Hoist the sails!
You have few days off only? And already have fallen in love with sailing? In three days of cruising you will recharge your energy and enjoy the freedom of sailing in Murter archipelago. This will be your first sail out from the base marina, and this is something you will certainly remember forever.
Pack your gloves and towards Murter!
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Advanced Sailing Short Program – To whom is intended for?
Advanced Sailing short program is intended for all enthusiasts who are in love with sailing, and use every free day to escape to the sea. The program will introduce hidden coves and scenes visible only from the sea.
After this program, you will want more and more. Sign up for one of the cruises on the Adriatic, eg sailing to the magnificent Dubrovnik!
We provide a brief overview of the knowledge and skills you will acquire in this program.
Preparing sailboat for the cruise
We can say that the sailboat is ready for a cruise when the fridge is full and equipment checked. Cruises are usually supplemented by food and water supplies. Everything else should be on the sailboat.
Navigation is the skill of taking a boat from one place to another. You will adopt the following terms and use in practice:
Measurement units in navigation
Orientation at sea
Sailing in course
If we want to sail from a point A to a point B and the wind allows us to do it without manoeuvring, i.e. we sail in a straight line – that means that we sail in course. You will repeat and perfect: luff up, bear away, tack and gybe.
Very often this type of sail is referred to as an incomprehensible, complicated and expensive sail, very prone to tearing. All of that is true; however, it is also true that the spinnaker is used to increase the boat’s speed when sailing downwind.
Meteorology is the science which investigates weather and weather phenomena in the Earth&’s atmosphere. Term “weather” in its basic sense refers to the changes occurring in the atmosphere, from the sea level to the height of about 10 to 11 km above sea level.
Approaching the shore
One of the most important exercises at the advanced sailing course; out from marina in to marina, out from marina in to marina, out from marina in to marina …
Goal: adapting to the sailing area through improving existing sailing skills and acquiring new ones
Age: all adults (from 16 to 18 years of age only with written parental permission)
Minimal experience: 5 days sailing, 100 NM in your logbook
Prerequisites: completed basic sailing course or sailing experience and knowledge of the basic sailing course acquired in another school or otherwise (we reserve the right to assess your skills)
Acquired knowledge: fundamental skills of managing the boat and crew and readiness for taking an exam for licence “Boat skipper B category”; sailed 90 NM (approx.)
Sailing area: waters of island Murter, Kornati islands
Duration: 3 days
Arrival: 1st day 6:00 pm
Start: next day 8:30 am
End: last day late afternoon
Participants are required to check in on the announced date at 6:00 pm.
Official start of the program is next day at 8:30 am.
Departure is scheduled in the afternoon of the last day, unless you have selected one of the additional programs; in that case the departure is next day afternoon.
All participants get a certificate as a recognition of participation and a logbook as a record of acquired skills, nautical miles sailed and weather conditions.
Sailing plan:Day 1
- 8:30 am lessons (navigation)
- 10:00 am sailing
- 5:00 pm return to Jezera
- 8:30 am lessons
- 10:00 am departure to the island of Zut / night
- 10:00 am departure and sailing towards Jezera
- 5:00 pm arrival in Jezera
Sailing plan is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast. Safety is our priority!
Theoretical and practical part include:
- Safety at sea and onboard
- Preparation of the boat for sailing
- Navigation, geographical latitude and longitude, measurement units in navigation, orientation at sea, sea charts
- Sailing in the course
- Meteorology (wind, air pressure, cyclones and anticyclones, weather report)
- Approaching the shore using engine
Sailing gloves, two pairs of non-slip shoes or sneakers, T-shirts and long sleeve shirts, short and long pants, strong sunscreen, a cap or a hat, sunglasses, towels, personal hygiene items, bathing suit, towels, mosquito repellent.
If you are sailing during colder months, please bring a warm waterproof jacket, pants and sleeping bag.
Please remember to bring personal medications if required.
DATES AND PRICES
There are no available dates currently.
Approximate price – 460 EUR
Please, use the booking system above to get the exact price, the system calculates EUR price based on the current exchange rate.
The price includes:
accommodation onboard, sailing program, an instructor, booklet, logbook, berth in base marina, bed linen, fuel, tourist tax, VAT.
meals for the participant and instructor and other marina’s costs (approximate cost 35 – 50 EUR , meals on board), arrival and departure costs, parking fee (weekly parking ticket 18 EUR, required payment 01.06.-30.09., otherwise free of charge), travel insurance.
Rates apply to accommodation in double cabins. The upgrade for the use of a single cabin is 60% of the listed price.
The format of the dates is European (DD.MM.YYYY)
For our courses we recommend the following literature: Your First Sailing Handbook.
The proposed handbook has been written by our part-time instructor and it is the perfect literature for our courses. The content and structure of the handbook are in line with our basic course, but it also serves as a lifelong reminder on sailing theory and practice.
To find out more, follow the link: Your First Sailing Handbook. We highly recommend it!
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Sail break for all sailing lovers!
Full three days on a sailboat, upgrading of basic sailing skills and infinite pleasure at surrounding nature. Can it be better?