Europa Holidays

RYA catamaran sailing courses, coaching and rental

Europa Holidays Catamaran sailing course students learning on Lake Garda Europa Holidays catamaran fleet Successful students after a catamaran course
RYA training centre

RYA catamaran sailing school - catamaran courses

We are the only RYA school on Lake Garda and are certified to run courses in Catamaran Sailing. All our course have the emphasis on practical sailing experience with the minimum time spent on land studying theory. Personal coaching can be organised on an hourly basis for those who wish to perfect a specific skill. The course times will be agreed with you to ensure the best sailing conditions for your needs.

Our catamaran courses follow the RYA syllabus and while they usually start in a larger catamaran (Hobie 18' Pacific or Hobie 15') with up to four students, clients usually progress onto our modern Topper fleet of 16' 14' or 12' to hone their skills. The 14' and the 12' are particularly suited to developing single-handed skills including using a trapeze or a gennaker single-handed.

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Our instructors are English, German or Italian but all speak excellent English.

Our instructors are trained by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), the Italian FIV (Federazione Italiana Vela) or the German VDWS.


If you want to mix windsurfing and catamaran sailing with your dinghy sailing, we can arrange that.

Talk to Alison or Charles on +39 338 6053096 or email to discuss your requirements.

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Our wide range of equipment means that we have catamarans to suit the young, old, fit, not-so-fit, brave and not-so-brave, ensuring that everyone can progress at their own speed.

Short catamaran sailing courses - tailored for you and for a holiday on Lake Garda

Catamaran funsail

One or two hours with an instructor experiencing a modern, fast sailing dinghy or a relaxing cruise for the whole family

£44.00 per person for one hour,
£58.00 per person for two hours

Beginners Course - 6 or 10 hours

A week’s course with either 6 or 10 hours of personal tuition to develop you from having little or no experience of a sailing dinghy to a confident dinghy sailor. The instructor will agree specific learning targets with you and advise you on the time needed to attain new skills.

£145.00 per person - 6 hours tuition
£230.00 per person - 10 hours tuition

Catamaran conversion course

Experienced sailors conversion from dinghy to catamaran, including capsize and righting. 2 hours tuition, price includes all equipment.

£58.00 per person

Coaching, tuition and rental only

Personal Tuition

Sailed a catamaran before? Specific skill you want to learn? Private tuition, it’s up to you what you want to learn.Price includes a suitable catamaran and use of all necessary personal equipment

£36.00 per hour

Catamaran rental and launching facilities only

Europa Holiday clients' price, includes all equipment, including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, trapeze harnesses (if required)

from £38.00 for 2 hours on smaller cats
 to £55.00 for 2 hours on larger cats

Bespoke packages

Visit Europa Surf and Sail to see full range of boats and rental options available at the beach

10% reduction on beach prices