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C.O.N.I. - F.I.V. Ha parlato e ha scritto. La Pasqua Ha parlato e ha scritto. La Pasqua di Papa Wojtyla è trascorsa così, in di Papa Wojtyla è trascorsa così, in un “bagno di folla” di pr100 rzioni un “bagno di folla” di pr100 rzioni gigantesche, con un’immagine con un’immagine ch’è Supplement to “Lach’è Brazzera” no. 23gigantesche, the Bulletin of Società Triestina della Vela stata trasmessa in tutti gli angoli del stata trasmessa in tutti gli angoli del pianeta, con un200S a iniziativa a iniziativa P Eche C I Apianeta, L Icon Sun200 SU E che farà parlare tutte le Cancellerie dei farà parlare tutte le Cancellerie dei cinque continenti. Così come ha già cinque continenti. Così come ha già costi300 tuito materia di commenti il costi300 tuito materia di commenti il messaggio pasquale che egli ha rivolto messaggio pasquale che egli ha rivolto a mezzogiorno di domenica a400 a mezzogiorno di domenica a400 ll’umanità intera dalla loggia delle ll’umanità intera dalla loggia delle benedizioni della basilica di san Pietro. benedizioni della basilica di san Pietro. Ma quello che pi500 ù ha colpito Ma quello che pi500 ù ha colpito la nazione confinante con la Sede la nazione confinante con la Sede pontificia, è stato l’inopinato augurio pontificia, è stato l’inopinato augurio che Giova600 nni Paolo II ha rivolto, che Giova600 nni Paolo II ha rivolto, primo fra tutti i cinquantasei Paesi ai primo fra tutti i cinquantasei Paesi ai quali lo ha significato “coram 700ulo” quali lo ha significato “coram 700ulo” nella medesima solenne circostanza, nella medesima solenne circostanza, all’Italia che, son parole sue, in questo all’Italia che, son parole sue, in questo “delicato mome800” sta gettando “delicato mome800” sta gettando le basi per il futuro con non poche le basi per il futuro con non poche perplessità e altrettante difficoltà. Lo perplessità e altrettante difficoltà. Lo ha fa900 con piglio biblico e tono ha fa900 con piglio biblico e tono rassicurante, così cominciando: ”Buona rassicurante, così cominciando: ”Buona Pasqua a voi, uomini e donne d1000 Pasqua a voi, uomini e donne d1000

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Ha parlato e ha scritto. La Pasqua di Papa Wojtyla è trascorsa così, in un “bagno di folla” di pr100 rzioni gigantesche, con un’immagine ch’è stata trasmessa in tutti gli angoli del pianeta, con un200 a iniziativa che farà parlare tutte le Cancellerie dei cinque continenti. Così come ha già costi300 tuito materia di commenti il messaggio pasquale

SNIPE WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP TRIESTE / ITALY, 8th-12th JULY 2009 Special issue for World Masters Snipe Championship 2009


Società Triestina della Vela welcome you to Masters World Championship

Dear Snipe Sailors I am pleased to introduce the the 2009 Master World Championship, organised by the Società Triestina della Vela in synergy with our sister club, the Yacht Club Adriaco. The STV is one of the oldest sailing clubs in Italy, having been founded in 1923 as a club dedicated especially to dinghies and small keel boats. Over the years, the STV has developed a series of activities focused on young sailors and regattas, creating one of the first sailing schools in Italy, which has around 250



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new sailors every year. Today STV has 650 members, owning 250 keel boats moored in its area and about 70 dinghies ashore. Among them are the Past Commodore and Rules Committee Chairman, Giorgio Brezich, and the Secretary General for Europe, Stefano Longhi. STV athletes have competed in five Olympic games and the club’s list of victories shows winners in many classes from National to European and World level, spanning from Optimist to America’s Cup boats. The STV has very important traditions in the Snipe Class also, as it has hosted two fleets, number 335 Grignano and number 606 Sistiana. For many years, the Snipe has been the most important Class for the club. Now Snipes are part of the fleet that include the Optimist, Finn, 470, L’Equipe, Laser, 29er, Star, Moth, etc. Every year, the STV organizes around 18 regattas of various levels from local to national and international. For the Snipe Class, we have organised several national championships: the 1982 European, the 2000 Women World’s and the 2004 Junior European, so we can state that the Club


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has wide experience in hosting high-level events. The Società Triestina della Vela can count on support from our mayor, provincial, regional and sporting authorities. We are located in the centre of Trieste within a small harbour called Sacchetta, with hotels, accommodation, facilities and technical shops all within walking distance. Two important sail makers and one of the major Snipe builders are available for full assistance to competitors within a few kilometres.



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The typical weather in Trieste in July is sunny with light-medium winds, which is especially suitable for master regattas. All the club activities are managed by the club’s members plus three employees and three coaches, all of whom are happy and proud to organise this Master World’s and to assist the competitors in their needs. I wish all of you a warm welcome to Trieste and hope you have “serious sailing and serious fun” during your stay here. Giorgio Brezich Commodore of S.T.V.


Scira Board 2009 The Commodore of International Snipe Class for the years 2008 and 2009 is Pedro Garra from Uruguay. The Vice Commodore is Luis Pessanha from Portugal that will be in Trieste representing SCIRA and serving as SCIRA Representative, a typical position of Snipe Class when the major championships are sailed and will serve as “trait d’union” between Jury-Race Committee and sailors to help communications and relationships. Pedro Garra

Luis Pessanha

Pedro Garra Luis Pessanha Jiro Yamamoto Renee Bartell Giorgio Brezich Stefano Longhi Martin Dovat Jerelyn Biehl

Commodore Vice Commodore Secretary Treasurer Chairman-Rules Committee Secretary General for Europe Secretary General W.H.&O. Executive Director

The decals The story of Snipe Class trough the decals of the year. The fantasy of the Executive Director Jerelyn Biehl plus the need of Commodores to personalize the stickers has generated a really interesting collection of decals of different colors but always representing the Snipe silhoutte.

