Bellini enlivens Veleziana, the great Venetian sailing classic

No wind on Sunday, October 16, on the occasion of the famous fall regatta organized by Compagnia della Vela; yet Bellini was a lucky charm for Pendragon, the 70-foot Maxi sponsored by Canella’s Venetian cocktail, as it sailed into the St Mark’s Basin head to head with the winner – one of a handful of boats to make it, given the weather.

Lorenzo Bodini (who took part in the Sydney 2000 Olympics on the cat-ketch sailboat Tornado) and Giorgio Pitter, previous winners of numerous prestigious offshore races, celebrated this hard-earned second place – in the wake of Pendragon’s third place at the Barcolana regatta in Trieste last week – together with Lorenzo’s brother Marco and all of us at Canella.