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Old 11.09.2012, 18:09
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I am looking for somewhere to go sailing in lake Geneva, preferably based in Switzerland. Does anyone recommend any sailing schools in particular? I was hoping to be able to go out on a boat with a small group (we are experienced at sailing so either with or without an instructor, depending on whether it is obligatory).
Any tips greatly appreciated!
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Old 11.09.2012, 19:51
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Re: Sailing

It's not so much a case of with or without an instructor as with or without a licence, depending on the size of boat. You need a Swiss licence to sail any boat with over 15 m2 sail area. With very few exceptions, non-Swiss licences are not recognised if you are resident. If you hold a Swiss licence, there is an equivalent scheme to Mobility for cars that operates for boats (I'll have to google to remember the name). Shame you're not up Zurich way - I might have had some ideas.
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Old 11.09.2012, 20:26
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Re: Sailing

If you do manage to find a place on lake Geneva and need to find some more people, I would be interested.
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Re: Sailing

I'll keep checking back on this thread as I am looking for a good sailing school for my kids (and me too actually)
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Hoz.ch is quite good, however get ready to part with around 2000 Chuff.
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Chuffing 'eck, not necessarily looking to buy the boat!! What does that get you? A weeks sailing?
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Re: Sailing

Don't know where on the lake you're located, but if it's near the south end, there is a beginners sailing school and also a place to rent boats on the left bank at the port of Geneva.

If you're interested, I'll make note of the name and contact info the next time I drive by.
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Based in Les Collons in the 4 Vallees. Normally arrive head on to the East side of the lake at Aigle etc. Can go either way so would definitely be interested in the name if it is not too much trouble.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 18.09.2012, 09:40
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Five to eight three hour blocks @ 400 Chuff's a block, unless you have your own boat, then, if you feel ready you can use that, sadly I was not ready this year, some bugger had nicked my outboard and a new Bodensee one with Bodensee conformations papers and a exhaust emission certificate is just too expensive.
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Re: Sailing

Hey all,

www.lemanloisirs.ch
www.lescorsaires.ch

I don't know much about either of these, but they are both on the lakefront walk in Geneva, just up from the fountain. There are others, but I just happened to walk by these on Sunday and jotted down the websites.

Edit; just realized the first one is probably motorboats only, oops!

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By the way is anybody going to the Interboot in Friedrichshaven, this weekend?
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Boat license abroad

Hello,

I have a question:

Is it possible for a foreigner established more than 1 year in switzerland (b permit) to get a boat license and convert it to a swiss one ? It exists for some countries (france, germany, italy...). I have called a boat school close to the border which told me that the 1 year rule is only for car driving license and that only the river license can convert to a swiss one, not the coastal one. Another swiss website says that after 12 months it's too late.
What's the truth ?
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Old 13.08.2015, 21:15
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Re: Boat license abroad

You have to ask the Zürich Strassenverkehrsamt; every Kanton has different rules.


Contact here http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...de/StVAsf.html
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I have a question:

Is it possible for a foreigner established more than 1 year in switzerland (b permit) to get a boat license and convert it to a swiss one ?
No, it's not possible to exchange at all.

All is explained in earlier threads, with which I'm now merging this one. Read back through the posts, particularly ones by our own tame sailing instructor, eng_ch.
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