Our sailing courses are arranged according to the number of participants, and are held on a 44 feet deep sea boat enabled for the teaching of navigation.
We offer three levels: basic, advanced, cruise.
The levels are linked to the characteristics, needs, availability of time, and age of the participants. For this reason the dates are flexible and specific requests are welcomed.
From our experience in training we learnt that spending the night on board during the course increases learning.
Participants must be at least 18 years old. Qualified instructors coordinate the lessons.
First level (basic)
The course is divided into 6 lessons, theory /practice, each lesson last about 6 hours, with at least 6 trips out to sea. For this program we need at least 3 weeks, twice a week .
The main subjects are: rigging, cordage, basic terminology, sailing speeds, wind action on the sail, feeling the wind, tacking and gybing, and we will learn how to read a nautical chart and how to use the equipment on board.
Second level (advanced)
The course is divided into 6 lessons, theory /practice, each lesson last about 4 hours, with at least 6 trips out to sea. For this program we need at least 3 weeks, twice a week .
The main subjects are: simulation of average or damage, how to be prepared to bad weather, sailing in case of breakdown, man overboard recovery, ship's position, use of gps, autopilot, mooring up, night sailing.
Third level (cruise)
This is a sort of didactic cruise of one week where you can practice all you have learned during the two previous courses. You will be protagonist sailing through Otranto channel from Gallipoli to Greece, and until Cefalonia for 400 miles on a real cruise into the high sea.