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Intensive course for skippers in Baiona - Rías Baixas

Port of departure: Baiona, Spain
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Coordinator: Mar, 48 years old

If you are a skipper or navigator with previous experience, this intensive course will help you expand practical experience by consolidating the knowledge acquired in the official practices of nautical qualifications, assuming that they are not enough to be a skipper who guides his crew in moderate weather conditions. .

It is a 16-hour course, divided into two days of 8 hours each. It will be taught aboard a Dufour 385, a boat with 3 double cabins, a convertible lounge and 2 years, located in the port of Baiona (Pontevedra).

The course will be carried out with a maximum of 4 students, so it is a fairly personalized training.

The instructor of this course is a high altitude skipper (Merchant Marine), Professional Recreation Skipper (PPER), Yacht master offshore (RYA), instructor of Spanish nautical qualifications, marine biologist, etc. He has more than 20 years of experience training skippers and crew in coastal and offshore navigation. More than 20,000 miles navigated endorse it.

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Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 days
Number of students: 1 to 4
Periodicity: September to July


 Government: Improve government capacity by adapting technique to weather conditions. Dangers and advantages of each course according to sea and wind conditions.

 Trimado: Adjust the sails for each weather condition and type of navigation.

 Berthing: Berthing techniques, use and function of each mooring line, crew organization.

 Sailing with reduced crew: Sailing alone or two. Techniques to navigate with confidence both with reduced crew and in case the skipper is the only one with nautical experience on board.

 Crew management: How to command, teach and transmit safety and confidence to the crew on board.

 Pattern: Summarize the previous sections. Being self-sufficient on board to carry the boat alone, directing the crew with efficiency and peace of mind.

 Planning trips. How to plan, which crossings to choose depending on the weather and capabilities / wishes of the crew, where to find information. How to prepare crossings from home.

 Interpretation of the weather forecast. Digital media, local conditions, precautionary criteria.

 Life on board. How to manage and instruct the crew in electrical management, water reserves, fuel, ... Use of kitchen, bathrooms, cleaning, order, navigation safely.

 Anchoring: How, where and precautions to anchor. Both in daytime anchorage and to spend the night. Electronic aids. Neighbors precautions.

 Destinations-Seasons-Sailboat rental: Mediterranean-Caribbean when to rent, how to choose a boat and company, prices and extras, what to take into account when renting.
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Included in the price
  • Insurance
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
  • Moorings
Not included in the price
  • Meals on board
  • Bed linens
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
Additional information
Necessary equipment: Wetsuit and nautical footwear.
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Port of departure
Baiona, Spain
Rias Bajas
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Meet Mar, the coordinator
48 years old · From Baiona, España
We are a nautical company with charter services, sailing routes, international brokerage and training.
We offer for rent, with or without skipper, a completely new Lagoon 42 catamaran and a Dufour 385 Grand Large, both fully equipped, so that you can enjoy sailing through the Rías Baixas of Galicia.
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