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Sailing base experience on Como's Lake

Bellano, Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

4 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Italian

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.
Other things to note
Guests are required to know how to swim or float, and to have confidentiality with water.
There is no danger of suffering from seasickness.
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…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Once back at the base and moored the boat, we will stop before taking leave...
  • Equipment
    Inflatable life jackets, in case of accidental fall into the water.
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/ person
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Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 29 Reviews
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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!
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…
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Mella
October 2020
Great adventure, we were able to try sailing ourselves and later also experienced rough sea with strong winds but Luca stayed calm and brought us back safely. We also stopped for a quick lunch and walk.
Francesca
October 2020
Esperienza consigliata a chi è curioso di provare la barca a vela e a chi vuole navigare in maniera alternativa sul lago di Como. Luca e l'equipaggio che ci ha accompagnato è stato davvero gentile e disponibile. Complimenti!
Katherine
September 2020
Wonderful day spent on the beautiful lake como. Lucca let us steer the boat and learn the basics of sailing. We also had a chance to swim which was excellent. Highly recommend!
Alessandra
September 2020
Luca è stata una guida eccezionale, ci ha reso partecipi della guida, insegnandoci molte cose. È stata un'esperienza unica, consigliamo vivamente!
Silvana
August 2020
Luca is a very dedicated host and sailer who knows how to take care of his crew and to share his expertise. Communication to organize the trip with him was easy and reliable. The pickup was very comfortable, we met at a convenient location for both of us. As our group wanted to enjoy the vistas of the villas and the little lakeside villages, Luca sailed with us from Acquaseria to Varenna and Bellagio where we stopped to have some ice cream. The trip was a very fun, when there was little wind we were able to have a swim in the lake. Luca showed us to steer the boat and hoist the sails. We can totally recommend the activity and would do it any time again.
Luca is a very dedicated host and sailer who knows how to take care of his crew and to share his expertise. Communication to organize the trip with him was easy and reliable. The p…
Robin
August 2020
The sailing trip with Luca was super fun. He explained the boat and all the details we needed to steer and sail on ourselves. Moreover, we had the chance to see lake Como and its surrounding villages and cities from a different perspective.
The sailing trip with Luca was super fun. He explained the boat and all the details we needed to steer and sail on ourselves. Moreover, we had the chance to see lake Como and its…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses, protective cream and hats

Mandatory to wear tennis shoes or closed with good grip, to avoid slipping on board