For lovers of sailing, Malcesine is an ideal place for this sport due to its position on Lake Garda and the number of windy days we have here: It is rare to have a day with no wind around Malcesine at any time of year. The Lake is justly well-known as a training camp for sailors – many have started sailing here and some have gone on to compete even at Olympic level: Flavio Scala and Mauro Testa (Munich 72 Star Class), Roberto Benamati (Barcellona 92 Star Class) and Michele Marchesini (Athens 2004 Finn Class).
Every year, the Fraglia Vela Malcesine (Malcesine Sailing Club) organizes numerous National, European and World championships for many classes and associations, as well as being the base for the Italian National Squad. Info: www.fragliavela.org
There are many sailing schools around Malcesine, all with qualified instructors and where you can rent dinghies, keel boats and yachts, either to go for a tranquil cruise around the lake or for a more physical and demanding experience.