VDWS Dinghy pro-Modul

6 hrs

The course

Available after successfully completing your basic licence (‘Grundschein’), these modules impart key skills using advanced equipment and catamarans and also pass onto students tips and techniques for them to use in self-improvement. Students who completed their Grundschein with us receive a €30 reduction in price.

Teaching method

Sailing a high performance dinghy with the options of trapezing and gennaker, your instructor will crew for you and demonstrate helming techniques. We will usually review tacking and gybing as a precursor to the advanced options

Course and session timing

Usually two 3-hour sessions or 3 x 2-hour sessions. To maximise time on the water, make sure you are ready to go on the water straight away.

Pre-course experience

Building on from the VDWS basic licence (Grundschein), each 6-hour module covers a separate skill: capsize and recovery (included in Grundschein when course taken with ESS), trapeze sailing (crew), optimal sail setting and boat trim, using a gennaker, regatta training

How to book

Ring our office or email or complete an online enquiry by pressing ‘check availability’


Choose from
  • capsize and recovery
  • trapeze sailing (crew)
  • optimal sail setting and boat trim
  • using a gennaker
  • regatta training

Course progression

Course start

Our courses run daily upon request.

What's provided

Buoyancy aid, trapeze, wetsuit and boots

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See a course in progress

Please ensure that you read and understand our COVID-19 procedures and the terms and conditions of your course contract with us. Copies of these will be emailed with your course confirmation and are available, laminated, at the beach. You will be asked to sign to confirm that you have read and understood them.