The Competent Crew Sail program consists of the essential knowledge and skills you need to acquire to actively participate in sailing and assist a skipper, as well as basic emergency manoeuvres. During the course, the theoretical skills of the sailing essentials, the sail aerodynamics, basic helmsman skills, safety on the sea, etc. are acquired. In the practical part of the course, special focus is on exercising elementary sailing skills. In the groups of maximum 4 attendants, each students gets enough time for trial and error and therefore gain skills for independent sailing. Competent Crew Sail Course is based inACI marina Split.
PRICE INCLUDES: 25% VAT, instructor, waterproof suits loan, ISPA sailing school workbook and logbook, fuel.
PRICE EXCLUDES: Food & beverages, accommodation
Pre-course experience: None
The Competent Crew course is held on Beneteau boats (First 27 Seascape)
max. 4 participants
Individual courses will be charged triple
Accommodation should be organised on shore by participant
Possible changes due to weather conditions
We recommend to use sunscreen during summer, hat, non slippery sailing shoes or sneakers, warm sport clothes for winter
Licence and Ability after the course ISPA Competent Crew certificate this licence is approved by the Ministry of Croatia MMPI The holder of the Certificate is competent to sail a vessel for private purposes or chartered vessels up to 7m length, with engine power up to 15 kW, 3 NM offshore, during daylight in light to moderate conditions, provided they also hold a valid VHF license if the vessel has a VHF or GMDSS-VHF station onboard.
Competent Crew Program
Day 1 - Sunday
10:00 Meeting with your instructor, general info about the course, safety briefing, personal equipment review
11:00 Theory introduction to sailing (wind, sails, keel, reaches, reefing...) parts of the sailboat / Terminology
17:00 Berthing, tidying up the boat, Short revision, Q&A
Day 4 - Wednesday
10:00 Theory introduction to Collision regulation. Anchoring and buoy principles
13:00 Setting sails, sailing between the marks, recognising marks and priorities at sea, 360 degrees turns under sail, anchoring or picking a buoy in a bay
17:00 Berthing, tidying up the boat, Short revision
Day 5 - Thursday
10:00 Theory Man Over Board, Heave up to position of the boat. Q/A CC workbook
13:00 Setting sails and MOB drills, MOB examination after the practice
17:00 Berthing, tieding up the boat
Day 6 - Friday
09:00 Theory longside docking, propeller walk. Intro to Berthing the boat on Adriatic mooring (Day Skipper presentation)
09:30 Longside docking practice as Helmsman. Docking examination
13:00 Berthing, tidying up the boat
14:00 Personal feedback to students, logbook, certificates and diplomas
19:00 Optional drink
Note: Sailing is a weather-dependent activity, to make the best out of the course, the timetable can vary according to the forecast of the day. The instructor will let students know in due time the adapted program in case of change. There is a lunch break after morning theory, duration will be discussed with the instructor.