Sailing training, skipper training, SKS and SSS practical courses, mileage trips, sailing expeditions
Sail like a yachtmaster
Aquila Sailing offers for all training levels a suitable sailing course. Starting from a beginner's courses to practical sailing courses to prepare for the German SKS and SSS practical exams and last but not least a professional skipper training.
There are no technical requirements for the beginner's courses. The aim of the course is to train the participants to become competent crew members. It starts with the basics: behavior on board, safety on board, some theory about sailing, we practice all sailing manoeuvres, we learn how to use winches, clamps, line handling, using halyards and much more.
In addition to the training content, we will not neglect to have a great time and will spend sufficient time for swimming stops, go snorkeling, explore the islands and visit amazing tourist sights. The daily rprogram will be shared by your skipper, who will incorporate your requirements into the trip. In the evening we will anchor in beautiful bays or moor in picturesque ports.
SKS/SSS practical courses will prepare the participants intensively for the German Skipper Licence exam. This includes skippering all sailing maneuvers safely and in a controlled manner whilst managing the crew with the correct sailing commands and terminology. We will practice port maneuvers and the essential elements of good yachtsman and leaderhip on board regarding communication, safety on board, navigation with and without electronic support, engine technology as well as weather forecasting models. Of course it is also possible to take the course for the practical exam of the German SBF See licence.
The skipper training is an excellent additiont to the practical courses and usually builds on the SKS certificate. We will intensively practice all sailing manoeuvres with and without crew. For each maneuver we will practice the appropriate single-hand technique,vso that you will grow your self-confidence as a akipper.
Program for the week during the skipper training:
- Check-in and take-over of the yacht
- Safety briefing
- Perfect harbour manoeuvers
- Mooring / casting off with the stern to the jetty (mooring line / anchor)
- Lay on/off sideways
- Turning in a small space
- Tacking/jibing/heaving to
- MOB maneuvers
- Rescue persons from water
- Anchoring under motor/ sails
- Mooring at buoys
- single-hand techniques for all manoeuvers
- Sailing with emergency tiller
- Sailing "blind"
- Plan a passage
- Logbook keeping
- Route planning with and without electronic aids
- Dinghy usage and outboard engine handling
- Simulation "Fire fighting", "Water ingress", "Life raft"
- Video analysis with drone videos
- Technology: engine knowledge, repairing sails, servicing winches
- Handout with professional skipper checklists
Our boat SY Lady Iga
SY Lady Iga is a Delphia 40.3 with the CE category A for worldwide sailing on all oceans. The boat is equipped with a new Raymarine navigation system, including AIS, VHF and radar. She was produced in 2013 and put into service in 2014. Since her first day, Lady Iga has been exclusively used as an owner yacht and continuously upgraded and kept in perfect condition.
She has three spacious cabins, each with two comfortable bunks and a saloon with a fully equipped galley. The boat boasts four solar panels and a wind generator. This makes her fully self-sufficient from shore power and we can anchor in lonely bays without sacrificing comfort. The Webasto heating system and air conditioning allow comfortable sailing in all seasons.
A performant batten sail as well as the 130% Genoa, a Racing Mylar Genoa and a gennaker make Lady Iga a competitive boat at regattas. From 2023 participation in various fun regattas in the Mediterranean is planned. Lady Iga has a Stand Up Paddle Board as well snorkeling and diving equipment.
In spring and autumn we also offer rough weather training in Croatia. This is aimed in particular at experienced sailors, who awant to practice their skills in more extreme situations.
Most cruises start from the luxurious Marina Dalmacija in Sukosan, Croatia. This is an ideal starting point for exploring the interesting and very enjoyable islands of Croatia.
Zadar Airport is only 10km away and is served by many international airports.
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