Europa Holidays

RYA sailing and windsurf school, Lake Garda, Italy

RYA training centre Our RYA sailing centre on Lake Garda, Italy

RYA windsurf school - courses for beginners, improvers and experts

We are the only RYA school on Lake Garda and are certified to run RYA courses in sailing and windsurfing. We also offer our own courses tailored to shorter stays, or for those who don't want to spend the whole week on the water. For details of courses, see our dinghy  sailing, catamaran  sailing or windsurfing course details.

We are based at the purpose built sailing centre of Malcesine, called the Fraglia Vela Malcesine (FVM), which means a fully opertational sailing centre with facilities for sailors and non-sailors as well as being perfectly placed for walking, cycling or taking a bus to explore the lakeside.

We have boards and rigs, dinghies and catamarans to suit all sizes, ages, weights and abilities. The location is perfect for your first venture onto a board or boat, for perfecting your skills or for just having a blast.

We can offer formal RYA courses from beginner to expert, wind conditions permitting, over a period of days or weeks. For more information on wind and optimum sailing times, see dinghy sailing information, catamaran sailing information or windsurfing information.

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 a mix of windsurfing. catamaran sailing and dinghy sailing, we can arrange that.

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

Visit Europa Surf and Sail to see full range of activities and options available at the beach, including kayak rental and bike rental.


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

Europa Holidays sailing centre on Lake Garda

You can find us on Google Maps, or your sat nav, at:

Via Gardesana 205
Loc Navene, Malcesine
37018 (VR), Italia

45º 47.677N 10º 50.053E

Europa Office tel: +39 338 6053096

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