Basic Sailing Course


Basic Sailing Course

Basic Sailing Course is the easiest way to start Learning how to Sail. During the basic sailing course you will accomplish all necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to independently manage a smaller sports sailing boat.

This course will teach you basic sailing on a 22 to 26 foot keelboat sailboat. There are sailing terms to learn and use in practice while we sail out to coastal waters of Croatia.

You will learn boat terminology, knots, tacking, gybing, points of sail, basic docking, safety procedures, and more!

Age: for all adults (16-18 years with the signature of a parent or guardian)

Prerequisites: Ready to have fun in safe learning environment !

Min. Requirements: swimming skills and willingness to exercise

Acquired skills: the basics of steering, handling sails, participation in all the work on the boat. You will learn how to feel comfortable around the equipment and familiarize yourself with the basics of sailing

Accommodation: Maritime zone: Punat,  Island of Krk , North Adriatic

Daily schedule:

08:30 – introduction to the program

10:15 – departure

13:00 – Lunch break (anchoring)

14:00 – navigation

17:00 – return to the marina and reorganizing  ship


If you are already familiar with the basics of sailing but lack experience or would like to complete your knowledge, choosing a basic course is a good decision, as the moment you go out on the open sea, besides having a wonderful time, you are also taking on a great responsibility.

A basic course lasts 2 or 2×2 days. It is recommended that beginners without any experience take a course that lasts 4 days. This can be done in a single week (4 days) or over two weekends, depending on the availability of course participants. Accommodation for participants is on one of our sailboats.

After this course, you will be ready for the navigation course and skipper training.

Our course is designed to prepare the student to successfully challenge the certification standards for that particular skill level. Most of our students are able to pass the practical skill requirements during course time. Some students, however, require an additional Review Course or two before they are ready to challenge the Practical Checkout.

Those with previous boating experience can pick up the fundamentals more quickly than those without previous experience.

Topics covered:
  • Sailing Theory
  • Safety at sea and ship
  • Port / Starboard side.
  • Wind ward / lee ward side
  • Why the boat is going forward (Bernoulli’s law)
  • Safety Gear
  • Points of Sailing
  • Knots
  • Tacking & Jibing
  • Crew Responsibilities
  • Helmsmanship & Commands
  • Getting Underway & Making Sail
  • Sail Trimming
  • Securing the Boat
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Finding & Reading the Wind Direction
  • Mechanics of Rig & Sail
  • Reefing
  • Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Navigation Rules

Availability and Pricing:

Sailing Course Pricing  and options  

Duration: 2 or 2×2 days

Duration 2 days
Accommodation on a sailboat
Price/person 300 €

Duration 4 days
Accommodation on a catamaran
Price/person 550 €

  • Accommodation: on a sailboat, twin cabin
  • Included in the price:: accommodation, instructor, fuel, berth, tourist tax


We can organize sailing courses and all other forms of sailing from our offer over several days or weekends, depending on your availability.

Contact us for available dates


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