2021 Championnat des Alpes, Gravedona, ITA
2021 Championnat des Alpes
AVAL-CDV, Gravedona, Lago di Como
This stunning location of Lake Como has hosted many championships over the years, and AVAL-CDV is delighted to welcome the D-One fleet for the first time in 2021.
The North end of Lake Como benefits from a a thermal wind similar to Lake Garda, but usually less strong and considerably more shifty. Launching is down a wide slipway into a sheltered bay, and sailing is moved around the lake depending on wind direction bya very experienced local race team.
Gravedona is a small medieval town with charming but limited accomodation, bars and restaurants. Book early!
We will be sharing the club for first part of the event with the Rondar K6 keelboat fleet. Anyone who wishes to arrive early can be sure of a warm welcome, and probably some great tune-up sailing.
Centro vela alto Lario (AVAL-CDV) is situated in Gravedona in the North Western corner of Lake Como in Northern Italy. This exceptionally friendly club has just had a bit of a facelift, with fantastic new changing/showering facilities, an enlarged and excellent slipway and 4 x 8 bed bunk rooms on site. Socials are still outside in the balmy evening weather.
Like Lake Garda, the Northern end of Lake Como benefits from a thermal afternoon wind. When the sun is shining (most of the time in June), a wind of around 15-18 kts kicks in in early afternoon, so racing is scheduled to start at 1300hrs daily. The race courses are within 1 mile of launching. Launching is easy, off a recently enlarged slipway into calm waters, giving you time to sort yourself out before hitting the wind.
The club has 4 x 8-bedded bunk rooms, which are simple but very convenient and clean.
There is loads of camping within 1.5km. A lovely stroll or cycle ride along the lake side.
In order of nearness to Gravedona -
Camping Ideal - http://campingideal.135.it/
Camping Panorama - http://www.campingpanorama.info/it/
Camping La Breva - http://www.campinglabreva.com/
For information about Gravedona and more apartments - http://www.lakecomoitaly.org/gravedona/
Tourist Information, which includes hotel information, is at http://www.visitgravedona.it/
If you are coming by car, it is suggested that you access Gravedona via the Eastern side of the lake as the roads on the Western side are much smaller.
If you are coming in by air, my advice would be -
Get a flight to one of the Milan airports
If Milan Malpensa get the train direct to Como (c. 45 minutes)
If other airport get the bus or taxi to Milan Centrale station, and train to Como (c. 30 minutes)
Get the rapid ferry service from Como to Gravedona (c. 90 minutes)