What you'll do
After laying the sailingboat down into the water, we'll learn how to hoist the two sails (and their names), and we'll try to catch the wind to address to some of the most beautiful lake coast and well known villages: the famous Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio. We'll learn how to trim the sails, to helm the boat in function of the wind direction; and how to keep the fastest boat track in order to maximize wind pressure. We'll try to make a mooring at the buoy and at the quay. If the wind strength changes, we'll change the sails in order to let you understand how sailing safely. We'll learn how to recognize sky signals (bad weather coming, wind reinforcement, wind direction change). There will be also time to admire the gorgeous landscape, relax and dip into the water for a refreshing bath. It will be not a sailing teaching lesson (it is not the experience purpose): feeling the wind and learning what means the use of its force to move a boat in silence, without the use of any engine..... priceless.
I am passionate about sailing and racing. I participated as a skipper in 2 Sailing Tours of Italy and as many in Sardinia Sailing Tour, in many regattas both at the sea and at the lake. I tought my friends and acquaintances the fundamentals of sailing (including safety) with a sailboat I have on Como Lake, a J24, a very technical boat, with which I also do class regattas. For those interested in trying to get closer to this sport, I offer daily trips on the lake where the wind almost never fails. In the water I like teaching the basics of sailing: to helm the boat, basic adjustment of the sails, and nomenclature of maneuvers, ropes, sails. For those who want, possibility to helm a sailing boat assisted at my side!
Once back at the base and moored the boat, we will stop before taking leave to drink an aperitif sitting outdoors on the…
Inflatable life jackets, in case of accidental fall into the water.
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Where you'll be
On a J24 sailboat we will run the waters of Como lake between Dervio, Bellano, Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio. There will be the possibility of stopping to moor in some small marina on the lake for lunch, or simply for a relaxing break and a short tourist visit to the enchanting little villages that overlook the wonderful Como Lake.
If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sun, Oct 27 From 10:00 to 16:30.
$47 per person
5 of 5 spots left
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Guests are required to know how to swim or float, and to have confidentiality with water. There is no danger of suffering from seasickness.
Sailing base experience on Como's Lake