Sail with Luiss: join the Match Race on 3-4 May

  • 04/04/2019

The Luiss Sport Academy’s sailing project is about to re-tract all moorings and you too could be part of the University’s sailing team. The Match Race on May 3-4 will involve students wishing to join the university crew for national and international regattas. The activity will be carried out in the modern Riva di Traiano Tourist Port, on board ESTE24 boats (length 7.5 meters, with 5 people on board plus the skipper).

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The program of the event

Friday 3 May – Riva di Traiano

2.00 p.m. Meeting and Technical Briefing

14.45 Boarding and training session at sea

4.30 p.m. Return to pier

5 p.m. Opening cocktail


Saturday 4 May – Riva di Traiano

9.00 a.m. Meeting and Welcome Coffee

9.30 am Briefing crews and boat assignment

10.00 a.m. Boarding and training

11.00 a.m. First signal of fleet regatta start

14.00 Last signal of departure of the fleet regatta

15.00 hours Signal of start of the match race regattas

4.30 p.m. Return to pier

5.00 p.m. Award ceremony and closing cocktail event

Ground activities

Technical Briefing is the time when you meet and form teams. In a short time everyone will have the basic knowledge to lead the boat and understand how to race.

The topics covered will be:

The boat and the basic nomenclatures
The gaits
Crew and roles on board
Race regulations
Safety on board


Activities at sea

Once the moorings have been retract, the race will start with fleet races, the participants will compete until the last gybe, putting the ranking back into question in the final match race: a “dry” race in which tactics, strategy and firm nerves will make the difference.

Fleet Regattas

Immersed in an exciting and fun atmosphere, the participants will compete in three fleet races: several boats on the same starting line. The challenges will last about 30 minutes and at the end will be drawn up a provisional ranking with the system of minimum score (the first one point, the second two points and so on). The last signal for the fleet races will be at 14:00.

Match Race Regattas

At 15:00, however, will begin the match race, duels between two boats. The starts will be every 3 minutes and the race will last about 20 minutes. The tenth classified will challenge the ninth to try to gain a position, the eighth will challenge the seventh and so on until the last match race, which will see second and first to compete for the first edition of the LSA – CUP.

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The boat ESTE24

The Este 24 is a racing boat designed by German Frers and built in over 150 pieces. It plays an important role in the international sailing scene and stimulates entire generations of sailors, both for participation in sailing competitions and for cruising.

The extreme ease of manoeuvring in all wind and sea conditions allows the Este 24 to navigate even with very little wind.

The ease with which the boat can be sailed and manoeuvred at sea is matched by the ease with which it can be managed on land, with the boat drifting with a retractable bayonet.

Further information

To receive information about registration, please contact the Luiss Sport Office at

For information on technical specifications, please write to or call 0697626054.

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