Family sailing holiday on Lake Garda

RYA windsurf courses for beginners and improvers. Our own short courses for those wanting to experience windsurfing but who don’t want a certificate. Pprivate lessons for developing a new skill.

You make the choice!

We are a Starboard and Severne Test Centre so we have a perfect range of boards and sails for your sailing holiday

Windsurfing, sailing and activity holidays on Lake Garda, Italy

The best location for a windsurf holiday

Stay at one of our recommended hotels, apartments or campsites for your windsurf holiday and you’ll be 5 minutes walk from our beach. You can windsurf from early morning until the evening. You’ll love Lake Garda, its clear, fresh water and dependable winds. 

Our sailing centre is located in a warm, sunny location with morning and afternoon winds. Intermediate to advanced windsurfers on a windsurf holiday with us will enjoy the strong morning winds, typically Force 4 to 5 while all can enjoy the afternoon wind which is typically Force 3 – 4.

On a windsurf holiday you may just want to blast but if you want instruction, we have a wide range of boards and sails and great instructors that can take you from beginner to expert. The whole family or group can windsurf together or choose other options such as dinghy, catamaran, kayak, SUP or biking.

RYA windsurf courses on Lake Garda

You can choose RYA windsurfing courses or our own short courses for those wanting to experience windsurfing but who don’t want a certificate. 

All of our courses have the emphasis on practical windsurfing experience with the minimum time spent on land. Personal coaching can be organised on an hourly basis for those who wish to perfect a specific skill.

Learning here is quick, easy and fun. Using our modern equipment and with formal instruction or private lessons you can windsurf independently in a few lessons. 

We are also a registered VDWS training centre for anyone wanting to receive a certificate widely recognised in Europe. The VDWS courses are similar but the RYA course but offer material in Italian or German as well as English.

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.

Great boards and sails for teaching and for rental 

We use Starboard / Severne boards and sails which are perfectly suited to the conditions on Lake Garda. We laso have a range of VDWS branded beginner sails (the German Sailing Federation) and some new HejFly Primotion boards which are proving very popular.

Our advanced boards are the Starboard Carve, Futura, Kode, AtomiQ, Kode, Isonic and Ultrasonic. Sizes range from 103 litres to 161 litres. The school boards are Starboard Start, RIO and GO models and HejFly Primotion. The extremely stable Start L and Start M are wide and buoyant while the RIO and Go are faster and more manouverable. 

Our Severne Sails are from 3 ranges. Our larger sails are the cambered Overdrive for maximium power and stability. The Blade are light and fast for freeride blasting and jumping. The Gator are suited to freeride/wave sails in their smaller sizes and progressive freeride sails in the mid to large sizes.

Beginner sails start at 2.0m and go to 5.5m ensuring the right size for each student.

Access to other watersports 

You can easily mix-and-match sailing and windsurfing or try foiling windsurfers.

For a completely new windsurf experience for 2, there is our Gemini tandem winbdsurf board. Not as easy as some make it look !

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