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BECOME A PROFESSIONAL SKIPPER

SKIPPER ACADEMY

Join the adventure of becoming a professional skipper.
SailWeek Skipper Academy offers intensive one/two week training courses for beginners and certified skippers.

You'll gain new skills and be able to give high quality service on/off board in compliances with the employer's and guest needs and objectives.

SailWeek Skipper Academy

Nowadays, interpersonal skills, teamwork and communication skills are the top of priorities in every industry. We have created a new, dynamic and fun way of training.

SailWeek Skipper Academy

SailWeek Skipper Academy maintains high standards of excellence and guarantees high-quality education based on theory classes, practical and one-on-one mentoring from our professional sailing instructors.

Successful skipper careers from our alumni are the best guarantee that you’ve made the right choice.

SailWeek Skipper Academy

Which course is the right for me?

BASIC OR ADVANCED

Are you a complete beginner with no or hardly any maritime experience or already a certified, experienced and confident sailor? Young and enthusiastic? Ready to take a new step in your career?

Based on your previous experience and licence we have prepared two academy programmes.

SailWeek Skipper Academy

BASIC Course

FORMAT

SailWeek has created Skipper Academy from the need of high quality staff who can answer the call of this dynamic industry. Our mission is to produce top skippers that are going to be able to give high quality service on/off board.

SailWeek Skipper Academy
  • Highlight of the Basic course will be on getting maritime skills, safety, communication, teamwork and crew management. All these skills are going to be gained one-on-one from our professional certified skipper instructors.
  • During your academy you'll share a yacht with fellow skipper candidates and each day will be spent on board learning the theory and then implementing your knowledge with supervision of the instructor.
  • Everything on board will be detailed explained and demonstrated by your sailing instructor. You will go through all possible scenarios and you will have to apply your knowledge to the given situation. Your instructors will guide you through exercises, tips and tricks, giving you constant feedback until you are ready to fully take over the control.
Basic Skipper Academy

This two week intensive sail & study course gives you the skills to sail your own boat safely anywhere in the Mediterranean, Baltic or other non-tidal waters in any weather conditions.

After finishing SailWeek Academy BASIC COURSE you will be ready for the upcoming test for Leaders license category C or equivalent issued in your country.

Find more information at GET CERTIFIED.

    • Know your boat (maritime terms and parts of a boat)
    • The basics of sailing
    • Ropework and nautical nodes
    • Springs and anchors
    • General seamanship
    • Maneuvering the boat
    • Docking and anchoring
    • Terrestrial navigation
    • The basic of Meteorology
    • Safety awareness
    • First aid
    • VHF Radio
    • Communication skills and teamwork
    • Preparation for the tour
  • During the first week of Basic course we will teach you basic sailing skills and everything necessary to enter the world of sailing.

    You'll get the skills required for the upcoming 2nd week where you'll improve your theoretical and practical skills gained in the first week and be ready for the upcoming test for Leaders license category C (up to 30 GT) or equivalent issued in your country.

  • After finishing two week training your knowledge and skills will be evaluated by sailing instructor.

    During the SailWeek Skipper Academy exam extra attention will be on sailing and mooring, check in procedure, safety, communication skills and teamwork.

    NOTE: Sailing instructor who gives evaluation of your skills and knowledge will not be the same instructor who was leading you through the programme of the academy.

    • Assumed knowledge: none or basic
    • Minimum age: 18
    • Minimum duration: 14 days (1 week in April/1 week in May)
    • Location: Central Dalmatia (Split region)
    • Ability after the course: Able to skipper a boat by day in coastal regions
    • Needed Medical evidence for upcoming skipper licence: Yes (you can do your Medical until the start of the 2nd week of Basic course)
  • After successfully finishing SailWeek Academy you will be ready for the upcoming test for Leaders license category C or equivalent issued in your country.

    In partnership with Maritime Education and training centre ADRIA LIBAR we offer you to get your sailing skills certified so you are authorized to command yachts up to 30 GT for private and business purposes.

    • Theory and practice course Maritime Education and training centre ADRIA LIBAR: 2545 HRK 1645 HRK (220 €)*

    * SailWeek Academy in partnership with Maritime Education and training centre ADRIA LIBAR is giving you a special discount and the best possible price in getting your certification, Leaders license category C.

    * Please see tab ADDITIONAL COSTS if you want to get certified.

    You have the choice to attend theory classes at ADRIA LIBAR Training Centers in: ZAGREB, RIJEKA, ZADAR, SIBENIK, SPLIT prior SailWeek Academy courses. Click here for Course Schedule

    TEST

    • May 13th (Monday) - Leaders license category C, Maritime Port Authorities exam
  • IMPORTANT: BEST OPTION FOR FOREIGN CANDIDATES

    • We have provided the opportunity to attend theory courses on English in Split just before the start of the 2nd week of the Academy.
    • During that time you can do your Medical needed for for the exam.
    • Accommodation during that period is not provided by SailWeek Academy.
    • Theory classes start on April 30th and finish on May 3rd.
    • 2nd week of the Academy May 4th-12th
    • Test - May 13th (Monday) - Leaders license category C, Maritime Port Authorities exam
    • Please contact us or Maritime Education and training centre ADRIA LIBAR directly for details and reservations at e-mail: katarina.baric@adrialibar.com

Advanced Course

FORMAT

ADVANCED course is the intensive 7 days course that will improve your theoretical and practical skills.

