Wonderful sailing, sunshine, pasta and friends!
Update 30th Jan 2023:
Torbole, Garda, now CONFIRMED for RS800 European Championships!
Pay your entry deposit, book your ferry, lockdown some accommodation and tell your boss to forget their May deadlines!
34 boats already entered - time to get off the fence and enter if you haven't already!
We are delighted that the RS800 fleet will return to the renowned and ever-popular Circolo Vela Torbole, on Lake Garda for the 2023 RS800 European Championship!
Garda is well known for being a sailing and windsurfing mecca, largely due to the thermally generated ‘Ora’ wind that often kicks in from the south usually around 1200hrs, and builds regularly up to a F4 and occasionally up to a F6-F7. Two races per day are scheduled.
The social side of Garda is part of the charm of the regatta – with the Ora turning up at lunchtime, there’s no need to get to the dinghy park until 10:30, so this helps to encourage later nights. Evening entertainment usually consists of finding a lovely restaurant, then decamping to a bar to discuss the days racing. One dinner will be included with your entry fee, extra tickets for non-sailors can be bought with entry.
There is also the option to purchase tickets for a 2nd dinner - full details to follow.
There is loads of accommodation of all types (and for all budgets) nearby.
The club has links to apartments and hotels.
There are several campsites close by, including Camping Al Porto, which has a selection of apartments as well as campervan/motorhome pitches and Camping Maroadi, with access to the beach.
There are various options for getting to Torbole from the UK:
Ferry/Drive - Torbole is approx 800 miles from Calais.
Fly/Train/Boat Transport - You can fly to Milan and get a train to lake Garda. Sailboat Deliveries have given an indicative price for boat transport of £985 per boat including VAT, but excluding carnet, which could work out at an additional c£150 per boat, but this will depend on numbers. Please contact them if you are interested in this option.
RYA guide to boating abroad, scroll down for the towing section.
For those travelling from mainland europe - those in the UK are envious of how easy it is!
The entry fee will inlcude
|Entry Before 31st March||Entry 1st April - 14th May|
50% deposit is due at the time of entry, with the remainder to be paid before 31st March to secure the early entry fee.
Banner photo thanks to Emma Penty