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  • Type of tour
  • Category
  • Country
  • Outbound marina
  • Period
  • Yacht
    Sun Odyssey 54 DS
  • Accomodation
    1 adult shares ½ DBL
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Training Bareboat skipper for beginners gives you a possibility to train for a captain and handle a sailing yacht individually. Training for yacht skipper on the program Bareboat skipper has 2 stages: theoretical courses and practical one (2 weeks at sea).

Theory VHF Operator + Competent crew + Bareboat skipper you pass online, then you pass practice lessons at sea. You can see the timetable of practical course below.

In price included

Payment for practical course includes:

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


Mandatory fees:

  • refundable insurance deposit for a yacht (taken by a captain in situ and returned in the last day)
  • tourist tax 7 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 2 weeks during which you sail 200 nautical miles.

First week you study the course Competent crew.

Second week you study course Bareboat Skipper/Captain.

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 you and berthing, coming at anchor.  

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