Our mission is to upgrade leisure skippers to top skippers that are going to be able to give high quality service on/off board.

  • All these skills are going to be gained one-on-one from our professional certified skipper instructors.
  • Special attention will be focused on sailing and mooring, night navigation, safety and emergency response, check in, crew management, social and interpersonal skills.
  • During your academy you'll share a yacht with fellow skipper candidates and each day will be spent on board learning the theory and then implementing your knowledge with supervision of the instructor.
  • Everything on board will be detailed explained and demonstrated by your sailing instructor. You will go through all possible scenarios and you will have to apply your knowledge to the given situation. Your instructors will guide you through exercises, giving you tips and tricks and constant feedback.
Advanced Skipper Academy

Licenses

To attend this course you have to have one of the internationally recognised sailing qualifications.

This is not a beginners course! You should be comfortable handling a yacht in any weather condition.

Please check here for valid accepted sailing licence.

    • Advanced Seamanship skills
    • Maneuvering the boat in narrow areas
    • Docking and anchoring during windy situations
    • Minor individual motor repairs
    • Advanced navigation
    • Meteorology
    • Safety awareness and signals
    • MOB exercises
    • Boat rescue exercise
    • First aid
    • Advanced sailing and sails trimming
    • Sailing regattas
    • Creating line and circle rafts
    • Communication skills
    • Crew handling
    • Guest management
    • Preparation for the tour
    • Introduction to the locations and Local tours
  • During this Advanced course we want to make you from leisure skipper into a professional skipper, turning your weaknesses into your strengths. You will gain experience needed to work in the nautical industry through more complex navigation exercises.

  • After finishing your Advanced training your knowledge and skills will be evaluated by sailing instructor.

    During the SailWeek Skipper Academy exam extra attention will be on sailing and mooring, check in procedure, safety, communication skills and teamwork.

    NOTE: Sailing instructor who gives evaluation of your skills and knowledge will not be the same instructor who was leading you through the programme of the academy.

    • Assumed knowledge: Please check Licenses needed to attend Advanced SailWeek Academy course
    • Minimum age: 18
    • Minimum duration: 7 days
    • Location: Central Dalmatia (Split region)
    • Ability after the course: Able to skipper a boat by in coastal regions of Mediterranean, Baltic or non-tidal waters
    • Sail and work: Once you pass SailWeek Skipper Academy you can submit your available dates for work.
      Based on the demand, your maritime skills and overall Academy grade, we'll get back to you with an offer to work for us. Skippers operate as a freelance contractors and can accept or reject any work we offer.
SailWeek Skipper Academy

Ready to go?

2019 Prices


BASIC ADVANCED
DATES
06-13 April
AND
04-12 May
DATES
06-13 April
OR
04-12 May
Location
Split, Croatia
Location
Split, Croatia
Yacht type
Monohull
Yacht type
Monohull
1200 EUR
AVAILABLE
800 EUR
AVAILABLE
+ Get certified (optional)
Maritime Education&Training
centre ADRIA LIBAR:
2545 HRK 1645 HRK (220 EUR)*
* Please see tab
ADDITIONAL COSTS
if you want to get certified.
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BASIC - Payment plan

3 instalments:

  • 200 EUR (48h after getting your confirmation mail)
  • 500 EUR (during the April course)
  • 500 EUR (during the May course)

Advanced - Payment plan

2 instalments:

  • 200 EUR (48h after getting your confirmation mail)
  • 600 EUR (during the course week)
SailWeek Skipper Academy

What's Included

  • Spot on a yacht (7/14 days)
  • Course materials
  • Safety equipment
  • Gas for the kitchen
  • Sheets, blankets and towels
  • Professional sailing instructor
  • Fuel for the yacht
  • Marina fees
  • End cleaning
  • Tourist tax
SailWeek Academy

Additional Costs

  • Flights and/or transportation to Academy starting point (Split)
  • One group dinner out mid week (mandatory)
  • Food and beverages

NOTE: Every sail boat has kitchen facilities and you'll be able to prepare your meals onboard without extra big costs for your budget.

Additional Costs

If you want to get certified

Adria Libar
  • Theory and practice course Maritime Education and training centre ADRIA LIBAR:
    2545 HRK 1645 HRK (220 EUR)

Other requirements:

  • 2 Photo ID
  • Medical evidence for skipper licence (not older than 6 months) 500 HRK (70 EUR)
  • Test Croatian Maritime authorities:
    • Croatian citizens: 540 HRK (70 EUR)
    • Foreign citizens: 1020 HRK (140 EUR)
  • Test tax: 35 HRK (5 EUR)

Important

Please don't forget to bring:
  • Short/long sleeve clothes
  • Waterproof clothes (jacket, trousers)
  • Sunglasses
  • Boat shoes/ boat boots (non-slip)
  • Baseball cap / hat
  • Woolly hat
  • Sleeping bag (optional)
  • Personal hygiene
SailWeek Academy

SAIL & WORK

After you successfully pass SailWeek Skipper Academy we will offer you a one week job trial period.

During that week you'll get the opportunity to show us everything you learned through the Academy.
After the trial week, based on the demand and overall skills, you'll get offered more work from SailWeek.

Skippers operate as a freelance contractors and can accept or reject any work we offer.

Get In Touch

Croatian office: +385 98 9560 262
info@sailweekacademy.com

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