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The mixed crews Snipe offers a really special, perhaps unique, opportunity to form mixed crews. Mixed might means male/female but also father/son or senior/junior. From the beginning of the Class, this speciality was introduced in part as at that time the boats were so heavy that it was considered very important to have the chance to have a young or lightweight crew, especially appreciated in light conditions. This situation increased the boat performances but also gave juniors the opportunity to sail with more experienced skippers who could provide a valuable lesson in sailing. At that time coaches, RIBs and assistance were not yet available, so learning came through friendly talking, emulation of better and older skippers and crewing in snipes for experienced skippers. This way permitted a real apprenticeship in the basic and advanced rules of sailing, the running-in of new sails, mi-



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nor maintenance of boats and rigging. How many hours we have spent sanding the boats using sandpaper or pumice stone! The more promising boys were gratified to be in charge of running-in the new sails as at that time it was considered counter-productive to use new sails immediately for racing. It was necessary first to rig the new sails, which were of cotton, and use them in light-medium conditions, only reaching so that the cloth, seams and ropes would settle. After several days of this treatment, the sails were washed in fresh water, dried and then used again in the same way for some hours more. After this long procedure, the sails were considered “made�and ready to compete. It was an honour to have this task as it meant using a boat, frequently a good one, with a new set of sails and, especially, under the guidance of senior skippers. Another important thing was that very of-


ten, the new sails were given the name, or nickname, of the junior who had been running them in. I remember a sail called “comma”, the nickname of Enzo Braut, who was so thin at that time as to be called virgola (comma) while running in a set of sails for Danilo D’Isiot. The combination of expert and young had the great merit of immediately forming a wide number of good sailors who sailed with such famous skippers D’Isiot, Sarè, Rizzi, Rossetti, who were always ready to help and give a lot of information to the less experienced. This was the time when the STV was attracting such names as (to give an idea), Mario Recchia, Guido Crechici, the Lizier brothers, Luciano Zlatich, Giorgio Giani, Piero Napp, Franco Segala, Fabio Spongia, the Fonda brothers, who were all so deeply attracted by the club as to remain for life. Some of them were members of Board and still are very close to the STV. Few years later, due to the increasing number of entrants in the sailing school, Claudio Maranzana, the Vidulich brothers, Franco Ostoich, Romeo Ferfoglia, Gianpaolo Bisso, Giuseppe Terdoslavich, Giorgio Radin, Sergio Riccobon, Giorgio Sullini, Piero Barcia, the Sponza brothers, Roberto Vencato, the Mejorini brothers, Sergio Battistella, Fabio Beltrame, Filippo Tornetta, Marco Cobau, Fabio Apollonio, Dani Degrassi and many many others arrived at the STV. The names listed above are not a barren list of names but an example of how deep is the involvement they have had in the club life. Indeed, you can find many of these names on the victory list and the current Board of the STV. Around the world,

they have received great sporting honours up to Olympic and America’s Cup level. For many, the club has been a family matter, as frequently fathers and sons have joined the club and many times have sailed together on snipes. The sport, at that time, was managed by Mario Finozzi who was an efficient organiser of the sailing school, although teaching methods were very difference as there were no specific methods. The young were followed by senior and regular club members who had the primary role of watchers of our conduct rather than of our sailing quality. After a short experience crewing for senior skippers, we began sailing alone to gain the necessary ability to sail a junior regatta of dinghies. This rough, primitive method had the high merit of allowing young sailors to be fully responsible for their actions as the club had no rescue assistance: safety was directly managed by the sailors under their own responsibility. Sailing was growing very fast as a sport, and was perfectly in line with the lifestyle of that time, which was simple and severe. We have also to remember that at that time there was no specific clothing available, so we used old everyday clothes with no dry suits, specific shoes and very few lifejackets. One of the most important changes of the last decades has been the great increasing number of sailing women, with the result that many crews are male/female, often a husband/ wife team of extremely high performance, sailing in all events. This helps a lot as the family can remain together at the weekend too, and has led to the creation of a specific championship dedicated to women.

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Trieste and the Snipe Class... a long-lasting love The Società Triestina della Vela, one of the oldest sailing clubs in Italy, was established in 1923 under the name of “Filonautica Triestina” (meaning ‘sea lovers’) with the specific aim of promoting sailing and dedicating close attention to dinghies. The first and second STV clubhouses were floating barges moored practically in the same site as where we are today. Eighty-six years is a long period of time and in this part of Europe we have suffered two World Wars and several changes of nationality: Trieste has been Austrian, Italian, then for 10 years was a “Free Territory” and subsequently Italian again. But through all this, a love for sport and for sailing especially remained strong and unchanged. The Second World War for Trieste ended only in 1954, as from 1945 to 1954 the area of Trieste was a “Free Territory” under the administration of the Allies (USA and UK) so was deeply influenced by Anglo-Saxon traditions. During that time, the present clubhouse was built using the major facilities



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afforded by the international administration. In 1956, the building was completed and opened. It was one of most modern and beautiful clubhouses of the time. A few words to give an idea of the love for sport and regattas that is so deeply-rooted in our souls. Despite the international sanctions against Italy during the Second World War instituted by the Society of Nations, about 30 Snipe sail numbers were issued to our country directly from USA despite there being no official relationship between the two countries. STV has been organising a sailing school annually since the 1940s. The STV was one of the first clubs that saw the need to promote sailing through sailing schools that made it possible to recruit athletes for the regattas and also new members for the club. Many of those participating in the sailing schools are the present core of the club and Board members. The Snipe is a boat that had an immediate and strong appeal for dinghy sailors


Punta Salvore rigged with back stay

from our area ever since the institution of the class. Perhaps because at that time there was no other double-handed, simple and inexpensive dinghy as the Snipe. Commodore Giorgio Brezich and others began sailing at young age in Snipes loaned by officers of the Allied army resident in Trieste. The local boats were built in Capodistria (now Koper -Slovenia) and Trieste by many builders. The list of victories you can see in the clubhouse confirms how important the Snipe Class was and is for the STV. The first Italian Championship was held in Genoa in 1937, and the first Snipe races were organised in Trieste area in 1939. Giorgio Rinaldi, a member of the Yacht Club Adriaco, won the National Championship of 1947, and a Snipe National Championship was organised in Trieste for the first time in 1948.

