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Vela GO English 2020

What We Do

Location

Activities & Courses

Youth Sailing

for School

Prices

Contact

What We Do
Our association was created to promote water sports activities practiced by people with and without disabilities, in order to promote social cohesion and integration in the society in which we live.

We believe that sport practiced in mixed groups, by people of different abilities, is an extremely effective means of enhancing diversity as a resource for the growth of the individual and the community.

Lake Maggiore is our gym for water sports, where everyone has the opportunity to practice their favorite sporting discipline, together with new friends, beyond any difference and prejudice.

VISION
A world in which more people fall in love with water sports; inspired by the unique relationship between sport, technology and the forces of nature, we all work to protect the waters of the world.

MISSION
To make water sports more exciting and accessible for everyone to participate or watch and use our reach and influence to create a sustainable future for our sport and the waters of the world:
•To build a strong profile and image for water sports – using our key points of difference to resonate with people and give them a lifetime of sport.
•To create a tangible sustainability programme that maximises the positive effect that the water sports community can have on our environment.

VALUES

Ambition
We are ambitious for the future of water sports and want our sport to progress and grow, achieving greater reach and impact across the globe. To do this, we need to be ambitious in our own areas of expertise, honing our knowledge and skills so that we can lead positive change and can develop as individuals. We work to very high professional standards so that water sports will become a beacon for others. We must define and deliver best practice and facilitate others to perform at their best through the work that we do.

Resilience
Few people get involved with water sports because they think it’s going to be easy. It takes great focus and effort. But the rewards are huge. We each need the capacity to be able to deal with changing situations and manage periods of high intensity.Staying positive and remaining flexible in approach are key to developing the resilience required. As an organisation, we are also focused on developing the resources that will secure a sustainable future for water sports.

Resourcefulness
Making the very best use of our resources is part of the DNA of us. We are pragmatic people who know how to get things done and are not overly reliant in others.When we need to, we are very creative and find innovative ways to overcome challenges. To do this, we harness the broader knowledge and expertise of our colleagues.

GOALS

  1. Inspiration and Participation
    To build a strong profile and image for water sports – using our key points of difference to resonate with people and to give them a lifetime of sport. Presenting the sport in a compelling and engaging way to attract and retain a wide global fan base.
  2. Membership
    To provide a professional and valued service to our members that enables the sport to grow in relevance and influence.
  3. Sport Integrity
    To create and regulate, exciting and safe competition events with fairness and integrity.
  4. Leadership in sport
    To provide leadership to the sport through strategies that ensure its long-term sustainability and growth. To seek collaboration with partners to deliver successful implementation.

Water sports are dependent on the environment and by following a few simple rules of conduct when water sports we can ensure our sport has no negative impact on the environment.
Through the very environment in which we practise our sport, we are already very environmentally aware and we have the following objectives to respect and safeguard our environment:
Develop and implement an environmental programme for the sport and events
Increase and develop awareness of environmental issues amongst all water sports stakeholders
Support the development of water sports event venues that are sustainable for the environment, economy and community
Position water sports as environmentally aware

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Location
Breathtaking views, thermal winds and permission to escape

Our first overseas location on the spectacular shores of Lake Maggiore, a renowned venue of excellence for watersports offers the perfect balance between relaxing and being active for a trip you will never forget. Feel like you’re truly escaping with a fantastic range of water and land-based activities.

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Activities & Courses
Lake Maggiore will offer a full residential package as well as sailing, kayak e stand up paddle experiences and courses. The Centre will cater for individuals, groups and families looking for the ultimate in sailing and watersports training as well as schools looking for a top-class adventure trip.

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Youth Sailing
A fun water sports course for 5 to 7-year olds covering 5 mornings or 5 afternoons during the school holidays. This course is aimed at getting the youngest sailors out on the water, having fun, making friends and learning about our water sports. We tailor the sessions to be land and water based, games and activity-focused, with low ratio’s so they can make happy memories and feel confident on the water.

Please note that this is weather dependant and will need a minimum of 2 participants booked before it can run. We are unable to take this age range for longer than a half-day so we are unable to accept children for a full day of activities.

Morning participants

9:15 – Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course.
9:30 – Meet the instructors

Meet instructors outside of Vela GO main office where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below re clothing and equipment)

12:30 – Morning participants pick-up.

