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Sailing at Gargnano

Via Alessandro Bettoni, 23,
25084 Gargnano

Telefono: +39 0365 71433


Founded in 1950, it is one of the most active sailing clubs on the Italian and international sports scene and one of the most renowned televised ones. Affiliated to the Italian Sailing Federation, it has more than three hundred enrolled members. It seems almost superfluous to tell the story of the Club because Gargnano boasts it as the family coat of arms and says the club is synonymous with the Centomiglia race so the two organisations are linked to one another by origin and development. However, in addition to the now famous Centomiglia race, the club organises many others like the Cento Cup, evidence of the call for Grade 1 world circuit double races. In addition to the events offered by the local calendar, national, European or world championships follow one another in various categories while the racing teams of the club participate in prestigious international races always obtaining major awards. For its activities in 2003 it was awarded the Golden Star for Sporting Merit by CONI at the Gargnano Sailing Club. In 1996, the Homerus project was born (autonomous sailing for the blind) consecrated with victory in the World Championship cat. B1 (completely visually impaired) held in 2003 in the waters surrounding the Club and with the annual meeting sailing into the sea of solidarity reserved for all the organisations that use sailing sports to therapeutic effect. In 2007, a new goal was achieved. Participation in the challenge of the America's Cup with the consortium +39 which gave further dissemination to the name of the Gargnano Club Sailing. In 2009, the organisation of the Tornado World Championship will give birth to one of the most compelling challenges in multihulls in the waters of Lake Garda. The Club helps young people come to the sport of sailing by carrying out promotion in schools and organising summer courses in sailing from June to mid-August with experienced instructors and providing members with the necessary equipment. The Optimist sailing courses are open to children from 6 to 11 years who have the possibility of staying for a lunch in the presence of an instructor. A discount on the registration fee is granted to the young residents. This sport involves those who practice both physically (power and agility) and mentally (technical knowledge and manoeuvring) bringing the individual experience to team sports. The Gargnano Club Sailing also organises sailing courses for children and adults on 4:20 sailing dinghies and on Dolphin 81 monotype boats. Lastly, it collaborates with the highlight sailing Association of amateur sports and the Water Tribe organisation, based in Milan, in the promotion of sporting events, including participation in sailing regattas, and the organisation of courses on modern Melges 20 sailing boats.

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