La Scuola della Vela offers sailing courses on dinghies for children and adults.
Approved by the Italian Sailing Association (FIV), the school is directed by Franco Pistone, FIV certified instructor since 1978. The suggestive surroundings of the Sardinian Emerald Coast host our lessons: dinghies operate out of Porto Cervo, are open to all from six years and over. Boats: Laser, Laser Pico, Laser Bug, Laser 2, Fiv 555.
Free shuttle service from home to school subjet to availability, will be determinated at the enrollment time.
Courses last for six days, as follows: Dinghies 6 years minimum age
First lesson on Mondays from 10am until 1.30pm
h. 10am on-shore lesson
h. 10.45am rig, then out on the water
h. 1.15pm back ashore
h. 1.30pm end of lesson.
There are five levels; instructors will assign a level based on the new student’s sailing ability.
It usually takes one week to complete a level.
At the end of the course there will be the final regatta. Each student will receive a FIV certificate of attendance.
1st BASICS – Sailing terminology, rigging the boat, points of sail, heading up and bearing away, knots.
2nd INTERMEDIATE – Sailing the boat, tacking and jibing, true and apparent wind, safety aboard
3rd ADVANCED – Mark rounding, finer points of sail and hull trim, advanced boat handling
4th RACING – Basic racing rules, starts, quick maneuvers, flying the spinnaker.
5th ADVANCED RACING – Regatta organization, racing rules, tactics and strategies, on-board roles.
Laser Pico , Laser Bug,
Laser, Laser 2, Fiv 555
Before the course begins, students must submit a valid medical certificate confirming general good health for participation in non-agonistic sporting activities.