Sailing training practices

Sailing practices for nautical titles: PNB, PER, Patron and Yacht Captain
Obtain the sailboat sailing certificate in Spain by performing the statutory sailing practices. Consult and choose your practices to enable your nautical qualification to govern sail vessels.

In Sailwiz you can find the official practices in the best approved nautical schools. Here you can check availability of our courses, contact the skippers and the practice coordinators and make your reservation.
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Alicante, Alicante
From 22 May to 23 May
22 May
2 days
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Guetaria, Gipuzkoa
From 22 May to 23 May
22 May
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València, Valencia
From 22 May to 23 May
22 May
2 days
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Guetaria, Gipuzkoa
From 26 May to 27 May
26 May
2 days
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Vigo, Pontevedra
From 29 May to 30 May
29 May
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 240€
Málaga, Málaga
From 29 May to 30 May
29 May
2 days
6 More information Reserve for 220€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 4 Jun to 6 Jun
4 Jun
3 days
7 More information Reserve for 240€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 11 Jun to 13 Jun
11 Jun
3 days
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Barcelona, Barcelona
From 11 Jun to 13 Jun
11 Jun
3 days
10 More information Reserve for 520€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 18 Jun to 20 Jun
18 Jun
3 days
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Guetaria, Gipuzkoa
From 19 Jun to 20 Jun
19 Jun
2 days
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Guetaria, Gipuzkoa
From 23 Jun to 24 Jun
23 Jun
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 220€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 25 Jun to 27 Jun
25 Jun
3 days
7 More information Reserve for 240€
Altea, Alicante
From 26 Jun to 27 Jun
26 Jun
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 180€
Guetaria, Gipuzkoa
From 6 Jul to 7 Jul
6 Jul
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 220€
Alicante, Alicante
From 15 Jul to 16 Jul
15 Jul
2 days
2 More information Reserve for 209€
Alicante, Alicante
From 16 Aug to 17 Aug
16 Aug
2 days
6 More information Reserve for 177€
Los Alcázares, Murcia
Start: 4 Sep. SaSu from 09:00 to 18:00
4 Sep
2 days
3 More information Reserve for 175€
Alicante, Alicante
From 29 Sep to 30 Sep
29 Sep
2 days
6 More information Reserve for 177€
Alicante, Alicante
From 11 Oct to 12 Oct
11 Oct
2 days
6 More information Reserve for 177€
Alicante, Alicante
From 8 Nov to 9 Nov
8 Nov
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 177€
Alicante, Alicante
From 20 Nov to 21 Nov
20 Nov
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 177€
Alicante, Alicante
From 24 Nov to 25 Nov
24 Nov
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 177€
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  • What are the sailing practices of nautical qualifications?

    If you already have a nautical title and you'd like to govern sailboats of more than six meters in Spain (those of less length do not require any title) you'll need to obtain this certificate. The sail boat sailing qualification practices is regulated by Royal Decree 875/2014, of October 10. It sets which is the program and the requirements that the course should follow. 

    It is necessary to do an internship aboard a vessel of an approved school. The titles that can be enabled to govern sailing vessels are all except of the "titulin" or navigation license:

    - Basic Navigation Pattern (GNP)

    - Recreational Boat  Pattern (PER)

    - Yacht Pattern (PY)

    - Yacht Captain (CY)

    You'll only need to do the sailing training practices once. This rating is voluntary, it is only necessary if you want to sail with a sailing boat.
  • What advantages does Sailwiz offer me if I book sailing practices on its website?

    There are five reasons why booking your sailing practice with Sailwiz is the best option: 
    1. By booking a sailing practice in Sailwiz, we'll refund you 20% of the amount in miles so you can use them in other plans available in Sailwiz and get a discount.
    2. The minimum price guaranteed. Sailwiz conditions state that schools must publish their best offers in Sailwiz. If you find a cheaper price of the same practice, contact us.
    3. If you have any problem or problem with the school, Sailwiz will help you to find the best possible solution.
    4. If a school cancels a practice you will receive your reservation money immediately without having to claim the school.
    5. Sailwiz only works with certified nautical schools that strictly comply with regulations and curricula.
  • What is the duration of sailing practices?

    Sailing practices have a minimum duration of 16 hours.

    You'll only need to do the sailing training practices once, this means that if you make this qualification for the title of Basic Navigation Pattern (PNB) and in the future you get a higher title you will keep the sailboat sailing qualification in the upper title.
  • Should we take an exam to enable a nautical title for sailboats?

    It is not necessary to take any exam for sailing training practices.

    It is only necessary that an approved nautical school certifies that you took the practices and have the necessary knowledge to govern sailing vessels.
  • What is the training program for sailing?

    The internship program is regulated by specific regulations. It is divided in the next 8 sections: 

    1. Theory of sailing: You will learn the basics of the operation of sailing vessels. The different directions of the boat should take depending on the wind and the maneuvers of turning and translucent. Emphasis will also be placed on defeat planning and interpretation of the weather forecast.

    2. Rigging and sails: Learning the sailing elements: Rigging, sails, slinging and appendages.

    3. Sailing maneuver I: Basic principles of sailing maneuver as well as rigging and undocking of the vessel.

    4. Sailing maneuver II:  How the balance influences the operation of the boat, how it reacts to the rudder and the reduction of speed that this implies. The adjustment that the sails will need depending on the course of the boat, and other factors that can influence and in the managing of the vessel. 

    5. Sailing maneuver III: In this section you will learn to perform maneuvers of tack and backlight.

    6. Advanced sail maneuvering: Maneuvering like faching, anchoring, stopping the boat and then leaving the anchorage with the sailboat.

    7. Safety maneuvers: The procedure to be followed in the collection of man in the water while sailing in a sailing-vessel, etc.

    8. Sailing navigation safety: Explanation of the usual risks of sailing.
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