Our 3/4 day course is an introduction to chartering and will aim to successfully furnish you with the national Croatian “B” licence.
The course includes: three nights on board and three days with a trainer (two half days and two full days) to teach/support you through the theory test and outline the practical aspects of the course.
Course days/times are:
- Sunday 09:00 to Tuesday 17:00
- Tuesday 09:00 to Friday 17:00
It will cover basic navigation and nautical chart-work, meteorology, passage planning and the basics of seamanship for a beginner skipper and crew. It is essential that all candidates read and understand the course book (which will be provided) before coming on the course and taking the test with the Croatian harbourmaster.
Additionally, the practical elements which may be fitted in the short three day training period will aim to outline and demonstrate basic pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the initial basic standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day according to Croatian regulations. The minimum age to be awarded Croatian B sailing licence is 16.
You will be accommodated, and the course conducted, on board a charter sailing yacht (between 10 to 16m).
While this does give you a licence to charter a yacht legally, due to its short nature and limited practical training; only overviewing and demonstrating sailing/motoring is practically feasible (though still giving you the legal Croatian B licence), therefore, following this course, we do HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you also take a professional skipper with you for your first charter and/or arrange some yacht handling and sail training experience prior to taking out a charter alone. NOTE: the Croatia “B” course/test is purely a theory/oral test, even though it qualifies you to charter a yacht at sea, during daytime hours.