Family sailing holiday on Lake Garda

We offer RYA courses in dinghy sailing or catamaran sailing. You can have private lessons or our own short courses if you want to experience sailing but you don’t want a certificate. 

We are a Topper Test Centre so we have a perfect range of boats and catamarans for your sailing holiday

Windsurfing, sailing and activity holidays on Lake Garda, Italy

The best location for a sailing holiday.

The winds are absolutely great for dinghy sailors and catamaran sailors. Learning or free sailing in such a beautiful environment with the mountains around you is quite inspiring. 

As you grow in confidence you can begin to explore more of the lake and see the cliffs at Campione, the lemon groves of Limone and the castle in Malcesine.

Whether you are just learning to sail a dinghy or an experienced sailor looking for a great week of sun, wind and fantastic reaches, Lake Garda is the place for you. We provide family sailing holidays and holidays for any size of group or those sailing by themselves.

Family sailing holiday fleet on Lake Garda

RYA sailing courses in dinghies and catamarans

Our courses emphasise practical sailing experience with the minimum time spent on land studying theory. Personal coaching can be organised to perfect a specific skill.

You can learn in a very stable large boat with an instructor or in a single-handed dingy with an instructor nearby on the water.

Our location means that we can teach you during both the light and the strong wind periods of the day. Here, you can learn close to shore until you are confident to venture out into the middle of the lake and beyond.

We have the right smaller boats for juniors 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.

Major international sailing centre

Full toilet, changing and showering facilities are available in the stunning club house of the Malcesine Sailing Club (Fraglia Vela Malcesine). Food and drink is available at the ‘via col Vento’  restaurant which serves snacks or full Italian meals, lunchtime and evenings and has a beautiful outdoor area fronting the lake.

We have our own courtesy cubicles for changing and a grassed sunbathing area and a seating and tuition area, to the South of the complex.

Family sailing holiday fleet base at FVM
Family sailing holiday fleet at the beach

Great dinghies and catamarans for teaching and for rental 

Our fleets of modern dinghies and catamarans are suitable for all ages, sizes and abilities. If you want to mix dinghy sailing with catamaran sailing or even add windsurfing to a package, we can do that!

Our dinghy sailing courses use a wide variety of dinghies suitable for all ages, sizes and abilities, from the Topaz Omega, to our fleet of Toppers.

Our catamarans are Topper Topaz 14 and 16 along with Hobie 15, 18 Pacific, 18 Pearl and F18 Tiger.

Latest sensation -.foiling courses 

Foiling courses in our latest acquisitions, the all-new foiling WASZP. and adapted Laser

The WASZP European Championships 2019 saw 70 WASZPs swarm our beach and launching area.

Great time had by all and great, exciting racing.

Sailing holiday combined with regatta
Europa beach WASZP infestation

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