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VENICE, ITALY - JUNE 12: A 'vela al terzo' boat sails in front of St George Island ahead of the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics on June 12, 2011 in Venice, Italy. The idea of the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics was realized in 1955 and the first edition took place in Genova. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

VENICE, ITALY - JUNE 12:  A 'vela al terzo' boat sails in front of St George Island ahead of the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics on June 12, 2011 in Venice, Italy. The idea of the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics was realized in 1955 and the first edition took place in Genova.  (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)