3-day Skipper course in Croatia.


If you would like to charter a boat in Croatia, but do not have a skipper license then here is how to get Croatian B sailing licence in 3 days.

Course: 3-day Skipper Practical Course
Course Dates: Contact go4sailing office
Meeting Place: ACI Marina Vodice, Croatia.
Price: € 410,00 € 390,00

Skipper course in Croatia - go4sailing

Parking at the base will be Free of charge during the training period.

Itinerary: Please note that this itinerary is intended as a guide.

Arrival - please be prompt.
A representative will be there to meet you. You will need your passport for the registration on the training boat’s crew list then you will join the yacht and other crew members for an introduction to your crewmates and the boat’s equipment followed by the safety briefing.

Recommend Kit List: A Note pad & pen will be supplied at registration.
For the Practical Element Warm Clothes/Thermals (recommended in Low Season) Non marking Soft Shoes (No black soles please) Hat, Gloves, Scarf and Sailing Gloves, Wash Kit and Towel, Sailing Boots (recommended in Low Season/Wet weather), Torch Sunscreen, Sunglasses, course book, Cash (Cash points may not always be available) A bottle of your favorite tipple!
Please pack your kit in a soft, squashy bag SUITCASES ARE NOT SUITABLE. Stowage is at a premium so please travel light. Clothing should be warm and comfortable, and should not restrict movement. Quick drying fabrics may be beneficial. Several thin layers are better than one thick. Waterproofs are provided on request.

Mooring Fees: Please note that mooring fees are included.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided onboard from the day of registration and for the remaining duration of the course. You are responsible to pay the local Tourist tax of 1 Euro per night spent on board. If accommodation in a hotel or B&B is required, please contact the training base for a list of local venues.

Food: Food onboard is not included during the course, so please either, take food with you or you can buy supplies from the local shops. Eating out: The breakfast in the local restaurant is good and all the restaurants visited are during the training are reasonably priced for lunch and dinner.

Safety: The instructor gives all crew a full safety brief shortly after arrival. Please listen carefully and do not hesitate to ask questions if you are unsure of anything. All safety equipment is provided.

Lost Property: Please ensure you look after your property, as the training center cannot be held responsible for loss or damage. Remember to take all your belongings with you at the end of the course.

Skipper course in Croatia - go4sailing

Personal Insurance: You are not covered for personal insurance. It is highly recommended that you have your own travel insurance. All training boats have commercial liability insurance to cover skipper and crew on the crew list when onboard.

Recommended pre-course reading: Skipper Practical Course book

Please note that the Boat License Skipper book should be read before this course. You can find many other books for beginners that are useful to read.

Suggested pre-course experience: Any experience and time spent onboard a boat will be of benefit to you on the course but is not essential.

Course Content: The 3- day Skipper Course is an introduction to navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for a competent skipper and crew, it is essential all candidates read the course book before taking the local Croatian B sailing licence test with the Croatian harbormaster. This practical course is conducted on board a cruising yacht (10 to 16m), to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day. The minimum age to be awarded Croatian B sailing licence is 18.

The training center endeavors to give you the best sailing experience possible. Please let your instructor know about anything specific you would like to cover in addition to the below course syllabus.

Skipper course in Croatia - go4sailing

3-Day Skipper Course Theory

  • METEOROLOGY: Wind in the Adriatic Sea, Wind scale and sea scale
  • NAVIGATION: Basic concepts, Signs and abbreviations on nautical maps, Lighthouses and lights (beacons), Lateral signs of manageable routes or channels – system A, Cardinal signs, Signs of solitary danger special signs of new danger, Course and azimuth, Compass, Determining direction (course), Effect of wind on navigation, Sea current influence on navigation, Determining the position of the vessel, Variation, deviation table for deviation.
  • INTERNATIONAL REGULATION FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA: Rules of navigation and avoiding collision on the sea, Sounds (resonant) signals, Vessel lights, Marking motor vessels, marking a sailing vessel, marking fishing vessels, Marking vessels unable to maneuver, Marking excavations vessel, Marking piloted vessel, shrouded and anchored ships, Signs of danger.
  • MOTERISTIC: Basic concept, Controlling running motor-technical direction and data, Adriatic Sea ecology.
  • SEAMANSHIP: Anchoring the vessel, Knots, Outfitting the vessel, Man in the sea, Maneuver, docking, sailing off (departing)
  • RADIO:Working with the radios-telephone equipment, Spelling table
  • Suggested pre-course experience: Any experience and time spent onboard a boat will be of benefit to you on the course but is not essential.

