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Dmitrijus Kurejevas , 31. 01. 2024.

"I have just returned from my first yacht charter a week after finishing the 'Boat Leader Category C' course with Adria Libar in Šibenik, Croatia. 
The one week course prepared me perfectly for my charter as well as providing the required qualification. I learnt an incredible amount from the various instructors at their training facility and in particular Mario Kundih who instructed us on the practical element of the course.. His enthusiasm, knowledge and skill as a sailor is inspirational and I cannot thank him and Adria Libar enough
for what I have learnt.
Simon Jones
I have no doubt we will talk again soon. 
Kind Regards,
Simon Jones

Simon Jones, 31. 01. 2024.

I joined Yachting in Croatia/Mario for the Complete Licensed Skipper. I had some experience but usually end up stuck on the anchor or the lines whilst my husband helms and I was really lacking in confidence especially when it came to manoeuvring. The theory part of the course really refreshed and added to my existing training but it was the practical part with Mario that I found most valuable. Repeated docking drills were just what I needed. I appreciated the chance to do things again and again until it 'clicked' with coaching along the way. It was also great to be accommodated on a comfortable new boat and to make connections with the others from my course. 

I feel much more confident since the course and can't wait to get back on the water

Rebecca Bell, 20. 12. 2022.

I took a boat leader C category course with Mario Kundih after all my skipper friends stated that he is one of the best sailing instructors in Croatia. Not only that I found that to be true but I must also say that Mario is a calm, extremly friendly and zero stress guy that will in any situation that students find problematic react in the most calm, precise and profesional way while calmly explaining what to do to his students. I must also say that he succesfully transferes his huge confidence in his sailing abbilities to the students so everybody feels safe and under proffesional guidance which I find extremely important for the students. Full recommendation!

Mateo Mišeta, 02. 11. 2022.

In April 2022 I participated in a three day CATAMARAN HANDLING CLINICS course. Mario was our instructor. Although the students had quite a different sailing background, Mario was able to deal with that and after a surprisingly short time, everybody was able to handle the catamaran like a pro within the harbor and outside at sea while mooring or anchoring. Mario was not only a good teacher/skipper but also a great tour guide full of helpful tips. My full recommendation.

Felix Gaul

Felix Gaul, 02. 05. 2022.

Dear Mario,

I thank you very much for everything.

How you organised the course, the exam and the skipper training was wonderful.

I can really recommend your course for Skipper license C.

Thank you!

See you again!


Oliver Schmidt


Oliver Schmidt, 28. 03. 2022.

Very intensive but instructive course. I gained a lot of experience and learned important practices from the instructor in a relaxed and understandable way. All in all, it was an awesome week and a great adventure. :)


David Weissteiner, 28. 03. 2022.

"The Yachting in Croatia Academy course offers much more than just becoming a licensed skipper and is a true experience! The theoretical part offers a solid foundation in navigation, maritime regulations,  seamanship and safety during lectures held by experienced and knowledgeable teachers. 

This knowledge is then applied and complemented through solid practical training. 

Overall it was a very intensive week which prepared me much better than just passing an exam. Beyond becoming a certified skipper it provided the means and experience to enjoy sailing in a safe and relaxed way. Most importantly, it did so in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere which conveyed the instructor's love and passion for sailing, botatsmanship and the pure joy of spending time on the sea!

Thanks for a wonderful week!

Mattias, Luxembourg"

Mattias - Luxembourg, 28. 03. 2022.

Wow - just wow!
If you want to get an international sailing license fast, Mario's sailing course is for you! The theory and practice you learn in just a few days is of high quality and will get you ready to set sail. With a lot of patience and a wealth of experience, Mario will show you how to put the theory into practice right away. And it's really fun, too!!! I am happy to recommend Mario's course to anyone who wants to get their sailing license quickly, whether you have some experience or are a total newbie like me. Birgit Link (from Germany)

Ingrid, 23. 11. 2021.

Childhood dream fulfilled! One week of sailing with such amazing people from Yachting in Croatia Academy. Elan 444 impression from World Yachting Charter lives up to expectations. Last but not least best captain and skipper Mario Kundih, with more than 20 years of experience, had taught us everything from how to be a great skipper and get in love with sailing to how to enjoy Croatia and its beauty to its fullest!
Every recommendation, and be sure that you are in the right hands! 

Vinko , 23. 11. 2021.

Everything was organized just perfect. It was a sailing course with the best host, Mario. We got licenses, we got a practical experience and tips for save and pleasure sailing. We were hosted from the beginning till the end.

Well done Mario!!!

