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Who can learn to sail?
Almost anyone can take a sailing school course in a typical commercial school format, the only requirement is that you are over 18 and have a passion for sailing.

 

Is it possible to sign up alone for sailing course or only as a group?
Yes of course you can join alone or as a group of friends or family. Most of the participants are individuals signing up for the course. Sailing will be in groups of max 4-5 participants.

 

How long will it take to learn how to sail?
It depends on your individual skill and effort. We always recommend taking at least 2 sailing courses: (Competent Crew and Day Skipper course). In our listed courses we will do the outmost to teach you the knowledge of sailing, technical equipment, weather forecast and good nautical behavior you would need for later sailing on your own.

 

What kind of sailing licence is accepted when renting the boat in Croatia?
A list of valid skipper’s licences is provided on official web pages of the Ministry of the sea https://mmpi.gov.hr/sea/6986

 

What kind of certificate Ultra sailing can provide you?
Our sailing school is licenced ISPA Sailing school. With ISPA certificates you will be able to charter a sailing boat in Croatia and worldwide.


Does Ultra sailing organise exams for licences valid in Croatia?
Ultra does preparation for exam at harbour master office for obtaining Croatian licence B. Each harbour organize exams once per month. Split's harbour offfice holds them every Monday in the peak of season. If you pass the exam at the harbour masters office you will get a B licence (from 18 years) which will allow you to handle yachts up to 30FT, if used for personal purposes. This means you will be able to rent any boat up to 12m in Croatia.

 

What to wear in sailing school?
Depends on the part of the season but we always recommend to take sports jump suits, white T-shirts, hat, sunglasses, not slippery sport shoes….. We provide sailing suits and gloves so you do not need to worry about that. If you are attending during winter or spring time it is good to have spare warm clothes to wear under sailing suits. In our blog you can find more information about this https://blog.ultra-sailing.hr/what-to-take-with-you-in-the-sailing-school/


Where can I find accommodation?
For our Competent Crew course we do not provide accommodation on board so it needs to be organised by you. We can always help you with finding suitable accommodations. Some participants like to be in a hotel, some in private accommodation, room, apartment, etc…. That's why we let you decide on your own.

 

What is the difference between Competent Crew and Day Skipper program?
The Competent Crew program is held on Beneteau First 24 or Beneteau Oceanis 30.1 in our base Split. Along with theoretical lessons you will have 4-6 sailing hours per day in a group of max 5 participants, for the Competent Crew course you will need to organise your own accommodation. In the Day Skipper program you will have the course on the First 40.7 with accommodation onboard with anchoring each night in another place.

 

Can I join the Day Skipper course?

To join the Day Skipper course, a Competent Crew course should be completed or you should have previous experience.


How can I keep sailing after the course?
Well, the more you sail the more experience you will have which of course builds your self-confidence. So we encourage that you keep sailing after you have finished one of our courses. If you feel confident about your sailing skills and you pass the above mentioned exam, you can charter a bareboat boat from us. If you don’t feel 100% confident after the Competent Crew and Day Skipper course, we recommend attending the Coastal Navigator course or joining one of our regattas. 

 

What kind of sailing school for kids can be offered in Croatia?

Local kids in Croatia are joining sailing clubs and sail in optimist classes the whole season. Some sailing clubs open their door during the summer time and organize summer courses for kids in optimist classes for very symbolic prices. They usually sail a few hours per day and sailing instructors are not in charge after and before the course.As sailing clubs have their own rules, Ultra sailing can not help with any of their kids program. Our advice is to contact small local clubs directly.


I have a 16 year old kid...can he/she join your course?
Yes but only if a parent or supervisor is in the group. For this kind of request we usually offer family courses which are adapted to the family needs.

 

Can I join regatta?
We organize regatta sailing but only for those sailors who finished one of our sailing courses or have enough previous experience can join us on a regatta course...

 

Do you recommend any sailing literature …?
Ultra sailing has its own sailing school book „Nautical skills „ and it is included in the price of the sailing school…The book has an English and Croatian version, also it can be ordered extra even if you will not attend one of our sailing courses. Also, for each course we will provide you with ISPA Workbook.

 

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