Training programme, transforms novices and relatively inexperienced sailors into highly skilled yacht crew. Our unique approach inspires confidence in individuals to tackle challenging situations and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

- General rules
- Steering and sailing rules
- Sound and light signals
- Distress signals


- Safety harnesses
- Lifejackets
- Distress flares
- Fire prevention and fighting
- Knowledge of rescue procedures
- Helicopter rescue

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship

Boat Handling

- Coming to and weighing anchor under power or sail in various conditions of wind and tide
- All berthing and unberthing situations in various conditions of wind and tide
- Recovery of man overboard
- Towing under open sea conditions and in confined areas
- Boat handling in confined areas under sail
- Boat handling in heavy weather
- Use of warps for securing in an alongside berth and for shifting berth or winding

General Seamanship, maintenance

- Properties, use and care of synthetic fibre ropes
- Knots
- General deckwork at sea and in harbour
- Improvisation of jury rigs following gear failure
- Engine operations and routine checks

Responsibilities of skipper/crew

- Skipper a yacht and manage the crew
- Delegation of responsibility and watch-keeping organisation
- Communication with the crew
- Preparing yacht for sea and for adverse weather conditions
- Tactics for heavy weather and restricted visibility
- Emergency and distress situations
- Victualling for a cruise and feeding at sea
- Customs procedures

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- Charts, navigational publications and sources of navigational information
- Chartwork including position fixing and shaping course to allow for tidal stream and leeway
- Tide and tidal stream calculations
- Bouyage and visual aids to navigation
- Instruments including compasses, logs, echo sounders, radio navaids and chartwork instruments
- Pilotage techniques
- Limits of navigational accuracy and margins of safety
- Passage planning and navigational tactics
- Lee shore dangers
- Use of electronic navigational aids


- Definition of terms
- Sources of weather forecasts
- Weather systems and local weather effects
- Interpretation of weather forecasts, barometer trends
- Ability to make passage planning decisions based on forecast information

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Duration: 1 week or 4 weekend

Period 1 week: from 19st to 26st July

Period 4 weekend: 16st-17st, 30st-31st May, 6st-7st, 27st-28st June

Where: Marina Fezzano (Sp)

Price: € 650 for 1 week - € 720 for 4 weekend

Price includes: learning instruments, boat, instructor, and insurance (€ 30)

Price not includes: fuel, food and everything not in “the price includes”.