SAILING SCHOOL

SAILING SCHOOL

12 Knots sailing courses

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Yachtmaster Coastal
Yachtmaster Coastal

Is a recreational certificate of competency for command of sailing and/or power vessels up to 24 meters in length up to 60 nm offshore. It is a comprehensive live aboard course consisting of 6 days for sail or 5 days for power which includes the practical on water examination.

Ideal for

Those who have sufficient sailing experience and hold IYT Bareboat Skipper License. This sailing course is available for those candidates who already logged 30 days and 800 nm at sea as a skipper.

Requirements

  • IYT Bareboat Skipper certificate
  • VHF certificate
  • 30 days / 800 nm at sea as a skipper

Restrictions

  • Captain on a yacht up to 78ft. / 24m
  • 60 miles offshore
  • in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots)


Bareboat Skipper
Bareboat Skipper

10 days live aboard course on power or sailing yacht. The key objective of the course is to teach candidates to become a recreational sailing yacht skipper and be able to charter and handle big cruising yachts on their own.

Ideal for

Ideal for those who already have little sailing experience and would like to learn coastal navigation.

Requirements

  • navigation at sea
  • collision regulations
  • practice at sea 200nm

Restrictions

  • Skipper on a yacht up to 78ft. / 24m
  • 20 miles offshore in day time
  • in moderate weather conditions

Competent Crew
Competent Crew

5-day sailing course on board of a cruising yacht. The main objective of the course is to teach basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, basic sail trim, helm commands, seamanship and safety.

Ideal for

Ideal for candidates with little to no previous sailing experience who wish to train to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht.

Requirements

  • no special requirements

Restrictions

  • Crew on a yacht up to 78ft. / 24m
  • in sight of land and in fair weather
  • only with professional skipper

Choose your sailing program. Where to start?

On the coast

Sailing knots - 3 hours

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Understanding of the boat - 3 hours

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On the water

Basic keelboat - 3 hours

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On the coast

Sailing knots - 3 hours

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Safety on board - 3 hours

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On the water

Live aboard sailing boat - 5 days

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Live aboard power boat - 3 days

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On the coast

Mandatory shore-based course for navigation and collision regulations at sea

Passage planning

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Weather forecast

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Collision regulations

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On the water

Practice at sea

Sailing boat - 10 days

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Motor boat - 5 days

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On the coast

Take additional shore-based courses prior to practice at sea

Long-term passage planning

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Tidal navigation

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Night sailing

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Celestial navigation

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On the water

Live-aboard course in tidal waters

Sailing yacht - 7 days

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Instructors

Luca Zapparoli

Luca Zapparoli

Professional sailing instructor

More than 27 years of sailing experience. 25,000 nautical miles navigated in the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Has great experience in long-range crossings and ocean passages in variable weather conditions. Sailing and meteorology instructor in Spanish sailing federation (“Federacion de Vela de la Comunidad Valenciana” (FVCV)). Author of the book “La Vela: Teoria y Tecnica” (Sail: Theory and Practice). Now used as manual in FVCV. Hobbies: licensed diver, licensed aircraft pilot Education: engineer, MBA graduate of Boston EE. UU Italian, fluent in: Italian, English, Spanish

Oleg Drizen

Oleg Drizen

IYT and RYA sailing instructor

Qualifications: Yacht Master Ocean. More then 15,000 nautical miles as a skipper in Spain, Italy, France, Scotland, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Seychelles, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, Greece and USA. Over 50 weeks of Day Sailing and Coastal courses in the last 3 years. Two Trans-Atlantic passages as a skipper in 2010 and 2012 from Tenerife to Dominican Republic and back. Family: Married, 3 children Hobbies: reading, traveling, sailing, mountain skis, windsurfing, diving Education: Masters degree in engineering

Andy Sokolov

Andy Sokolov

ASA sailing instructor

Upcoming courses

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Weather forecast
Meteorologists in our days monitor large-scale weather systems and use advanced computers to predict with fair accuracy what lies ahead. But before heading out on the water, you should obtain local fo…
8
2 hours
on-line

from €50

per person per day

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On request

2 hours

On request

€50

Competent crew
Learn to sail on catamaran or monohull. This program is ideal for those candidates who wish to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht or to learn how to operate small sailing…
6
5 days
live aboard

from €170

per person per day

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01 March 2020

5 days

Available

€850

Bareboat skipper
Learn to sail catamaran or monohull. This sailing course is developed for those candidates who wish to become a recreational sailing yacht skipper and qualify for chartering and handling b…
4 persons
10 days
on board

from €140

per person per day

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Reviews

Duration of sailing courses

12 Knots Sailing School offers 5 to 10 days sailing courses in most exotic destinations. Learn to sail and make a fantastic adventure of a lifetime. Check out our live aboard sailing classes, and sign up for lessons choosing date you like.

Learn to sail

Learning to sail can be a fantastic adventure of a lifetime! There are many ways for making this dream come true. You may choose short weekend courses close to your home and slowly gain sailing experience or you may go for a live aboard intensive cruising course and learn to sail while hoping from one port to another.

Live aboard sailing courses

In recent years, live aboard sailing lessons in different exotic destinations became extremely popular. On one hand these courses allow you to gain incredible knowledge and skills to qualify for chartering big cruising boats and on the other hand to have a great sailing vacation. We offer aboard sailing courses in different destinations for students to spend a week or more immersing in the cruising lifestyle, gaining experience and exploring numerous islands. 12 Knots sailing school can help you set out on your sailing journey, in whatever way best suits your needs.

Sailing certificates

12 Knots sailing school offers IYT recreational nautical courses which formal sailing certificates accepted by all major yacht charter companies and insurance companies around the world. If you wish to charter a sailboat or catamaran on your own, without professional skipper and crew, then you will need a formal sailing certification and experience at helm stated in the logbook.

12 Knots offer five to ten days long live aboard sailing courses in Montenegro and Thailand for the qualifications of Bareboat Skipper and Flotilla skipper. Advanced sailors courses are available on request.

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