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BFA-Binnen License Theory Course in English starting 14 May

The next Befähigungsausweis für Binnengewässer (BFA-Binnen) – Austrian License for landlocked waters course starts 14 May 2018The theory course takes place 6 consecutive Mondays (except 23 May), from 18:30 to 21:30.

To take part in this course you do not need any previous knowledge, nautical or sailing wise. The theory lessons always start from scratch and will gradually build up to the level of the licence. If in any case you miss one or two classes, it is no problem and you should be still able to easily follow the other lectures.

To find out more about BFA-Binnen license and other training click here.

To register for the course or should you have any further questions please contact Anya on

VenueSegelschule Hofbauer Alte Donau classroom (14, 23, 28 May and 4, 11, and 18 June 2018).

Cost: 60 EUR per participant (including materials).

Theory exam: Consists of 40 multiple choice questions. Can be done any Friday afternoon at 15.30 at Hofbauer sailing school. Exam fee is 15 EUR.  Can be done on its own or together with practical part.

Practical lessons and exam: The practical lessons can be done independently from the theory part. It can be done before, during or after you have taken the theory course and theory exam.

Hofbauer offers you packages of 10 private practical lessons with instructor aimed at preparing for the practical exam.Lessons to be done individually or as a small group up to 4 people. The prices for blocks of 10 will be as follows:

  • 395 EUR for 1 person
  • 305 EUR per person if two persons share the trainer
  • 285 EUR per person if three persons share the trainer
  • 265 EUR per person if four persons share the trainer

Please contact Hofbauer sailing school directly or we can also help to set them up.

License issuance: Please note that there is a license issuance fee of 30 EUR (+ a photo).

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