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Hundreds of sails set for Barcolana regatta kickoff

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Sailing boats gather at the start of the Barcolana regatta near Miramare castle at Trieste harbor on Sunday. The annual Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste near northern Italy is one of the largest sailing races in the world with over 1,500 participants. The race began in 1969 and takes place on the second Sunday in October.

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