CHILDREN’S CATAMARAN INITIATION COURSE
Children’s catamaran is a light sailing boat which has two hull and a sail adapted to children, its sail
is designed to avoid the overturning. It has a good balance, it is easy to maneuver as the use of
the rudder. It is the best sailing boat to start learning without doubt. Either Isla Canela or Punta del
Moral are two fantastic beaches to practice this modality as there is no rocks, waves and there is
usually a constant thermal breeze during the summer time.
The standard course has a duration of 10 hours, distributed in 5 sessions of two hours each. In
normal conditions, the courses are from Monday to Friday which is the recommended way to do it.
However, we can adapt them to the client´s necessities, as the course could be reduced or
extended. The only requirement is be more than 6 years old and be able to swim properly.
Through the course, the sailing school provides all the equipment: boats and lifejacket. The boat
chosen for our sailing school is Hobie Cat Catsy, a perfect boat to learn and have fun as it hasn’t
got boom, and it is specially safe. It has capacity for 3 people. Courses are taken in either Isla
Canela and Punta del Moral.
The course is structured in steps: on the first day we explain navigation theory, set up the boat,
basic security rules and uses of the equipment. The methodology is always enjoyable and
pleasant to catch the attention of children. The rest of the days are in the water, always with an
instructor who goes in a safety boat. If the instructor consider necessary, he will assign three
children in the same boat to create a safety sensation until they manage the skill. The maximum
number of catamaran per safety boat is three. There are also privet lessons for ones who need
The aim of the course is that students could sail by themselves with gentle breeze, being able to
sail in any directions, gybe, tack and come back to the starting point. The student should be
able to perceive the wind and know how to get on with it. We will try to make classes dynamics