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Advanced Sailing – Sailing Skills and Navigation Short Course

Are you ready for new sailing challenges?

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?

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Listed prices include VAT.
In case of cancellation by the participant, A.N.A. will charge the participant in accordance with the following:
  • cancellation up to 30 or more days before the program starts: 20% of the amount paid
  • cancellation between 15 and 29 days before the program starts: 50% of the amount paid
  • cancellation within 14 days before the program starts: 100% of the amount paid
  • Description
  • PROGRAM
  • CONTENT
  • PACKING TIPS
  • DATES AND PRICES
  • LITERATURE

Description

Short course – to whom is it intended?

The short course is intended for all enthusiasts who are in love with sailing and use every free day to escape to the sea. You will upgrade your sailing skills and become more independant on the boat. After experiencing this program, you will most probably want more of sailing. We can offer you our popular sailing programs: Dubrovnik, Losinj, Mljet, Korcula, Vis.  For those who are adrenaline junkies and fell they are ready for even more advanced programs, maybe you can join regatta courses.

Here is a brief overview of the knowledge and skills.

Navigation

Navigation is the skill of taking a boat from one place to another. You will adopt the following terms and use in practice:
Geographical latitude
Geographical longitude
Measurement units in navigation
Orientation at sea
Sea charts

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.

Meteorology

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 …

 

PROGRAM

Goal: adapting to the sailing area through improvement of existing sailing skills and acquiring new onesAge: for all adults (aged 16 to 18 with parental written consent)Previous knowledge: 5 days of sailing, 100 NM in your logbookMinimal prerequisites: completed Basics of 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 skills: fundamental skills of managing the boat and crew and readiness for taking an exam for licence “Boat skipper B category”; sailed miles 90 NM (approx)Accommodation: simple accommodation onboard (availability on first come, first served basis, small fee) or mainland (your own organization and expense)Sailing area: local waters of the island MurterDuration: 3 daysArrival:   1st day 6:00 pmStart:       next day 8:30 amEnd:         last day 7:00 pmParticipants who are accommodated onboard are required to check in on announced day at 6:00 pm.Official start of the course is next day at 8:30 am.Daily plan:8:30 am – lessons

  • sailing
  • anchoring and lunch break
  • sailing

5:00 pm – return to the marina and tidying up the boatAll participants get a certificate as a recognition of participation and a logbook as a record of acquired skills, nautical miles sailed and weather conditions.The daily plan is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast.

CONTENT

Theoretical and practical part include:

  • safety at sea and onboard
  • navigation, geographical latitude and longitude, measurement units in navigation, orientation at sea, sea charts
  • sailing in course
  • meteorology (wind, air pressure, cyclones and anticyclones, weather report)
  • approaching the shore using the engine

PACKING TIPS

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 or if you are accommodated onboard, please bring a warm waterproof jacket, pants and sleeping bag.Please remember to bring personal medications if required.Must have items onboard every day: adequate clothing and footwear, sunscreen, personal medications and other personal items, bottle of water, lunch packet.

DATES AND PRICES

Approximate price per person: 420 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:sailing program, an instructor, booklet, logbook,  berth in base marina,  fuel, VAT.Additional costs: meals, accommodation onboard or mainland, tourist tax, arrival and departure costs, parking fee, travel insurance.Simple accommodation onboard is subject to availability. To book, please contact us, or call us +385 51 711 514.The symbolic price of the accommodation onboard for 2 nights is total 100 Kn (approx. total 14 EUR).  The price includes bed linen, tourist tax and VAT.The format of the dates is European (DD.MM.YYYY)

LITERATURE

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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