Custodi Domine Vigilantes

The sailing school

Corsi di vela

At the end of school year, in June, July and August (only if the minimum number of participants is reached), the Compagnia della Vela sailing instructors will help the youngest athletes discover the secrets of sailing in the Venetian lagoon .
During the best periods for sailing, exciting and carefree days can be experienced in total safety, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world: the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

The courses will run Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The children will be divided according to age and experience and will use Optimist and RS Feva class dinghies.
The enrolment fee includes the annual subscription to the Compagnia della Vela and the FIV, Federazione Italiana Vela (Italian Sailing Federation).


The sailing course takes place at CDV’s Nautical Sports Centre of Excellence (CSE) on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. (see the map).

Sailing courses run Monday to Friday, from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm.

During the day there will alternating sessions of theory, practice and educational activities. The participants will be supervised by FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) instructors.

From 13:00 to 14:00, the students can eat their packed lunch sitting comfortably at the tables in the shaded areas of the association’s grounds.

Alternatively, for the price of € 5.00 you can eat a first course at Compagnia della Vela’s restaurant.

  • High-protection sunscreen, already applied at home;
  • Cap;

Each student must have the following:

  • Closed water shoes (no slippers, no flip-flops) or training shoes.
  • K-Way or waterproof jacket;
  • Towel;
  • Packed lunch;
  • Water.

The Compagnia della Vela has guest accommodation available at its clubhouse on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore with 9 rooms including single, double and triple rooms.
All those enrolled in the Sailing School and members of their family tan take advantage of the favourable rates that are reserved to Members.
All rooms have private facilities with shower, Wi-Fi and minibar.

Prices per night:

Single: € 50
Double room single occupancy: € 70
Double room: €80
Triple room: € 100

Enrolment fee for a one week course €250.00
Second week, if required, € 150.00

There is a discount of € 50.00 per student for families with two or more children and for children of club members. The fee for subsequent weeks following the first week is € 150.00 per child.
The € 50.00 discount is only applicable for the first week of the course.

The rates include the annual subscription for the Compagnia della Vela and the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV) (Italian Sailing Federation).

You must know how to swim in order to participate in the sailing courses.
Compagnia della Vela expects the students to be well behaved towards the instructors and their fellow students during the course and reserves the right to take suitable measures if conduct is considered inappropriate.
It is important that you bring a complete change of clothes and shoes.

It is not possible to leave clothes, bags or other items at the centre during the week.
Some of the times indicated may be subject to change due to organizational reasons. You will be informed of any changes before the enrolment process is completed.
Every Friday afternoon, parents will have the opportunity to attend the practical activities followed by a social gathering.

Do you prefer to print the Enrolment Form and hand it personally to the Secretary? Download the pdf form below and do not forget to sign it and hand it over together with:

• Medical certificate for non-competitive sports activities in accordance with current regulations
• Copy of the receipt of payment of the enrolment fee, which must be paid into the following bank account:

Compagnia della Vela ASD
C/O Banco San Marco – Gruppo Banco Popolare
IBAN: IT42H0503402070000000101046
Reason: name surname of student + course date + Sailing School

Payment must be made no later than the Tuesday of the week preceding the start of the course.
Please remember that places are limited and once the maximum number of participants has been reached, it will no longer be possible to enrol for that course. The weeks that are still available will be indicated on the website.