Climb aboard for a week to practice some of the most stressful sailing maneuvers under the close instruction of a professional skipper. With a maximum of 4 other crew members on board, you will get great hands-on practice in tough conditions so you can improve your skills. Become more comfortable navigating a sailboat with a backdrop of the Croatian coastline and enjoy leisure time to explore some of these incredible locations.
This course is built on the basis of the Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper course with extensions we consider important. We explain the theory and give you the opportunity to practice the manoeuvres which cause most problems to new sailors and young skippers. We are eager to share our knowledge and best practices with you. Prepare for a lot of drilling and hands-on practice time.
Course content: mooring, anchoring, mooring at a buoy, manoeuvring in a port, night passage making, navigation, using a spinnaker, trimming sails, possibly heavy weather sailing and the social side of skippering.
Ability after the course: You will be able to moor in calm weather at a pier, dock and buoy. You will be able to setup watches system and keep the log, navigate at night, hoist and use the spinnaker together with the crew. You will learn to be aware of the social dynamics of the group and be prepared to lead it.