In order to find the right course for you, you should first correctly assess your personal abilities and requirements. Here you will find our criteria for the classification into different performance groups.
- Absolutely no experience with water sports
- Previous knowledge through surf course or own surf experience
- Sailing courses longer than 2 years ago and no practice after that.
- Sailing on dinghies and keelboats
- sailing along on charter trip
- Little experience sailing on keel yachts
- Cat taster course
- Sailing on Catamarans
Advanced course 1:
- Experience through dinghy sailing course and subsequent practice
- Many years of sailing experience on dinghies and small keelboats
- Cat beginner courses in holiday clubs
- Cat practice in low wind without harness.
Advanced course 2:
- Experience as helmsman on planing dinghies with trapeze at 3-4 Beaufort
- Beginner cat course at the Sportcamp and afterwards several days of sailing practice
- Several beginner courses spread over years without own practice afterwards.
- Cat practice in wind force 3-4 with foresail harness.
Perfection course 1:
- Cater experience through several F-courses in sports camp or / and sailing experience
- Routine in wind force 4 + with helmsman trapeze and double trapeze
- Physical requirements for strong wind sailing (condition, strength and agility)
Perfection course 2:
- Cater experience with Genacker on Pearl in P-Course
- Cat experience on F18 Cats or F16 with double trapeze and Genacker
Perfection course 2 "Special
- At least one perfection course 2 with genack sailing
- Sailing practice on sport catamarans with genackers.
- Experience on skiffs and gliding dinghies with harness and genaker
Please check which of the statements apply to you and which criteria you already fulfil. It is not decisive what you set as your goal, but with what prerequisites you go into the course.
The physical requirements are also important.
- With more than 110 kg we advise against a cat course!
- Physical fitness to get back on the cat in case of capsize is necessary.
- Cat sailing is sport!!! A course on a keel dinghy is the calmer alternative!
If, despite all the advice and honest self-assessment, you end up in the "wrong course group", there is usually the possibility of changing the course group on the spot, based on the trainer's assessment - provided that places are available.