Austrian license for landlocked waters course in English (BFA-Inshore) starting on 22 April 2021

Dear Fellow Sailors,

Here the information about the new session of BFA 2021 with out Partner Segelschule Hofbauer powered by Boat2Sail in the Alte Donau.


The BFA-Binnen course (Befähigungsausweis für Binnengewässer – License for landlocked waters) consists of 3 parts:

  1. Theory
  2. Practical
  3. Exam


The theory course consists of 3 theoretical webinar-based lessons. 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.

When: Next theory course begins on April 22. Thursday Evening and lasts for 3 consecutive weeks at 18:30:


Practical training is 4 times 3 hours, always on Mondays and Fridays from 17.00 to 20:00, Practical will start as soon as the COVID restrictions will be relaxed.

  1. EXAM

The exams (Theory and Practical) are usually every Friday starting at 15:00, Details and booking of exams shall be discussed with the Segelschule.

Venue: Theory Online webinar, Practical Classes take place in the Segelschule Hofbauer powered by Boat2Sail in the Alte Donau.

Closest metro station is Alte Donau, U1 red line.

Cost: 320€  (290€ for VISC members).

Trainings are open to non members.

How to sign up:

 How to get the discount:

  • Ensure VISC membership: If you are not yet VISC member, you will need to register and pay the membership fee in order to take part in the course, for instructions please see here:– 2021 Membership fee is 20 EUR.
  • With a valid VISC member you will receive a discount Code.

Materials: Will be distributed to you on the first day.

In case you have any questions or issues with registration email Michele on

Best regards,




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