A full immersion in catamaran handling. You will learn about construction, handling and mooring in detail, making your catamaran experience easier and safe on your next holiday. Controlling the catamaran in confined spaces, quietly performing a manoeuvre to anchor or quietly entering the designated berth will no longer be a problem, but fun. 

DEPARTURE BASE Porto Mirabello, La Spezia

Weekend 15/16 April: SOLD OUT
Weekend 21/22 October: AVAILABLE
Weekend 4/5 November: AVAILABLE
Weekend 18/19 November: AVAILABLE
Weekend 9/10 December: AVAILABLE

TIME OF DEPARTURE Check-in at 7:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out on 5:00 pm on Saunday

Included services

Double cabin spot
Tutor on board
Final cleaning
Teaching materials

Not included services

Transfers to/from the Marina
Food and beverage
Bed linen
AICS membership fee (30€)

€335 per person. 

Sailing licence is not required.


This weekend is entirely organised and run by BeSkipper a.s.d. (Associazione Sportiva Dilettantisca)

Additional information

Language Italian and english.
Class Event Ticket
How to come TRAIN: La Spezia central station
Product ID 221


LAGOON 40 (2018)
Class: Catamarano - Premium

LAGOON 40 (2018) View MoreLess

Technical Sheet:
Model LAGOON 40 (2018)
Type Catamaran
Year 2018
Length 11.74 m
Width 6.76 m
Sail area 80.00 mq
Cabins 4 + 2 crew
Beds 8 + 2 crew
WC/Shower 4

Boat models, technical specifications and options may be subject to change. BeBlue organises crews by balancing age, gender and specific requests of participants and reserves the right to make free upgrades to higher classes if needed. All boats are selected with care and experience.

BeBlue reserves the right to replace any boat in or out of the catalogue with another of similar class and quality.

Common and uncommon mooring situations and how they differ from monohulls will be analysed with practical workshops on board 40-foot cruising catamarans to plan and experience every aspect of the delicate phase of mooring and anchoring.

You will learn:

Preparing for mooring and unmooring

Using the mooring warps in their different configurations (simple, bight, spring, breast lines etc.)

Typologies of warps and slip ropes for mooring (materials and bends)

Defining the essential elements for choosing the correct manoeuvre

Controlling the catamaran in waiting state

Controlling the catamaran in reverse

Stern mooring manoeuvres at the pier

Alongside mooring manoeuvres and approaching the pier

Mooring manoeuvres with “French style” anchorage

Free anchorage

Communication with the crew: roles and commands during mooring phase

Turning the catamaran in the smallest possible space

Improving manoeuvring efficiency with minimum effort

Current manoeuvring circuits

Technique for hoisting mainsail without a vang and with a sheer halyard

Overturning the catamaran in a stiff wind

Notes on structural weaknesses and the rudder coupling system

Embarkation and accommodation aboard available from 18:00 on Friday evening at Porto Mirabello, La Spezia.

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