"Verbano Yacht Club became the Royal Verbano YC in the second year of life (1897 ed) with the patronage of His Majesty the King The VYC could count among its Honorary Members HRH the Duchess of Genoa, HRH the Duke of Abruzzi.

In agreement with the Regate Club of Lake Como was founded Lakes Cup intended to be the Challenge championship sailing between Lake Maggiore and Como Lake. "

These are the words that you can read in the magazine "Verbania" which broadcast up to our days the news of the events that liven up the Lake Maggiore between the middle of 1800 and the years prior to the Great War.


The noble lineage of this competition makes it of great interest to the journals that describe the exploits of beautiful yachts and renowned owners: the Challenge of the Marquis Fazio dal Pozzo, Ines B. of Comm Vercellone, Charmeress the Earl G. Tarsis Enchantress Marquis Medici, Spindrift of Mr. G. Brambilla even the beautiful bulb-keel of the Duke of Abruzzi, Rocket.


The renowned sailing regatta will continue to echo through the accounts until the Second World War, after which, with the spread of monotypes, the event of early Italian sailing  were tucked by the class regatta.

Today, after more than a century, the Lakes Cup  goes back to being a symbol of the event that brings together the most beautiful boats that still plow our beautiful lakes.