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Biograd na Moru

Catamaran Sailing Course (SOLD OUT)

Enjoy a fantastic one-week sailing adventure in Croatia. The Catamaran 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

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Catamaran Sailing Course  (SOLD OUT)
Catamaran Sailing Course  (SOLD OUT)

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Biograd na Moru, Biograd na Moru, Croácia

About the Event

The Catamaran Sailing course consists of a theoretical and practical part performed simultaneously.

No prior sailing experience is needed for attending the course.

Your dream holiday is sailing the Croatian coast, and you have already made plans to rent a yacht this summer – but you worry you are short in sailing experience, and that is busting up your confidence?

Sign up for this Catamaran Sailing Course, and master the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for independent sailing in 7 days. From the first day, attendees will also learn about the complete organization of the boat. Over the course of 7 days, we sail as many nautical miles as possible (200nm); the aim being to acquire practical knowledge and experience at sea trouhg repetition and practice.

No previous sailing experience is needed.

What You Will Learn...

Boat maneuvering:

  • Mooring of the boat, by stern and flank
  • Departure from the mooring site, secluded and between other boats
  • Docking by bow and stern
  • Various anchoring techniques
  • Tying the mooring buoy

Navigational skills:

  • Meteorology
  • Map reading methods
  • Navigation plan and route specification
  • Navigational instruments usage

Safety:

  • Locating and inspection of onboard first aid
  • Most common injuries and avoidance methods
  • Safety at sea
  • Everyday practical work on VHF radio station

Mechanical problems solving:

  • Introduction to the main characteristics of the propulsion system
  • Motor and propulsion system control
  • Recognizing and solving the ship’s most common system failures
  • Recognizing and solving the most common sailing mistakes
  • Correct usage of the mooring winch
  • Avoiding the most common boat damage

Skipper's skills:

  • Knowing the responsibilities, duties and rights of a skipper
  • Trimming of the sails
  • Knots
  • Preparing the boat for navigation
  • Introduction to the basic sailing rules
  • Check-in and check-out process
  • Internal crew communication

Included:

  • Onboard accommodation
  • Skipper Instructor (MCA Master of Yacht)
  • Final Cleaning, linen

Not Included:

  • Food and drink on board
  • Marina and mooring expenses (8€/P.P Night)
  • Boat fuel (10-15€ per participant)
  • Transportation to the departure marina
  • Tourist taxes (10€/P.p week)

Sailing around Biograd na Moru (Croatia) - 7 day itinerary

 Option 1- The northern route 

Day 1: Mrljane

This small fishing village on the northern shore of the Pašman island has recently started shifting towards tourism. It is a perfect place to enjoy a day under the sun away from the crowds. A nearby underwater freshwater spring, located near the beach, cools the shallow waters and provides refreshment to all that come across its stream.

Day 2: Kukljica

Kukljica, a picturesque tourist and fishermen’s village, is located on the southeast end of the island of Ugljan overlooking the island of Pašman. Kukljica is an unexpected source of culture with art exhibitions held during July and August as well as various concerts, theatre plays, poetry nights and festivals.

Day 3: Rivanj

Rivanj is a small island located between the island of Ugljan and Sestrunj. You could head over to the northeastern part of the islands where the bays of Dubrinka and Lokvina are located. These two bays are home to some beautiful beaches and perfect for some summer activities.

Day 4: Sali

Leaving Rivanj, sail south to the island of Dugi Otok and the town of Sali. Here you can stock up and prepare for exploring the two gems of the Adriatic, the National Park Kornati and the Natural Park Telaščica. If you are looking for a spot for an afternoon swim, sail around the southern tip of the island and anchor in the magnificent Ćuščica bay.

Day 5: Kornati

Sail towards the northern tip of the Kornat island, the largest island of the Kornati archipelago. Spectacular views and natural beauty of the islands will open up quite an appetite, so be sure to stop at one of the restaurants scattered along the coast. One of the more popular destinations is the Mare restaurant on the island of Katina and the Suha Punta tavern on the island of Kornat. Make sure to obtain the tickets needed to enter the National Park, which can be bought online.

Day 6: Kornati

Most of the day will be spent sailing along the southern coast of the Kornat island. There are plenty of coves along the coast where you can anchor and enjoy the crystal clear sea. The perfect way to end your visit to the Kornati National Park is a meal at the Opat tavern, located in a small bay on the southern tip of the island. The tavern has a capacity of 25 berths and offers delicious local seafood.

Day 7: Sovinje

Before you head back to Biograd, make sure to stop at the Sovinje beach on the island of Pašman. Here you will find a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. An ideal place for a last swim and snorkel before you end your journey.

