Thanks to the constancy of Lake Garda’s winds, it is reknowned for being one of the best regatta places in the world. It is uncommon for a day to pass without wind on Lake Garda. The Garda winds change from zone to zone in their intensity in the morning and afternoon. Therefore, there is perfect wind for learners, improvers, renters and those training for regattas.
There are many sailing schools on Lake Garda.
To spend a day sailing on Lake Garda means getting out of your daily routine and enjoying a day on the water in a spectacular mountain setting. There are many Sailing Schools, each with qualified skippers and instructors, where you can rent yachts and dinghies which will either give you a relaxing cruise around or a technical physical blast on the Lake.
In the Racing World many of the top sailing athletes originate from Lake Garda and started their sailing careers here.
Flavio Scala and Mauro Testa (1972 Monaco, Star Class), Albino Fravezzi, Roberto Benamati (1992 Barcellona, Star Class), Michele Marchesini (2004 Athens, Finn Class), the Celon Brothers, Manuel Modena (Luna Rossa), Luca Modena and Beppe Devoti.
Every year, there are many regattas held at the various Sailingn Clubs around Lake Garda.
Among the most famous are the Centomiglia del Garda and the Trofeo Gorla, both organised by Circolo Vela Gargnano which is run every September.
Every year, Fraglia Vela Malcesine organises many National, European and World Championships in various classes of boat. Malcesine is a fixture for Olympic selections of the best sailors in the world and also for the national Paralympic Italian team.
It is quite normal to meet World Class sailors at the Malcesine Sailing Club where they train and race, sailors including Frederik Loof, Robert Sheidt, Russell Coutts, Paul Cayard, Torben Grael and Xavier Rohart.
So, good wind and good sailing to you all on Lake Garda!