Practical Skipper Training

The goal of our 7 day course is to enable you to sail any boat by yourself in a confident, safe and independent way.

You will be able to sail boats in accordance to the sailing licence you have.

You don’t need previous sailing experience to attend the course!

The goal of our 7 day course is to enable you to sail any boat by yourself in a confident, safe and independent way.
You will be able to sail boats in accordance to the sailing licence you have.
You don’t need previous sailing experience to attend the course!

When

GROUP  1

23.05. – 30.05.2021.

Port of departure: Trogir

Route: Trogir – Korčula – Trogir

Check in: 17.04.2021. Saturday 12:00 h Check out: 24.04.2021. Saturday 08:00 h

GROUP  CATAMARAN

TBA

Port of departure: Trogir

Route: Trogir – Korčula – Trogir

Check in: Saturday 12:00 h
Check out: Saturday 08:00 h

What we do

NAVIGATION SKILLS

• meteorology
• chart work
• passage planing and course to steer
• all day and all night navigation

SOLVING MECHANICAL PROBLEMS

• introduction to boat mechanical systems
• engine and propeler shaft checks 
• solving engine problems and other mechanical systems on the boat
• solving problems regarding the mast and other sailing equipment
• working on the anchor winch

CLOSE QUARTERS MANOEUVRING

• taking a mooring, alone and in close quarters
• leaving a mooring, alone and in close quarters
• landing to a peer (from all directions)
• anchoring with various techniques
• grabbing a mooring buoy

SKIPPER SKILLS

• the role and responsibilities of a skipper
• Sail trim
• knots
• night navigation, sailing in bad weather
• boat and general preparation for sailing
• rules for avoiding collision on the sea

SAFETY FIRST

• introduction to first aid kid on the boat
• introduction to fire fighting on the boat
• MOB (man overboard) drills under power and sails
• everyday work with WHF station 

 

Instructor

Nikola Topić

Skipper with over 19 years of experience in commercial sailing on the Adriatic Sea and over 23 years of experience in competitive sailing. Holder of Yacht Master 500 BT license. Provides skipper services for over 10 renowned charter companies.

Launched the internet portal www.skipper.hr in 2012

Yacht

Elan 45

cabins: 4
beds: 8 + 2
LOA: 13,41m
draft: 1,9m
beam: 4,18m
engine: 55hp Yanmar

Pricing

Price per person: 6825 Kn (910 EUR)

INCLUDED: skipper-instructor, sailboat, 24 hour technical support from the  charter company, liability insurance, final cleaning

NOT INCLUDED: Touristic tax (1€ p/p per day),
Fuel and mooring fees*, food and drink**
* Fuel and mooring fee will roughly be around 50 EUR p/p per week
** Food expenses are shared among candidates if food is made on boat

Booking

Your place is booked as soon as you pay the first instalment, 50% of the total price, Second instalment is to be payed within 30 days before the departure. You can either pay by cash or by bank transfer.

Skipper Trainings

Trained New Skipper Professionals

Major Partners - Charter Companies

Years Of Experience In Nautical Tourism

What People are Saying

“Very functional seven days”

“Very tough 10 days. It was good choice to go with Nikola, he was complety into our training and it was visible he cared we got into it also.”

Frane

“Fabulous comapny, flawless drill”

Good company, great instructor! All seven days went really fast and I feel we did a lot in these days. 

Kristina

“Successful experience”

Soft skills are the key in advancing in nautical industry, Nikola passed so much knowelage I will be happy to do catamaran training with him also 

Cico

“Great instructor definetly polished our sailing skills”

Docking, docking, docking that is what I will remember from our trip. It was fun, pleasure at the same time. Would recomend to everyone. Great approach Nikola”

Henrik

What you can expect from us

 

  • One-on-one mentoring and tuition from our expert instructors
  • Shore based and practical lessons to teach you how to maintain the standard of professionalism that Skipper.hr expects of its skippers
  • Course materials and tools to prepare you for work on the water
  • Crew management training
  • Advanced sailing and docking manoeuvres
  • Local tours and fun teambuilding activities
  • A great week of sailing and learning with like-minded people in stunning Croatia

What we expect from you

 

  • Minimum age: 20-years-old
  • You are fluent in English
  • Valid sailing License, VHF License & First Aid certificate
  •  Social skills: You are the leader of the yacht and must be ready to step up to this role and guide your guests through a week of living on a yacht.
  • Attitude: You want to live on a yacht, meeting new friends from all over the world and being part of an international team of skippers and hosts.
  • Availability: To get the most weeks of work you need to be available in our peak period 4th July – 22nd August.

What’s Included

  • A week of sailing in Croatia
  • Accommodation onboard the course yacht
  • Expert tuition from professional instructors
  • Course materials

Additional Costs

 

  • Travel to Split, Croatia
  • Tourist tax 7 EUR
  • Diesel cost + mooring fees approx. 70 EUR
  •  Cooking on board

Contact us

Looking forward to meet you! Join us for jet another practical skipper training.
Good times ahead! ⚓️ ⛵️

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