Judging from all of the boats anchored in the channel, there is credibility to Ilhabela’s claim to be Capital de Vela. This means the Sailing Capital. The are several regattas in the city each year, ranging from local races hosted by the Ilhabela Yacht Club to the Ilhabela International Sailing Week in July. This is the largest sailing event in Latin America. Assuming you are not a world-class competitor, consider signing up for sailing lessons from a local school. Or charter a sailboat or yacht for a sightseeing cruise around the archipelago.