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Sa., 17. Apr.



Croatia Sailing Course Charlie

Enjoy a fantastic one-week sailing adventure in Croatia. This 7-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

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Croatia Sailing Course Charlie
Croatia Sailing Course Charlie

Time & Location

17. Apr. 2021, 15:00 – 24. Apr. 2021, 10:00

Rogač, Obale Sv. Tereze bb Rogač 21432, Rogač, Croácia

About the Event

The 7-day Skipper Course content: 

  • 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
  • Nautical terms * Parts of a boat and hull * General nautical terminology.
  1. Rope work * Knowledge most common Knots in use.
  2. Anchor work *Considerations to be taken into account when anchoring
  3. 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.
  4. International regulations for preventing collisions at sea * Steering and sailing rules
  5. Definition of position, course and speed * Latitude and longitude * Knowledge of standard navigational terms * True bearings and courses.
  6. Navigational charts * Information shown on charts, chart symbols and representation* Use of electronic navigation equipment for position fixing
  7. Navigational drawing instruments * Use of parallel rulers, dividers and plotting instruments
  8. Compass readings *Use of hand-bearing compass.
  9. Chart work * Dead reckoning and estimated position *
  10. 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
  11. Visual aids to navigation * Lighthouses and beacons, light characteristics
  12. 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.
  13. Passage planning * Preparation of navigational plan for short coastal passages * Meteorological considerations in planning short coastal passages
  14. 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
  15. Pilotage and harbor entry
  16. Engines * Knows how to change fuel and water filters, pump impeller and to bleed the fuel system.
  17. Emergency situations * is able to take correct action as skipper for recovery of man overboard * Understands distress flares.
  18. Yacht handling under power * Can bring a boat safely to and from an alongside berth, mooring buoy and anchor under various conditions of wind.
  19. 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


 - On board accommodation     

 - Skipper Instructor (MCA Master of Yacht)     

 - Boat fuel     

 - Marina and mooring expenses     

 - Final Cleaning, linen      

 - Preparation for the license exam 

Not Included:

  • Food and drink on board
  • Transportation to the departure marina
  • Costs of the license exam International Bareboat Skipper

Price/person 800 €    


* Covid:

The test must be carried out in in keeping with the criteria stipulated by the Robert Koch Institute.

The test may not have been taken more than 48 hours prior to entry onboard. 

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