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Course offered by Iván

2 days
Available in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese
If you are a skipper or navigator with previous experience, this intensive course will help you to broaden your practical experience, consolidating the knowledge acquired in the official practices of nautical qualifications, assuming that they are not enough to be a skipper who guides your crew in moderate weather conditions. .

It is a 16-hour course, divided into two days of 8 hours each. It will be taught on board one of our training sailboats (we have 4: Hanse 315, Hanse 415, Bavaria 34, Grand Soleil 43, located at the Monte Real yacht club in Baiona (Pontevedra).

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

The instructor of this course is a skipper of height (Merchant Navy), Professional Recreational 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 members in coastal and high-altitude navigation. More than 20,000 navigated miles guarantee it.
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  • Plan
    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: all year


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

     Trim: Adjustment of the sails for each weather condition and type of navigation.

     Docking: Docking techniques, use and function of each docking line, crew organization.

     Navigation with reduced crew: Navigation alone or with two. Techniques to navigate with confidence both with a small crew and in the event that the skipper is the only one with nautical experience on board.

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

     Pattern making: Summarizes the previous sections. Being self-sufficient on board to run the boat alone, direct crew efficiently and calmly.

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

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

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

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

     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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Necessary equipment: Water suit and nautical shoes.

The minimum desirable navigation level to take 100% advantage of the course is that of an experienced crew member: It is difficult to direct a crew if you do not master all the positions and maneuvers that the crew member has to perform.
In case of prior theoretical training only (PER, Yacht Skipper,...) consult.
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Verified professional skipper 10 reviews At Sailwiz since 2020
We are a nautical company with training and charter services. We teach all Spanish qualifications, RYA training center and non-regulated nautical training.
We have the most modern and equipped fleet in the Spanish Atlantic in a paradise for navigation that is only beginning to be known.
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Additional Information

  • Insurance
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
  • Moorings
Not included
  • Meals on board
  • Bed linens
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
Payment methods
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  • Wire transfer

5 · 10 reviews

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    José Luis
    January of 2024
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    October of 2023
    In this case our boss was Daniel, not Iván. The experience was very good, the boats used were in very good condition and the person in charge of giving us the training showed a lot of experience and skills to transmit confidence and explain the maneuvers and operation of the equipment.
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    July of 2023
    First of all say that this trip is for people who are a little initiated in the art of navigation. I applied without experience, but despite everything I was accepted and welcomed into the group without any problem. In the end I enjoyed it and above all I learned a lot about coastal navigation, sails and the study of the wind. Thank you
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    June of 2023
    We did the internships with Dani, who has taught me a lot, the Catamaran was new and super careful, only 4 students went, also the luck of our colleagues who seemed to have known each other forever, a cabin for each one with what we have Wonderful state, the school of 10, I recommend it 1000x1000
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    April of 2023
    The experience has been totally positive at all levels. It has been an excellent weekend, Iván has taught us the most important keys for safe navigation, berthing techniques, anchoring, etc., as well as guiding you in planning trips and the best destinations to navigate. I recommend it 100%.
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  • Editor de fotos_Mhkjy0
    February of 2023
    Iván is at all times explaining to you and telling you to do the maneuvers, all the teachings are very didactic and useful and one absorbs all day, the course is very useful
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    430 € /person
    1500 € /boat
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