The International Sailing Week is an international sporting event that usually takes place between the end of April and the beginning of May; it is organized by the Livorno Naval Academy and the city’s sailing clubs.
It is an important event for sailing enthusiasts and includes a full programme of regattas and open sea competitions between various classes of boats. Among these, one of the most interesting and longest in the Mediterranean, is the Naval Academy Regatta: it is a 600-mile route, starting from Livorno Naval Academy, with a first stop in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, and a second stop in the Gulf of Naples, on the island of Capri. The journey must be completed in one week, with Livorno as the final destination.
Other regattas taking place during the International Sailing Week are Trident, Vele d’Epoca, Flying Junior, Optimist, J24, Laser, and WindSurf Firerace.
The calendar also features cultural events and initiatives.