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Become Professional Skipper

DATE: 05.03.-26.03.2022.

The most of this program is a combination of our programs; Complete Licensed Skipper and Skipper Advance.

This program is intended exclusively for those who want to work as a professional skipper in a charter industry. This program is designed based on years of experience of our instructors who worked as professional skippers for more than 20 years. It includes all the knowledge a professional skipper needs to do his job in charter well.

The complete course lasts for 3 weeks; during which time, each student will have the opportunity to learn how to operate a cruiser and performance sailing boat , catamaran and motor boat. A small section of the course is also dedicated  to sailing on small sailing boats as an introduction to sport sailing.

From the first day, students learn about the complete organization on the boat, as well as everyday duties on-board, cleaning, cooking, etc. The main aspect of the training will include the following skills; getting familiar with all parts of the boat, maneuvring the boat, docking and undocking, use of the anchor, handling the instruments, VHF, reading nautical charts, learning about sailing laws, meteorology, sails trimming – jib, mainsail, spinnaker and gennaker, handling the lines (ropes), making knots, basics of marine engine, safety on boats, international regulations for preventing collisions at sea, MOB (man overboard) and all other issues related to check-in and check-out of the boat in charter and more.

The course has been put together in a way that consists of a theoretical and practical part. Most of the theory follows a practical part of the lesson, and additional theory relates to the history and geography of the Adriatic coast, nautical tourism in Croatia, and the material that is required for the exam-skipper license that enables the future professional skippers to drive boats for commercial purposes. Also, a very important part of the course will be devoted in general to the service and relationship of the skipper to the client, main obligations, responsibilities and what kind of knowledge is expected.

* Great emphasis is given to safety on-board and practical training. The course has been designed to allow participants to spend as much time at the helm as possible so they can put all knowledge into practice; particularly for docking and undocking in the marina under various conditions.

* The final exam consists of a theoretical and practical part.

* After successfully passing the exam, skippers walk away with practical knowledge and experience, confidence, International certificate Boat Leader Category C, membership in our sailing club, and a greater chance of employment in the charter industry.

* The whole course is accompanied by digital cameras, go pro and drone, so students take knowledge and memories home with them.

With all of this, we consider our BECOME PROFESSIONAL SKIPPER, a unique and world-class course.


  • 09:00 a.m. Breakfast on-board
  • 10:00 a.m. Theoretical lecture
  • 11:00 a.m. Practical classes at sea
  • 01:00 p.m. Lunch break
  • 02:00 p.m. Practical classes at sea
  • 05:00 p.m. Arrival in marina
  • 07:00 p.m. Dinner

BASE: Marina Mandalina-Šibenik, World Yachting Charter office

CHECK IN: Saturday from 4 p.m.
CHECK OUT: Friday till 16 p.m.

SAILING BOAT : Elan impression 40 NEW!!, Elan Impression 444, Beneteau First 40.7, Lagoon 440, Marco Polo 12

DURATION: 21 days

ACCOMMODATION: During all 21 the attendees will be situated on the boat - 20 overnight stays.


  • Breakfast on board-team preparing breakfast
  • Lunch on board - lunch package or team cooking - (simple food cooked on broad)
  • Dinners are organized as follows -in the local taverns or on the boat-team cooking


LANGUAGES:  English, Croatian


PRICE INCLUDES: International Skipper License- Boat Lider Category C, Professional skipper instructor, boats, accommodation on boat, bedlinen, gas for the kitchen, safety equipment, course materials, Log Book, T-shirt, inflatable dinghy, outboard engine, final cleaning, tourist tax, 25% VAT. 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Fuel, marina fee, food and beverages, personal insurance.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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