24 owners organisation with base in Santa Marinella, which comprises a relatively large number of boats (>20). The same organisation has already done a number of events in Italy with the same boat, and is in charge of the Este 24 class racing programmes in Italy. The boats are all visible in the harbour of Santa Marinella, there is no need to move others from other places.



The location will be Santa Marinella, the same location where most boats are. Santa Marinella is located about 60 Km north of Rome and about 50 Km from Fiumicino International Airport. There frequent trains to/from Rome. A beach is at walking distance from the harbour, and other dark sand beaches are along the coast. The weather conditions in Summer are similar to many other places along the Tyrrhenian coast, sometimes with light winds, however the place has hosted a number of Este24 races successfully.



The event will take place from 9 to 12 Sep 2015, ending with the social dinner on 12/09.

The main dates are summarised below:

13/02/2015 Opening of the Web Site and of the Registration
31/03/2015 Deadline for the registration and advance payment 20%
30/06/2015 Deadline for the final payment
9/09/2015 Check-in between 17:00 and 20:00. Welcome drink
10-12/09/2015 ESA CUP races
12/09/2015 Social Dinner and prize-giving

Food, Drinks, Social Event

The ESA CUP event will take place at the Odescalchi harbour. It will include a welcome drink at the harbour on the 9/09, and a social dinner at a convenient location with prize giving ceremony on Saturday 12/09. Packet lunches with sandwiches, fruit, sweets and water  will be provided to the crews for the three days of the race (10,11,12).



Base costs for boats, races, on-board packet lunches, welcome drink, gadgets (t-shirt or other), social dinner is 2000 Euro/boat, with a crew of max 5 members.

The deposit for damages, to be returned after the check-out, is 2000 Euro/boat, including gennaker.