Sailing, windsurfing & Kiting
Sailing and wind surf regattas are a fixture of the Engadine summers. That they can take place when elsewhere nothing goes is due to the legendary Maloja wind with wind forces of 3–6 Beaufort at 1.800 meter altitudes. For real fans the Swiss, European and in some cases world championships on the Lake Silvaplana and the Lake of St. Moritz are absolute event highlights.
The High Engadine is an established hot spot for wind surfers. Professionals and advanced sportmen know that they have to go to the Lake Silvaplana. Families and beginners should try Sils as beginners destination. In the morning, the surroundings are beautifully reflected in the Lake Silvaplana without even a ripple in the water and one could do an extra round of stand-up paddling. Then at lunchtime, the Maloja wind awakes and lets the colourful "drakes" dance across the lake.
Good to know: There is a fee payable for setting up the kites on the meadow next to the lake!