Beginners' Course

Interested in sailing, but have never dared to sail by yourself? Use this chance and finally become a sailor! Sailing a yacht is not as complicated as it may seem to you. The basics can be learned quickly. All you need is a lot of practice. Realize your dream of becoming a sailor and enrol in our one-week sailing school in Croatia, which will prepare you to take an exam and become a day skipper!

The Program

One week of education in our school consists of the introduction to seamanship, including both theoretical and practical education, which enables the student to independently manoeuvre a sailing yacht or to become a part of a sailing crew.
The school is held by an experienced instructor on board a sailing yacht. Previous sailing knowledge of seamanship is not necessary. The course is taught on 3-, 4- or 5-cabin charter yachts, which are a standard in the charter business.
Our sailing school prepares its participants for real situations which await a nautical tourist in the Adriatic (and the most of the Mediterranean). The school offers all the necessary knowledge and skills that enable the participant to independently charter a yacht in a charter company, safely manoeuvre the yacht and return it to its base in perfect condition.

Duration: 1 week, from Saturday, 18:00 h to Saturday, 08:00 h Accommodation: a sailing yacht equipped for accepting a number of people for several days Departure base: Rogač, Šolta island, Split region.

Theoretical Part

  1. Getting to know the yacht, its parts, systems and instruments
  2. Obligatory and safety equipment and its use
  3. Learning about the documents necessary to charter a yacht and to sail legally
  4. Basic safety on board – fire protection, safety measures and first aid
  5. Basics of navigation, using nautical charts and handbooks
  6. Engine operations and maintenance
  7. Meteorology in the Adriatic
  8. Boating knots
  9. Basics of sailing
  10. Manoeuvres and procedures
  11. Maritime affairs, Maritime Code, rules for avoiding collisions at sea
  12. Naval radiotelephony and signalisation

Practical Part

  1. Practical application of theoretical knowledge
  2. Manoeuvres of sailing out
  3. Docking astern
  4. Docking alongside
  5. Catching the buoy
  6. Anchoring
  7. Sailing
  8. Trimming and reefing
  9. Practising to manoeuvre a yacht, both with sails and powered by engine