Sailing Vacation

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Sailing on Lake Chiemsee – a real experience is the Chiemsee Lake with an area of 80 km2 of the third largest lake in Germany, and the largest in Bavaria. Its shore length is about 65 kilometers at its longest point, it measures approximately 13 km and its mean depth is 25.6 metres. The chiem Lake through the Castle Herrenchiemsee on the Herreninsel and the monastery on the island is known. But even the Chiemsee and the whole Chiemgau is regarded not only as one of the most beautiful Bavarian resorts, but also as an excellent spot for landlocked sailors. You can find beer gardens and restaurants with moorings around the Chiemsee. Also on the island, you can create and visit a beer garden.

There are also many other very beautiful moorings and bays, which at the same time invite for swimming. However, by official regulations, this becomes increasingly difficult. Nights on board are allowed only in some officially designated ports and on the northern West Bank. Except for the steamships, the drive to Chiemsee little motor boats. Exceptions are emergency services, the police, some Islanders and regatta – or training boats here. Sometimes even electric yachts, often naturally pedal or electric boats can be seen by tourists and motor boats of fishermen.

A widespread prejudice of many sailors is: either too much or too little wind “.” Am Chiemsee, particularly the outermost of the Alps helps to favourable winds for sailing, although weather forecasts announce only weak wind. For example, you can sail here even when the hair dryer although calm prevails on other lakes. In the summer but also strong thunderstorms occur their Sturmboen bring the Lake to the boil within a very short time. Therefore can be found around the Lake storm warning lights that need to be taken too seriously. This storm warning lights are in each season, generally from April 1 to October 31 takes daily between 7.00 and operated 22:00. Indeed, all sport boats out of the water will be brought out of season at the Chiemsee. It capsizes with the rescue service, which is trained to pick up boats and also to drag the Bank because it no longer did it, for example, during an electrical storm ashore, I informed his dinghy. The number of buoys on Lake Chiemsee was enormously reduced several years ago. Nevertheless, can be found here again free water or moorings. The selection is not very large, and the free spaces are often quite expensive, but rumors which say that a berth at the Chiemsee is completely futile, should be paid no credence. The two options who wants to get the sailing on Lake Chiemsee, available, to prepare for the exams: sailing schools or clubs. Sailing schools are especially those offered within a short time an official driver’s license such as Lake SER, SER within or SKS, want to acquire. The schools organise weekly or weekend courses, where the practice however this often somewhat neglected and must accordingly be exercised at their own initiative. Clubs, however, are particularly suitable for children and young people, because basic trainer and instructor available, which are especially skilled in dealing with the young people are here.