A new electric boat e-Regata in Venice has been announced to take place during the city’s 2nd International Boat Show being held in June at the historic Arsenale shipyard. The e-Regata initiative is being headed up by Inland Waterways International in concert with Kevin Desmond, author of Electric Boats and Ships: A History and founder of the VeniceAgenda2028 petition for the electrification of all boat traffic in the city’s canal. (PS: why not click here and sign the petition?)
Contact Kevin Desmond for entry details
Mr. Desmond is requesting all interested electric boat and/or electric boat motor manufacturers to contact him for details. The event is open to all forms of electric boat: battery, fuel cell, solar and for boats of any size, motor power and electric storage capacity.
All competitors will be given a stand in the ‘Electric Village’ launched at last year’s Show, where a conference on electric boating was held as well as a showcase of various electric boat and motors manufacturers.
The e-Regata encompasses a number of events and competitors will vie for a prize purse (amount to be announced) and the inaugural Murano Trophy. Every competitor will receive a special parchment scroll with the seal of the City of Venice for display in their office and website.
The e-Regata has signed a key agreement with prestigious Events and Communications firm Triumph Group International, and will be working closely with Vela (which organizes the city’s key events, such as the Bienalle) Italian boating association Assonautica Venezia, and the Venetian Branch of the Italian Powerboat Federation.
More e-Regatas planned around Europe
With the participation of these key organizations, the Venice e-Regata has the promise to become the most important international electric boating event held thus far. In lead up and preparation for the Venice event Jun2 -7, additional e-Regatas are being organised for the month of May on several European lakes including Germany’s Lake Starnberg, Lake Balaton in Hungary, Lake Geneva – shared by France and Switzerland, and Italy’s Lake Como and Lake Bracciano.
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