Yachting Croatia

Sailing School Keelboat level 1.2

SAILING SCHOOL OVERVIEW

A practical hands on learn to sail course of 7 days or weekend practical sails in Croatia blue waters. Learn to sail with confidence and safety. Group lessons for male and female older than 15 years make it fun, informative and gives you a great understanding of sailing and crewing a yacht. Learn or improve your practical skills with Navigation, Charts, el. Equipment, Docking & Boat and Sails Handling Skills.

Know what to do, when to do it and how, as sailing is not about strength it's about tactic, timing and much more. Our purpose is to promote sailing with an emphasis on recreation and entertainment, and encourage as many people as possible.

Together with the envisaged educational program, we also wish to introduce attendees to the local stories and places that we'll visit, so that at the end you will enjoy a rich and unforgettable experience.

SAILING SCHOOL PROGRAM

From 08:00 - 09:00 a.m. breakfast at apartment in place Raša in Istria, near Medulin, form 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. getting on board by bicycles or car (4 km distance), prepare the boat and sails for sailing, checking weather forecast, and of course practical classes at sea till 2:00 p.m., lunch and swimming break, 3:30 p.m. practical classes at sea till 6 p.m. Arrival back to Trget port to have a dinner in restaurant or head to apartment to cook dinner.

ACCOMMODATION 

During all seven days in week course or three days on weekend courses, the attendees will be situated in the 4 room apartment in small place Raša in Istria, Croatia.

BOAT

The boat used for sailing school is our One Design Beneteau Platu 25 designed by famous Farr Yacht Design studio. Platu 25 Class is recognized as sailing class in 2005 by ISAF International Sailing Federation. 

This yacht is designed as a moderated cost, fast but easily handled, one design club racer. It is also capable of being raced in the IMS Racing Division with few minor addition to the otherwise empty interior to suit IMS Regulations.

Farr Yacht Design, Ltd. was commissioned to design the Platu as a racing sailboat suitable for teaching sailing skills and racing skills to “new sailors”. The yacht will be fast and sporty with no interior fit out as it is intended for day racing only. The light displacement hull shape combines a long waterline, fine bow sections and powerful stern sections, all carefully balanced to deliver exceptional performance. The combinations of wide, flaring topsides that increase the effective stability from crew weight and a highly refined keel geometry will give the high stability essential for a well-rounded, light displacement design.

The SG cast iron keel design has evolved from the keels seen on our most recent Whitbread designs featuring a large bulb carefully integrated into a slender fin. The highly refined rudder profile and sections shapes, unique to Farr designs, call for a carbon rudder stock, glass and foam rudder blade.

An efficient, no nonsense deck layout has been designed to make the yacht easy to sail for either the novice or regatta veteran. Complete with sail and rig controls, emphasis has been placed on the careful placement of gear.

Configuration of a double swept-spreader, fractional rig with short over-lapping headsail and large mainsail will allow for a high performance rig that is strong and reliable yet allows for effective adjustment of sails for varying wind conditions. The large spinnaker is set on an “over-length” pole.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length overall (approx.): 7,53 m
Length waterline (approx.): 6,76 m
Beam overall (approx.): 2,62 m
Draught: 1,58 m
Unloaden weight (approx.): 1,219 kg
Ballast (approx.): 510 kg
Berths: 2

MEALS

Breakfast is organized in apartment - team preparing meal. Lunch is usually lunch box prepared in morning or stopping to local restaurant or tavern. Dinners are organized as follows - few in the local taverns and few in the apartment - team cooking.

DESTINATIONS THAT ARE PLANNED FOR VISIT

During the week course plan is to visit island Cres, towns Rabac, Medulin, Pomer, bay Duga Luka and many other. In case of very bad weather or as additional value of this week it's possible to organize many other activities such as visiting coal mines in Raša, or to go on panorama flights in Medulin, Horse or quad riding, wine tasting and many other...

THE PRICE INCLUDES

Vessel, instructor-skipper, tourist tax, mooring fees, accommodation in apartment, VAT, fuel, free sailing school learning materials/book per attendant, t-shirt.

*Offer is valid for min. 3 persons / max. 5 persons per boat

 

BEGINNER / BASIC SAILING COURSE

The aim of the course is to familiarize attendees with the basic techniques of sailing through the theoretical and practicalteaching with a methodological approach. Theoretical part of basic sailing course includes introduction of basic terms related to the sailboat and sailing, reading of nautical charts, fundamentals of meteorology, rules of avoiding collisions, rescuing a man in the sea, etc. Practical part of basic sailing course includes maneuvering a sailboat using an engine, preparing the ship for sailing, sailing with given course, change of the direction of the wind and downwind, reefing the sails and their adjustment, handling ropes, sheets, making knots, tacking, jibing, etc. Complete program lasts seven days - from Saturday till Friday evening.

