Level 3 Sailing | VDWS

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Sailing Instructor Level 3

Level 3 Sailing Instructor Courses are the right choice for all of our Level 2 Instructors who like to take their teaching and own Sailing skills to a higher level. During those courses, we focus on the technique of intermediate and advanced SUP manouvers and how to teach them professionally. 

Level 3 Instructors are Sailing experts with a very high own riding level and a deep understanding for complex movements. Their methodical skills and experience make them the true experts on the beach!


For the course:

  • valid VDWS Level 2 Sailing Instructor License
  • valid VDWS membership
  • Advanced Sailing Skills
  • teaching experience

To complete the license:

  • practical exam at the end of the Level 3 Instructor seminar

Duration:  3 days

Price:    245€ 

Extra costs: getting there, accommodation, equipent rental

Course contents

  • Improve your riding skills
  • Advanced teaching methods
  • Digital aids
  • Forms of course organisation in advanced lessons
  • Maneuver training
  • Improvement of demonstration skills
  • Advanced eqipment seminar
  • Aerodynamics
  • Planning an delivery of advanced course programs

Each Level 3 Instructor Seminar ends with a practical exam.

Topics Level 3 Seminar


  • VDWS Level 2 Sailing Instructor


Methodology and organisation of advanced sailing courses, including sailing in the harness, spinacker and genacker sailing. 


  • methodical structure and lesson plan for sailing in the harness
  • Spinacker and Genacker sailing
  • Roll Tack
  • Racing techniques and tactics


  • VDWS Level 2 Sailing Instructor
  • Harness Sailing


Methodology and organisation of advanced sailing courses, including sailing in the harness, spinacker and genacker sailing. 


  • Theory:
    • Sail and boat trim
    • Safety
    • Techniques
  • Practical:
    • Harness Sailing
    • Genacker Sailing
    • Sailing in strong winds
    • Race tactics and trainings


  • VDWS Level 2 Sailing Instructor
  • controlled sailing on a dinghy up to 5 bft. 
  • Skiff Experience


Foiling on different boat types as well as teaching others how to foil 


  • Theory:
    • Technical requirments and Hydrodynamics 
    • Equipment Overview
    • Pros and Cons regarding foiling
    • Trimming of foil boats
  • Practical:
    • Gear
    • Rigging and transportation of foil boats
    • foiling on different courses
    • foil manouvers

Dates VDWS Sailing Instructor Level 3

bookable bookable few places few places fully booked fully booked
Date: 04/12 - 04/14/2021
Level 3 Sailing Seminar *Foil* Malcesine
Sailing / Level 3 Seminar
Malcesine, Lake Garda
Date: 09/21 - 09/23/2021
Level 3 Segel Seminar "Gennaker/Spinnaker, Trapez" Leipzig
Sailing Catsailing / Level 3 Seminar
Leipzig, Markkleeberger See

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There are more then 540 watersportcenters in more then 35 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 4500 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and Stand up Paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!


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