Europa Holidays

Europa Holidays windsurf school and courses, coaching and rental

RYA training centre Windsurf lessons and courses at Europa Holidays, Lake Garda Mike teaching windsurfing at Europa Holidays, 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 windsurfing. We also offer our own courses tailored to shorter stays, or for those who don't want to spend the whole week windsurfing. All of 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.

We have boards and rigs suitable to all sizes, ages, weights and abilities as well as beginner and advanced simulator rigs. The location is perfect for your first venture onto a board or for perfecting your waterstarts, carve-gybe or freestyle skills.

We can offer formal RYA sailing courses from beginner to expert, wind conditions permitting, over a period of days or weeks. Our 9-hour rapid course is based upon two hours a day at a time agreed with your instructor and is aimed at achieving your objectives within a one-week stay on Lake Garda. We often provide courses over longer periods for regular visitors or those on longer holidays.

Most of our instruction is personal with one instructor teaching a family or small group who have booked together. When we have large numbers of clients we sometimes group together sailors of similar standards and requirements but group sizes do not exceed 6 people per instructor.

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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 catamaran sailing or dinghy sailing with your windsurfing, 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 to suit the young, old, fit, not-so-fit, brave and not-so-brave, ensuring that everyone can progress at their own speed.

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

Beginners Windsurfing Course - 9 hours

A week’s course with 8 hours personal tuition and a 1 hour free-sail to play and show off your newly learned skills.

£150.00 per person

RYA windsurfing courses - certificated courses, recognised worldwide

RYA Start Windsurfing - 2 days

A course designed for complete beginners. A great way to learn the basics of windsurfing, with the perfect conditions and great beginner kit with the focus of the time on the water. Price includes the certificate and all personal equipment.

£200.00 per person 

RYA Intermediate Non-planing- 2 days

Introduction to the RYA fast forward program, helping you fine tune your skills, you will learn new techniques such as; beach starts, harness work and getting you ready to blast.

£200.00 per person 

RYA Intermediate Planing- 2 days

This is the second part of the intermediate course. Now this is where windsurfing gets really exciting, it’s all about using your non-planning skills whilst planning. You will learn skills such as; Carve Gybing, foot straps and faster tacks on much smaller boards.

£200.00 per person 

RYA Advanced Windsurfing - 2 days

A two day course to master advanced planning techniques, such as; water starts, bump and jump and the infamous Carve Gybe 

£200.00 per person 

RYA Stage 1 (Junior Windsurfing) - 2 days

For children looking to learn to sail the RYA offer a great scheme similar to the adults. Stage 1 would take two days.

£200.00 per person

Coaching, tuition and rental only

Personal Tuition

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

£47.00 per hour

Windsurf rental and launching facilities only

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

from £18.00 per hour for using beginner equipment to £25.00 an hour using advanced boards and sails

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