40 YEARS OF WINDSURF

I am a citizen of the world with windsurfing in my heart. Windsurfing has been the engine of my life, gave me excitement, joy and success, has made me become an athlete, traveler, federal technician, teacher, and finally, for over thirty years, entrepreneur. And it is this passion that all this time I tried to convey to three generations of surfers through my work that began in Torbole, the European capital of surfing.

TEST COURSE

Theoretical and practical course to approach windsurfing and learn a few basics.

A1 Beginners

In this beginners course you’ll learn: Sailing in various course directions with optimum body and rig-position, tack and jibe. The newcomer to windsurf can sail on his own after completing the course. Theoretical lessons, navigational regulations and safety rules plus the assembly of board and rig will be discussed. The course will be held in the morning, in light or middle wind conditions.

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A2 Advanced course

The course is intended for everybody who has passed the first couple of trials with the board and rig and would like to improve the manoeuvres. Focus is on the fast tack and jibe. Furthermore an introduction in the techniques of harness sailing and first attempts of the beachstart will also be taught. Course time: In the morning, during middle wind conditions. The aim of the course is safe sailing in middle wind conditions with progression to the funboard.

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Allround Fun a3

This course covers the techniques required for successful planing in higher wind. For this course we use the morning wind from the North or the South wind of the afternoon. Included in the course is how to footsteer the board and use the footstraps also how to sail the board without the daggerboard as well as the fast tack and the beachstart is stronger wind conditions, thus preparing you for the waterstart. From this point on, there are no limits to have fun on the water!

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A4 Water Start

This course is the first of our afternoon sessions held during the stronger "ORA" wind. The type of boards used for this course are allround fundboards, featuring footstrap. This course focuses the waterstart, one of the most essential techniques required for succesfull highwind surfing, and also he beating techniques to go upwind with or without the daggerboard. When you have achieved a good level of competence with the waterstart practice will then be done in deaper water.

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Fun A5

Having mastered the Waterstart, you can now start using smaller boards without daggerboards. The focus of this course is planing and the use of the footstraps. The training aids used for this course are the planing simulator, which allows us to try on land all the different movements required to enable the board to plane, including the theory of wheight distribution abd how and when to use the footstraps, and for when we are on the water, we use the Video Playback System in wich you are filmed on the water and then played back later where the feedback is given by the instrucotr in order for you to understand and thus improve.

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New Windfoil Experience

A new, incredible and unmissable experience with the windfoil: you’re going to learn to fly on the water with our instructors. Book your private lesson. To participate at the lessons is necessary to know how to glide (A5 level).

Private training windfoil 1,5 h Euro 120,00

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Freestyle Stage

from the 26th to the 31 st august energy, performace and much fun to learn with the Freestyler Riccardo Marca from the simplest maneuvers to the first power moves.

Requirements necessary to access into the camp: every rider has to bring is own freestyle equipment (board and rigg).It’s necessary to know how to plane with the feet in the straps, power jibe and water start in every wind conditions

Camp specifications: the camp is based from the first freestyle maneuvers to the first power moves. The camp is dedicated to those who wants to perfect his freestyle level or for who is intentioned to get closer to this sport and learn the first maneuvers

Contents of the camp: analysis, explanation, and base “ground” practice of the freestyle maneuvers. Video session to study and analyze every maneuver.

Camp manouvers: vulcan - spock - grubby - flaka - eslide - switch chacho - funnel - switch kono - speed loop

B1 Kids

Young children between 8-14 years old can now learn windsurfing in a funny and playfully way. The course programme considers both, theory and practice: Surfing in different directions , tack , simple jibe , and an introduction to the safety rules. Special focus is on the proper technique and bodyposition. We provide special light rigs designed for kids. At the end of the lessons the young windsurfers are able to windsurf safely on their own in lightwind conditions.

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B2 to B7

In the courses from B2 to B7 the kids reach, step by step, the same course goals as the adults (described in A1 to A7) , just with different teaching methods and special equipment.

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surf camp

From the 2nd to the 6th and from the 9th to the 13th of July it’s going to be held, from 9:00 o’clock to 16:00, two Surf Camps. Ideated for children aged between 7 and 13 years old, thought for everybody, from beginners to the experts. The goals for the beginners are to get closer to windsurf by reaching a first autonomy level on the board, to learn to know the wind and to live the beauty of sailing sports, and for the experts the goal is to reach the best surf level possible.

In our center you can find VDWS instructors who will bring you nearer to this sport teaching you all the tricks for an efficient and relaxing paddling and guide you to discover the Lake of garda following new paths.

