Learn to be a Skipper
Skipper school – swiftly, persistently and safely
Object of the course: use your knowledge and skills gained upon the successful completion of the course to become responsible for a sailboat and unexperienced crew
Age: for all adults (aged 16 to 18 with parental written consent)
Min. experience: 15 days sailing, 300 nM in your logbook, 4 hours of night navigation
Prerequisites: completed advanced sailing course or sailing experience and knowledge of the advanced sailing course acquired in another school or otherwise (we reserve the right to assess your skills upon arrival at the course)
Aquired skills: managing a sailboat and crew safely during day and night
Accommodation: on board
Sailing area: waters of island Murter, Kornati (depending on the weather, wind and weather forecast).
Duration: 6 days
Program of the skipper’s course – Practicing standard maneuvers in daytime, nighttime, and extraordinary conditions for attaining teamwork, accuracy and speed of all crew members – Anchoring and setting sail in extraordinary weather conditions at day and night – Accuracy and speed in planning and following a navigation plan with the use of terrestrial and satellite navigation in daytime and nighttime sailing conditions – Anchoring and setting sail using only sails – Handling extraordinary conditions due to unexpected malfunctions or breakage of boat equipment – Safety equipment, methods of use and safety procedures – Reaching the level of skills for independently handling a sailboat – 24 h of sailing – organization on board Special attention is devoted to the safety of the crew and boat.