Thanks a lot.

I definitely will recommend to take a course with you

Jaunius Ramoska - Lithuania, 23. 11. 2021.

Great sailing school.Emoji I would highly recommend yachtingincroatia. 
Mario is very aware of individual needs and abilities. He is very professional and very instructive.
The best part of the whole experience is getting out on the water.
Looking forward to getting back on the water soon to work on my sailing.

Lidija, 23. 11. 2021.

我作为中国学员的翻译非常感谢“克罗地亚帆船学院”提供的机会, 在翻译的同时我也学到了很多专业知识和基本常识,每个领域的老师详细又耐心地讲解。课程的完美安排,专业的学校团队给我留下深刻的印象。特别是船上Mario老师简单易懂的实践课教授,让我们实现了乘风破浪的梦想!感谢学校及全体老师队伍!希望你们的学校招收到更多国际学生。
As a Chinese student interpreter I am very grateful for the opportunity provided by the "Yachting in Croatia Academy". While translating, I also learned a lot of professional knowledge and basic common sense. The teachers in each field explained in detail and patiently. The perfect arrangement of the courses and the professional school team left a deep impression on me. Especially the simple and easy-to-understand practical teaching by Mario on board, let us realize our dream of riding the wind and waves! Thanks to the school and all the teachers! Hope your school will recruit more international students.

赵雪莲 - Zhao Xuelian , 23. 11. 2021.

The courses arranged by the school are professional, and the teachers are patient, especially the practical lessons on board. The short courses let me learn a lot of professional knowledge and let me spend a good time. Thanks to all the teachers for their diligence and patience, and hope that the school will get better and better.
Wish all the best!

James - China, 23. 11. 2021.

First of all, I'm grateful that Mario and his company and himself. They are very enthusiastic. Well, they are very dedicated to arranging these students to learn the study and the exam. The special arrangements are in place, including solving the language barrier, looking for an interpreter, boarding and lodging, and studying these aspects every day. They are all arranged more thoughtfully.

There are also school teachers. They are all pretty good, teaching students are more patient. They are also more caring. Specially the teacher named Blanka.
In addition, even the interpreter is professional , to be honest i can see that her usual state is indeed very careful, so, we are also very grateful.
At the end, thanks all the teachers!

Huayi - China, 23. 11. 2021.

El curso está bien estructurado y toca todos los temas que un Skipper necesita. Además, Mario nos empujaba a preguntar más, a probar y hacer nuestras propias experiencias para aprovechar el tiempo a bordo. Él mostró dedicación, paciencia y además ganas de disfrutar con nosotros. Sólo puedo recomendar la experiencia!

(The course is well structured and goes through all the topics needed for a Skipper. On top of that, Mario was constantly pushing us to ask him more, test and do our own research in order to get the most out of the time spent on board. He showed dedication, patience and was also willing to have fun with us in the process. I can only fully recommend the experience!)

Lucas Alejandro, 03. 05. 2021.

Straight forward explanations and Mario being a very patient trainer was great. It was a good experience sailing also in not so easy conditions and practicing docking over and over again.

Stephan Heinrich Siegfried, 03. 05. 2021.


Every summer I go sailing with my friends. I love to be at sea, so I decided to attend the Yachting in Croatia academy, skippers drill course. In a week I learned to steer the boat completely on my own. We spend days on board, manoeuvring, trimming the sails and so on. Mario is a true professional when it comes to learning and a real friend for jokes and fun.
Big THANKS to teacher Mario and World yachting charter for the sailboat

Kruno Hadari, 03. 05. 2021.

Well organized course, great learning experience in different weather situations. Great teacher with a good way to explain things and the patience to let you try - no matter if it’s 30kts or no wind.

Conrad Woeltge, 03. 05. 2021.

well organised course, good materials shared in advance. Mario’s patience deserves appreciation, and his approach gave a chance to explore and learn, and not just following his commands. at the same time it was fun and the atmosphere was very friendly.

Ievgen Nedoviseov, 03. 05. 2021.

Prepare to learn a lot in this course. There was a lot of theory to study and process at the beginning, but the whole group passed the exam and got our licenses. And after that came the fun part - sailing on the boat, practicing docking and undocking (during strong Bura) and learning all important pieces from an experienced captain.

Samir Caus, 03. 05. 2021.

Get Licenses at May2018, Mario is a great Teacher. Explain navigation basic during short time with positive results! Thak You Very Match for assistance!

KOSTYANTYN & TATYANA, 29. 12. 2018.

