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Dinghy sailing courses for all in a great range of modern dinghies

Learn to sail  A modern sailing dinghy

Learn to sail a dinghy on Lake Garda

boat fleet 3 At our fabulous sailing school and sport centre we have perfect sailing, mornings and afternoons with a great range of boats for all levels from beginner to racer. Find us here.

RYA DINGHY COURSES  FOR ALL LEVELS

RYA dinghy sailing courses on Lake Garda for beginner, intermediate and advanced

We offer formal RYA courses with certificates at Level 1 2 and 3 which will to enable you to learn and to enjoy the sport of sailing at one of the world's best venues We use a wide variety of boats suited for individuals, families and larger groups, sporty or not-so-sporty. We can also offer a holiday experience with our 'funsail' options. Our instructors are RYA, VDWS and FIV trained and we offer individual tuition and coaching in using gennakers, high-wind sailing, competing in regattas.

RYA recognized  Dinghy sailing School

Europa Surf and Sail - our sailing centre

At our sailing centre, you will find perfect sailing location with many other family activities including kayaking, SUP and swimming; making us the family-friendly choice for your watersports day or holiday. We use a range of single-hander boats such as the Topper Topaz Uno and the Topper original and larger Topper Topaz boats such as the Vibe, Argo and Omega to provide great sailing for everyone. For racers and thrill-seekers we have ISOs and an RS800. All of our boats can be used with asymmetric spinnakers (also known as gennakers) for high speed thrills.

Funsail

  • 1 hour 'Funsail' with an instructor read more ...One hour on the water in a stable, large dinghy
  • Instructor-led one-hour experience with the opportunity to control the boat yourself, if you wishread more ...You will be encouraged to do as much, or as little, as you want
  • An opportunity to taste the fun of sailing, managed by an experienced instructor. You may get wet, so bring a change of clothes read more ...Guests should be confident around water
  • € 601 person, all equipment provided. Time is on-the-water
  • € 801 person, all equipment provided. Time is on-the-water
  • Prices are per person and include wetsuits, boots, gloves, harness (if required) and buoyancy aid
    We use market-leading Gul clothing and equipment

Introduction

  • Six-hour introduction to the sport of sailing, enabling you to sail a boat.Normally run as 3x 2 hour sessions in suitable boats
  • A syllabus will be agreed with you which covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwind. May include single-handed sailing.The specific content will be agreed with you
  • An informal course which will allow you to develop sailing skills in a fun environment. A total of six hours, minimum of 2 hours per dayThe instructor will select a suitable boat for each element of your course
  • € 200All equipment provided. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.
  • Prices are per person and include wetsuits, boots, gloves, harness (if required) and buoyancy aid
    We use market-leading Gul clothing and equipment

RYA Level 1

  • A Level One RYA course enabling you to sail a boat and understand how it works.Normally run as 2 day-long or 4 half-day sessions and likely to involve at least two types of boat
  • Follows a syllabus set by the RYA which covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwind. May include capsize and recovery.On successful completion of this certificate, you will have the option to progress to level 2.
  • A formal course with a set of key skills enabling you to sail a dinghy safely in suitable conditions.The instructor will select a suitable boat for each element of your course.
  • € 340All equipment provided. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.
  • Prices are per person and include wetsuits, boots, gloves, harness (if required) and buoyancy aid
    We use market-leading Gul clothing and equipment

RYA Stage 1

  • A Stage One RYA course enabling you to sail a boat under supervision and understand how it works.Normally run as 2 day-long or 4 half-day sessions and likely to involve at least two types of boat
  • Follows a syllabus set by the RYA which covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwind. May include capsize and recovery.On successful completion of this certificate, you will have the option to progress to stage 2.
  • A formal course with a set of key skills enabling you enjoy sailing in a dinghy safely, in suitable conditions.The instructor will select a suitable boat for each element of your course.
  • € askAll equipment provided. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.
  • Prices are per person and include wetsuits, boots, gloves, harness (if required) and buoyancy aid
    We use market-leading Gul clothing and equipment

VDWS Basic

  • A twelve hour course which will teach you how to sail a dinghy and provide you with a VDWS certificate of competencemore details ...Normally run as 2 day-long or 4 half-day sessions and likely to involve at least two types of boat
  • Follows a syllabus set by the German VDWS with excellent course materials in English, German, Italian, Russian and 10 other languages. Covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwind. Our course will also include basic knowledge and experience of capsize and recovery more details ...On successful completion of this course, you will have the VDWS Grundschein which enables you to rent a catamaran at most sailing centres in Europe and is a platform for taking more advanced modules
  • A formal course with a set of key skills enabling you enjoy sailing in a dinghy safely, in suitable conditions.The instructor will select a suitable boat for each element of your course.
  • € 380All equipment is provided. The price includes VDWS registration and a certificate. Time includes land-based practice and tuition.
  • The course has fewer theory elements than the RYA Level 1 but covers similar topics. The advanced modules together are equivalent to RYA levels 2 and 3
  • Prices are per person and include wetsuits, boots, gloves, harness (if required) and buoyancy aid
    We use market-leading Gul clothing and equipment