The next edition
Istra Challenge 2016

Race different

Istra Challenge, Race Different

IRC, a simple rating that is used worldwide
Crafting with Love

The Istra Challenge was created to bring an international off-shore regatta to the Adriatic Sea. The race uses IRC rating, the most widespread rating system in the world, developed by the prestigious Royal Ocean Racing Club.

From sailors for sailors

The organisers of the Istra Challenge are all passionate sailors with vast experience in the world of top-level professional sailing in international regattas and in the running of professional sailing teams. Not Sunday sailors and not prima donnas, but people with first hand experience of the real needs of the people who participate in regattas. They offer their services to give you top level support: everything from the perfect on board lunch box to ProSailors Provider, the latest service created for the third edition of the regatta.

Location and dates
Crafting with Love

A few kilometers drive from Trieste and has a historically important port that is perfectly suited to accommodate a fleet of off-shore racing boats. There is an on shore social program and collateral events enliven the offerings. The regatta dates fall after the Barcolana but before the beginning of winter making this event the perfect conclusion to the sailing season.

The Challenge Trophy

The Trophy is a work of art created by the glass-blower Cenedese, from Murano. The winner keeps it for a year then puts it back in the running for the next year’s winner. Any challenger who manages to win two editions of the regatta, even if the editions are non-consecutive, has the right to keep the trophy for himself.


Are you ready sailors? The most trendy sail event in the north adriatic. An historic village a few miles sailing course from Trieste and 30 minutes by  car….

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Welcome to Istra Challenge
Prosailors Provider

Are you a boat owner but don’t have the time to organise logistics, crew and other aspects of your participation in the Istra Challenge?

Would you and your crew of friends like to grow and take on previous winners of the Istra Challenge on equal footing?

Or would you like to participate in our regatta aboard a top notch racing boat like a TP 52?

The organising committee of the Istra Challenge has made a deal with several professional sailors and with companies specialised in the sector to give you the best support with packages tailored to meet your sailing needs. From the single professional sailor at the helms or as tactician all the way up to the management of all aspects of your participation championship.

All you have to do is email us at with details of your needs. Please include a telephone number and we will get back to you ASAP with our proposals.

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Istra Challenge 2016

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