RYA Keelboat sailing at Malcesine, Lake Garda
formal courses and Funsails

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.

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.

Example prices
2 hours Funsail for 2 people €200,00
6 hour ESS First Steps course €260,00
2 day RYA Level 2 €420,00

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Learn to sail 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.
SB20 keelboat sailing on Lake Garda
Returning home

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 sail a keelboat we can also offer Level 1 and Level 2 keelboat courses.

2-hour and 3-hour Funsails

We can also offer a holiday experience with our ‘funsail’ options (weather permitting). Funsails will normally be for 2 or 3 hours 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.
Malcesine lakefront seen on keelboat funsail
Malcesine lakefront

RYA recognized Keelboat sailing centre

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 teach dinghy and keelboat sailing mainly with the instructor onboard but with students helming and crewing so that you spend your time doing, not watching! 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.
SB20 keelboat using Torqeedo
Light, powerful, electric motor

Holiday SAILING option for those who don’t want a risk capsize – our keelboat SB20
Keelboat funsails – see the lakeside from the water

Keelboat sailing

Prices include spraytop, boots, gloves and buoyancy aid.