The Verband Deutscher Windsurfing Schulen (VDWS) is founded by Peter Brockhaus, Dago Benz, Horst Karrer, Klaus Gahmig, Ernstfried Prade and the Charchulla brothers in Peter’s home town of Plettenburg. Peter invents the ‘Dry Land Simulator’ fabricated by a relative of his. ‘Instruction Prior to Purchase’ becomes the strategy to sell the sport. In the USA no such instructional approach existed. The VDWS still functions today.