The Cup expands its sailing area and launches first-time Lugano

The Circolo Velico Lago di Lugano hast invited the blu26 Class to host a regatta. The club didn’t have to ask twice, as the class decided to straight away open the Bluboats Cup in the Ticino. All teams travelled from Lake Garda directly to Lake Lugano, to one of the most scenic regions of Switzerland. An amazing setting and stable wind conditions ensured a due prelude. 

It’s for the first time that a blu26 Cup takes place in Lugano. Embedded in a wonderful mountain scenery, Lake Lugano offered best wind conditions and a unique experience for the sailors. The sailing club organizes around 20 regattas and numerous events every year and therefore offers not only a highly motivated and experienced team, but also top facilities and a delightful clubhouse.


The crews have travelled from Lake Garda directly to the Ticino, where the Circolo Velico Lago di Lugano welcomed the blu26 class and the teams could finally jump into their ‘hot seats’. Five exciting runs took place on Saturday with a steady wind from the south. The evening pasta gathering in the clubhouse offered a perfect moment to debrief the most competitive and critical seconds on the water. On Sunday three more runs rounded off the first blu26 Cup, with a nice wind from the east, again between 11 to 20 knots and on a perfectly laid out course. Team ‘Hazel’ wins, followed by team ‘Voodoo Child’ second, and team ‘Celeste Blu’ third. The Bluboats Cup 2019 kicked-off! The subsequent race takes place 11 and 12 May in Zug. 

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"Having the opportunity to expand the Bluboats Cup and to offer new destinations and new impulses for the class is fantastic!" confirms Thomas Grob, President of the blu26 International Class Association. It’s an exciting time for the class - a new era, new sailing areas - but keeping up the same ‚big family’ atmosphere, which makes this class special and so unique.

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A big thank you goes to Circolo Velico Lago die Lugano for the invitation, the perfect organization and the great hosting. 

Pictures blu26 Cup Lugano 2019

Results blu26 Cup Lugano 2019

Next events blu26 Class:                                                     

11.-12.05.                   blu26 Cup Zug                                                                  

31.05.-02.06.              blu26 Race Denmark European Open*, Middelfart DEN

21.-23.06.                   blu26 Int. Swiss Championship Urnersee, Brunnen

24.-25.08.                   blu26 Cup St. Moritz*

21.-22.09.                   blu26 Cup Bayern, Bad Wiessee GER

05.-06.10.                   blu26 Cup Zürich

*boats available on site             

Author: Céline Zuber | Pictures: CVLL