Skipper Assessment/ 1 week

RESUME

  • Suitable for candidates who are already skippers with sailing experience
  • All candidates need to have commercial skipper license
  • Minimum age: 21 years’
  • Course is conducted during spring or autumn in central Adriatic (practical and theoretical lessons)
  • Very intensive course
  • Fluidity in English language is crucial for this course and possible further employment
  • Each attendant will gain practical and theoretical knowledge for profession “Skipper in nautical tourism”
  • Course is conducted both in English and Croatian language (if Croatians will participate on the course)

NAUTICAL COURSE - AIM / DESCRIPTION

The aim of the 1-week “SKIPPER ASSESSMENT” course is to provide knowledge which is essential for skipper job in yacht charter industry through practical and theoretical training. After successfully passing the assessment, skippers are employable in the local yacht charter industry.

NAUTICAL COURSE - DURATION

1 week

NAUTICAL COURSE - LOCATION

Split / Trogir. Course is conducted in the central Adriatic.

DATES

You can check details in the calendar.

BOAT / VESSELS

For this course, we use various types of boats: typical 4 cabin charter yacht and typical sailing catamaran

INSTRUCTORS

All instructors are very experienced skippers, with years in conducting courses and many years as bareboat skippers

WEATHER

Weather in Croatia during autumn and spring is very variable with lots of wind and sun. Average temperature in October is 17 °C, in April 18 °C, and in May 21 °C.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on boat
  • All costs during the week (fuel, marina, final cleaning)
  • All necessary books, scripts and guidelines
  • Personal insurance for non-negligence
  • Use of marina facilities for showering or washing laundry
  • Log book

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE (EXTRAS)

  • Transportation to starting base –Split / Trogir
  • Food and drinks

ESSENTIAL FOR EXAM / NAUTICAL COURSE

  • Minimum 4, maximum 6 attendants per boat
  • Previous experience as skipper; minimum 3 – 4 weeks working experience as a skipper (send us your CV in advance !!)
  • Adults only (minimum 21 years)
  • Valid commercial skipper license – check here
  • First aid certificate
  • VHF license
  • Self-medical examination

What to bring along to the course?
CLOTHES

Due to our climate in autumn and spring, it’s best to bring plenty of shorts and T-shirts, warm clothes and weather gear with a few track suits for cooled days and night sailing. The best is also to have sailing inshore suite. Winter gloves and ski head hat, sunglasses, sun protection cream, hats/beanies etc. Shoes have to be soft-soled and non-marking. Sleeping bags are mandatory.

VISAS

No need for Visas for citizens of EU. Russian guests need VISA only out of season (1.6. – 15.9.).

BEDDING

We provide sheets, pillows and pillowcases for the boats, which will be changed weekly and laundered in the local marina. Your clothes can be laundered at the local laundry for about 2,00 euro/kg. You are required to bring a sleeping bag/duvet with you as well though we will provide extra blankets if needed.

TOILETRIES (not provided)

Towels, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, sun protection cream.

ACCOMODATION / FOOD

  • accommodation is provided during the course on the yachts
  • food (extra): pizza or daily menu in Croatia is about 5,50 euro, Beer/juice about 2,00 euro
  • all people on board buy food together. Money will be collected in cash on first day of each course week all in settlement with your crew and captain – usually this amount between 50,00 and 70,00 euros

COST

Price is 650,00 euro / 6 persons on boat
             780,00 euro / 4 or 5 persons on boat (check calendar/price list)

METHOD OF PAYMENT – HOW TO APPLY

The Registration Form is sent upon request – courses@skipper4you.com, which must be filled in and returned. This filled application form must be followed by:

  • Bank confirmation for 50% of paid deposit (banking details will be given on receipt)
  • The balance is expected 1 week prior to commencement date of the course, or if you pay from Croatia you can pay with any credit card until first day of the course

WHAT DOES ATTENDANT GET?

  • Knowledge from best skipper instructors with many years of working experience
  • Chance to get a real job during season
  • Improving in manoeuvring with all kind of charter boats including catamaran
  • Chance to change your lifestyle and become a bareboat skipper!

WHAT NEXT?

  • Find and get all possibilities for building more miles and obtaining maritime experience.
  • Get a job !
  • Specification of course contents assessment and improving of following skills:

    Manoeuvres with boat

    • Taking a mooring
    • Leaving a mooring
    • Side lending to peer
    • Anchoring
    • Lending to buoy
    • Changing different types of the boat

    Navigation skills

    • Chart work
    • Course to steer
    • Night exercise, locating until marks
    • Knowledge of weather and interpreting forecasts/meteorology

    Skipper skills

    • The role and responsibilities of a skipper
    • Sail trim
    • Knots
    • Night navigation/sailing exercise
    • Sail plan and general preparation
    • Delivery of the boats ; preparation/ planning /providing

    Mechanic problems solving

    • Engines checks and problem solving
    • Solving problems (all boats systems)
    • Basic problems with sails

    Basic safety

    • Safety checks/briefings
    • Man overboard drills under power and sails (MOB)



    AUTHORITY of ISSUING ISSUED LICENCE
    American Sailing Association Advanced Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 106)
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority Master Class 5
    Croatian Ministry of Transport Yacht Master A  up to 100 GT***
    Croatian Ministry of Transport Boat Leader C up to 30 GT***
    Danish Maritime Authority Yachtskipper 3
    Deutscher Segler-verband Sportküstenschifferschein
    Direccion General de la Marina Mercante Patron de embarcaciones de recreo
    International yacht training (IYT) Master of yachts coastal / mate 200 tons
    Irish Sailing Association ISA Yachtmaster Coastal
    Ministère de l'Écologie, de ‪l'Énergie, du Développement durable et de ‪l'Aménagement du territoire Certificat niveau 5 FFV option habitable + Permis Côtier
    Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Coastal***
    Uffici delle Capitanerie di porto Patente Senza limiti
    US Coast Guard Captains Licence – Master 
    Near Coastal of Inspected 
    Passenger Vessels Up to 100 Gross Ton

    ***recommended

    Others may be accepted according to experience level. Please inquire at info@skipper4you.com

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