Raise your adrenaline!
Sailing to Otranto, Italy is a sailing adventure for experienced sailors!
If you are eager to test your limits, to train your existing sailing skills and to acquire and practise new, this is the perfect sailing program for you! For those who want to experience and explore unknown in a companionship of fellows with similar attitude. All this under supervision and guiding of the most experienced sailing instructor who knows this sailing route and takes care about your safety. And your enjoyment!
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Who is this program made for?
Offshore sailing to Otranto, Italy is a sailing adventure for experienced sailors!
If you are eager to test your limits, to train your existing sailing skills and to acquire and practise new. If you want to experience and explore unknown in a companionship of fellows with similar attitude. If you want 600 NM in your logbook. If you have any of those wishes, than this is the right sailing program for you. All happens under supervision and guiding of the most experienced sailing instructors. You will be asked to follow guide of your instructor. Your safety, practising new sailing skills, as well as having fun during this trip, are our top priorities.
Offshore sailing to Otranto, Italy
The goal of our offshore sailing is the city of Otranto. Otranto is situated on the east coast of the peninsula of Salento, in the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea. Passage of Otranto, the strait between Italy and Albania, the natural entrance to the Adriatic Sea – is named after the city of Otranto in southern Italy.
There is 250 NM of sailing waiting for us on our route from Jezera to Otranto. On the Island of Lastovo we have to do the formalities of departure from Croatia and down south we will set our sails.
After we arrive and see the city of Otranto and its beautiful fortress, we’re going back – heading towards Lastovo.
The words of Croatian famous sailor and writer Joze Horvat : “Who once was washed by the sea – can not be without it ever again”. If those words sound appealing to you, then Offshore sailing to Otranto, Italy is your next sailing route.
Which sailing program will you book?
The crew is divided into two shifts: four hours on deck, four hours of rest. Are you tempted?
Do not forget your passport and waterproof sailing gear!
Goal: collecting miles, improving sailing skills and enjoying the magnificent landscapes
Age: all adults (from 16 to 18 years of age only with written parental permission)
Minimal experience: 10 days sailing, 200 NM in your logbook (if you lack experience or this program sounds too demanding, you can still sail with us and choose other programs or Leisure Sailing)
Prerequisites: advanced sailing skills; completed Coastal sailing and cruising or Sailing skills and navigation course or equivalent skills acquired in another school or otherwise (we reserve the right to assess your skills)
Acquired knowledge: advanced sailing skills; sailed 600 NM (approx.)
Sailing area: Croatia, Italy, (planned route: Jezera – Lastovo – Otrant – Lastovo – Jezera)
Duration: 6 days
Arrival: Saturday 6:00 pm
Start: Sunday 8.30 am
End: Friday afternoon
Participants are required to check in on Saturday at 6:00 pm.Official start of the program is on Sunday at 8:30 am.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 is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast. Safety first!
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.You are advised to bring sailing suit or a warm, waterproof jacket, pants and sleeping bag.Personal medications if required.Please bring your passport (visa, if required).
DATES AND PRICES
02.05.-08.05.2020. SOLD OUT
Approximate price – 970 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.
Additional costs:meals for the participant and instructor and other marina’s cost (approximate cost 120 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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