Join Croatia Saling Academy: Professional skipper course


Sailing Course – Professional

Get your Skipper License C in just 18 days with our professional skipper training course. You’ll sail approximately 350 nautical miles of day and night navigation, giving you the chance to hone your skills and improve your sailing experience while experiencing the hidden beauties of Croatia and immersing yourself in the local culture. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become a professional skipper!

From 1.890,00  per person

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Sailing Course Skipper Training Objectives

Become a professional skipper in just 18 days with our comprehensive course. We will sail approximately 350 nautical miles through the Northern, Central, and Southern Adriatic waters, learning both the theory and practical skills needed to succeed in this exciting career. Our course covers both theoretical and practical education, giving you the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to thrive.

Completing the Professional skipper course will prepare you to sail in favorable and less favorable weather conditions. Turn your passion for sailing into the ideal summer job!

The program presents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the course, participants stay and live on board in the presence of a skipper-instructor, and simulate real situations that may occur during their stay on board. The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part that is conducted in parallel for 18 days. No previous sailing experience is required to attend the course.

After 18 days, you can get, if you pass the exam, Croatian licence C, which is an international licence. If you don’t want to get license C, then the course lasts 14 days consisting of the practical part on the sea.

We visit famous Croatian tourism destinations, but also peek into less-known spots of the Croatian coast. Once we set sail from Istria, you will initially discover the islands of Lošinj, Unije, and Susak, further sailing to breathtaking Kornati National Park, heading south towards the islands of  Vis, Hvar, Brač, and Šolta.

What you'll learn

Boat maneuvering

  • Mooring of the boat, by stern and flank
  • Departure from the mooring site, secluded and between other boats
  • Docking by bow and stern
  • Various anchoring techniques
  • Tying the mooring buoy

Navigational skills

  • Meteorology
  • Map reading methods
  • Navigation plan and course specification
  • Navigational instruments usage

Skipper's skills

  • Knowing the responsibilities, duties and rights of a skipper
  • Trimming of the sails
  • Nodes
  • Preparing the boat for navigation
  • Introduction to the basic sailing rules
  • Check-in and check-out process
  • Internal crew communication

Mechanical problems solving

  • Introduction to the main characteristics of the propulsion system
  • Motor and propulsion system control
  • Recognizing and solving the ship’s most common system failures
  • Recognizing and solving the most common sailing mistakes
  • Correct usage of the mooring winch
  • Avoiding the most common boat damages


  • Locating and inspection of onboard first aid
  • Most common injuries and avoidance methods
  • Safety at sea
  • Everyday practical work on VHF radio station

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Join Croatia Sailing Academy

No previous sailing experience needed

Skipper license C is an internationally recognized license that allows the holder to operate boats up to 24 meters in length.

This license is required for the recreational operation of boats on the sea and inland waters. Candidates for this license must pass a theoretical and practical exam to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills for safe navigation.

If dont want or need a License C, you can participate in the same way as you would attend if you want to get the licence C category.

Some of the reasons why some candidates decide to take the course without applying for a part with a category C license are: already having a license, and the desire to learn/improve only the practical part on the sea.

Professional Skipper Instructor will personally guide you through our comprehensive course, giving you the skills and confidence you need to succeed as a professional skipper.
Our Professional Skipper course is suitable for both beginners with no previous sailing experience and those with prior experience looking to further their skills and advance their careers and to earn your license and certification for a professional skipper.
This is only available for participants of the Professional course since those in their first year of work have a lot of questions or need some advice.

The starting and ending point is Marina Polesana, Pula

License category “C” (Boat leader up to 30 GT)
On board accommodation
Skipper Instructor (Yacht Master)
Liability Insurance
Boat fuel
Marina and mooring expenses
Tourist taxes
Linen and final cleaning
Professional literature
Adriatic coast route recommendations
Croatia Sailing Academy certificate (trainees who achieved to meet the CSA criteria)
One-year phone support after finishing the course
CSA T-shirt & jacket

Food during the course (for you and the instructor) (approximately 100€/week)
Transport to the departure marina
Exam costs by Harbour Master’s Office Croatian citizen (72€)
Exam costs by Harbour Master’s Office other nationalities (135€)
Medical examination for the exam (85€)

The prices of the exam and medical examinations are prone to change.
The listed prices refer to double cabin accommodation. The surcharge for the use of a single cabin is 60% of the stated price.

If you cancel up to 30 days (or more) from the start of the course, we will refund your deposit (50% of the full course price).

If you cancel less than 30 days from the start of the course, there is no refund provided.


Price: 2,090.00 - if you want to get license C

Price: 1,890.00 - if you don't want to get license C

Price: 2,190.00 - if you want to get license C

Price: 1,990.00 - if you don't want to get license C

Price: 2,390.00 - if you want to get license C

Price: 2,190.00 - if you don't want to get license C

Price: 2,090.00 - if you want to get license C

Price: 1,890.00 - if you don't want to get license C

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