The Triestina della Vela won the 1949 National edition with Danilo D’Isiot, a name that has remained in the history of the Italian and international Snipe Class as Danilo won the Nationals four times, entered several World and European Championships and a huge number of national and international regattas. Danilo has been very popular also as a Snipe builder of excellent boats in terms of performance and elegance. He invented some fittings that are still popular today, even in the America’s cuppers, such as the trim table, adjustable length of mast, the cunningham holes etc. All this was used on his Snipes until new rules forbade it. The legends says that at the World Championship of 1953, held in Monte Carlo, a day was spend measuring all the boats and a second one to measure only Danilo’s boat, named “Punta Salvore”. After the regatta, it was necessary for Ted Wells to arrange a new edition of the rulebook for the Snipe Class to prevent the use on Snipes of some of his inventions. It is incredible to remember that despite his sailing dinghies all his life he was unable to swim, so when he won the Nationals in Rimini and was thrown into the sea he had to cling to the harbour wall. It is worth recalling that at about the same time, he built four highly-elegant Snipes of red cedar wood with a shell finish, named Brioni for Triestina della Vela, Medolin for Yacht Club Adriaco, Lussin for Bellemo from Chioggia and Portorose for

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Brambilla from Milan. Portorose was loaned by Brambilla to Mario Capio who won the World Championship in 1955 edition at Santander in Spain sailing this boat. The boat still exists in excellent conditions and was exhibited at the 1995 World Championship in Rimini. A name of a very important snipe sailor, generous and big friend of STV has been Mr. Vieri Lasinio. He was born in this area but after World War Two he got married in Genova but the relationships with Trieste and the junior snipe sailors remained very strong. In fact STV sailors won three Junior Nationals sailing in the year 1955 Lassapur II and in the 1956 and 1957 Bon II both snipes owned by Vieri Lasinio who gently loaned them to our juniors. To better understand the generosity you have to know that Bon II, a Danilo D’Isiot boat received a special prize as “the most

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beautiful snipe of the world” that boat was also equipped with new Charles Ulmer dacron sails just arrived from the USA. Giorgio had the honor to skipper this boat and won his first Nationals in Riva del Garda. Lasinio managed SCIRA Italy as Secretary from 1955 to 1959 then he was elected and he served as Secretary General for Europe. His dedication to the Class was so well known and appreciated worldwide that the beautiful Trophy representing the Junior Worlds is named Vieri Lasinio. Between 1940 and 1960, the Snipe was popular as a double-handed school boat as at that time other dinghies like the Flying Junior or 470 were not available; these only arrived only at the end of the 1950s. All apprentice sailors and juniors sailed Snipes. Every year saw the overall and junior National contests. Snipes were built in large numbers, not all in conformity with class rules, although with the same looks; many were used for cruising, fishing, and some were even equipped with small engines. People still remember having sailed in Snipes when very young, this being their first introduction to sailing. The Snipe Junior Nationals were held from 1952. The Yacht Club Adriaco and Triestina della Vela won the first edition with a mixed crew, Dorigo-Braut, and subsequently the Triestina della Vela overhauled all other clubs, winning six times with Giani – Segala, Giani – Napp, Brezich – Ostoich and Ferin – Radin.


1954 - The old Brioni on the day of the launch

In 1950, the STV suffered the death of its Past Commodore, Riccardo de Haag and the then Commodore, Paolo Pupis. The club’s members and Board decided to commemorate them with two trophies reserved for Snipes. As mentioned above, 1954 was a very important year for STV, and it also saw the first edition of the “Coppa Barbanera” trophy, one of the most important regattas in Italy. This event was entered by sailors from all Europe, North Africa, South and North America. The victory list shows the names of excellent sailors whose names are recorded in the history of sailing. Despite the difficulties of travel at the time, as it was necessary to carry the boats by train or truck, the numbers entering boats at major events was incredible, sometimes reaching a total of 100 Snipes. The 1960s were very important as the possibilities of travel improved, so our

members entered championships and regattas around the world. The adoption of fibreglass for hulls and dacron for sails helped a lot as the equipment became more easily available, at competitive prices and offering a more stable performance. The increase in the Italian domestic production of sails and boats was of significant importance too for the development of sailing as a sport. The STV’s crews were very active, for the first time entering the 1967 Worlds Championships in Nassau, many junior and European Championships and regattas in Spain, Denmark, the UK, Yugoslavia etc., winning many of them or scoring excellent results. The STV became very well-known and popular, with its crews entering regattas outside Trieste, but also for the organisa-

2009 - The launching ceremony of the new Brioni

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tion of important international regattas, such as the “Coppa Barbanera” and “Coppa Pupis”, both named after Past Commodores. To increase the importance of these events, other trophies were set up: the Olandese Volante for the FD class, the Trofeo Miramare for 470s, and the Coppa Bongo, for Finns. In 1957, Marsilio Vidulich was elected Commodore of the STV and also Italian National Secretary (1960-1963) of the Snipe Class, in recognition of the bonds between the Club and the Snipe Class. This was a time of major events organised by the STV, with many victories in junior and senior categories. As a result, the STV’s fame and reputation grew, in a virtuous circle that brought in more members. The beginning of the 1980s marked a change in the club management, with the election of Guido Crechici as Commodore; he was a former Snipe sailor who crewed for D’Isiot, Braut, Rizzi and many other top skippers. Some Board members were also Snipe sailors, so the Board dedicated much time to developing the activities of the young. In 1982, the club had the opportunity of organising a top event: the European Snipe Championship. On the second day, the whether was very bad and difficult and many boats capsized, some were damaged and the organisers had their work cut out rescuing the Snipes and finding assistance for the necessary repairs. All the boats were able to continue the competition.

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Marsilio Vidulich

The following days were with lovely sunny conditions and our typical wind called the “bora”, and these made it possible to complete the programme to the full satisfaction of the participants. Free accommodation aboard club members’ cruising boats was offered to all contestants. The top scorers were Henelt-Winzer, de Soto-Gutierrez (both from Spain) and Hartman-Nesse from Norway. The growth of the Snipe fleet reached a peak in 1990, in part due to the popularity of Giorgio as National Secretary first and than as Commodore of the Snipe Class from 1996. The STV also organised the 1997 Snipe