Course Content

The 3- day Skipper Course is an introduction to navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for a competent skipper and crew, it is essential all candidates read the course book before taking the local Croatian B sailing licence test with the Croatian harbormaster. This practical course is conducted on board a cruising yacht (10 to 16m), to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day. The minimum age to be awarded Croatian B sailing licence is 18.

The training center endeavors to give you the best sailing experience possible. Please let your instructor know about anything specific you would like to cover in addition to the below course syllabus.

Skipper course in Croatia - go4sailing

Skipper course in Croatia - go4sailing

3-Day Skipper Course Practical

  1. Nautical terms * Parts of a boat and hull * General nautical terminology.
  2. Rope work * Knowledge most common Knots in use.
  3. Anchor work *Considerations to be taken into account when anchoring
  4. Safety * Knowledge of the safety equipment to be carried, its stowage and use * Fire precautions and fire fighting * Use of personal safety equipment, harnesses and lifejackets * Ability to send a distress signal by VHF radiotelephone.
  5. International regulations for preventing collisions at sea * Steering and sailing rules
  6. Definition of position, course and speed * Latitude and longitude * Knowledge of standard navigational terms * True bearings and courses.
  7. Navigational charts * Information shown on charts, chart symbols and representation* Use of electronic navigation equipment for position fixing
  8. Navigational drawing instruments * Use of parallel rulers, dividers and plotting instruments
  9. Compass readings *Use of hand-bearing compass.
  10. Chart work * Dead reckoning and estimated position *
  11. Preparation for sea * Is able to prepare a yacht for sea, including engine checks, selection of sails, securing and stowage of all gear on deck and below
  12. Visual aids to navigation * Lighthouses and beacons, light characteristics
  13. Meteorology * Sources of broadcast meteorological information * Knowledge of terms used in shipping forecasts and their significance to small craft * Basic knowledge of highs, lows and fronts.
  14. Passage planning * Preparation of navigational plan for short coastal passages * Meteorological considerations in planning short coastal passages
  15. Deck work * Can reef, shake out reefs and change sails to suit prevailing conditions * Can prepare an anchor, mooring warps and take charge on deck with mooring alongside, coming to a buoy, anchoring, weighing anchor and slipping from a buoy or an alongside berth
  16. Pilotage and harbor entry
  17. Engines * Knows how to change fuel and water filters, pump impeller and to bleed the fuel system.
  18. Emergency situations * is able to take correct action as skipper for recovery of man overboard * Understands distress flares.
  19. Yacht handling under power * Can bring a boat safely to and from an alongside berth, mooring buoy and anchor under various conditions of wind.
  20. Yacht handling under sail * Can bring a boat safely to and from a mooring buoy and anchor under various conditions of wind and tide * Can steer and trim sails effectively on all points of sailing



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PRICE: 390.00 Euro per person
COURSE DETAILS
Experience No Esperance needed
A basic understanding of navigation and safety
Course Outline This 3-Day practical and hands on theory sailing course is about learning to take charge of a yacht in non-tidal waters. We teach pilotage, navigation and seamanship so, by the end of the week, you should be confident to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day.
Duration 3 days – Sunday until Tuesday evening or Wednesday until Friday evening. Arrive Saturday or Tuesday and depart the following day.
Includes 4 night on board in the local marina with bedding and towels

6-Day skipper training in Croatia

PRICE: £555 per person
COURSE DETAILS
Experience No experience
Course Outline This 5-day practical sailing course is about learning to take charge of a yacht in non-tidal waters. We teach pilotage, navigation and seamanship so, by the end of the week, you should be confident to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day.
Duration 5 days – Sunday evening until Friday evening. Arrive Sunday, depart Saturday midday
Includes Breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and two evening meals
Bedding
Loan of quality wet weather gear if needed, lifejacket and harness line
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