SKIPPER TRAINING

Skippers Wanted

€390/person
May 23-27 4 days 4-6 People Dalmatia

Highlights of the trip

Dreaming of crossing the ocean one day? 

We encourage you to take the first step and participate in our skipper’s training program, spending 5 days aboard a yacht to bring your already existing sailing knowledge and skills to a higher level.

We believe that boating does not primarily require a certificate, but real knowledge and as much experience as possible are the key factors. In most cases, it depends on the routine and the proper knowledge of the local conditions to make sailing a pleasant and relaxing way of family holidays.

At our maneuver training, we provide you with the opportunity to try what it feels like to be behind the wheel, we will teach you the ins and outs of sailing, and in addition to theoretical knowledge, we will talk about challenges, practical solutions and mooring tips and tricks. You will practice setting sails correctly, getting in and out of ports, and everything you need to improve in order to embark confidently in the future as a captain.

We will adapt the program to the knowledge and requests of the participants, and we can also organize the exam necessary for obtaining a skipper license, upon request.

BASE MARINA

Split, Croatia

ACCOMODATION

on a sailing boat - in a 2 person cabin

PROVISION

Self-catering

Training schedule

#skills
This course is focused on bringing already existing skills to a higher level and on practical applying of already existing theory knowledge.
#handbook
As a part of the course you will get a printed handbook edited by the instructor. It will help you to master the syllabus of the course. Every morning the course starts with theory lesson and continues in practise.
#practice
You will learn in practice how to plan a route, use nautical maps, to sail in channels. First aid and VHF radio operation.
#plan
Determine your position with hand bearing compass and use of GPS. Besides that you will improve your knowledge on weather and how it’s affecting on sailing. We will show you where to find a weather forecast, how to read it as well and speak about how the tides affect sailing.
#manoeuvre
After the instructors’ explanation and demonstration you will take the helm. You will ailing out of a berth, docking, anchoring, buoy catching, helming. You’ll learn how to manoeuvre in close quarters as well as in the man overboard situation. You will be responsible for the safety of the crew and the boat as well as for navigation. You will experience a night sail too (if the conditions allow).
#experience
By passing on our many years of sailing and local knowledge experience, our trainer will help applicants learn how to work with the sea, using the forces of nature, while also constantly being given opportunities to work independently.
#environmental friendly attitude
Protecting the nature, using the power of wind.
#team work
We hope that in these few days the cadets will become a well-accustomed team, as the coordinated work of the crew in carrying out the tasks is essential to successfully reaching the finish line. Our main goal with the training is that the future captains will be able to sail more confidently after attending the training.

Skills and knowledge

Boat handling using sails and motor
Approaching berth place and docking
Anchoring and buoy catching
Use of nautical maps and aids
Navigation – calculating position and heading, use of GPS
Safety measures, MOB, life raft
Rules of the road - COLREG
Weather and forecast

Good to know

Low cost carriers have become the best value in your flights planning to reach Split.
Getting to Split by bus is one of the cheapest ways to travel. Split bus station (Autobuski Kolodvor) is conveniently located in Split port area.
Traveling to Croatia by car is always a good idea. Split is connected by a very picturesque highway A1 from Zagreb. 

If you need transfer or taxi from the airport, it can be arranged upon request.

May is an ideal month to visit Croatia.
The temperatures fluctuate between 16 and 23°C, there is just a little rainfall and wind, and there are no more than 8 hours of sunshine per day. Rain in May simply comes and goes quickly under the form of sporadic showers and maybe an occasional cloud blanket. Winds generally NW F3-4 (10-20 Knots, sometimes up to 25 Knots).

Here’s a suggested packing list for a more comfortable sailing training:

  • a soft travel bag on wheels
  • sun-protective T-shirts with sleeves
  • sailing / deck shoes (you can also bring your sailing boots)
  • fleece sweater or vest
  • coastal sailing foul weather gear (waterproof jacket and pants)
  • portable VHF radio and inflatable life vest (if you already have)
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