Vieri Lasinio receiving the Coppa Barbanera

Nationals with 58 participating boats. At that time, under the direction of Commodore Bartoli, the Board planned major changes and improvements to update the clubhouse after 45 years of heavy duty, and the mooring area was re-organised and expanded too. The works were completed in 2000 and the Snipe Class was involved once more in the celebrations for the event, with the Women’s World in Trieste under the organisation of the STV. The Championship was full of fun, highquality sailing with all the scheduled races completed; 10 countries with 30 crews attended the regatta. The top scorers were Elkeland-Krefting (Norway), NakamuraYoshioka (Japan), Domato-Granucci (Ar-

gentina). Many crews were again hosted on board the cruisers of club members. The Japanese team headed by SCIRA Commodore Yamamoto proved a great attraction as they would dress in characteristic kimonos for the opening ceremony and the prize giving. Following the enthusiasm for the success of the Women’s World, the STV organised the Snipe Class Junior Europeans in 2004. We were not happy with the number of entrants, as only 14 came from three countries (Denmark, Spain, Italy). The Spaniards dominated the Championship, which involved hard sailing due to heavy conditions with a strong “bora” blowing all the time. The YCA and STV continued to show an interest in Snipe competitions, and were thus asked by the National Secretary, Rodati, and the FIV to host the Junior and Senior championships for 2006. The number of entrants was excellent and the quality of the events too. We sailed in all conditions from light to medium winds. The clubs offered hospitality of a high quality, receiving several messages of appreciation. Local crews dominated. Alexander Paradeda, former Snipe World Champion, was invited to sail the event to increase interest and make the competition harder. With the experience we had in organising important events, combined with the synergies and capabilities of our clubs and

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the high interest of our members in the Snipe class, we considered it right to send a bid for the organisation of this World Masters Championship. Trieste offers ideal conditions, as the clubs offer all facilities including a restaurant, dressing rooms, showers inside and outside, gym etc. Also available, within easy walking distance, are four yacht chandlers, hotels, groceries, restaurants and a parking area. Boats are stored inside the clubs’ quarters, located in a small harbour that provides safety even in heavy weather. The STV has a tradition of celebrating its most important anniversaries and history by publishing a volume to recall these important events. Which is why you are able to read these words, celebrating the incredible event that is the Master Worlds The connection between SCIRA as already told were and are always very strong. STV means Snipe and Snipe in Italy means this area, the Gulf of Trieste is well known for the number of participants, the number of victories and the number of Class Governors. Marsilio Vidulich was giving the best attention to help juniors to sail around Italy and Europe. The wide experience he had before the War as top Manager of all sports in Italy

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was vital for the grow of sailing and the Club too. Giorgio Brezich served as National Secretary from 1988 to 1995. During this time Italy organized the Worlds in Rimini and the grow of the Class was so important that allowed to buy one new Lillia snipe that was loan to those interested to join the class after an experience. This policy still continue and works properly. Giorgio served as Rules Committee member from 1985 to 1995. For SCIRA Italy was topic the 1996 when for the first time an Italian, Giorgio Brezich, was elected Commodore of SCIRA. From 1997 Giorgio is serving the class as Chairman of International Rules Committee. Stefano Longhi too was National Secretary from 2000 to 2003 and from 2007 he is the Secretary General for Europe. We are very proud of the reputation that STV members have obtained around the world. STV to celebrate the big event as the World Masters are few month ago purchased a new snipe that is named again, after more than 50 years, BRIONI to continue the traditions of club in this Class. In year 1952 Yacht Club Adriaco and Società Triestina della Vela cooperated with a mixed crew that won the Junior nationals: this sportmanship still exists or better is grown during the years.


Two historic measurement stamps

1957 - Launching ceremony of Barbanera 1 built by Aldo Brezich

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The Snipe no.1 Adelaide Adelaide is the Snipe no. 1 that was discovered on the beginning of year ‘90 abandoned in very bad conditions. The US Snipe Class members immediately decided for a complete restoration of this boat that is the emblem of the Class. For funding the operation it was open a donation and many of us become enthusiastic to save Adelaide. At completion of restoration the Class had to solve a new problem what to do of the boat, where recover it? It was decided to offer the boat to the famous naval museum of Cheasepeake. The Director considered the offer interesting and accepted it. During the 1996 Western and Orient Championship sailed at Larchmont (NY) with a moving ceremony of donation the property was transferred from SCIRA to the Museum.

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Larchmont 1996. Ceremony of donation of Adelaide to the Museum of Cheasepeake


Events reserved for Masters It was not long ago that it was decided to introduce championships reserved for masters in the Snipe Class, as happens in many other dinghy classes. From the outset, it was immediately clear that the idea was a good one. Indeed, since 1986, with five nations and 32 boats entered for the first edition, the event has grown regularly in size, with 83 boats from 16 nations participating in the Bracciano edition. The European masters has also grown strongly. Now, the Snipe Class has events for juniors, seniors and masters championships, affirming the strength of the organization and the world’s long love affair with this boat. I believe the reasons for the expansion in numbers of participants in masters events are various; the simplest is that Snipe sailors are not very young, but in my opinion more relevant is the fact that people are sailing for longer and continue to sail dinghies even after reaching the threshold of 45 years of age, which is the minimum for entering master events. A typical example is Augie Diaz who was

simultaneously Master World Champion and Overall Champion too. Credit and thanks must go to Id Crook, one of the most active Board members supporting the idea of introducing the master category into the Snipe Class. Sadly, Id is no longer with us and from the winter of 2009 the trophy, emblem of the World Master Championship, will be named in his memory. The Triestina della Vela has a very happy memory of Id Crook as he was the Commodore of the Snipe Class in 2000, and he and his family attended the Women’s World Championship sailed in Trieste under the organisation of our club. To enter a master regatta there are two basic conditions to perform: skipper shall be at least 45 and the combined age skipper-crew shall be minimum 80 years. Skippers are divided in three divisions Apprentice Master 45-54 years Master 55-64 years Grand Master 65 years and over Overall Master World Champion will be the top placing team and will be awarded of Id Crook Memorial Trophy.

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The juniors in Trieste You have had the opportunity to note the close relationships and the best attention that STV or better Trieste have dedicated to young sailors with local regattas and championships too. STV is proud to keep, as one of the most important trophies, the silver and marble cup emblematic of Italian Junior Championship that was awarded in the years ‘50 and ‘60 to the winner crew. The Italian Juniors Championship Trophy

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The SCIRA representative on board Longhi’s familyboot sailing the Barcolana

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The front page of the magazine La Vela of 1926 that was also the bulletin of Yacht Club Adriaco and Società Filonautica Trieste – STV

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European Championship 1982

Above, the flags rising; below, left the podium, right the measurements

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Our builders In the years 50 many snipes were built for club members by professionals and amateurs. Renato Zuliani was both two as he built snipes for himself as he sailed his boats crewing for Fabio Sarè but also he sold the production for instance to STV. Giovanni Ghedina too produced several boats, the most famous of them were Veglia and Whisky. The third one was Aldo Brezich that with the help of his brother/in/law Valerio Filiput built six snipes that were top scorer in many regattas and championships and still remembered for the high quality. The opportunity to have domestic builders very close to club were of big help for the grow of the class and the introduction of young to sailing sport.

