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School sailing initiative takes off

A new school sailing initiative by Europa Surf and Sail with the Fraglia Vela Malcesine to introduce school children from Lombardia, Trentino and Veneto to the sport of sailing attracted schools from the Veneto region for three days of mixed aquatic sport.

Earlier this year, groups of teachers were invited to sample our facilities and meet the instructors and managers of Europa Surf and Sail and of the Malcesine Sailing Centre (FVM). As a result, many planned trips for their students and nearly 100 students have now experienced sailing, many for the first time.

The days were split into dinghy, catamaran, SUP and kayak sessions and everyone had the chance to be active in steering and crewing boats as well as managing SUPing and kayaking.

The Topper Topaz Argo sailing on Lake Garda, crewed by three visitors on a break from a climbing holiday in Alto Adige. It's a great dinghy suited to two or three sailors with a simple gennaker system enabling great fun for even intermediate sailors and we have four of them!

Our Topaz Argo on a sunny day on Lake Garda

David from the US Argo sailing with Marianne and Sunny from Australia. Great skills putting a Topaz Argo through its paces as a break from travelling and climbing. Nice sailing guys! We hope the climbing up North is going well (David) and the return journey was good (Sunny, Marianne).