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Croatia is one of the most famous and beautiful locations in the Mediterranean, with hundreds of islands and ancient villages that cascade down to the sea. Join us aboard a sexy new catamaran or monohull for a week as you learn how to sail and earn your ASA certifications (ASA 101, 103, 104 and 114 are offered). An amazing place to embark on your own sailing journey.
Lying on the Adriatic see, Croatia is truly a breathtaking place to sail! We love the endless islands that dot the area and offer rocky coves, quiet beaches and sapphire waters. The steady winds make for great sailing, and at the end of the day moor in a tiny village and go ashore to sample the incredible seafood and wine the area is famous for.
How far in advance should I book my course with Nautilus? The further in advance the better as boat and captain availability fill up well in advance.
Fly into the Split airport (airport code SPU) and catch a taxi to the UNESCO world heritage town of Trogir. Trogir is a spectacular town set on an island! Visit the old fortress, grab lunch in one of the old plazas and board the boat at 5pm. We will get situated and head in for a delicious meal in Trogir.
Do a chart briefing, systems overview and check all the equipment on the boat. After some boat drills, set sail for the island of Solta, a couple hours away. After some swimming and relaxing, do your first formal lessons aboard.
After a detailed look at engine operation and maintenance, learn how to sail! You'II learn points of sail, sail theory, and then head out to practice your sail trim. Sail down the coast to the famous town of Hvar. Get your first experience med mooring! We then hop in a water taxi to explore and grab dinner in the historic city of Hvar.
After a brief morning lesson, and our first ASA test, we once again pop the sails and set sail for the island of Vis. Tonight we stern tie to the riva (boardwalk) in Vis, and have a chance to wander the streets of this lovely old town. We love to go wine tasting in an old World War II bunker here!
This morning we head out and get a chance to sail to a remote bay for lunch, working on our sailing drills and skills along the way. After a swim and a lunch break, we sail back to Vis and pick up a mooring off the old town and head ashore for another delicious seafood meal.
Chart a course and set sail for the east end of the island of Solta, several hours away. This will be a fun passage! By this point you will be in charge of all the charting, navigation, sail trim and be the captains for this leg. Upon arrival drop the anchor in a lovely little cove, explore the beach, or go for a paddle board session.
We weigh anchor early and start the sail back towards Trogir. We will stop for an early lunch at a pristine anchorage and then do docking practice back at the marina. Friday night we will go out to celebrate all the new captains, then spend that final night on the boat.
We are off the boat by 8am and you are free to fly home, or take a couple of extra days to explore the rest of this beautiful area!
“Fabulous 7-day onboard sailing school. All the instructors are handpicked, world class, sailors with deep applied knowledge. We had only 4 students giving us plenty of hands-on time to practice skills… not just pass the written exams.
Dave Bell, our instructor for the week was a masterful teacher. He demystified all the lessons in the ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, and ASA 114 text books. More importantly, he demonstrated how to operate all the mechanical systems in addition to setting sails.
I have compared notes with friends who had lesser experiences with other schools. I strongly recommend both Nautilus Sailing and Captain Dave Bell for anyone who dreams of sailing the oceans.”
LARRY, Utah (USA)
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