BEGINNERS

During this course you are going to learn the basic knowledge concerning the equipment and the security and the balance on the board and the use of the paddle. After a theoretical part at land you start with balance exercises in the water in order to get used to maintain the balance point on the board. The lesson continues combining the balance on the board with the paddling.

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BEGINNERS 2nd LEVEL

Gaining self-confidence on the board you start to improve the paddling in order to increase the efficiency and to decrease the wast of energy, increasing proportionally fun and resistance. Even the ease of handling of the board improves, allowing you to do reduced the radius of curvature.

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GROUP SUP SAFARI

The duration of these excursions depends on the aerobic conditions and the technical level of the students and also on the weather conditions. Normally you start with the north wind and you come back with the “ORA” blowing from the south. In this way you make the most of the boost wind power getting the possibility when you return to surf some waves. At half way you relax having a break in one of the small beaches that the Garda Lake offers to eat something. During the excursion the trainer has the possibility to give you some advices concerning position, paddling and other little secrets of SUP.

DISCOUNT FAMILY & FRIENDS

You are a family of four and you would like to take part in one of our courses then take advantage straight away of our 10% discount. If you are able to form a group of friends that would like to take part in one of our courses then our prices can become especially conveniente for you. The discount cannot be cmbined with other promotion.

WINDSURF COURSE PRICES

PRIVATE LESSONS

On request you can receive private lessons with or without personal equipment.

TIME 2 Hours 2 Hours
euro 105,00 euro 135,00 With equipment
euro 85,00 euro 125,00 Without equipment
 
A1 BEGINNERS / A2 IMPROVEMENT / A3 ALLROUND FUN
TRIAL COURSE (3 h) euro 59,00
1 Lesson (3 1/2 h) euro 72,00
2 Lessons (7 h) euro 130,00
3 Lessons (10 1/2 h) euro 189,00
4 Lessons (14 h) euro 248,00
5 Lessons (17 1/2 h) euro 295,00
6 Lessons (21 h) euro 342,00
7 Lessons (24 1/2 h) euro 399,00
A4 WATER START / A5 FUN / A6 FUN PRO / A7 SPECIAL FUN / A8 FREESTYLE
1 Lesson (4 h) euro 72,00
2 Lessons (8 h) euro 130,00
3 Lessons (12 h) euro 189,00
4 Lessons (16 h) euro 248,00
5 Lessons (20 h) euro 295,00
6 Lessons (24 h) euro 342,00
7 Lessons (28 h) euro 399,00
Additional lesson € 57,00. Morning courses last 3 hours and a half a day. Afternoon courses last 4 hours a day. With 2 participants only courses last 2 hours and a half a day.

COURSES ORGANIZATION

Will be held every day of the week and in every kind of weather.

The course program includes theoretical lessons on land and afterwards the practise in the water. Before the beginning of the course we teach the surf levels of the participants so that they are placed in the right course. If it turns out during the course, that the skill is not going along with the level of the course or you improve, a change will be made to the next level in order to guarantee faster learning success. All courses can be held in German, Italian, English, French and Dutch/Flemish language. At the end of the course the school gives to every participants the Ability Surf-card. It is a personal membership card that indicates the level reached by the student upon completion of the course. On request and after an examination the international VDWS licence. At the request of the participant, the courses can be divided up into weekends. Anybody, who would like to participate in a windsurf course at our centre, must bring a valid Identity Card , which will be kept with the secretary in the office for the time of the course. The school (except the A1 and B1 course) can't take responsibility for damage of the windsurf equipment. Every student is responsible for the equipment used by himself and they can sign for an insurance to cover against.

COURSES TIMETABLE

From 09:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Test course / A1 / A2 / A3
with Nord (Pelér) wind

From 1:30 PM to 5:30PM
A4 / A5 / A6 / A7 / A8
with "Ora" wind

OUR SERVICES

 
servizio 1 Bathrooms with hot shower
servizio 2 Male and female changing rooms
servizio 3 Water exit reserved for windsurfs only
servizio 4 Wet suits storage
servizio 5 Safe-deposit boxes for valuables
servizio 6 Rescue boat
servizio 7 Beach staff assistance
servizio 8 Relax area and Mini bar with snacks and hot/cold beverages
servizio 9 Live webcam
servizio 10 Weather station
servizio 11 Free beach or paid beach with beach umbrellas and deckchairs
servizio 12 Free parking with limited space for courses participants and/or daily rental customers
servizio 13 Children playground
servizio 14 Special prices at a restaurant close to the school

DIDACTIC TECHNIQUES

PLANING SIMULATOR

A specially developed planing simulator together with the instructions of the teacher will help you. You can train and study the different movements to do.

