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.

No need of 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 MONOHULL 

Dates:     04.05. – 11.05.2024

Port of Departure: Trogir

Route: Trogir – Korčula – Vis – Trogir

Check-in: Saturday, 04.05.2024, 12:00
Check-out: Saturday, 11.05.2024, 08:00

GROUP  CATAMARAN

Dates:     11.05. – 18.05.2024

Port of Departure: Trogir

Route: Trogir – Korčula – Vis – Trogir

Check-in:  Saturday, 11.05.2024, 12:00
Check-out: Saturday, 18.05.2024, 08:00

What we do

NAVIGATION EXPERTISE

• Meteorology

• Nautical Chart Interpretation

• Passage Planning and Course Calculation

• Comprehensive Navigation, Day and Night

SOLVING MECHANICAL PROBLEMS

• Boat Mechanical Systems Overview

• Inspection of Engine and Propeller Shaft

• Resolving of Engine and Other Mechanical System Issues

• Mast and Sailing Equipment Troubleshooting

• Maintenance and Repair of Anchor Winch

PRECISE MANEUVERING

• Solo Mooring Approaches in Tight Spaces

• Independent Departures from Mooring in Close Quarters

• Docking to a Pier from All Angles

• Anchoring Utilizing Varied Techniques

• Grabbing a Mooring Buoy with Precision

SKIPPER SKILLS

• Skipper’s Roles and Responsibilities

• Fine-tuning Sail Trim

• Knots and Splicing

• Night Navigation and Navigating in Bad Weather Conditions

• Comprehensive Boat and General Sailing Preparation

• Rules for Avoiding Collision on the Sea

ON-BOARD SAFETY

• First Aid Kit Overview

• Firefighting Techniques Specific to Boats

• Man Overboard (MOB) Drills, both under Power and Sails

• Routine Operation of the VHF Radio Station

Instructor

Nikola Topić

Skipper with 20 years of experience in commercial sailing on the Adriatic Sea and over 25 years of experience in competitive sailing.

Holder of Yacht Master 500 BT license. Provides skipper services to more than 10 distinguished charter companies in Croatia and internationally.

In 2012, launched the internet portal www.skipper.hr with the goal of facilitating effective collaboration between skippers and charter companies.

Yacht

Elan 45

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

Pricing

Price per person: 910 EUR – Monohull

INCLUDED: skipper-instructor, yacht, 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

1. Secure your spot with a 50% initial reservation payment. 2. Pay the remaining balance at least 30 days before departure. 3. Payment via bank transfer. Your reservation is confirmed upon receiving the first installment.

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

“Great company, 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

“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

Contact us

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

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