In order to go afloat on your own, you must have obtained certain level of dinghy sailing or catamaran sailing skills. So if you are a sailor (no matter how expert or beginner as long as you observe basic maritime craftsmanship), please present any document that credibly proves your DINGHY or CATAMARAN sailing skills. The group of accepted documents not only include “official” RYA or VDWS etc. dinghy papers, but may be a simple written certification of a recognized sailor or trainer regarding ten basic dinghy skills. OR, simply demonstrate your skills to us! All it takes is a private “lesson” or “exam”, and if you “pass”, you’re done for good at our resort and you can take the boat type you’ve qualified for.
If sailing alone or as skipper is still a dream for you, it is high time to make up for it and you can sign up for one of our courses. After you’ve mastered basic skills in a proper beginner’s course you are granted with the option to rent out our dinghies or cats.
In any case, you should have mastered some 10 basic dinghy or catamaran skills (there are obvious overlaps in the two set of skills) including rightening a boat after capsize, man overboard rescue manoeuver, head into wind etc. The list and a sample certification sheet can be downloaded here:
Rental terms and conditions are HERE.
Laser – sail-equipped watersport equipment
LOA: 4,2 m
Beam: 1,39 m
Weight (hull): 58,97 kg
Sail area (standard): 7,06 sqm
Perhaps the most popular and user-friendly sport dinghy, the one-sail Laser fits the need of both the learner and the performance seeking expert (in heavier winds). If you intend to become a real sailor, you cannot miss this stage of sailing.
…those who intend to polish their sailing skills, either basics in easy conditions or advanced techniques in heavy weather, or those who sail alone.
Design: 2 handed, one harnessed sport monohull
LOA: 4,2 m
Mast height: 6,26 méter
Hull weight: 80 kg
Fore-and-aft sail area: 13,05 sqm
crew: 1-3 individuals (designed and raced for 2)
The 420 is a very responsive, light but powerful dinghy for the crew of 2 (or sometimes 3). A very popular international class for introducing double hand sailing and harnessing for the crew. With the right technique and suitable conditions, the boat can be put to plane easily.
…those who seek intensive sailing experience with their crew, want to try team sailing or are of lighter body weight.
LOA: 4,7 m
Beam: 1,69 m
Hull weight: 120 kg
Basic sail area: 12,7 sqm
Spinakker area: 13 sqm
A larger “brother” of 420, the 470 has long been the 2-person, one harness and spinnakker-equipped olympic dinghy. Although more complex in tuning, calmer and faster than the 420, it displays similar characteristics, being a relatively easy-handling performance boat.
…those who want to try a “big 420”, or want to try an olympic class, or just simply very good sailors.
Design: stable monohull, equipped with Bermudian rig
LOA: 5 m
Mast height: 6,29 m
Hull Weight: 218 kg
Basic sail area: 10 sqm
Crew: 1-4 individuals
Very popular in Central Europe, including lake Balaton, as it is very easy to handle, very stable, and may take up to 4 individuals. Perfect for centreboarder sailing trips, learn to sail and team or family sailing.
…those who go for a comfortable sailing up to 4 individuals at a time.
Pirate (race equipped)
Having the same dimensions as its touring brother, this boat is way more than that. It can be properly tuned in good hands and its race fitted control systems and quality sails make it feel THE sailboat.
…those who excel in sailing and love to have a race gear and boat in very good shape at hand.
Hobie 14 cat
Design: multihull beach cat with rotating mast propelled with a mainsail or a combination of a mainsail and jib.
Hull weight: 110 kg
LOA: 4,25 méter
Mast height: 6,48 méter
Mainsail area: 10,46 sqm
Beam: 2,34 m
Crew: 1-2 individuals
Description and recommendation: The easiest to handle beach cat, suitable for singlehanded use as well.
Prindle 16 cat
Design: “beachcat” multihull with rotating mast
LOA: 4,88 m
Mast height: 7,92 m
Hull weight: 136 kg
Sail area: 17,56 sqm
Crew: 2-3 individuals
Slightly more volumed and more stable hull design and more traditional trampoline framing, the Prindle16 is built to meet the same requirements as the Hobie16 beachcat: an easy way to enjoy a no-centreboarder doublehanded catamaran experience. Originally built with two harness, sailing can be very powerful with it.
…those who just learned cat sailing and intend to step up, or those who would like to enjoy cat sailing in a team of 2 or 3 individuals.
Prindle 18-2 catamaran
Design: multihull centreboarder, rotational mast equipped with Bermudia rigg, including a full-batten mainsail.
LOA: 5.49 m
Beam: 2.59 m
Mast height: 8,5 m
Fore-and-aft sail area: 21,65 sqm
crew: 2-3 individuals
The Prindle 18-2 cat is the pro design of the standard Prindle 18″ differing in both hull design (speed-oriented centreboarder) and its equipment and character, which makes it feel like the larger 20 footers. However its handling iis relatively easy for the experienced crew. As the centreboards rotate on pivots they are safer to use in shallow water than bladers.
….those who excel in catamaran sailing, have experienced crew and want to be the fastest on the water.