Catamaran Skipper training
In a very short time, the skipper training course will enable you to become a reliable Catamaran skipper.
The training can take place in a single week or over two weekends, depending on the availability of participants.
There are sailing terms to learn and use in practice while we sail out to coastal waters of Croatia.
You will learn
- 7 days of non-stop sailing in the Northern Adriatic Sea
- Basic features and sailing terminology
- Getting to know a sailboat
- Safety at sea basics
- Basics of sailing, wind roses
- Sailing on a defined course
- Turning windward and leeward
- Meteorology basics
- Navigation basics
- Boating knots
- Setting a course and navigation in relation to the weather forecast, and wind and meteorological conditions
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
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
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.
What will you do?
- Night watch
- Cooking on board
- Introduction to equipment and sailboat systems
- Sailing in and out of the port/marina
- Anchoring – choosing the right position and performing anchoring
- Bow/stern, port and starboard side berthing
- Avoiding collisions, navigation
- Safety at sea – man overboard maneuvering
- How to use safety equipmen
Intensive sailing Course Details
On this 7-day course, we are based in Punat for 3 days and sail the Kvarnerić archipelago with accommodation in sailboat cabins for 2. In your free time, bicycles and standup paddleboards (SUP) are available from the Sailing Center, while in Marina Punat, where the sailboats are berthed, there is a recently opened SPA facility with a pool for relaxation and enjoyment.
For four days, we navigate the Northern Adriatic archipelago (the islands of Krk, Rab, Cres, Lošinj and Ilovik) and sail at least 30 miles every day, which makes this course ideal for gaining the mileage necessary for various certificates and also for gaining practical skills under sail. The intensive course is conceived in a way that every participant will go through each position on board – skipper, trim of mainsail, jib and genoa, gennaker, anchoring, docking, etc.
This course includes one night under sails, and the crew is divided into 4-hour shifts, with each participant undertaking every duty on board the sailboat that is necessary for safe and efficient sailing. Navigating under the stars has its own magic and is something you need to experience for yourself.
During the intensive course, you will gain valuable experience while sailing, as we sail in all weather conditions, which will be an introduction to offshore sailing for you.
Sailing Course Pricing
- Accommodation: on a sailboat, twin cabin
- Included in the price:: accommodation, instructor, fuel, berth, tourist tax
NOTICE: Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 courses and cruises are organized according to epidemiological standards. Unfortunately, that impact to our prices. All participants are accommodated in separate cabins (1 person in a twin cabin). Accommodation in pairs is possible at your own request.
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