Skipper your own yacht this Summer!
Our Skipper Training Program has been developed to offer an opportunity for new sailors to gain the necessary qualifications to competently operate a sailing vessel in Croatia.
This course is designed to give you the required knowledge to pass the Category B License exam, as well as give you the required practical knowledge to skipper a yacht yourself as a bareboat yacht charter. More information on bareboat charter can be found here.
The course is suitable for participants that have a basic understanding of sailing and for those that may have completed qualifications some time ago and would like to refresh their sailing knowledge.
The course consists of 2 elements the theory and practical.
3 Day Theory
- Date: 10 - 12 May, 2017
- Course Cost: 300 Euros per person
- Location: Split
- Accommodation: Not included *Can be arranged onboard a yacht, subject to availability
The theory component of the course outlines the required knowledge you will need to pass the Category B License (for more information about Category B Licenses, please read the FAQ). You will need to complete a medical check, required for the licensing process, if you wish to sit the final exam and receive your license. The cost of the medical check is an additional expense.
7 Day Practical
- Date: 13 - 20 May, 2017
- Course Cost: 500 Euros per person
- Location: ACI Marina - Split
- Accommodation: Onboard Yacht
The practical component will give you the sailing experience you will need to confidently navigate and skipper a yacht in Croatia. During the week we will discuss and plan a suitable itinerary based on the weather and group experience and requirements. Subject to weather, 2 nights will be spent in a marina outside of ACI Split and potentially an overnight on anchor or buoy.
As well as yacht handling you will also learn how to dock in marinas and ports which often requires the most focus and experience for new skippers. Although there is limited tide movement in the Adriatic there does exist unique weather patterns which also pose a potential risk to inexperienced skippers and this is covered within the planning element of the course.
You can expect a high element of hands on participation to ensure the experience gained gives you the confidence to take charge as a skipper on your own yacht.