Despite the floods from the AquaAlta and then the total evacuation of tourists and boats from Venice, when the Venetians told the world about rediscovered silence, pure air, shoals of fish and jellyfish in the canals, VeniceAgenda2028 has been busy working from home and in boatyards to make the e-regata even more spectacular next summer of 2021. Using Zoom conferencing and emails we have been further refining the Rules of the e-regata to make it more interactive and ludic. These rules can now be downloaded below. Electric boatbuilders from the Veneto region and the North Italian Lake District are planning the Prologo, a prototype e-regata to test out these rules and to improve them further. Two days ago, a new electric open boat, based on the traditional Venetian topetta, was launched from Murano and is considered as just the beginning of Venezia's decision to make a sustainable comeback (find the post in Electrify Venice Facebook page). Plans are also underway to hold an e-regata world championship, with candidate venues already received from Toronto (Canada), Helsinki (Finland), Bristol (UK), Strathclyde (Scotland), Paris (France) and of course Venice. We welcome both other venue proposals and overall sponsors, with the plan to created the marine equivalent of Formula-E automobiles. Concerning other types of electric boat for Venice, we know of several projects for both passenger boats and workboats and will keep you posted about these in the months to come
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