Born in 1929 by the will of the engineer Vincenzo Balsamo, with its 400km the Raid is the longest inshore waters race of Europe. Organized by the Powerboat Section of the Navy League of Milan, who then become the Motonautica Associazione Milano. Since 1934 was organized by Motonautica Pavia that still organizes it today.
It ran continuously until 1939 where he was interrupted by the war and then return in 1952. Since then the average speed were more than 80km/h with 5 hours spent to travel all the way thanks to the appearance of the first hydro boat. Nothing compared to the 11 hours of the first edition to the average of about 35km/h.
Overall winner is the crew that makes the entire path in the shortest time.
The race starts from Pavia on Ticino river and after 9 km drivers reach Ponte della Becca on river Po. After almost 100km at Isola Serafini is where the times are reset and drivers must pass the basin. 65km after in Boretto Po they can refuel and yet the times are reset. From then no stop until the arrival for a total of about 400km.
Nowadays the winner usually takes less than 2 hours at an average speed of over 200km/h. During the Raid the Gold Cup Montelera reward to the crew that regardless of the final result, achieves higher speed on one of the timed sections.
|Hall of Fame (11 KB)|
|Hall of Fame - Coppa Montelera (7 KB)|
|Calendar AVIS Pavia 1999 (5.6 MB)|
|Promotional brochure (777 KB)|
Various portions of vintage movies about Raid Pavia-Venezia.