Europa Holidays

Catamaran sailing holiday and catamaran courses on Lake Garda, Italy

Europa Holidays - family dinghy sailing holidays on Lake Garda, Italy
Europa Holidays catamarans

Catamaran sailing holidays and catamaran courses at our watersports centre on Lake Garda, Italy

Whether you are learning to sail or an expert looking for a great week of sun, wind and socializing, Lake Garda is the place for you. With strong morning and afternoon winds away from the shore, with much smaller waves than on the sea, its ideal for blasting and for improving your catamaran sailing skills. Closer to shore and in the middle of the day there are protected bays for beginners to learn. Great kit, great instructors and a great location. Perfect sailing, mornings and afternoons as well as many other family activities including windsurfing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, SUP, mountain biking and swimming.

The winds are absolutely great for catamaran sailors nearly every day and learning or free sailing in such a beautiful environment with the mountains around you is quite inspiring. The midday winds are ideal for children to start their sailing careers and we have the right smaller boats for them to develop confidence and independence on their own all as well as sympathetic instructors who can help them enjoy their first lessons on the water. You can choose from our wide selection of modern catamarans from Topper International and Hobie.

Sailing courses and coaching

At our RYA sailing centre just north of Malcesine, we offer RYA and non-RYA courses in catamaran sailing or dinghy sailing. We are the only RYA school on Lake Garda and are certified to run courses in sailing. All our courses 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.

Great catamarans to learn in or to rent

Our fleet consists of Hobie 15, Hobie Pacific 18, Topaz 16CX, Topaz 14CX and the all-new Topaz 12.

Our instructors are RYA and FIV trained and we follow the RYA syllabus but can also offer individual tuition in using gennakers, high-wind sailing, competing in regattas.

Whilst we do not offer an organised childrens' club there are many family activities that can be enjoyed in Lake Garda. Italy is the most child friendly destination that you can choose for your holiday and children of all ages are welcomed in restaurants and bars.