Compagnia della Vela — Harbours

Harbours

Berths are assigned permanently to members of the Compagnia della Vela. Members’ boats are often absent because they are used for sailing trips or are undergoing maintenance. In this case, spaces for visiting boats may be available and the CDV will willingly put them at the disposal of guests.

• Boat size up to 13 m
• Draft 2.50 m above average sea level

Route to the harbours belonging to Compagnia della Vela on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore::
To reach the island the access to Porto di Lido is normally used, whose access channel is indicated by a white beacon light 2.5 m from the head of the southern breakwater and a pair of alternating red and green beacon lights at 1.3 m from the head of the southern breakwater.

You can only enter from the West (it is prohibited to enter from the East).

Lighthouses and navigation lights:
4239.4 (E 2497.4) – fixed red beacon light, range 2 m in Canale di S. Marco;
4239.6 (E 2497.6) – fixed green beacon light, range 2 m in Canale di S. Marco.


Be careful of the shoals at the sides of the navigable channels.
The channels of the lagoon and the access channels to the harbours are generally not equipped with light signals, making it difficult to access the harbours at night. Dense fog in the winter makes it difficult to access the harbour and moorings.


To contact the harbours please call the following numbers:
t. +39 041 5210723
m. +39 339 4787488

Darsena Croze (Darsena Grande):

Location: The harbour is located on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and overlooks the Bacino di San Marco (St. Mark’s Basin). It is overlooked by two harbour lights made of Istrian stone and has a narrow quay. It underwent extensive renovation in 2004 and has been equipped with floating pontoons on the side facing the island and new water and electricity supply installations.
Number of berths: 90, reserved for members and visiting boats. There is a 40-metre long quay that can accommodate larger boats or be used for mooring competitors’ boats during regattas.
Boat types: sailing boats from 7 to 16 metres compatible with the draft.
Seabed: muddy – variable from 2.2 to 2.5 – 3.0 metres.
Contacts: harbour personnel are present 24h.
Services and facilities: water and electricity – toilets and showers are located in the nearby Darsena Verde (300 metres away).
Winds and currents: north-east and sirocco. The harbour is very sheltered so there are no problems of cross wind. The harbour is subject to the normal tidal ranges of the Venetian lagoon.

Location:

Location: the harbour is located on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and directly overlooks the lagoon, facing the island of San Servolo. It is accessed through the Canale dell’orfanello, by the eastern harbour light of Darsena Croze via a channel that runs along the edge of the island. It has an Istrian stone quay with mooring buoys. Its sheltered nature makes the waters of the harbour suitable for sailing school lessons with Optimist class boats during the summer.
Number of berths: 22, reserved for members and visiting boats.
Boat types: sailing boats from 7 to 12 metres compatible with the draft.
Seabed: muddy – variable from 2.2 to 2.5 metres.
Contacts: harbour personnel are present 24h at the close by Darsena Croze. During the summer, there is a mariner present during the day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Services and facilities: water and electricity – toilets and showers. The harbour has a large tree-lined area overlooking the lagoon where social gatherings, sailing courses and the awards ceremonies for the various races are held. There is a slipway for the sailing school boats and support equipment.
Winds and currents: north-east and sirocco. The harbour is very sheltered so there are no problems of wind. The harbour is subject to the normal tidal ranges of the Venetian lagoon.

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