Sergio Morin and Sergio Michel winners of seven italian championships

The race committee. From left Marino Vencato, Lodi Vencato, Angelo Carlo Perini, Enzo Perini former South European Snipe Class Secretary, Livio Spanghero 1948 Olympian in London.

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manifesto Italiano 1997

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Abowe, a start; below, the podium

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The prize giving. Below, sailing

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Left the Coppa Barbanera. Abowe, twice olympic bronze medallist of Star Class Giorgio (Dodo) Gorla on board his Snipe. Below, preparing for the 1965 edition of Coppa Barbanera sailed in front of Miramare Castle near Grignano

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Remembering Mattia de Carolis, a dear Snipe sailor

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The most important Snipe Trophies of S.T.V. Historic trophies for the Snipe class organised over the years by the STV

Barbanera A regatta organised in 1955 in memory of the past commodore, ingegner Riccardo de Haag, who did much to promote the club’s activities and growth. A portrait of him by Nino Perizzi is displayed in the clubhouse, showing him with a flowing black beard, whence his nickname. The regatta was immediately international in scope, pulling in participants from Europe and further afield, and was reserved for the Snipe class, the Cup is a fine bronze and gold work by the Triestine sculptor Tristano Alberti.

pupis Another great commodore – it was under his charge that the current building was erected on the Pontile Istria – gave his name to an international event for the Snipe class.

giorgio ferin First set up by his family and friends in memory of another great champion who

died young, winner of Italian titles in the Snipe class, of offshore races and a director of the STV. The first edition was raced in 1994 and it is still today one of the classics in the Snipe calendar.

trento bisso Offered by a family of Snipe-sailors in memory of an enthusiast of the sea and of sailing and an assiduous frequenter of the Club. The first edition was held in 1996; the regatta is still raced today.

PER PAOLO This regatta was first set up in 2001 in memory of Paolo Zlatich, a racing sailor who took his first steps in the STV and who died prematurely during a regatta in the Gulf of Trieste. A keen racer, Paolo was an unforgotten instructor of many dinghy sailors from our region. To commemorate him, we dedicated an event open to all dinghies, raced with an unusual handicap system enabling overall rankings to be drawn up.

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Victory List of Societ 1949 Campione italiano Snipe 1952 Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1954 Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1956 Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1957 Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1959 Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1960 Campione italiano juniores Finn Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1961 Campione mondiale Finn, Marina militare 1962 Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1967 Campione italiano F. D. Campione italiano Snipe 1968 Campionato europeo juniores Snipe, 2° 1970 Campione italiano Snipe Campione italiano juniores 470 1971 Campione italiano juniores 470 Campione italiano 470 Campione italiano Tornado 1972 Campione italiano 470 Campione italiano juniores 470 Campione italiano Tornado Campione sud-europeo Snipe 1973 Campione italiano Snipe Campione italiano juniores Snipe 1974 Campione italiano juniores F. J. Campione italiano Snipe 1975 Giochi del Mediterraneo, 470, 1° 1976 Olimpiadi, Montreal, 470, 14° Campione italiano Snipe Campione italiano V classe I.O.R., “Balanzone” Campione del mondo a squadre H.T.C. “Balanzone” 1978 Campione italiano Snipe 1979 Campione italiano V classe I.O.R., “Speedy” Campione italiano Snipe 1981 Campione italiano F. J. Campione italiano Snipe Campione italiano III classe I.O.R. 1982 Campione italiano F.J. 1983 Campione italiano I classe I.O.R. Campione italiano III classe I.O.R. Campione italiano VI classe I.O.R., “Sorcetto” Campione mondiale One Ton Campione mondiale Three Quarter Ton Campione mondiale juniores F. J. 1984 Campionato mondiale 12 m. S.I., 2° 1985 Campione italiano III classe I.O.R.

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D. D’Isiot E. Braut A. Giani - F. Segala A. Giani - P. Napp G. Brezich - F. Ostoich G. Brezich - F. Ostoich M. Vidulich G. Brezich - F. Ostoich M. Vidulich G. Ferin - G. Radin M. Cobau - F. Apollonio G. Brezich - G. Ferin R. Vencato - P. Barcia G. Brezich - G. Ferin R. Vencato - R. Sponza R. Vencato -R. Sponza R. Vencato - R. Sponza F. Apollonio R. Vencato - R. Sponza R. Vencato - R. Sponza F. Apollonio G. Brezich - R. Vencato G. Brezich - G. Ferin F. Beltrame - M. Parladori F. Beltrame - F. Tornetta G. Brezich - P. Napp R. Vencato - R. Sponza R. Vencato - R. Sponza G. Brezich - P. Napp N. Ferro - D. De Grassi - S. Brosch A. Fonda - P. Pieri - G. Brezich N. Ferro - S. Brosch - G. Brezich D. De Grassi - A. Fonda - P. Pieri G. Brezich - P. Napp F. Apollonio - G. Distefano E. Distefano - P. Barcia G. Brezich - M. Penso R. Gessi - A. Bisso G. Brezich - M. Penso F. Apollonio - P. Barcia E. Distefano - R. Distefano R. Gessi - A. Bisso B. Catalan - R. Distefano D. De Grassi C. Orlando - R. Sorci D. De Grassi D. De Grassi G. Sussa - F. Angioletti F. Apollonio D. De Grassi

