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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.

Having fun learning to windsurf on Lake Garda

Marco showing that learning to windsurf is also great fun, especially at Europa Surf and Sail. With the focus on getting on the water and experiencing windsurfing, even if that means being towed for a while, everyone gets to travel around the lake and see the wonderful sights.

Learning to windsurf with some extra fun from Marco

Beware though as he's very strict. When he says "Spaghetti!" you jump in, when he says "Pomodoro!" stand on one foot, when he says "Pizza" you kneel on the board and for "Cipolla!" you drag a foot in the water. Sometimes ex-students still jump when they hear him!

We run courses for all ages and abilities, usually with small groups or a family. See our courses here.

A school group comprising 30 pupils from Leonardo da Vinci middle-school in Verona came to spend a day on the lake and to try the sport of sailing for the first time.

School party from Verona comes to visit!

Monday, May 18 2015
A school group of 30 juniors in the first grade of Leonardo da Vinci middle school spent a day with us. They enjoyed a beautiful bike ride to visit Malcesine and its castle and catamaran and dinghy sailing!

The sun and the wind made for an exciting day and none hesitated to enjoy the speed and thrills from high-speed catamarans with water spraying over everyone as the boats bounced over the waves. Everyone had a try at steering the boats and many also used the trapezes to experience  the excitement of crewing modern dinghies and catamarans! Some adrenaline and lots of laughter accompanied the trips, watched over by their school staff. The day ended with the students singing a song in English ("If you're happy and you know it ....") !

A beautiful day successful thanks to Prof.ssa Zampieri (Giuly to us) who accompanied the school group, organized everyone and helped out with launching and recovery as well as taking the photographs above. Thanks also to the kids for joining in so enthusiastically and making our job easy!

Thanks to the Leonardo da Vinci School of Verona for the wonderful day!