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Advanced Sailing – Sailing Skills and Navigation

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  • 5 Days (150 NM)
  • Max People : 5
  • Simple accommodation
  • Mar 11’ - Nov 2'
  • Min Age : 16+
  • Murter, Croatia

Develop your sailing skills!

You have made the first sailing steps which convinced you that sailing is the right activity for you! That’s why you want more, and besides the sailing, you are looking forward to meeting new friends, learning more, and having a great time in a beautiful environment. This course is an upgrade to the basic sailing knowledge, and you will learn how to adapt to the sailing and weather conditions at sea, and through the advanced sailing, repeat already acquired knowledge. You will adopt the basics of terrestrial navigation, sailing with a spinnaker and docking with the engine. You will be prepared to take the examination for the license “Boat skipper Category B”.

Advanced Sailing – What will you learn?

Congratulations on the decision! Advanced sailing is a step further into sailing world. It is only a matter of doubt: which program to choose? Advanced Sailing Skills and Navigation or Coastal Sailing and Cruising?
Here is a brief overview of the knowledge and skills you will acquire in this program – Sailing skills and navigation.

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
  • Navigation at night

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.

Spinnaker

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

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.

Man-overboard

You will practice rescue at sea, and for the practice purpose, we’ll use the buoy.

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.

Maritime radiotelephony service

  • General connecting procedure
  • Special procedures
  • Distress signal and message
  • Urgency signal and message
  • Safety signal and message
  • Priorities in radio communication
  • System of digital selective calling

General notions on engines

Which engines are more suitable for sails, what they serve and how they are maintained.

Program

GOAL:

Adapting to the sailing area through improvement of existing sailing skills and acquiring new one.

AGE:

For all adults (aged 16 to 18 with parental written consent).

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE:

5 days of sailing, 100 NM in your logbook

MINIMAL 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 license “Boat skipper B category”
  • Sailed miles 150 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 Murter.

DURATION:

5 days

ARRIVAL:

Saturday 6:00 pm

START: Sunday 8:30 am

END: Thursday late afternoon

DAILY PLAN:

  • 8:30 - Lessons
  • Sailing
  • Anchoring and lunch break
  • Sailing
  • 5:00 pm – return to the marina and tidying up the boat

The daily plan is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast. 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.

CONTENT

Theoretical and practical part include:

  • Safety at sea and ship
  • Preparation of the boat for sailing
  • Navigation, geographical latitude and longitude, measurement units in navigation, orientation at sea, sea charts
  • Navigation at night
  • Spinnaker
  • Meteorology (wind, air pressure, cyclones and anticyclones, weather report)
  • Approaching the shore using engine (depending on the availability of the exercise venue)
  • Maritime radio telephony service
  • Table of VHF services of Croatian shore radio station(general connecting procedure, special procedure, distress signal and message, urgency signal and message, safety signal and message, usage of the international spelling alphabet, system of digital selective calling)

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 a 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.

PRICES

Please, use the booking system above to get the exact price.

PRICE OF THE COURSE INCLUDES:

  • Sailing program
  • Instructor
  • Booklet
  • Logbook
  • Berth in base marina
  • Fuel
  • VAT

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

  • Meals
  • Accommodation on the mainland or onboard
  • 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 51 711 814.The symbolic price of the accommodation onboard for 5 nights is total 35 eur (approx. total 264 KN).

The price includes bed linen, tourist tax and VAT.

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