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1987 Campione italiano III classe I.O.R. 1988 Campione italiano IV classe I.O.R., “Gen Campione italiano classe A Olimpiadi, Seul, riserva 1989 Campione italiano III classe I.O.R. 1990 Campione italiano VI classe I.O.R. 1991 Campione italiano Quarter Ton Campione italiano juniores 470 femm Campione italiano VI classe I.O.R. Campionato mondiale juniores 470, 3 1993 Campione italiano 470 femm. Campionato mondiale 470 femm., 3° Campionato mondiale VI classe I.O.R., Campione mondiale Quarter Ton 1994 Campione italiano Modelvela classe A Campione master Snipe Campione italiano IMS Campione italiano 470 femm. 1995 Campione master Snipe 1996 Olimpiadi, Savannah, 470 femm., 7° Campione femminile Snipe Campione juniores Snipe Campione master Snipe 1997 Campionato europeo 470 femm., 3° Giochi del Mediterraneo, 470 femm., 1 Campione italiano Tornado Campione italiano IMS Campionato europeo IMX-38, 2° 1998 Campionato mondiale ISAF 470 femm Campione italiano 470 femm. Campionato italiano Tornado, 1° Campionato europeo IMS Regata, 1° Campionato europeo IMX 38, “Speed Campione italiano universitario J24 Campione nazionale Master Snipe 1999 Camp. mondiale 470 femm., 3°, qualif Campione italiano 470 femm. Campione mondiale Sydney 40’, Campionato mondiale IMS 50’, 3° Campionato mondiale IMS cl. C, 1° Campionato europeo 8 m. S.I., 1° 2000 Campione nazionale Snipe Campione nazionale Master Snipe Campionato mondiale Master Snipe Campione nazionale femm. Snipe Campione nazionale L’Equipe Campione nazionale femm. L’Equipe Campionato europeo femm. L’Equipe Olimpiadi, Sydney, 470 femm., 7° Olimpiadi, Sydney, Tornado, 14°


tà Triestina della Vela

P. Barcia - B. Catalan U. M. Giugni - U. Wetzl n-Mar” C. De Martis - S. Irredento G. Terdoslavich D. De Grassi F. Cittar B. Catalan R. Sorci G. Terdoslavich m. E. Sossi A. Lonza 3° M. Bodini - L. Bodini E. Sossi E. Sossi , 2° A. Lonza G. Terdoslavich A G. Cadelli G. Brezich - G. Bisso F. Stopani E. Sossi G. Brezich E. Sossi F. Cappello - M. Reis L. Riccobon G. Brezich E. Sossi 1° E. Sossi M. Bodini- L. Bodini F. Stopani E. Distefano - F. Stopani - A. Lonza m., 2° E. Sossi E. Sossi L. Bodini - M. Bodini F. Stopani dy-X”, 1° F. Stopani - E. Distefano E. Giannessi S. Longhi f. olimp. E. Sossi E. Sossi F. Stopani F. Stopani A. Lonza D. De Grassi - B. Catalan G. Brezich G. Brezich e, 3° G. Brezich F. Cappello S. Spangaro-L. Percic R. Ulcigrai - G. Antonini e, 2° R. Ulcigrai - G. Antonini E. Sossi L. Bodini - M. Bodini

2001 Campione europeo femm. L’Equipe Campionato europeo femm. L’Equipe, 2° Campionato europeo L’Equipe, 2° Campionato europeo L’Equipe, 3° Campionato mondiale IMS cl. B, 2° Campione italiano IMS cl. B Campione nazionale jun. femm. L’Equipe Campione italiano J22 Campione italiano 470 femm. 2002 Campione mondiale IMS cl. A Campionato mondiale IMS cl. A, 2° Campione mondiale IMS cl. B Campione europeo femm. L’Equipe Campionato europeo femm. L’Equipe, 2° Campione nazionale femm. L’Equipe Campione europeo IMS Campionato mondiale Maxi, 2° Campione nazionale a squadre L’Equipe Campione mondiale a squadre 2003 C.I.C.O. 470 femm., 1° C.I.C.O. 470 femm. jun., 1° Campione nazionale Master Snipe Campione nazionale Junior Master Snipe Campionato mondiale IMS, 2° Campionato europeo IMS, 2° Campionato mondiale IMS, 3° 2004 Campione europeo IMS Campione nazionale IMS Campione mondiale IMS “Corinthian” Campione italiano UFO 2005 Campione italiano 420 femm. Campione italiano match race U. 25 Campione nazionale Mumm 30 2006 Campione mondiale Melges 24 Campione nazionale juniores Snipe “Meeting rosa” Optimist, 1.a class. Campioni nazionali L’Equipe 2007 Campione italiano Ufo 28 od Campioni europei IMS Campioni italiani IMS Regata Campione italiano IMS Crociera Campioni europei Grand Master Snipe Campioni nazionali L’Equipe 2008 Campione europeo femm. L’Equipe Campione nazionale a squadre L’Equipe Campioni nazionali L’Equipe Campione nazionale UFO o.d. Campione mondiale ORC Int Campione italiano ORC Int. Campione italiano ORC Int.

R. Ulcigrai - G. Antonini G. Coppola - A.P. Antonini S. Spangaro - L. Percic G. Trani - G. Giotto L. Bodini L. Bodini R. Ulcigrai - G. Antonini P. Pinelli E. Sossi F. Stopani L. Bodini A. Lonza G. Coppola - A. Antonini C. Belcaro - G. Antonini C. Belcaro - G. Antonini L. Bodini L. Bodini A. Condello - L. Percic G. Coppola - A.P. Antonini C. Belcaro - G. Antonini M. Bodini E. Sossi R.Ulcigrai - I. Pischiutta G. Brezich S. Irredento - R. Pinelli L. Bodini L. Bodini A. Lonza L. Bodini L. Bodini A. Bolzan M. Bodini C. Rodda A. Bolzan - G. Giovanella M. Bodini A. Bolzan L. Percic F. Russo Cirillo A. Fragiacomo - A. Savio M. Nicolich P. Pinelli - F. Cittar P. Pinelli - F. Cittar A. Bolzan G. Brezich - S. Longhi O. Balducci - A. Savio S. Daccache - V. Pauletti S. Carini - G. Giannotti A. Savio - M. Roici S. Daccache - V. Pauletti A. Savio - M. Roici P. Pinelli L. Bodini L. Bodini A. Bolzan

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Women’s World Championship 2000

Japan and USA representatives with former STV Commodore Nicolò Ferro

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The Italian Team In 2000, on the occasion of the complete refit of the STV club house, the woman’s snipe worlds where held in Trieste. 30 teams showed up coming from all over the world and as far as Japan, Russia, Canada, Norway and England. Italian female Snipe sailors stole all the boats to the males around and prepared carefully for the event with team coach Enrico Michel. The wheater, at the

beginning of september, was perfect; always sunny and windy and the foreign teams excelled and racing level was very high. The new club house was finished only days before the first team arrived in Trieste after one full year of works. As usual hospitality was great as most of the crews where sleeping on the cruising yacht moored at the club’s moorings and with social events every day.

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Women’s World Snipe Championship 2000

Opening ceremony of Women’s World Snipe Championship 2000

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Katsumi Hirata Japanese jury member. Below, the podium

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Snipe Junior Europeans 2004

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three countries represented but the quality of crews and the conditions granted a regatta of high level and beautiful to watch. The pictures could offer an idea. The quality of races, the camaraderie of young sailors and the hospitality offered by the club where noted and appreciated.


