Venue

2017 LaserPerformance Collegiate Cup Venue

The LPCC 2017 was run in it’s entirety from a single location, Campione Univela.  Competitors could roll out of bed and watch the sun peek over the eastern mountains and LaserPerformance Z420’s in the boat yard below their balconies, stroll downstairs for a typical Italian buffet style breakfast and be rigging their boats moments after finishing coffee from the lovely baristas who would greet you with a warm smile each morning.

Sailing started in the Peler (North wind) until it died each morning. Lunch was served at the restaurant during the break while while waiting for the afternoon Ora (South wind), which was signaled and verified by the sight of kitesurfers launching. The typical Ora would last for several hours until the sun started to tuck behind the western mountains and sailing would be finished for the day.

Classrooms could be separated into 3 rooms holding 30 each, 2 rooms of mixed sizes or 1 large 90 person rooms and had projectors and video screens to assist world class coaches with off-the-water instruction and discussions on boat handling and team racing while waiting for the wind to fill. Throughout the week, sailors found the gym, some found hidden trails or cliffs to dive from, others visited the market in the town square no more than a minute’s walk from the boat yard.

The racers found they had a unique chance to get to know each other – more so than past LPCC’s and other events – because Campione Univela was able to provide a sleep-eat-sail environment that supported all 70+ participants (sailors and event staff) on the most special and breathtaking Lago di Garda. Smiles each day showed the memories being made, new friends and old connecting across language barriers and team lines, and everyone sailed in the Italian sun in a stunning setting that is hard to beat.

 

About Campione

Campione del Garda is a small village nestled in the Alto Garda Park, in the beautiful setting of the Riviera dei Limoni, located a few kilometers from Salo and Gargnano, on the coastal road carved through the rock about a century ago.

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The small town had a strong history of industrial and commercial use until 2002 when it was purchased by Coopsette and embraced its close proximity to the beautiful Lake Garda

Campion del Garda is set in the Alto Garda park, in a setting of unspoiled natural beautiful. One can go for walks and excursions among the highest mountains in the Park, where s/he can enjoy breathtaking views.

Along the coast there are charming little towns rich in ancient remains of Roman settlements, medieval castles, imposing palaces, and patrician villas.

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Nature lovers will truly enjoy Campione del Garda, with the beautiful lake, and mild weather conditions. Speaking of weather conditions, the infamous winds: the Peler and  Ora, allow all kinds of activities to take place on the water, from windsurfing to kite-surfing to, of course, sailing.

The beaches and marina offer visitors every kind of comfort.

 

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Information found: http://www.tuttogarda.it/campione/campione_guida.htm