 Option 2 - The southern route 

Total sail distance: 50 NM

Things to see and do: Visit the spectacular Kornati National Park and explore some lesser-known Croatian islands. Enjoy a cocktail or two at some of the more popular nightclubs on the island of Murter.

This route is perfect for: Groups of friends and families looking to experience the natural beauty of islands in central Dalmatia. Sailing enthusiasts will enjoy visiting one of the most popular sailing destinations in all of the Mediterranean.

Best time of year for sailing: Mid-April to the end of September.

Day 1: Žižanj

The small island of Žižanj is located off the southeastern tip of the island of Pašman. This uninhabited island is a perfect spot for everyone looking for a bit of peace and quiet. There are several houses available for rent and a couple of restaurants on the island.

Day 2: Žut

The island of Žut sits just north of the island of Kornat and is the second biggest island of the Kornati archipelago. The ACI Marina Žut is located in the westernmost part of the harbour of Žut and is a popular nautical base for those visiting the Kornati National Park. The marina offers 120 berths and is open from April 1st until the end of October.

Day 3: Kornati

Spend the whole day sailing south along the coast of the island of Kornat and soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings. Take a break and anchor in the Stiniva bay where you can enjoy some delicious local food and wine.

Day 4: Murter

Murter is the largest settlement on the island of the same name, located 10 NM east from the Kornati islands. This is an ideal place to stock up before heading southeast. The small town of Tisno connects the island of Murter with the mainland via a small bridge. Lately, Tisno has been a popular destination among younger generations as it hosts several music festivals during the summer.

Day 5: Tribunj

Tribunj is a charming little coastal settlement located near the popular tourist destination of Vodice. Here you can enjoy a vast selection of quality local seafood, in a more relaxed atmosphere. Tribunj also has a moderately sized marina with 240 berths and 150 dry berths.

Day 6: Prvić

Prvić is a small island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, situated in the Šibenik archipelago, about half a mile from the mainland. The whole island is car-free and is a safe haven for all looking to get away and enjoy some peace and quiet. The entire island is considered a cultural heritage and is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of Culture.

Day 7: Drage

As you head back north towards Biograd, make sure to stop at Drage. Here you will find numerous pebble, rocky beaches and coves suitable for families with children. This former farming and fishing village is today a modern tourist destination with multiple campsites, restaurants and a rich selection of various summer activities.

Have a look at the another route marked on Google Maps  here.

Price/person 1200€

The listed prices refer to double cabin accommodation. Surcharge for the use of a single cabin is 50% of the stated price

No Hidden Costs

Payment methods: Bank transfers, Direct debit, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay

We accept different forms of payment depending on where you apply.

PROMOVIDEO

What is the reputation of the sailing school you are considering?

Check out reviews on Google and Instagram. Rather than be told by the sailing school that they are great, find out from the students themselves.

Will the Croatia Sailing Course itinerary change?

Our number one priority is to ensure that we have safe and happy guests onboard our sailing course. With this in mind, we may need to change the itinerary for a variety of reasons including weather, port availability and guest experience.

What are the sleeping arrangements?

You can also have a cabin to yourself (one double bed to yourself) but you would need to pay a single supplement (50% extra). Alternatively, you can choose to share with another solo passenger (of the same gender).

What currency should I bring?

Even though Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, their currency is still the Croatian Kuna. The best way to get Kunas is to withdraw directly from an ATM (available in most large towns, Airport and Kornati Marina).

What is the food and drink situation?

Food and drink is not included. Our yacht is equipped with a kitchenette including a gas stove, fridge, oven and kettle. You will need to bring your own food and drink prior to boarding the yacht.We have Supermarket in Kornati Marina and in different islands we will visit. This way you can pick out exactly the food you'll prefer for lunch at sea. In the evenings you'll have a wide variety of restaurant options. Croatia has delicious, locally-grown food, and our skipper will be happy to recommend the perfect restaurant for you.

Are bed linen and towels included?

Yes they are, however the towels are for indoor/shower use only – you’ll need to bring your own beach towel for outdoors.

When does the trip start and finish?

Check in is from 3pm in Kornati Marina on saturday. The tour ends in Kornati Marina on saturday. We ask all our passengers to disembark by 9am to allow us time to clean the yacht before the next departure. Detailed directions to the marina will be emailed to you when you book your tour. If you’re unable to make it to check-in on time, you can easily catch up with your ship at your first destination.

Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?

A local payment of round 30-50 Euros per person is payable onboard. This payment incorporates port fees, fuel and tourist taxes throughout the week and is subject to change.

Can I get my certification at the end of the course ?

Yes, at the end of the trip, you will have 200 miles logged and you will be able to apply for the certification. The certification is paid separately, according to the needs of each student. Check the prices here.

For those interested, the theoretical and practical exams are given on the last day of the trip.

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