Catamaran Sailing Lessons

Getting out on the water is easier than you think

Basic Powerboat Cruising is comprised of two, 8-hour sessions and must be taken in order. This class includes the vessel, instructor, texts, materials, testing, and US POWERBOATING certification. Live-aboard accommodations can be made for those traveling to Windworks from outlying areas to better accommodate weekend classes or charters. Powerboat Conversion is for students with prior sailing experience (BBC required) and aims to convert sailing skills into powerboating skills.

Cruising Catamaran Conversion

Cruising Catamaran Conversion is intended for students who want to learn how to pilot a cruising catamaran but don’t have a US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification.


Learn about safety, navigation, maneuvering, anchoring, docking, how to pilot a powerboat, anchor and manage a crew. Certifies student to operate powered cruising vessels, and meet state boating safety requirements.

*After signing up for BPC1, don’t forget to sign up for BPC2 below.
Prerequisite: None
Class code: BPC1

Cruising Catamaran Endorsement

Cruising Catamaran Conversion is intended for students who have completed the official US Sailing curriculum and have a US Sailing Basic Cruising certification.

US Sailing lessons

Powerboat Conversion

Learn to operate a powered cruising vessel in addition to your sailing knowledge. This course allows you to charter a powerboat in the Windworks fleet, and gives you the capabilities to use that experience worldwide.
Prerequisite: Bareboat Cruising
Class code: PBC