After the success of last year’s event, the 2nd edition of the Venice e-Regatta will be held June 1-3, 2022, returning to the Venice Arsenale as part of the Salone Venezia Boat Show. Last year there were a total of 23 electric boats entered and the committee is hoping to expand that for this year’s gathering.
The Assonautica di Venezia is once again organizing and overseeing the e-Regatta in collaboration with Vela, the public transport authority of Venice. Vela is also the presenting sponsor of the Salone Venezia.
Other returning partners include the Venice Motorboat Association, cultural tourism association Venti di Cultura, the Italian Motorboat Federation (FIM), events promotions expert Triumph and VeniceAgenda2028, which is driving the ongoing efforts to make the city’s canals electric boat only by 2028.
The three-day program is designed to show off all the attributes of electric boats. Many of the events are the same as last year, with revisions to others.
Venice e-Regatta 2022 Schedule
Wednesday 1st June
Technical Checks and General Briefing: Arsenale e-Regatta Marina
Ceremonial Parade and Sailpast
Route: The Ceremonial Parade/Sailpast is open to all all green boats, both public and private, including local boats that may not be entered in the e-Regatta itself. Begin at the Darsena Grande (Main Dock) of the Arsenale, travel along the city’s north external route, past the Cannaregio, into the interior canals past the Rialto and to St. Mark’s Square/San Marco Basin – and return to the Arsenale.
Thursday 2nd June
Pilots Meeting: Arsenale e-Regatta Marina
Slalom E-Ballerina Competition: Darsena Grande (Main Dock) of the Arsenale
The Slalom e-Ballerina Competition shows off the manoeuvrability of all the boats as they navigate the buoys within the Darsena Grande area of the Arsenale, the area in which all of the electric boats will be docked throughout the Salone Venezia. The performances of the boats are accompanied by music and judging includes marks for both technical and artistic achievement.
Speed Race: Venice Seaplane Base (To Be Confirmed)
The Speed Race at this year’s e-Regatta will consist of one-design and single-engine boats with one pilot, recognized by the FIM. Challengers will compete in two heats in a windward-leeward course.
Friday 3 June
Conference: Torre di Porta Nuova – Arsenale
After the on-water events, a conference on marine electric transition will be held, opening with a discussion centering on the politics of the transition and concluding with a technical session where participating companies will be able to present their research and future plans.
Venice e-Regatta 2022 Awards Presentations: Dandolo Submarine Area – Arsenale
The Awards Ceremony will take place near the Dandolo Submarine Exhibit. Named after Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice from 1192-105, the submarine was commissioned in 1967 for use in the 20th century’s Cold War, decommissioned in 1996, then restored in 2002 as part of the Naval History Museum. Awards will be given out for each competition as well as an overall/total points trophy.
Those who wish to participate in the Venice e-Regatta 2022 should contact:
See the summary and results of last year’s Venice e-Regatta in the Plugboats story below