Garda trip

Garda trip

Post by Neil Swingle » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00


Just got back from a long weekend in Torbole. I was able to test out
some of my theories on reducing the hassle of sailing there. The
weekend was very busy since this is a holiday period for Swiss and
Germans.

Previously I had camped there in the Arco di Lido campsite which
provided an acceptable but not great launch (also the location of
the Hifly hire centre). This time we managed to book a hotel.

I decided to launch from the Conca d'Oro car park from where you
can launch straight into the strongest wind on the Torbole side.
There are grassy areas to rig on and a bar. I knew the car park
would fill quite early so I went to park the car at about 7:45 AM,
then walking back to the hotel for breakfast. Camping is possible
there for up to 10 campervans. Parking costs 15,000 lira a day
or 20,000 for overnight camping.

The morning North wind wasn't very strong so the Ora was stronger
than I experienced last year and kicked in before mid day. On Friday
the wind died when it clouded over. On Saturday the
car park was pretty full when I got there. The wind was good with
most people powered up on 6.0 to 6.5M sails. I was astounded to
see a local carrying his monster board and 9.1 Arrows race sail
together over all the sunbathers. I thought he was going to get
wasted when he got on the water but he seemed to know what
he was doing. I suspect this sort of kit would guarantee planing
when the Ora is at its normal strength.

On the beach there are board and sail racks but sometimes it is
difficult to get to them since some people just dump their kit in
the way. On Saturday there were times when landing on the
beach was nearly impossible because of the amount of kit. I
would definitely try to avoid these peak weekends in future.

The best way to avoid the problem of trying to find a place to park
and rig would be to hire kit. There is a Mistral hire centre at the
Conca d'Oro which had a good range of Explosions and smaller
boards. Cost is just less than 300,000 lira for a week.

The water was still cold enough to need a long armed wetsuit.

--
Neil Swingler

 
 
 

Garda trip

Post by Clive Reynis » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00

have you been in august i am going from 03.08 untill 12.08
i am staying in an hotel at torbole and hope to hire kit as i already sail a
mistral explosion the centre sounds ideal
where is it located?
clive

Quote:

>Just got back from a long weekend in Torbole. I was able to test out
>some of my theories on reducing the hassle of sailing there. The
>weekend was very busy since this is a holiday period for Swiss and
>Germans.

>Previously I had camped there in the Arco di Lido campsite which
>provided an acceptable but not great launch (also the location of
>the Hifly hire centre). This time we managed to book a hotel.

>I decided to launch from the Conca d'Oro car park from where you
>can launch straight into the strongest wind on the Torbole side.
>There are grassy areas to rig on and a bar. I knew the car park
>would fill quite early so I went to park the car at about 7:45 AM,
>then walking back to the hotel for breakfast. Camping is possible
>there for up to 10 campervans. Parking costs 15,000 lira a day
>or 20,000 for overnight camping.

>The morning North wind wasn't very strong so the Ora was stronger
>than I experienced last year and kicked in before mid day. On Friday
>the wind died when it clouded over. On Saturday the
>car park was pretty full when I got there. The wind was good with
>most people powered up on 6.0 to 6.5M sails. I was astounded to
>see a local carrying his monster board and 9.1 Arrows race sail
>together over all the sunbathers. I thought he was going to get
>wasted when he got on the water but he seemed to know what
>he was doing. I suspect this sort of kit would guarantee planing
>when the Ora is at its normal strength.

>On the beach there are board and sail racks but sometimes it is
>difficult to get to them since some people just dump their kit in
>the way. On Saturday there were times when landing on the
>beach was nearly impossible because of the amount of kit. I
>would definitely try to avoid these peak weekends in future.

>The best way to avoid the problem of trying to find a place to park
>and rig would be to hire kit. There is a Mistral hire centre at the
>Conca d'Oro which had a good range of Explosions and smaller
>boards. Cost is just less than 300,000 lira for a week.

>The water was still cold enough to need a long armed wetsuit.

>--
>Neil Swingler


 
 
 

Garda trip

Post by luke » Sat, 06 Jun 1998 04:00:00

If lake Garda sucks you I would suggest to stay home maybe you can go to
Silviplana or something sounds like that where wind is stronger......maybe.

This is could be good for you and for us. Less people less problem for
parking and sailing.

Anyway I sail there each w/e with my lightwind gear RRD wave 260 and NP NR
5.3 and I always have funny days.

Also I would suggest to all your strange guys to have more respect when you
are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't forget this isn't your
country and you're a guest.

Ciao
Luca

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Garda trip

Post by jack » Sat, 06 Jun 1998 04:00:00

ben detto!!!!

Di prepotenti ce ne sono fin troppo tra gli italiani, se ci si mettono pure
gli stranieri e a Torbole i tedeschi...  lasciamo perdere....


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>If lake Garda sucks you I would suggest to stay home maybe you can go to
>Silviplana or something sounds like that where wind is stronger......maybe.

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