Il Piccolo shows a number of boats being built locally.. One is powered by a large number of batteries but this is a pure sailing boat. It's a beautiful shape - but it seems to be under-ballasted and, although some boats are designed to increase their water-line length by heeling, this seems to be overdoing it.
Harry I see you are not a sailing man? .You are witnessing a keel boat sailing to wind wards on a port tack .The three crew members are providing the ballast to keep the boat as flat as possible so they can beat as close to the wind.I wish you had not shown this picture I would give anything to be helming the boat .What more can you ask for a good wind and all that sunshine ⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️
The Barcolana (Trieste's annual regatta, which is attracting entries from all over the worls) is imminent :
Trieste provides an almost ideal setting, a beautiful setting, good weather, the promise of wind and the almost complete absence of tidal stream to contend with.