Sailing practice - Live-aboard 7 day course
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.
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.
- Balancing the sail set
- Understanding how yacht pivot
- Main sail and genoa pressure
Long range navigation
- Out of sight navigation
- Night watch
- Lights and sounds
- Watch systems
- Safety gear
- Anchor designs and techniques
Docking and maneuvers in harbors
- VHF & DSC
- Types of equipment
- Practical skills
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
sailing yacht Bavaria 46 - Orion Star
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
Food (breakfast & lunch on board)
Not in cluded in the price
Personal medical & travel Insurance
Transfer and flights
Beverages and food ashore
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
- Bathing suit
- Wash kit
Cold season (October - May)
On top of what is included for warm season:
- Fleece hoodie
- Thermal underwear
- 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.
- Notepad and pen
Our training base is located in Alicante (Spain), in central marina.
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).
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:
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