North Lake Garda
lake garda, italy
Lake Garda is situated in the foothills of the Dolomites, close to the Alps and to the cities of Verona, Venice and Milan, it is a perfect place for the passionate sailor or windsurfer as well as for mountain bikers, climbers and lovers of all outdoor sports.
l'Ora e Il Peler
Renowned for its two thermal winds, the 'Ora' and the 'Peler', Lake Garda offers conditions to suit every level of sailor or windsurfer. Unlike most other thermal locations, where the wind turns up on only a few summer afternoons, these winds blow throughout the year.
Summer air temperatures in this part of Italy vary between 24°c and 32°c with the breeze to keep it cool. Shorts, a rash vest and buoyancy aid are all that is required for sailing with the water temperature between 19°c and 24°c. In the early mornings a shortie is useful until the sun is fully up.
Famous for racing and training
Lake Garda is home to many current Olympic and professional sailors and windsurfers and past medal winners as well as being the frequent practice area for major sportboat classes including SB20, H-boat, Melges and Esse.
The warm weather, clean water, long reaches and dependable winds attract all the major dinghy fleets for European and world championships for example WASZP, MOTH, 49er, RS, Topper, 420, 470.