Introduction to Sailing Daily course in Istra
Learn the skills of sailing on msy Larus in Istria-Novigrad
Monday to Friday 2 hours sailing with ASA instructors on board at MSY Larus
You will learn basic sailing technique and terminology,. It is a great fun for family and individuals spending their vacation in istra ,Croatia
MSY Larus was built in 1930, and completely restored to its original appearance in 2004.
It is equipped for classic sailing, has two main core sails and three jib total area of 200 m2.
It measures 22 meters and 5 meters wide
Do not miss the experience to sail like in old times, with the grace of the wind without the engine, rush, stress, just listening to the sound of a full sails, the waves …
Theoretical and practical part includes:
The brief will include the use of life jackets, where they are stored and when you will use them. What to do in the event of a fire and where to muster. Where the life rafts and other lifesaving equipment is kept and the procedures the permanent crew will adopt for you to use them as appropriate.
The idea will be to get you familiar with the basics of sail hoisting and simple setting of the sails for tacking, gibing or wearing ship. (Don’t worry all these terms will be explained as part of the training.) Steering and other duties may also be described or demonstrated. All the task you are given will be supervised and assistance given until you are competent to do them on your own. (Remember we want you to come sailing again so it is in our best interests to look after you properly.)
Learning the ropes
Even on a small boat there could be as many as forty different ropes that do a variety of tasks. You will not be expected to know which rope does what at the beginning but it will be hoped you know two or three by the end of the voyage. Guidance will always be available.
Going aloft is great fun if you enjoy the challenge. It is never compulsory and fully supervised training will be given. The more often you go aloft the easier it gets. However if you go aloft without feeling any worry then you are probably overconfident and not doing the right thing.
No one need be left out – it’s a team game.
The tasks are all simple to perform once you have been shown how to do them. Many of them require a team of people to do them and that is part of the social fun of the voyage.
Look out duty
All vessels traveling through the water have to keep a proper lookout, in marine speak this is called “underway”. You might think in these days of radar, gps and other gismos that it can all be covered electronically from the bridge by the ships officers. That is not the case, large dangers can lie semi submerged in the water, containers washed off ships are like mini glaciers, 7/8 under the sea and capable of puncturing steel hulls. Large logs and wreckage are similar dangers. The beauty of look out duty is that you get to spot wildlife first and any other exciting things in view. May be you get to shout “there she blows” as you spot a whale.
Taking the helm and steering the ship is one of the high points of any voyage, again training is always given before you can do this on your own.
Enjoy the training, get to know your fellow crew members and the permanent crew in the process and in no time at all you will feel like an experienced sailor.
Daily Monday to Friday from Novigrad, Umag, Poreč, Rovinj
Price per person : € 50
2 hours of sailing with the boat and getting to know and learning the art of sailing
The price includes:
-ASA instructors and crew
DO NOT MISS OUT ON A GREAT VACATION !