Windsurfing, sailing and activity holidays on Lake Garda, Italy
Your accommodation, your way …
Hotels, apartments and camping
We are happy to offer a wide range of accommodation to our clients, either close to our centre or near to Malcesine depending on the needs of your family or group. Camping pitches for tents or camper-vans can also be pre-booked via our office.
Sailing courses and tuition
At our dinghy and catamaran sailing centre, just north of Malcesine, we offer RYA certificate dinghy and catamaran courses as well as “funsails” and personal coaching. All of our training maximises time on the water for a great practical sailing experience. Our location 9 km from the north end of the lake means that you can sail during both the lighter afternoon winds and the stronger morning winds. Book a sailing holiday with us or make sailing part of your family or group activity holiday.
Dinghies and catamarans for hire
Our rental and sailing courses use a wide variety of dinghies, suitable for all ages, sizes and abilities, from the 5-person Topaz Omega, to our fleet of individual Toppers. We also have trapeze dinghies with gennakers, an SB20 and the all-new foiling WASZP. Our catamaran fleet consists of Topaz and Hobie catamarans from 12′ to 18′ including a race-ready Hobie F18 Tiger.
Windsurf courses and coaching
All of our courses have the emphasis on practical windsurfing with the minimum of time studying theory. Personal coaching can be organised for those who wish to perfect a specific skill. Our windsurf centre is located in a warm, sunny location with morning and afternoon winds. The morning winds, typically Force 4 to 5, suit more experienced windsurfers while all surfers will enjoy the lighter afternoon wind. Book a windsurf holiday with us or make windsurfing a part of your family or group activity holiday.
Great windsurf equipment for rental
We offer the world-leading ranges of Starboard boards and Severne sails. Our boards and sails are new each year and are chosen for their suitability for Lake Garda and can be matched in hundreds of combinations, to suit beginners of all age, weight and athleticism or to provide planing thrills in most conditions, for experienced windsurfers.
Fun on the water and off the water
We welcome families and are ideally situated for child-friendly restaurants with excellent food. Our centre is well equipped for childrens’ windsurfing and sailing and we can provide fun for all ages both on and off the water. We rent kayaks, stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) and bicycles (mountain bikes and road bikes).
Climate and winds
We have an average of more than 9 hours sunshine from June through August and 80% of the days there is a good wind away from the shore (Force 4 or above). It can be very hot but there are always cool places to go such as the Monte Baldo cable car or the little castle of Malcesine, where you’ll also find the best ice-cream shop.
Culture, eating, exploring, enjoying the sun
The cities of Verona and Venice are only a maximum of a couple of hours away which mean that culture and shopping are very much on the agenda for a family who want an all round holiday. Nearby is one of Europe’s best theme parks: Gardaland and the festival towns of Bardolino and Lazise. we can usually arrange baby-sitting for those who wish to visit the Opera or have a romantic night out in one of the excellent restaurants in Malcesine or Riva del Garda.
A LITTLE EXTRA…
If you want to come and see Lake Garda, we can organize everything from arrival to departure or just welcome you to our sailing centre
Beach opening hours
09:00 – 18:00
Easter to October 16
Office opening hours
08:00 – 19:00
Phone: +39 339 665 9085
Call in: via Gardesana 205, 37018 Malcesine (VR)
- Book you a 5-star hotel, a budget hotel, an apartment or a campsite
- Arrange sailing and windsurfing courses for some or all of the family or rent you windsurf, dinghies and catamarans, when you feel like it
- Handle long stays, short stays, weekends, regattas, celebrations and parties
- Meet you at the airport or arrange for a hire car or minibus transfer
- Arrange trips to Verona (and the opera at the Verona Arena) or boat trips around the lake
- We can organize bike trips (and rent you the bikes) on the many mountain trails
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READ WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
This is my fourth time sailing with these fantastic people. Nothing is ever any trouble. Always looked after 100%. Professional and friendly what more can you wish for from an amazing sailing centre. Just booked my accommodation for next year, counting down the days when I am back sailing on Lake Garda.
The friendliest windsurfer school ever ! My son loved his coaching sessions, and is hooked . Thanks Charles Allison, and the rest of the team
We went to Europa for a catamaran fun sail, liked them enough to go back for a three afternoon RYA course, my partner also did an intro windsurfing lesson. Great staff, all very friendly and highly competent, several are native English speakers. The management obviously take pride in their equipment. Malcesine is the best place…
SAILING CENTRE LOCATION & MAP
4 km north of Malcesine
From the South, pass through Malcesine and we are on the left after 4 km. You will see a small boat harbour with a floating pontoon about 100m long; turn left into the main entrance of the sailing centre.
9 km south of Torbole
From the North, follow the lakeside road South from Torbole for 9km. We are inside the FVM Sailing centre which is 500 metres after you pass through the village of Navene. Use the second entrance for public parking.
Europa Holidays beach
The Europa Holidays beach centre is within the grounds of the internationally renowned Fraglia Vela Malcesine (Malcesine Sailing Club)