Charter Skipper Practice
HANDS ON PRACTICE
Practice makes perfect !
If you know the theory and you already have a license or you’re about to get it, CAPETAN helps you fill in the blanks by providing practice at sea. Build up experience in real situations, in holiday destinations.
From check-in to check-out
Skipper for 7 days
A 7-day, step-by-step training, on everything you need to know in order to skipper a yacht. The comprehensive knowledge we provide, will give you the confidence to safely take you family and friends on sailing holidays.
HOW DOES IT WORK
We organize 7-day minimum training sessions, in popular sailing destinations from Greece and Croatia, and we practice maneuvers and navigation techniques applicable in real port and traffic conditions.
Basic and Advanced Training
Pick the right module for you
HANDS ON PRACTICE BASIC – HOP
If your dream is to sail as much as possible, embrace the adventure on waves, and enjoy the freedom that you feel while being out on the sea, then you’ve found the right place. We understand and support you! Through partnerships with carefully selected sailing schools, we provide the right setting for you to get your licence. . In addition, we help you build experience and confidence – we specialize in hands-on practice courses. Through our 7-day modules, you will get to put all that theory into practice, while enjoying life at sea.
HANDS ON PRACTICE ADVANCED – HOPA
For those who already have a certain amount of experience and want to perfect their skills and gain more confidence, we offer advanced practice modules. These focus on sails maneuvers, single-handed operations, sailing at night and long routes (miles building).
Beginner or Advanced ?
Choose the right training that suites you. “Hands On Practice – HOP” is all about basic maneuvers, the usual and most used. “Hands On Practice Advanced – HOPA” aims to those who would like to better understand and practice single-handed and short-handed maneuvers; to practice their crew management skills and flotilla leader.
Hands On Practice
Through Hands on Practice we’re aiming to handle a theoretical and real life exercises curriculum which will help you master the basic skills that will help you charter and sail a yacht in coastal waters. The module has two phases. First one conists of 3 workshops prior to our sailing week and the second is represented by the actual sailing week in Kavala – Greece
HOP Training consists of : role play /check in for each skipper/check in list /training to do a thorough check in /role play – crew briefing /week to come summary /how to prepare a cruising vessel for sea, including engine checks, securing and stowage of all gear on deck and below /familiarize with your boat /transmission /engine /align boat within fixed points /sailing essentials while underway /different allures /check mast,breaks, pulleys, tracks /check on rudder, autopilot systems, debugging autopilot faults, chain- sprocket fail /check winches and how to properly use the winch /does and donts when rigging, avoid premature chafe on the ropes /take down genoa&main /put back genoa&main /how to properly use bossun’s chair /crew psychology & handling /going out from anchor /going out from mooring /rules for anchor /rules for mooring /docking stern to (med-mooring) /docking portside & starboard side – coming bow first /docking portside, starboard side – coming stern first /outboard training /motor info: cooling system, how to bleed the fuel lines, how to change filters, how to check oil level in both motor & transmission, how to check motor fuses box, how to check alternator, fuses, both panel and behind panel, bathroom faults, chasing the clog :), shower pumps, films on presenting the heads systems, both manual and electric, how to fix a stuck head and a stuck shower pump, how to fix a waste tank full, clogged, tips and tricks for bathrooms /practicing manœuvres under sail: eights , bananas & more /practice tacking procedure /practice jibing procedure /how to use the boom preventer /practice heave to maneuver /MOB with sails /using emergency tiller /galley maintenance /bilge pump /about gas /safety briefing /presenting first aid kit /first aid training /using fire extinguisher /using a fire blanket /using flares /explaining life raft procedures /using harness + life line + lifesaver /radio VHF /EPIRB /AIS /
Enroll to our next training !
HOP – Hands On Practice
Period: 7 days- 9-16 MAY 2020 / 10-17 OCT 2020
Area: Kavala, Grecia
Price: 660 EUR / person
HOPA – Hands On Practice Advanced
Period: 7 days- 21-28 MAR 2020
Area: Atena, Insulele Saronice, Grecia
Price: 650 EUR / person
What does it include :
- 7 days of theory and practice with one of our CAPETAN Club trainers
- accommodation on our school vessel
- Yacht chartering (equipment/linen/towels/end-cleaning)
- Free entry to the event workshops
- Feedback sessions and personal coaching
- Electronic syllabus
Not included :
- Transport to/from marina (Kavala/Atena)
- costs associated with diesel/marina fees/water/energy(aprox. 30€/pers)
- Deposit/deposit insurance (deposit= 100€/pers refundable; deposit insurance = 25€/pers non refundable)