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Sailing Course – Basic

Pricing from 890€ per person

The Basic course is a seven-day intermediate sailing school. During the course, you will sail in the waters around Pula and nearby islands of the northern Adriatic.
After testing your theoretical and practical knowledge, sometimes even in less favorable weather conditions, you will be ready to sail independently as a skipper.

Join Croatia Sailing Academy

No previous sailing experience needed

Basic Sailing Course Experience

During the seven-day beginner course, you will set sail on the southeast Istrian coast. The course is carefully curated to give you the necessary knowledge for independent sailing.

You will reside on the boat accompanied by your instructor and sail on around the waters of Pula, the Kamenjak cape, and the Brijuni National Park.

About the Basic course

The 7-days Basic course consists of a theoretical and practical part performed simultaneously. No prior sailing experience is needed for attending the course.

Your dream holiday is sailing the Croatian coast, and you have already made plans to rent a yacht this summer – but you worry you are short in sailing experience, and that is busting up your confidence?

Sign up for the Basic Course, and master the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for independent sailing in 7 days. No previous sailing experience is needed.

What You Will 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 route specification
  • Navigational instruments usage


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

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

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

Included in price

  • Onboard accommodation
  • Skipper Instructor (Yacht Master)
  • Boat fuel
  • Marina and mooring expenses
  • Tourist taxes
  • Linen and final cleaning
  • Preparation for the final exam
  • Liability insurance

Not included in Price

  • Food and drink on board
  • Transport to the departure marina
  • License exam costs

Route map

Basic course route google maps


  • Saturday: Pula – meeting and getting to know each other
  • Sunday: Pula aquarium
  • Monday: Pula – Unije
  • Tuesday: Unije – Mali Lošinj
  • Wednesday: Lošinj – Ilovik
  • Thursday: Ilovik – Susak
  •  Friday: Susak – Pula
  •  Saturday: Pula – Exam

Dates 2022.

  • 09.04. – 16.04.   –  890,00€
  • 30.04. – 07.05.   –  990,00€
  • 21.05. – 28.05.   –  990,00€
  • 11.06. – 18.06.   –  1.090,00€
  • 09.07. – 16.07.   –  1.190,00€
  • 23.07. – 30.07.   –  1.190,00€
  • 06.08. – 13.08.   –  1.190,00€
  • 20.08. – 27.08.   –  1.190,00€
  • 10.09. – 17.09.   –  1.090,00€
  • 01.10. – 08.10.   –  990,00€


  • The route greatly depends on the weather conditions, so note that daily modifications are possible
  • The listed prices refer to double cabin accommodation. Surcharge for the use of a single cabin is 60% of the stated price

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