Afternoon Participants

13:15 – Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course.

13:30 – Meet the instructors

Meet instructors outside of Vela GO main office where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below re clothing and equipment)

16:30 – Afternoon participants pick-up

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Extreme Adventure
This exciting and action-packed club is aimed at children ages 7 and above, wanting to spend time on the water in the school holidays without the pressure of an Vela GO course. A fun-filled week of games and challenges, tasters in a range of activities and focused on making friends, having fun and learning to love the water.

Please note that this is weather dependant and will need a minimum of 3 participants booked before it can run. This course does not follow an Vela GO Syllabus

9:15 – Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course.
9:30 – Meet the instructors

Meet instructors outside of Vela GO main office where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below re clothing and equipment)

10:00 – Sessions start
12:30 to 13:30 – Break for lunch

13:30 – Afternoon sessions commence
16:00 – Finish sessions afloat and de rig
16:15 – Debrief and get changed
16:30 – Depart

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Beginner Sailing Week
Learn the ropes with this fun-filled week of basic sailing for children aged 8 and above. No experience needed.

Please note that this course is weather dependant and there is a set checklist the participants need to achieve before they pass.

9:15 – Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course.
9:30 – Meet the instructors

Meet instructors outside of Vela GO main office where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below re clothing and equipment)

10:00 – Sessions start
12:30 to 13:30 – Break for lunch

13:30 – Afternoon sessions commence
16:00 – Finish sessions afloat and de rig
16:15 – Debrief and get changed
16:30 – Depart

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Improver Sailing Week

The next step for young sailors ages 8 and above who want to progress on to the next level! A refresher of skills over 5-days, whilst working towards their next Stage.

Please note that this is weather dependant and there is a set checklist the participants need to achieve before they pass.

9:15 – Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course.
9:30 – Meet the instructors

Meet instructors outside of Vela GO main office where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below re clothing and equipment)

10:00 – Sessions start
12:30 to 13:30 – Break for lunch

13:30 – Afternoon sessions commence
16:00 – Finish sessions afloat and de rig
16:15 – Debrief and get changed
16:30 – Depart

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Intermediate Sailing Week

A week-long advanced course for sailors aged 8 and above who have already achieved the improver level. Sail in a range of boats and practice skills in double-handed dinghies.

Please note that this is weather dependant and there is a set checklist the participants need to achieve before they pass.

Timings:

9:15 – Arrive at the Centre to sign in for your course.
9:30 – Meet the instructors

Meet instructors outside of Vela GO main office where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below clothing and equipment)

10:00 – Sessions start
12:30 to 13:30 – Break for lunch

13:30 – Afternoon sessions commence
16:00 – Finish sessions afloat and de rig
16:15 – Debrief and get changed
16:30 – Depart

What’s included:

Buoyancy Aid

What you need to bring:

Closed-toe shoes (essential)

Swimwear for under wetsuit

Towel

Packed lunch

Sun cream

Any sailing kit you might own that you would want to wear

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for School

Outdoor Adventure at the Vela GO Centre

We offer fun, educational and enriching schools programmes throughout the year at our 2 venues – Meina (Novara) and Lisanza (Sesto Calende). All venues are ideally located with fantastic facilities for hosting any size of class or group.

Below is some essential information about our centres:-

We are a not-for-profit organisation, any extra funds generated going to increase participation in sailing and improve the lives of disadvantaged young people through sailing.

Our staff are all highly experienced and fully qualified in all the activities they run.

We offer an impressive range of sailing dinghies and watersports equipment all in excellent or brand-new condition

Outdoor education gives students a different perspective on learning, which can help them achieve their full potential, and here at the Vela GO Centres we make the outdoors even more fun. We have a variety of school programmes available, including:-

–       Half-day taster sessions 
–       Full-day sessions or courses
–       A series of sessions over a set period of time leading to nationally recognised qualifications
–       UK residential trips with full board options available
–       Overseas residential trips with full board options available
–       Bespoke packages focusing on a specific skill
–       High performance coaching
–       Education programmes including languages, physics and maths

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Prices

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Contact

Get In Touch

We’re all ears. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions or queries.

Phone +39 – 392 25 0 25 16

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