Sailing practice - Live-aboard 7 day course

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Place:

Spain

Duration:

7 days

Prices

$1,476

Group:

4

Accommodation:

private cbin

Training yacht:

yacht Bavaria 46

Requirements:

previous sailing experience

Blue water sailing

This course is dedicated to those candidates who already have some sailing experience. No sailing certificates are required, but this program also perfectly matches for those who hold IYT or RYA day skipper sailing certificate or completed ASA basic coastal or bareboat cruising course.

Handling a sailboat safely and effectively is quite a demanding task. It requires not only good knowledge of basic sail trimming and maneuvering but also profound understanding of hydro- and aerodynamics of the boat and practice.

Objective of the course

Main objective of this one week training course is to give novice sailors more open water practice, better understanding of the boat and sails, plus confidence in planning and implementing long range navigation.

Small group advantages

Instructor to student ration is 1 to 4. Apart of enjoying your private cabin you will get most of the instructors attention and practice.

Live-aboard benefits

This is a 7 day live-aboard sailing course will provide the most immersive environment possible and a more thorough experience than being on board just a few hours a day. Apart of standard technical skills you will take part and learn how to plan and prepare for a long range navigation, how to read weather and find safe place for anchorage.

This training was prepared and conducted by the experienced RYA skipper and author of serval sailing books – Luca Zapparoli.

Sail trim

  • Balancing the sail set
  • Understanding how yacht pivot
  • Main sail and genoa pressure

Long range navigation

  • Out of sight navigation
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Implementation

Night sail

  • Night watch
  • Lights and sounds
  • Watch systems

Anchorage

  • Safety gear
  • Anchor designs and techniques

Docking and maneuvers in harbors

  • VHF & DSC
  • Types of equipment
  • Practical skills
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

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sailing yacht Bavaria 46 - Orion Star

Length:

46 ft

Beam:

14.7 ft

Draught:

6.5 ft

Engine:

55hp

Berths:

8

Cabins:

4

Bathroom:

2

Additional information

Bavaria 46, with 4 double rooms, wide saloon, big kitchen, two refrigerators and freezer for food, heating in winter, two bathrooms with showers and hot water(in one of the two a normal shower where where can stand), all kinds of electronics and navigation systems, dinghy with outboard engine, gennaker.

Included in the price

Private cabin accommodation on boat

Instructor

Mooring fees

Fuel

Food (breakfast & lunch on board)


Not in cluded in the price

Personal medical & travel Insurance

Transfer and flights

Beverages and food ashore

Dinner

Warm season (June-September)

  • A backpack or sports/duffel bag
  • Comfortable airy clothes – long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts
  • Two pares of deck shoes
  • Cap or wide bream hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Gloves
  • Bathing suit
  • Wash kit
  • Towel

Cold season (October - May)

On top of what is included for warm season:

  • Fleece hoodie
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat
  • Wind and waterproof jacket

You may also need

  • Car lighter charger 12V for your cell phone or i-pad. Power convertor from 220V to 110V.
  • Insurance
  • Notepad and pen

Our training base is located in Alicante (Spain), in central marina.

Transfer

Transfer from the airport to the base is not included. However, we can help to arrange transfer by special request. Please inform us at least 2 weeks prior to the first date of your sailing lessons by filling an appropriate form (number of guests, flight number, time and date of arrival).

Hotels

If you arrive a few days earlier or leave a little later, you can stay at the hotel. Variants of hotels can be viewed on sites:

www.expedia.com

www.booking.com

Start

Duration

Finish

Availability

Price / Person

06 March 2021

Alicante (Spain)

13 March 2021

Alicante (Spain)

Available

$1,476

01 May 2021

Alicante (Spain)

08 May 2021

Alicante (Spain)

Available

$1,476

26 June 2021

Alicante (Spain)

03 July 2021

Alicante (Spain)

Available

$1,878

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