catamaran & dinghy beginner course

This course is for all sailors who are looking to switch to fast catamaran or dinghy sailing. The boats, which are prone to capsizing, require a certain level of sportiness and enthusiasm for the wet!
previous knowledge/requirements
Participants are expected to be able to safely perform the following maneuvers in wind speeds up to 4: tacking, gybing, upwind and head into the wind.
Cat and dinghy sailors must be sporty and agile, as capsizes and strenuous righting ups are to be expected.
Monday to Friday.
This course is half day. Recreational sailing can be additionally booked on the other half of the day.
On saturday we offer free of charge recreational sailing.
course schedule
The course meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for theory, maneuver discussion and dry runs. The boats are then set up. Under the guidance of the sailing instructor, you will set off and sail to the practice area where the training program will be supervised in a relaxed yet responsible manner till 1:30 p.m.
On Thursday the course meets at 2:30 p.m. for a longer flotilla excursion to one of the beautiful bays in the Formentor area. The highlight and conclusion of the week is the race for the “Pollensa Racing Cup” on Friday afternoon.
From 2:30 pm to 6 p.m. the recreational sailors go sailing under supervision.
IMPORTANT: This course preferably takes place in the morning due to the moderate wind conditions. However, changes to the course schedule are possible or necessary due to weather conditions or the number of participants.
course content
The aim here is to learn the special techniques of catamaran or high performance dinghy sailing.  Mooring and taking off from the beach, tacking and gybing techniques, capsizing and righting exercises, safety maneuvers such as buoy overboard and strong wind sailing. Introduction to sail, weight and rig trim, trapeze sailing and asymetric sailing.
At the end of the course (usually Friday morning). the exam for the basic catamaran license can be taken. The exam fee of €25 is paid directly on site.
recommended clothing
Neoprene shoes must be worn due to the risk of injury. We recommend a long wetsuit from September to June plus surf fleece (long-sleeved shirt with thermal protection) on cold days. In July, August and warm September and June days, a short wetsuit and/or UV shirt. Plus sailing gloves, glasses strap, neoprene knee pads and sunscreen with a high SPF.
Sales and rental of sailing and surfing equipment in our shop.
Life jackets are available in sufficient numbers and in a variety of sizes and are included in the course prices.
teaching material
We recommend the booklet "catamaran for beginners" from the watersport association "VDWS international". It is the ideal teaching booklet for the course and to prepare for the exam.
Sale of books and booklets in our shop.
after the course
Once you have mastered the basic maneuvers, you can move on to the catamaran & dinghy advanced course!


course prices & dates
ILCA (previous Laser)
RS Feva
RS 2000
RS 500
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Hobie 16
Hobie 18
Course overview