Europa Holidays RYA windsurf courses on Lake Garda

adult windsurf group
Windsurf course on Lake Garda

Beginners, improvers and experts

We offer formal RYA windsurf courses from beginner to expert, wind conditions permitting, spread over 4 or 5 days.

Our ESS Intro 8-hour course is based on four two-hour sessions and is aimed at introducing you to windsurfing by yourself but does not offer a certificate.

We can provide courses over longer periods for regular visitors or those on longer holidays. For customers who prefer a VDWS certificate we run similar courses to the RYA syllabus but the reduced theory element means that these typically take 12 hours.

We aim to fit our training to your holiday – not your holiday to our training!

RYA windsurf school

Instructor-led, small groups

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. 
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 windsurfers of similar standards and requirements but group sizes do not exceed 6 people per instructor.

RYA courses

We are an RYA training centre and follow the RYA syllabuses and course structure, full details of these can be viewed by clicking on Adult courses or Junior courses.

Courses are can be run over a couple of days but we recommend a maximum of 3 hours a day for beginners (2 for children) unless they are already very active and full of energy

RYA syllabus and course structure for adult windsurfers
RYA adult windsurf courses
RYA syllabus and course structure for youth windsurfers
RYA youth windsurf courses

Popular courses

2-hour try lesson

Experience windsurfing
£ 65
00
  • 2-hours
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Should be confident around water
Fun

ESS First Steps

Learn to windsurf
£ 200
00
  • 8 hours
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Should be confident around water
Learning

RYA Youth

Youth Stage 1 to 4
£ 250
00
  • 12 hours
  • All equipment provided
  • Certificate or skills to previous stage
  • Should be confident around water
Certificate

RYA Adult

Start Windsurfing
£ 250
00
  • 12 hours
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Should be confident around water
Certificate

Specialized courses

RYA Adult

Intermediate windsurfing
£ 250
00
  • 12 hours
  • All equipment provided
  • Requires RYA Level 3
  • Should be confident around water
Certificate

Coaching

Learn a key advanced skill
£ 60
00
/hour
  • Packages available on request
  • All equipment provided
  • Requires core skills confirmed with instructor before lesson
  • Should be confident around water
improve

Foiling

Learn windsurf foiling
£ 70
00
/hour
  • Packages available on request
  • All equipment provided
  • Requires core skills confirmed with instructor before lesson
  • Should be confident around water
sensational!

VDWS

Grundschein
£ 280
00
  • 12 hours
  • All equipment provided
  • No experience necessary
  • Should be confident around water
Certificate

Windsurf boards and sails for beginners, improvers and advanced sailors

Whether you pre-book or book when you get here, everything you need is at the beach. Buoyancy aids are included in the prices above while harnesses, wetsuits and damage insurance can be purchased separately or as a package. 

Your board and sails will often be ready-rigged but a key part of a certificate course is being able to rig, adjust and de-rig your equipment so these activities will form part of your course.

Wide range of instructor skills

– German, Italian and English

Our instructors are English, German or Italian but all speak excellent English. They are trained by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), the Italian FIV (Federazione Italiana Vela) or the German VDWS.

 Wide range of catamarans

– Beginner, improver and expert

Our wide range of equipment means that we have catamarans with booms and without,  to suit the young, old, fit, not-so-fit, brave and not-so-brave, ensuring that everyone can progress at their own speed. some of our catamarans  are available with  trapezes and gennakers and can be changed from school to race configuration to suit different courses or rental requirements.

Course packages

– for you and your family

We can tailor courses to suit your needs, providing all of the required syllabus activities are completed (if you want a certificate). We can also offer discounts to families or groups booking together and for combinations of courses not shown here e.g. RYA Level 2 Dinghy combined with a Level 2 Catamaran endorsement.

If you want to mix windsurfing and dinghy sailing with your catamaran sailing, we can arrange that. Talk to Alison or Charles on +39 338 6053096 or email info@europaholidays.com to discuss your requirements.

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