ABILTY SURF CARD

The Ability Surf Card will be given to all of our participants taking part in our courses. It is a personal membership card, which indicates the level reached upon completion of our course.

VIDEO CLINIC CONTROL

Acknowledge as the best teaching method to learn the most difficult manoeuvres in a short time. During the lessons in the water the instructor films the manoeuvres performed by the student in order to watch them after the class and correct them. The Video Clinic Control method is used for the advanced courses.

LADY LIGHT RIG

Special light weight equipment has been designed for the female surfers. The booms, designed with a reduced diameter and carbon made masts, guarantees their lightness and makes them easy to handle. These are the characteristics that allow the surfer to face less physical strain therefore ensuring a quicker learning process, whilst at the same time, providing a more enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding experience.

VDWS LICENSE

A worldwide valid license which allows you to rent windsurfing equipment in any school in the world, comparable to the PADI for scuba divers. To get this special license you must pass a test in addition to the standard windsurfing course at our school. The cost of the license amounts to € 30,00.

KIDS REVOLUTION

Gliding, Jibing or even extreme Freestyle manoeuvre are not a problem anymore even for young windsurf talents.

At Vasco Renna Surf Center you'll find special rigs with shorter masts, booms and minimum weight for an easy and quick learning for future windsurfers.

FIV

Vasco, national olympic multi-champion and I° degree federal instructor, guarantees the highest levels of professionalism of the school, recognized by the Italian Sailing Federation.

COURSE VDWS INSTRUCTORS

If you're a good surfer and you think to have what it takes to teach at our Center you can take the courses, take the tests and do an internship to get the VDWS international instructor license.

RESCUE SERVICE

Our rescue boat ensures help and assistance to all our customers.

OUR SERVICES

 
servizio 1 Bathrooms with hot shower
servizio 2 Male and female changing rooms
servizio 3 Water exit reserved for windsurfs only
servizio 4 Wet suits storage
servizio 5 Safe-deposit boxes for valuables
servizio 6 Rescue boat
servizio 7 Beach staff assistance
servizio 8 Relax area and Mini bar with snacks and hot/cold beverages
servizio 9 Live webcam
servizio 10 Weather station
servizio 11 Free beach or paid beach with beach umbrellas and deckchairs
servizio 12 Free parking with limited space for courses participants and/or daily rental customers
servizio 13 Children playground
servizio 14 Special prices at a restaurant close to the school
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WIND WARRANTY

In the event a course cannot be completed for lack of wind, the school will grant the attending student a voucher to re-attend the lesson in the future ( last minute lessons are not included ).

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INSURANCE

The school insures every course participant with a RC insurance ( Reale Mutua Assicurazioni ) which is automatically drawn up after signing up and paying for the course.

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SPECIAL LESSONS ABO

Are you un-sure when you'll have a free Saturday or Sunday to come and learn windsurfing with us? It's not a problem as you can purchase extra days on one of our courses and use them at the weekend of your choice anytime during the season.

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ABILITY SURF CARD

The Ability Surf Card will be given to all of our participants taking part in our courses. It is a personal membership card, which indicates the level reached upon completion of our course.

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GROUP ACTIVITIES

We offer group courses at convenient prices, including an accommodation in Torbole if needed.

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GIFT CARD

With us you can make a holiday Windsurfing present to friends and family. Contact us for more info.

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WIND WARRANTY

In the event a course cannot be completed for lack of wind, the school will grant the attending student a voucher to re-attend the lesson in the future ( last minute lessons are not included ).

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INSURANCE

The school insures every course participant with a RC insurance ( Reale Mutua Assicurazioni ) which is automatically drawn up after signing up and paying for the course.

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WIND WARRANTY

In the event a course cannot be completed for lack of wind, the school will grant the attending student a voucher to re-attend the lesson in the future ( last minute lessons are not included ).

insurance-icon

INSURANCE

The school insures every course participant with a RC insurance ( Reale Mutua Assicurazioni ) which is automatically drawn up after signing up and paying for the course.

wind-icon

WIND WARRANTY

In the event a course cannot be completed for lack of wind, the school will grant the attending student a voucher to re-attend the lesson in the future ( last minute lessons are not included ).

insurance-icon

INSURANCE

The school insures every course participant with a RC insurance ( Reale Mutua Assicurazioni ) which is automatically drawn up after signing up and paying for the course.

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