Catamaran Basic License

From the WWS-WWC e.V. Association regognized WWS-WWC e.V. schools are accredited training centers for watersports.

As members of the Association the schools follow standard guidelines. The course ranges offered by the WWS-WWC-e.V. schools starting from beginners and advanced up to special techniques. The offered courses are split into training for children, youngsters and adults according to condition, and skill.

The internationally approved WWS-WWC e.V. Catamaran basic License, serves as a certificate of competency and is helpful for renting a catamaran. Numerous watersport stations in Germany and foreign countries require a Basic License.

The aim of the practically oriented training is to provide the necessary skills for the student to sail a catamaran certainly and to be able to return to the starting point.


The exam for the international WWS-WWC e.V. Catamaran basic license, contains a practical and a theoretical part. Parts of the practical Test can be checked course-accompanying.

Theoretical Exam
The theoretical exam consists of a questionnaire. The questionnaire covers the areas of material, general legal knowledge, sailing theory, safety, nature and environment etc. If the result points are located in the lower limit, an oral examination may be performed with similar questions out of other questionnairs.

Practical Exam
The components of the practical test are beside the setting sails, rescuing, knots, casting off, docking, stand-by position, speed control, stopping through sailing into the wind and heaving, as well as steering and sailing in different courses with the right sail position. The exam should be carried out with a wind up to 3 Beaufort.

The practical test is passed, if the student can certainly carry out the demanded manoeuvres and exercises. At the end the student must be able to return independently to the starting point.