sailing is a key activity in genoa. A part the first yacht club in italy we have here quite a good service for boat in transit. Mooring, chandlers, shipyard suitable from small boats to huge yacht.
Equipment: wetsuit is suggested :-)
if you want to try to sail on an America Cup boat addressto the Sail academy, they've got 3 AC class boat ready to sail.
Equipment: everytime you're at sea a wetsuit id suggested, but they can provide one for you.