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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Altea, Alicante
From 11 Aug to 12 Aug
11 Aug
2 days
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Alicante, Alicante
From 12 Aug to 13 Aug
12 Aug
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Vigo, Pontevedra
From 22 Aug to 23 Aug
22 Aug
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Alicante, Alicante
From 1 Sep to 2 Sep
1 Sep
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Alicante, Alicante
From 5 Sep to 6 Sep
5 Sep
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Alicante, Alicante
From 16 Sep to 17 Sep
16 Sep
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Barcelona, Barcelona
From 19 Sep to 20 Sep
19 Sep
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Vigo, Pontevedra
From 26 Sep to 27 Sep
26 Sep
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Valencia, Valencia
From 2 Oct to 3 Oct
2 Oct
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6 More information Reserve for 170€
Alicante, Alicante
From 3 Oct to 4 Oct
3 Oct
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 209€
Valencia, Valencia
From 3 Oct to 4 Oct
3 Oct
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5 More information Reserve for 170€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 10 Oct to 11 Oct
10 Oct
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 240€
La Manga, Murcia
From 10 Oct to 11 Oct
10 Oct
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3 More information Reserve for 150€
Valencia, Valencia
From 11 Oct to 12 Oct
11 Oct
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 170€
Alicante, Alicante
From 15 Oct to 16 Oct
15 Oct
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 177€
Alicante, Alicante
From 2 Nov to 3 Nov
2 Nov
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 177€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 7 Nov to 8 Nov
7 Nov
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 240€
Barcelona, Barcelona
From 14 Nov to 15 Nov
14 Nov
2 days
8 More information Reserve for 190€
Vigo, Pontevedra
From 7 Dec to 8 Dec
7 Dec
2 days
7 More information Reserve for 240€
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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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