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  • Type of tour
  • Category
  • Country
  • Outbound marina
  • Yacht
    Sun Odyssey 54 DS
  • Accomodation
    1 adult shares ½ DBL
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Training program Bareboat skipper Express course gives a possibility for those who has already been on a yacht and knows what yacht is to train within 1 week to be a skipper and handle a sailing yacht individually. Training for yacht skipper on the program Bareboat skipper Express course has 2 stages: theoretical course online.

And practical course (1 week at sea). The theory (VHF Operator + Competent crew + Bareboat skipper) you pass online during 1 month, then you pass practical lessons at sea.

In price included

Payment for practical course includes:

  • qualified skipper-instructor’s service
  • accommodation in double cabin – 1 place in double cabin
  • training on the program Bareboat skipper “Express course”
  • comfort pack
  • working out of a course program route
  • booking and berthing in marinas according the program
  • fuel

Mandatory fees:

  • refundable insurance deposit

    tourist tax 10 euro per person in a week

    purchase of food on a yacht

    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)



Additional expenses:


- 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.      

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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
  8. Yacht handling with engine under way
  9. Sail work: set, adjust, reef, strike
  10.  Sail work on different tacks
  11.  Turns: tacking, going about, gybing
  12.  Coming to an anchor
  13.  Docking, landing alongside, mooring, at anchor
  14.  Man overboard: under power, under sails
  15.  Usage of dinghy and outboard engine

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 yourself and berthing, coming at anchor.   

Type of tourTraining
Outbound marinaPirovac
YachtSun Odyssey 54 DS
Accomodation1 adult shares ½ DBL
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