RYA Keelboat sailing courses and funsails, Malcesine, Lake Garda
Learn to sail a racing keelboat with our RYA sailing courses. We have an SB20 (formerly called the Laser SB3) for up to three people and an instructor, berthed in the port.
We teach mainly with the instructor onboard but with students helming and crewing so that you spend your time doing, not watching!
Our basic sailing course can be run over a number of days, typically up to 5 afternoons and mornings (you can usually choose which) as we have reliable morning and afternoon winds.
Holiday makers and those with less time can learn the basics without a formal certificate with our 6-hour sailing course over 1, 2 or 3 days while the fit and keen can go for a high-intensity 2-day course where you sail from 9am until 6pm each day, with breaks for theory and lunch.
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KEELBOAT Sailing courses
Still one of the fastest keelboats around, the SB20 is ideal for learning high-performance sailing or for basic training in keelboat techniques.
RYA KEELBOAT courses
For all levels
RYA keelboat courses on Lake Garda
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 our SB20 which suits keen sailors or non-sailors willing to learn how to handle a real sportboat .
The RYA system offers a 'keelboat endorsement' on your basic level 2 dinghy certificate and we recommend this route. For those only wanting to use a keelboat (ie no capsizes!) we can offer direct Level 1 and Level 2 keelboat-only courses.
2-hour and 3-hour Funsails
We can also offer a holiday experience with our 'funsail' options (weather permitting). Funsails will normally be 2 or 3 hours on the water as hoisting and dropping sails and leaving the harbour and returning are normally part of the experience.
Its a great opportunity to see the towns of the lake from on the water.
KEELBOAT sailing courses
Europa Surf and Sail - our sailing centre
At our sailing centre, you will find perfect sailing location for your dinghy sailing course 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 Argo and Omega to provide great sailing for everyone. For racers and thrill-seekers we have ISOs and an RS800. There is also a great range of catamarans from the Topaz 12' to a Hobie Formula 18 race catamaran.
Our instructors are RYA and FIV trained and we also offer individual tuition and coaching in using gennakers, high-wind sailing and competing in regattas.