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Courses & Training

Welcome to the world's leading training programme for leisure and professional boaters. Our internationally renowned training schemes steer 250,000 yacht sailors, powerboaters, small craft leisure boaters, windsurfers and canal boaters towards confident and successful boating every year.

Get your desired RYA Sailing Certification in the crystal clear waters of Croatia.

Combine a week of sailing on a Private yacht with an RYA Instructor or join one of our group courses and become a skilled skipper.

RYA Courses available with Sails of Croatia

1. RYA Start Yachting (Sailing for kids)

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends. 

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age None
Course content The yacht, ropework, underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.
Ability after the course Basic knowledge of yachting.

 

2. RYA Competent Crew (Sailing for beginners)

This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew - without you the sails won't go up and the boat won't be steered.

By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You should also have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable holiday.

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 5 days.
Minimum age None
Course content Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies
Ability after the course Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines

3. RYA Day Skipper Course

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't.

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experience

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

Assumed knowledge

Theory to the level of Day Skipper.

Minimum duration

5 days

Minimum age

16

Course content

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising

3. RYA Day Coastal Skipper

Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Like the Day Skipper course, this course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations.

It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.

Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster™.  

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experience 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
Assumed knowledge Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore
Minimum duration 5 days
Minimum age 17
Course content Passage planning, Preparation for sea, Pilotage, Passage making and ability as skipper, Yacht handling under power, Yacht handling under sail, Adverse weather conditions, Emergency situations
Ability after the course Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

Do not hesitate to send us a free inquiry or ask any questions at all, we are happy to help you Organize your RYA Sailing Course in Croatia!

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