Swim with the tide
The sea and numerous waterways characterize this fertile territory which is highly suitable to host water sports. The long coast which extends from Cattolica to the mouth of the river Po offers different landscapes and fishing traditions.
Sailing has won over large numbers of people; along the Adriatic Coast of the Emilia Romagna region are numerous nautic and sailing clubs.
Beyond providing craft assistance and accommodation, from May to September some sailing Clubs along the Adriatic Coast organize courses and lessons for both experts and beginners under the supervision of skilled trainers from the Federazione Italiana Vela (Italian Sailing League) to suit the needs of those who want to experience sailing and learn its rudiments.
The 110 kilometre-long Adriatic Coast of the Emilia Romagna region boasts about 4.500 berths both in the small tourist harbours and in the most moden basins along the coast, providing berthing and high-quality services.
The Adriatic Sea was the birthplace of several generations of fishermen thanks to its ideal sea and wind conditions which are suitable for both experts and beginners. Thanks to the commitment by sailing schools and clubs, this coast and its athlets are renowned all over the world. Among the most famous ones are Cino Ricci, the skipper of the glorious Azzurra, and Raul Gardini and its Moro di Venezia, made famous by the American Cup in 1993.
Ravenna and Rimini, with their Trofeo Trombini and BLURimini, made the Riviera emiliano-romagnola famous all over the world thanks to skippers like Paul Cayard, Peter Gilmour, Dennis Conner and Russell Coutts. Not to be missed are the match races rich in tackings and gybings.
Click the province you are interested in to discover Tourist harbours, Sailing Associations and Nautic Clubs along the coast of the Emilia Romagna region. You can gain information about equipments and services available in every harbour and gain useful suggestions to plan your sailing holiday along the Adriatic Coast.