ESS Watersports Centre, Lake Garda

Funsails, courses and rental

Foiling, windsurf, catamarans, dinghies, kayaks and SUP

We are a sailing and rental centre located within the world renowned Malcesine Sailing Centre (Fraglia Vela Malcesine) focussing on courses and rental to holiday makers and visiting sailors. We offer RYA and VDWS (German federation) courses in sailing and windsurfing and our own foiling courses.

What's here

Morning and afternoon winds, secure on-site parking, staff speaking English, Italian and German. Full changing, shower facilities and restaurant. Plenty for non-sailors to do and watch.

Based at the Malcesine Sailing Centre (FVM)

We are the only RYA and VDWS sailing school on Lake Garda and are certified to run courses in dinghy sailing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, keelboat and powerboat. We also offer our own courses tailored to shorter stays, or for those who don't want to spend the whole week on the water.

We are based at the purpose built Malcesine sailing centre, called the Fraglia Vela Malcesine (FVM), which means a fully operational watersports centre with facilities for sailors and non-sailors as well as being perfectly placed for walking, cycling or taking a bus to explore the lakeside.

About us


Europa Surf and Sail is a small, family run business which has been operating on Lake Garda since 1993. Now based at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine,near Navene, Charles and Alison Kinsley have extensive knowledge of the lake and its possibilities. They pride themselves on introducing their clients to the best of sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, biking and SUP. They are both surfers, windsurfers, sailors and bikers for more years than they wish to admit to and they bring this knowledge to bear on every aspect of your water and land sports including the selection of state-of-the-art equipment.

For customers who want a more complete deal; with event booking, groups, accommodation or airport pickups, please contact our UK-registered company Europa Holidays before you travel so that we can plan a whole holiday for you and give you priority on equipment as well as extra services such as early morning windsurfing.

Contact us

presso FVM via Gardesana 205 Malcesine (VR)
via di Mezzo 9 37018 Malcesine (VR)
MON-SUN 09:00 - 18:00
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