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Launching the blu26 Cup Series 2023 in Lugano

Ever since 2019, the blu26 Cup Series kicks off in the southerly Ticino, in Lugano. On the way back from the traditional Lake Garda Regatta Training in March, the teams break in Lugano to open the bluboats Cup - while in the Ticino, besides sailing, the warm spring sun and socializing don’t come up short. Along the season, the sailing teams gain points at each regatta, to name the winner after closing the sailing season with the blu26 Cup Zurich.

Text: Céline Huser-Zuber 

Photos: zvg

The blu26 Cup event kicked off on Friday evening already, with a traditional dinner in Lugano enjoying Ossobuco, Risotto and Tiramisu. Sailing-wise the teams got „pulled up“ the next day as of noon, with an agreeable 15 knots breeze from the south allowing for three exciting races. In the evening, the hosting sailing club Circolo Velico Lago di Lugano, welcomed the blu26 Big Family for a pleasant pasta party.

After a softer regatta start on Sunday morning, the teams got into some good sailing with a more vigorous wind from the north to close the event. A deciding fourth race was validated. Team ‘Hazel’ is taking home the win of this first racing weekend, followed by Team ‘Blustar’ second and Team ‘Giachen Ün’ third. Needless to say that at Lago Maggiore, the beautiful scenery across Lugano, the Monte Brè and San Salvatore in the backdrop remains undefeated.

The bluboats Cup 2023 is launched and enters the next round at the blu26 Swiss Championship 5-7 May in Zug! The sailing club Circolo Lago di Lugano welcomed the blu26 sailors not only with a very experienced team, but also with an exceptional infrastructure and very generous hosting, including attentive, handmade prices. A big thank you for the successful event goes to the sailing club as well as the racing committee.

The next events:

·     5-7 May                      blu26 Swiss Championship Zug

·     27-29 May                 blu26 Race Middelfart, European Open, Denmark

·     25-27 August             blu26 Cup St. Moritz

·     16-17 September     blu26 Cup Bavaria, Tegernsee, Germany

·     20 Sep - 1 Oct            blu26 Cup Zurich

Are you keen to join the blu26 class? Please register here. We look forward to having you ‘on board’! Don’t hesitate to contact us at race@blu26.org if you are looking to join with a team or if you need a boat to participate in a particular regatta.


The blu26 Class Association was founded in January 2010. The main goal of the class is to promote and support all the activities of the blu26 in Switzerland and abroad. Since 2015 the blu26 Class is an official member of Swiss Sailing. www.blu26.org.

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