I have been working as a skipper for some time and this fall I decided to upgrade my knowledge by attending the course called "Skippers Drill". This course takes place in the Šibenik archipelago on the sailing boat Beneteau First 40.7. The course is led by a professional skipper Mario who has a huge insight and experience in sailing.I very much liked the course because it involves practical work and training.We would spend days at sea,hoisting and dropping spinnakers and gennakers,manoeuvring,trimming the sails and so on.It is an excellent experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to perfect their sailing skills.

Ante, 22. 11. 2018.

Never been sailing before. After one week intense Skipper courses at Yachting in Croatia Academy been able to charter 49 ft sailboat at my own and have a great summer vacations with my family and friends. So, if somebody really want to enter sailing world, Mario is the person to contact. Very professional , experienced instructor and nice friendly person. During my first independent boat trip have got even very usefull and important online support from Mario . Definitely come to him again to improve my skipper skills, Highly recommended!

Audrius - Lithuania, 07. 11. 2018.

I attended complete skipper course a week ago. Our teacher was Mario. It was absolutely great and fabulous time! Everything was great. Mario did tremendous job! It was not only the courses. It was a short but wonderful journey trough the sailing world. We have got a licence. Its Ok. But most important is, we got a knowledge how to drive a boat, how to manoeuvre, we got courage and a confidence to park the boat in the Marina, we understood the way we must go trough, we got even some passion in sailing and much much more... Many Thanks Mario! Your are Great Skipper and Teacher for skippers as well! Waiting to come for sailing again !

Gintaras, 01. 06. 2018.

I came to the week-long Skipper Training course, with my 15 year old son last year. Mario showed great hospitality towards us. We admired his complete honesty and patience, when teaching us about becoming a Skipper. I really enjoyed being a member of a truly international team. We wish all of you every success in the future, and we hope to visit you again soon.

Alexander and Leo, 05. 03. 2018.

Vienna 01.February 2018. Several years ago when I was looking for a good course to start my skipper career, I decided to attend Marios Skippers Drill course. I had some experience before, but this week of training really did it for me. The course was very professional and intense, and I became much more confident in maneuvering the vessel in the narrow marinas, which was the biggest issue for me at the times. The great thing about Mario is not only his competence in terms of sailing, but also his profound understanding of all the aspects of being a skipper and his willingness to share his knowledge with his Students. From forecast based planing to showing us special places as we sailed along, he even talked with great passion about cooking on board. We could ask him anything. So apart from being really beneficial for my sailing skills, skippers drill was also great time with Mario and the crew. Edo Marinkov about Skippers drill, October 2012

Edo, 05. 02. 2018.

I took several sailing courses before but only after this one in 2014 I was completely confident as a sailor and a skipper. My toutor Mario was not only dedicated to fine details but could adapt the training to the individual. In my case the emphasis was on performance sailing and monouvering. Also the overal organisation of the course was great since we switched different boats types to feal differences. And last, the price was more than fair compared to other simmilar trainings out there on the market.

Luka, 26. 01. 2018.

Last year i was on 2 courses. After only two days i was able to park 15m long sailing boat without any problems. With Mario i discovered totally new way of life, so i just want to jump on boat and go sailing. So simple.......

Filip, , 25. 01. 2018.

There are some things in life I wish I find and did earlier. Sailing is one of them. So I can say its never to late to learn how to do it. Thanks Mario for your time and desire to make us able to enjoy in sailing and give us possibility to learn so much.

Goran Stakić, 25. 01. 2018.

Thanks to Mario received invaluable experience in boat management. And his sense of humor and hospitality made this learning one of the most vivid impressions.

Andrey, 24. 01. 2018.

Last spring, my friends engaged me into the adventure! I had the good fortune to meet up Mario Kundih. Under Mario's supervision we have spent one week to learn how to manage the boat. First of all, he was perfect as a tutor, and, to me, it was great pleasure to learn myself how to be, first of all, a tutor beyond any circumstances. The experience that I acquired from the Skipper course under supervision of Mario has had a much more effect in myself and much more value than I can express in a sentence or two... It is however to me a lifelong experience, which starts at the beginning of the course and never comes to an end, now that it continues to be a part of my life. Bless you, Mario, and keep up the good work! I would also like to thank our crew for the time we spent together.

Nikita, 24. 01. 2018.

It was a great time and I got a lot of experience and self-confidence in maneuvering sailing boat in marinas.

Zeljko, 24. 01. 2018.

We had a great week of intens advanced sailing. It was more than just educational but it was a great fun too! Instructor Mario was an excellent teacher, actually a real mentor

Kreso, 24. 01. 2018.

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