sailing "express start"

A one-day course for beginners who are looking for a quick way to get into the cat, dinghy or J/70 course without any prior knowledge. This course is also ideal as a refresher for sailors who haven't been on the water for a long time.
This course can only be booked in direct connection with the Cat, dinghy or J/70 course.
previous knowledge/requirements
No previous knowledge necessary.
Cat and dinghy sailors must be sporty and agile, as capsizes and strenuous righting ups are to be expected.
Sunday morning and afternoon.
At least 3 participants. If there is less occupancy, the course time will be shortened and the course will be conducted like private training. The number of hours depends on the person and is discussed individually.
course schedule
You will sail in the morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an experienced skipper and a maximum of 3 participants to intensively learn the most important basic maneuvers and basic knowledge. Cat sailors sail on a Hobie 15. Dinghy and J/70 sailors sail on a beginner dinghy. From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. you'll take a well-deserved lunch break. In the afternoon you will practice from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Depending on the weather, either with an experienced skipper on board or with an accompanying motorboat.
IMPORTANT: Changes to the course schedule are possible or necessary due to weather conditions or the number of participants.
course content
Wind detection and introduction to the basic maneuvers of tack, gybe and turn as well as luffing and beating.
recommended clothing
On the catamaran:
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.
On the beginner dinghy:
It is essential to wear boat shoes or sneakers because of the risk of injury. Sporty, comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. From October to April we recommend rain protection (jacket, trousers, shoes), in May, June and September a thin rain jacket/windbreaker. Plus sailing gloves, glasses strap 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
a teaching booklet accompanying the lesson can be purchased on site for €5.
after the course
after this course you can start straight the catamaran, dinghy or J/70 course.


course prices & dates
Hobie 15
Course overview