VDWS Grundschein Catamaran

12 hrs

The course

An VDWS course enabling you to sail a catamaran and understand how it works. The course follows a syllabus set by the VDWS which covers safety, launching, returning and sailing upwind and downwind. A capsize drill is included to assure you of safety when sailing a catamaran.

Teaching method


Course and session timing


Pre-course experience

A wonderful course suiting all and requiring no previous experience

How to book



  • Wind awareness, rigging, parts of the boat
  • Sailing across the wind, stopping (lying-to), speed control
  • Basic tacking (turning the front of the boat through the wind)
  • Basic gybing (turning the back of the boat through the wind)
  • Sailing upwind and downwind
  • Launching and landing
  • Awareness of other water users and basic knowledge of the rules of the road
  • Safety, personal buoyancy and weather conditions

Course progression

What's provided

Nothing except the lake

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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.