Arrival: Saturday during day, getting fammiliar with your skipper/instructor, accommodation and program. Sailing course start:Course starts according to program on Sunday morning with theory classes, sailing from 10:00 - 18:00 with lunch/swimm break in between. Each other day will be similar program - wake up/breakfast/theory/sailing/lunch-swimm/sailing/dinner - repeat. 
End of the course: Friday evening - Departure is scheduled for Friday evening or Saturday morning. 
   
Continuing education and training: advanced cruising or advanced sailing courses.


ADVANCED SAILING COURSE

The course is intended for people who past our basic course program, or for those who already possess certain knowledge of sailing. This course is actually an upgrade of the previously acquired knowledge and preparation for sailing on your own.

Advanced program has two parts - Advanced Cruising and Advanced Sailing Skills.

After finished basic course for beginners it's time for new level and for skills upgrade. It is about a program through which attendees will learn how and in which manner to use a spinnaker, anchoring, maneuvering a sailboat using an engine, leaving and docking in several different marinas and in different conditions. The attendees will exercise navigation, determining position by using a hand compass, nautical charts and a GPS. From the first day, the complete organization on the boat, as well as everyday duties on-board, cleaning, cooking, etc. are determined. Through seven days of sailing, the aim is to sail as many nautical miles as possible and to acquire as much knowledge and experience at sea by repetition and practice.

Advanced Cruising - is advanced program more into learning attendants how to "park", maneuver in marinas, organize for longer period on boat and will be held few days on our club boat Beneteau Platu 25 and the rest of the week on some cruiser from area 35 - 45 ft depending on availability and number of attendants. While this other part of week we will be sleeping on boat, having night navigation, night and day docking.

Advanced Sailing Skills - is advanced program with more accent on fast sailing, fine trimming of mast and sails, sailing downwind with spinnaker, basics about boat maintenance and much more. This course will be held on our club racer Beneteau Platu 25.

Arrival: Saturday during day, getting fammiliar with your skipper/instructor, accommodation and program. Sailing course start:Course starts according to program on Sunday morning with theory classes, sailing from 10:00 - 18:00 with lunch/swimm break in between. Each other day will be similar program, wake up/breakfast/theory/sailing/lunch-swimm/sailing/dinner - repeat. 
End of the course: Friday evening - Departure is scheduled for Friday evening or Saturday morning. 
   
Continuing education and training: advanced cruising or advanced sailing courses, reggata sailing course.


REGATTA SAILING COURSE

The aim of the course is to enable attendees to apply their acquired knowledge for their future independent sailing and competing in regatta. The course is intended for all those who possess knowledge of advanced sailing course and specific sailing experience. Through this program, attendees will be practicing knowledge needed for participating in regatta, and if possible to attend one during week. Practical training in determining a position and designation of the course towards the desired goal will be performed. The plan is to make as many maneuvers as possible and to get really fast in three days.

Arrival: Thursday evening - getting fammiliar with your skipper/instructor, accommodation and program. Sailing course start:Course starts according to program on Friday early morning with transfer to regatta start. Saturday morning applying to regatta and preparing for start. After Regatta we'll have party and celebration. Sunday morning transfer - sailing back to base. 
End of the course: Sunday afternoon - Departure is scheduled for Sunday evening. 
   
Continuing education and training: advanced cruising or advanced sailing courses, reggata sailing course.

REGATTA COURSE DATES

We will be participating most regattas in Kvarner region during the season and all exact dates and programs will be published here on website and through our social media channels

 

WEEKEND SAILING COURSE

During the three day intensive sailing program, the aim is to teach attendees the basic skills and knowledge of sailing. This program includes the following: theoretical and practical part of teaching (meteorology, nautical charts, on sailing boats in general, maneuvering engine, sailing on default route, changing direction according to the wind...). Participants will also learn about the organization of life on board a vessel and will have the opportunity to reveal their culinary abilities.

Arrival: Thursday evening or Friday early morning - getting fammiliar with your skipper/instructor, accommodation and program. Sailing course start: Course starts according to program on Friday morning with theory classes, sailing from 10:00 - 18:00 with lunch/swimm break in between. Each other day will be similar program, wake up/breakfast/theory/sailing/lunch-swimm/sailing/dinner - repeat. 
End of the course: Sunday afternoon - Departure is scheduled for Sunday evening. 
   
Continuing education and training: advanced cruising or advanced sailing courses, reggata sailing course.

 

SAILING EQUIPMENT

Here you can read about sailing gear, equipment that you could be needing while in sailing school - some of this equipment/gear is of course needed depending on time of year and weather conditions: sailing / rain jacket and waterproof pants for sailing (mostly for sailing in winter conditions), sailing gloves (not for the gym or a bike - It's not the same), double footwear (shoes or sneakers for a boat that doesn't slip and don't have a black sole or rubber boots for boat if sailing off season), T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts, also windproof vest, short and long pants, sunscreen to protect from the sun - a high factor, hat for the head, towels for the sea and personal hygiene, bathing suit / shorts.

PRICE LIST FOR EVERY COURSE IS AVAILABLE ON THIS LINK

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