Payment for practical course includes:
- qualified skipper-instructor’s service
- practical lessons on a sailing yacht
- accommodation 1 place in double cabin on a sailing yacht
- practical lessons on a power boat – 2-3 days
- training on the program Bareboat skipper Sail + Power
- comfort pack
- working out of a course program route
- booking and berthing in marinas according the program
- fuel for a sailing yacht
refundable insurance deposit for a yacht (taken by a captain in situ and returned in the last day)
tourist tax 1 euro per person per day
purchase of food on a yacht
fuel for a power boat – about 150 euro
Expenses for meal are shared proportionally around yacht crew (except captain) and paid additionally in the place of stay. Average cost is from 70 to 100 euro per person in a week. The crew has to supply a skipper with food (approximate charge for captain’s food is 25 euro per day)
- theoretical course
- extended medical insurance for yachtsmen – from 16 euro
- visa support
- transfer “airport-marina-airport”
- air tickets
- after successful examination – certificate
Sun Odyssey 54 DS (54 foot / 16.75 m2 ) – 4+1 cabins (4 cabins with double bed, 1 cabin for a captain), shower/heads in every cabin. Built in 2006, renovated in 2014.
It is a large and comfortable yacht of a French dock yard that combines classic beauty and interior ergonomics with wonderful cruise yacht performance.
The yacht is equipped with air conditioner, generator (steady electricity on board), TV in mess room, dinghy with outboard engine, full-fledged galley (cooking stove, oven, fridge, sink, dishes), sun deck-chairs and equipment for snorkeling and fishing. There is Wi-fi aboard.
After completion of course on sailing yacht, training continues on power boat within 2-3 days. The yacht is shown below. While training on power yacht accommodation is available in apartment.
Theoretical course program:
1. Introduction in yachting
2. Safety instructions
3. Safety equipment
4. Marine terminology
5. Headings at sea
6. Rope work
9. Handling a vessel
10. Captain/skipper’s responsibility
11. Tides and currents
12. Chart work
16. Vessel’s check-in
17. First aid
18. VHF Operator certificate
Practical course program:
Practical course takes a week during which you sail 200 nautical miles.
During this time you train:
I. Practical lessons:
1. Yacht check-in
2. Usage of tools: GPS, compasses, wind indicator and depth sounder, log etc.
3. Disposal and exploitation of safety equipment: fire-fighting tools, emergency tiller, safety jackets and harnesses, life raft, SOS.
4. Navigation: course plotting, position fixing
5. Operating radio station
6. Rigging and rope work
7. De-berthing on a sailing yacht
8. De-berthing on a power yacht
9. Yacht handling with engine under way
10. Turns: tacking, going about, gybing
11. Coming to an anchor
12. Docking on a sailing yacht: berthage, landing alongside, mooring, at anchor
13. Docking on a power yacht
14. Man overboard on a sailing yacht with engine under way
15. Man overboard on a power yacht
16. Usage of dinghy and outboard engine
17. Handling a power yacht
II. Practical examination
“Captain’s day” is a significant day! For the first time you are a captain. Under attentive supervision of captain you are plotting the course and making a sailing plan, organizing crew work, de-berthing/unanchoring, sail work on different tacks, covering the route made by you and berthing, coming at anchor.
|Type of tour||Training|
|Yacht||Sun Odyssey 54 DS|
|Accomodation||1 adult shares ½ DBL|