ISPA Day Skipper Sail

Panoramic view on sailing boat moored in a bay

Day Skipper Bareboat Sail course is usually held on Beneteau First 36 sailing boat, a racer/cruiser from 2022 with maximum 5 attendants, or Beneteau Oceanis 51.1, a new generation, easy to handle and very comfortable sailing boat, with maximum of 6 attendants. The course attendants are accommodated on board during the whole course. This program is the logical continuation and an addition to the experience acquired in the previous Competent Crew course. It is held by instructors with very long skipper and yachting experience. The navigation area  includes some of Adriatic's most beautiful and famous islands: Brač, Šolta, Hvar, Vis and Korčula. Over these six days, you will go through topics such as an independent navigational program, nautical skills, following the weather conditions, anchoring in secluded bays... Everything that it takes to develop the attendant’s sailing skills. Participants will also discover night navigation.

This course is also about discovering and learning the efficient and safe ways of life at sea such as: doing the dishes with limited water consumption, provisioning and cooking  typical or easy to prepare meals, depending on the constraints of sailing.

Following daily working program is dynamic and subject to change according weather conditions.


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PRICE from 790EUR

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25% VAT, tourist tax, accommodation (sleeping on boat), instructor, waterproof suits loan, Ultra Sailing school book "Sailing skills" by Emil Tomašević, ISPA sailing school workbook, fuel, bedlinen, small towels, mooring on buoys, WiFi

Moorings/berths in Marinas, food and beverage


  • Sailing course is held on a new Beneteau sailing boat (First 36, Oceanis 51.1, or else)
  • max. 5 or 6 participants depending on the boat
  • Pre-course requirement: Competent Crew Sail Theory and Practice (basic sailing course). Bring your personal logbook to the course
  • Possible changes due to weather conditions
  • Clothing: 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 Day Skipper certificate (This licence is approved by the Ministry of the Sea in Croatia-MMPI):
    The holder of the ISPA Day Skipper Certificate  is competent to sail a vessel for private or charter purposes, up to 30GT within inland waters, during daylight, in light to moderate conditions, provided they also hold a valid VHF licence if the vessel has a VHF or GMDSS-VHF station on bord.


Day 1 - Sunday

  • 10:00 Meeting in ACI Marina Split. Meeting with your instructor, general info about the course, safety briefing, personal equipment review.
  • Provisioning (buying all the groceries needed for your 6 day course)
  • 13:00 Setting sails for an Island, rehearsal of basic sailing practice, seamanship, berthing exercises 
  • 17:00 Berthing on island of Šolta or Brač and  tidying up the boat
  • 18:00 Revision and individual feedback
  • 20:00 Dinner and free time on the island


Day 2 - Monday

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Setting sails and sailing to one of nearby anchorage areas
  • 12:00 Anchoring excercises, Bohemian Anchoring (double anchor method)
  • 17:00 Berthing on island  and tidying up the boat
  • 18:00 Individual feedback, Q&A
  • 20:00 Dinner and free time on the island

Day 3 - Tuesday

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 International buoyage system, direction of buoyage, collision regulations (IRPCS) theory and individual examination
  • 14:00 Detailed docking practice
  • 17:00 Berthing on island and tidying up the boat
  • 19:00 Revision and Q&A
  • 20:00 Dinner and free time on the island

 Day 4 - Wednesday

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Chartwork and passage planning, Sources of meteorology and basic knowledge of depressions and high pressure systems, using the correct almanacs and books
  • 14:00 Setting sails and following the passage plan, individual examination of position fixing along the way
  • 18:00 Berthing on island and tidying up the boat
  • 20:00 Dinner and free time on the island


Day 5 - Thursday

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Chartwork and Navionics app aid to navigation Theory, passage plan
  • 12:00 Setting sails, Final examination of seamanship sail practices, MOB drills, heaving to, coming about, gybing and promoting safe sailing practices
  • 18:00 Berthing on island and tidying up the boat
  • 19:00 Revision and individual feedback
  • 20:00 Dinner and free time on the island

Day 6 - Friday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Chartwork and passage plan to Split harbour
  • 10:00 Setting sails and sailing to Split, Individual examination to test competency of students before providing the certificates
  • 15:00 Berthing in Split and tidying up the boat
  • 16:00 Individual feedback, Certificates and Diplomas



Availability of ISPA Day Skipper courses 2024


Price per person:

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14.07.-19.07.2024 1.190€



1.190€ BOOKED





990€ 4




03.11.-08.11.2024 790€


 *Optional Vis regatta participation (3 days)


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