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One week skipper course in Ibiza, departure from Valencia

Port of departure: Valencia, Spain
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Maria José M.Maroto
Coordinator: Maria José M.Maroto, 44 years old
5 reviews

Do you have the navigation title?
Do you want to learn to manage everything you need to make a journey?
Would you like to rent a sailboat with friends and / or family, being the skipper of the boat?

Join this weeklong course with other people like you. It consists of 7 consecutive days of navigation without returning home with a maximum of 8 students on board, learning and demonstrating navigation knowledge during a continuous evaluation with a RYA instructor, who will decide at the end of the course if you are eligible or not to obtain the qualification.

During the course you will assume the command of the skipper and the responsibility of the sailboat in small passages. The role of the instructor in this course is based on providing advice and support throughout the navigation. The key element is feeling the responsibility of being a skipper and being able to make the right decisions to make a safe journey. Every day you will see theory - practice of the points that will be covered.

IMPORTANT: All crew members must take an antigen test carried out by a medical center where they draw your blood and give you the results. The test must be done 2 days before departure.

It is a much cheaper test than a PCR can cost from 30 or 40 euros.

We deliver safe conduct for you to come from anywhere in Spain. And we ask for the antigen test before shipment.


Beneteau Oceanis: 15 meters in length. 4 cabins, 4 bathrooms, great room and kitchen.
Sorrento Vagabundo: 17 meters in length, 4 double cabins, 3 bathrooms, large living room and kitchen. With Yanky, trinqueta and major.

We are waiting for you on board!

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Activity dedicated to
  • Sailing course
  • Cursos de perfeccionamiento a vela
Boarding: Saturday at 6pm
Disembarkation: the following Saturday at 8am

Preparation for the sea, deck work, navigation, patrony, meteorology. Maintenance and repair work, engines, supplies, emergency situations, motor boat handling, sailing, night cruises, use of paper and electronic navigation charts, DSC calls and use of the radio, use of flares, harnesses of safety, use life jackets and rafts.

1. Organization of the trip: What to bring, what not to bring, how to help those who come to the trip without nautical knowledge know what to bring. You will have support checklists that will help you in this work

2. Route planning and alternative route: we will analyze the current weather and a refuge forecast in case it changes. In addition, we will analyze the anchorages, directions, nautical charts, etc.

3. Apps of interest to skippers: we will rely on apps for greater security and knowledge in decision-making.

4. Organization and management of the crew: be a good team leader, working on active listening and creating a good atmosphere of coexistence and team on the boat.

5. Kitchen on board: it is important to have a meal plan, prior to purchase, so that there is no excess and no lack of food.

6. Basic mechanics and supplies of basic elements: Toolkit. Knowing how to use the tester, change an impeller, change a water pump, make a gasket, etc. The sea is a hostile environment that constantly presents us with adversities, and it is important to know how to face them.

7. Learn to anchor: we will practice anchoring correctly taking into account the abatement, the probe and the weather forecast.

8. Sail trim: in sailing, trim is essential. Learning to trim sails will allow you to optimize the wind flow to increase the speed of your sailboat during navigation.

9. Maneuvers: necessary for safety at sea and security in ports when docking the boat.

10. Training of radio equipment: to navigate we rely on various electronic equipment and computer applications, as well as to communicate we have to know how to communicate and on which station to be served.
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Included in the price
  • Final cleaning
  • Professional skipper
Not included in the price
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Gas
Additional information
Skills after the course:
- Become an experienced skipper capable of navigating familiar waters during the day

Navigator Profile:
- It is not necessary to have a degree, but to have sailed
- Willingness to learn, proactive attitude
- Interesting course for those who are going to get the PER or already have the PER, Yacht Skipper, Captain Yacht
- Interesting to learn in this infinite sea of learning

Other information:
- Experience prior to the course: Attitude and desire to learn
- Pre-course knowledge: Basic navigation
- Course delivery language: Spanish
- Course duration: 7 days in a row browsing
- Minimum age: 16 years
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Valencia, Spain
Meet Maria José M.Maroto, the coordinator
44 years old · From Valencia, España
5 reviews
Professional Skipper (PPER), yacht captain, adventurer, traveler, I have traveled all the continents competing in Ironmans. I have done the mythical Titan Desert twice. Ultralight pilot. Passionate about my dedication to Nautica as coordinator and as skipper on board! This year we will go to the Caribbean! You dare?
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5 users have valued the coordinator
  • Prácticas de habilitación a vela + Baleares en Valencia
    dino pablo
    April 2021
    A unique experience that you have to live. Well organized, fun and with the direction of Maria Jose who knows how to communicate and explain what is necessary during the journey. Fully recommended and necessary after you have your PER to know what life on board is and start practicing in the real world beyond the unreal theory that makes you study at the PER.
  • Prácticas Patrón de Yate en Valencia.
    April 2021
    Fully recommended, they have been very enjoyable and complete practices, life on board is very pleasant since it is a large, spacious and fully prepared boat. As for the professionals who make it possible to carry out the internships, say that they have thought of all the details. In my case, Simón was our Skipper, a very attentive person, he has constantly helped us, transmitting confidence, solving a sea of doubts that arose throughout the journey.
    Without a doubt, I will count on María José and her team to carry out future practices and activities.
  • Prácticas Patrón de Yate en Valencia.
    March 2021
    Instructors: We have the extensive experience of Simón, a skipper of height who did not overlook any detail without explaining. María José also accompanied us during the journey, complementing the training with numerous tips.

    Boat: 50 foot sailboat in very good condition, 4 spacious cabins with their own bathroom. Very comfortable deck to learn and navigate.

    PY Course: Very positive experience, where we learned to navigate in various weather conditions. Two night sailing and motor cruises where we were able to learn how to orient ourselves in the dark and organize watches and courses.
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