Above, too much wind; right, prize giving

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Local fleets performed a big effort to develop an italian team lending to the juniores teams, most of them coming from the 470 class, many of the senior’s snipes. This was tipically in the tradition of the class and of our club to see many senior top class skipper lending boats to youngsters togheder with instructions and advise. The racing week had a difficult wheater pattern with no wind at all the first days , and no racing, and quite a lot wind the last day. In fact a strong wind of bora, close to the upper limit allowed, followed the sunny and dead calm days. The result, as yo see from the photos where three races in difficoult conditions for most of the racers but the few top

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ones. Italiam team was topped in sixth position from the all female team Rebecca Ulcigrai and Irene Pischiutta from STV, closely followed from Costanza Rodda and Giacomo Bartoli from the STV as well.


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Italian Championships 2006

The junior regattas always have the problem of number of entrants and the availability of boats. We tried to find a solution sailing the junior and overall events in the same location, first junior immediately followed by the second event. We suppose to have been right as the number of entrants was good in both two regattas. The sailing condition were good, the hospitality granted by the two clubs worm so the SCIRA motto “serious sailing serious fun” was fully respected. Pietro Cerni e Marco Pellis sailing the juniors in Miramare area. Above, view of club hauses sited in the sport harbor called Sacchetta

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Nicolò Michelazzi and Manuel Costantini

Margherita Bensa and Irene Pischiutta smiling sailing Snipe

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Sun and reflexes in Trieste during the Nationals 2006

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Above a start; below, left the podium, right reaching under Bora

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Rounding a mark

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Measurements and belove light wind

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Waiting the start. Photo from Yachting Italiano

The most popular sea sports magazines of the years ’50-‘60 In past the magazines talking of sea sports and reporting the results of regattas were not so popular as today. STV considered very important to have this documentation and so entered subscriptions to Vela e Motore, Yachting World and Yachting Italiano. We still have a considerable collection on this old magazines. It is very interesting to remember that the magazine Vela was the bulletin of Triestina della Vela at that time called Filonautica Triestina.

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The mistery of a flag SCIRA Italy for several decades has sailed all regattas using the flag reproduced in this page. Nobody was able to give information of the origin of this flag. The flag of the class is represented by the emblem of the world, or the shape of a snipe on a white field. ISAF adopted the second answering pennant of ISC to identify the Snipe Class. The origin of this flag is a mystery.

The Snipe Class flag

1957 – The formers Commodore of STV Guido Crechici helping Giorgio Brezich and Franco Ostoich after the race sailing in Luino under storm

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Too soft An example of what can happen renting boats around the world. The former Commodore Jerry Thompson sayd: “I am not so strong, is the alloy too soft”. This centerboard bent permanently during a race. It was necessary to get it out the trunk from the bottom of the boat.

Jerry Thompson

Enzo Braut and Giorgio Fonda sailing in Sacchetta

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Left: 1960 - Sulzano, Lake of Iseo. Giorgio Fonda and her Whisky. Abowe and below the way we used to transport Snipes fifty years ago

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Sergio Morin and Sergio Michel a crew that has leaded for long time the Italian regattas. They sailed extraordinary well and fast specially in heavy conditions. Sergio Michel is also the author of very important book that runs over the Snipe Class life. Michel passed last year and the family and the friends have decided to remember him with two trophies. One awarded to winner of the Adriatic Championship of Dinghy 12’ Class and one to the winners of South European Championship of Snipe Class.

The South European Campionship Sergio Michel Trophy

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The Gazelle Yacht Club

During the time of “Free Territory� of Trieste happened some special situation like the temporary change of name of our clubs and also the introduction of new one like the Gazelle Yacht Club

representing the New Zealand troupes resident in Trieste. The time were hard and poor of money but the need of sailing and race very high but the prizes were represented by a diploma.

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The little blue ribbon

There are two regattas in our club that are very close to the heart of all the menbers: those are two club regattas, reserved only to big boats fron STV and YCA, which are held in one week end, one on saturday night and followed by a big party called “marinaresca”, and one around the cand the following sunday morning named Blue Ribbon. The blue ribbon in particular is traditionally a regatta with many entrants wery keen to perform well as the winner is the club big boat champion an this year it will be on it’s 49 th edition. As the dinghy where completely absent, some of

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the STV menbers had the idea to add the dinghy race on the saturday afternoon with all the boats on the some course racing on handicap using something similar to the Southampton Yardstik adapted to our local situation and renamed “Sacchetta Yardstik“ (sacchetta is the harbour where STV lie). This idea was immediately a succes with almos 90 boats racing togheder. We had stars, snipes, 470, 420, lasers, optimist, flying moths and other local boats. It was beautiful to see the young optimist sailor race on equal basis against the club president on his snipe. Everybody enjoied the regatta an we wait for even more boats to this year edition. Since all these races are open to STV and YCA club members the number we reach are notable, as we move in one week end more than two hundreds boats all together.

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The launch of Whisky

Diana built by Renato Zuliani

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The Snipe Whisky built by Giovanni Ghedina


Trieste: “nowhere” and “everywhere” by Lucian Henry Comoy You might be forgiven for thinking you have left Italy somewhere in the plains to the west when you come to Trieste: as you approach from Venice, the plains give way to a rocky upland, the Carso, a thinlypopulated, woody area in which one might imagine bears and wolves (and with reason!). As one proceeds along the splendid coast road, two castles appear on the coast: the old and new castles of

The White Lady rock at the foot of the old Duino Castle. The new castle stands in the background

Duino, the one inhabited by a ghost of a White Lady who, forsaken by her love, cast herself into the sea, and a newer one inhabited by the princely Thurm und Taxis family. And then a third faire-tale castle appears on a promontory: Miramare, built by Maximilian of Austria who left for Mexico and death before he saw it finished. And there in the distance lies Trieste.

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The Victory Lighthouse

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Miramare Castle

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View of Trieste

Jan Morris famously (and fondly) described the city as ‘nowhere’, and certainly it is unlike any other Italian town, but the flip side of this is that it is ‘everywhere’: its dialect betrays the many cultures that over the centuries have repeatedly met (often head-on) at this strategically placed point of the Adriatic; Latin, Germanic and Slav armies have all contested this crossroads at some point or other and left their mark on the city. Napoleon was here, and the British. In many ways, it is indeed the ‘Naples of the

north’, as some have said: an indolent Mediterranean island in a north European hard-working sea. But such terms are reductive, as we shall see. The Roman name for Trieste, Tergeste, derives from two words meaning city market, and this sums up the town’s raison d’être. However, its prime position was both a threat to Venice and a temptation to the Habsburgs and over the centuries, Trieste’s development was thwarted by constant conflict and turbulence between the two. Its fortunes

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The coast road (known as the “Costiera”) is a monument to beauty. Here the short tunnel with its characteristic profile (which some believe to resemble Dante and others Mussolini)

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finally changed when it was declared a free port in 1719 by the Austrians under whose protection the cityhad lain for 400 years. The concessions attracted merchants from throughout Europe and the city began to expand under Empress Maria Theresa. In its heyday during the 19th century, Trieste was one of the world’s major ports, home

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to more maritime insurance companies than London. It was here that the ship’s propeller was first successfully tested (in 1829) by Bohemian-born Josef Ressel. Trieste also had a burgeoning literary life and it was at this time that the town’s cafe culture was its peak, the crowded rooms busy with Italian irredentisti plotting Trieste’s unification with Italy,


The statue of James Joyce on the Canale di Ponterosso

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A model of Josef Ressel’s propeller in Trieste’s Museo del Mare

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The colourful Carso overlooks the sea

Austrian and Czech burghers discussing shipping costs, and literati discussing the latest Svevo novel. It was also home to James Joyce, who taught English here for over ten years, while finishing Dubliners and beginning Ulysses, and to Richard Burton, the then British consul, who worked on Arabian Nights. And along the coast, Rilke wrote part of his

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Duino Elegies. This international and commercial soul left two curious traces: firstly, a paucity of churches compared to other Italian towns, and secondly, the number of religions catered for: SerbOrthodox, Greek Orthodox, Evangelical, Anglican… and the largest synagogue in Europe. Trieste was caught up in the 19th-century nationalist causes and its ‘redemption’ with Italy one of the main aims of Italy’s entry into the First World War. The trenches in the Carso near Monfalcone bear witness to the savage fighting here: on the one side the motley imperial troops from half a dozen countries; on the other, the Italians, with a little British and French artillery. Trieste joined Italy in 1918 but just after the Second World War, was coveted by Tito for its deep-water harbour, and briefly occupied by the Yugoslav troops, before being administered for almost ten years by the British and Americans. Having lost its Austrian hinterland in 1918, Trieste in 1954 found itself at the end of a narrow corridor with no hinterland at all and home to tens of thousands of refugees from the Istrian peninsula which had been occupied by the new Yugoslav state. With the redefining of the borders, and the general indifference of politicians in Rome, Trieste’s commercial role declined. It is a city that still now looks wistfully to its past, as though wondering how it had come to be lumbered with a government in Rome, rather than one in

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The Roman Riccardo arch

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Vienna. Nostalgia figures strongly here, often to the detriment of initiative, which is a shame as Trieste could offer so much. But there are signs of change. Thanks to recent mayors, the city has been both prettified and diversified. It has forged closer trade links with its neighbours and its harbour activities have to some extent recovered. It is the coffee capital of Italy, arguably of the world, as well as being home to international centres for scientific research, such as the Synchrotron on the Carso and the centre for theoretical nuclear physics at Miramare. It offers much to the discerning tourist (its cafes and buffets!) and its geographic situation is ideal; Trieste must now leave its triste past and make a tryst with the future!

The Roman teather

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The situation as of 01.01.09

Our Commodors Mazzucato * Giorgio from foundation to first

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general meeting July 1923 Santo Pontoni (1923 - 1928) Virgilio Rubini (1928 - 1931) Sisinio Zuech (1931 - 1941) Riccardo de Haag (1941 - 1948) Paolo Pupis (1948 - 1956) Marsilio Vidulich (1966 - 1969) Giorgio Irneri (1965) Marsilio Vidulich (1966 - 1969) Umberto Brovedani (1970 - 1974) Roberto Zar (1974 - 1976) Egeo Bonetta (1976) Gianfranco Longhi (1976 - 1979) Otello Oro (1979 - 1982) Guido Crechici (1982 - 1994) Giovanni Paolo Bartoli (1994 - 1998) Nicolò Ferro (1998 - 2004) Giorgio Brezich (2004 - 2009)

The founders

* Domenico Brencich De Grandi * Enrico Giraldi * Carlo Liubich * Carlo Lokner * Edmondo Lukas * Mario Mazzucato * Giorgio Perdan * Evaldo * Giorgio Sanzin

CURRENT BOARD Commodore Vice Commodore Treasurer Secretary Public relations Clubhouse manager Sea manager Sports manager Member

Brezich Giorgio Terdoslavich Giuseppe Lonzar Livio Michelazzi Stefano Bollis Giuseppe Cavazzon Ferruccio Sponza Furio Penso Marco Zlatich Fabio

Board of auditors Chairman Neglia Gino Cittar Franco Kucich Ruggero Crechici Guido Di Vito Franco Board of arbitrators Chairman Longhi Gianfranco Vodiska Egidio Orciuolo Nicola Giurco Lucia Bodini Marco Honorary members Cuomo Aldo Marrosu Maria Augusta Panariello Rizzi Angela Piccini Renzo Ricci Cino Meritorious members Apollonio Fabio Bartoli Giovanni Paolo Battistelli Duilio Bodini Lorenzo Bodini Marco Brezich Giorgio Cittar Franco Crechici Guido De Grassi Daniele

Ferro Nicolò Giurco Lucia Longhi Gianfranco Oro Otello Rossetti Bruno Sossi Marchesini Emanuela Sponza Roberto Stopani Federico Vencato Roberto

Fotocomposizione Luglio Fotocomposizioni - Trieste Stampa Modiano spa - Trieste The following have contributed to the production of this bulletin: Lucian Comoy, Giorgio Brezich, Marco Penso, Annarosa Perini, Ingrid Baret, Pino Bollis, Max Ceschia. Photographs by: Max Ceschia (the SWM logo and the images of the regattas since 2005), Gabriele Crozzoli (GC), Sergio Pozzar (SP), Giovanni Bordon (cover image), Michele Postinghel (Sergio Michel Trophy), Pino Bollis (PB). Other images from the archives of STV, Giorgio Fonda and Niki Orciuolo.

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