MEET SAIL RACING: LEVEL 1

In a cooperation with Porta Sailing school from Slovenia we are organising this amazing course, which will be run by Marjan Gorec and Ivan Nemet. During your stay, other members from Porta and FreeSpirit will take care for hospitality 🙂 We will also help you with apartment reservation and other logistics. 

Improve your sailing experience by focusing on key areas such as sail trim and crew positioning, Gennaker sailing, and tacking and jibing. Familiarize yourself with the Basic Racing Rules of Sailing, including the starting procedure, and hone your skills on an upwind/downwind racecourse.

These techniques together will enhance both your performance and enjoyment on the water.

DATE

18.5.2024 evening – 22.5.2023 afternoon

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

09.00: Theoretical lessons
10.30: Sailing out
13.30. – 14.30: Lunch brake
17.00: Sailing in
17.30: Debrief with analysis and debate

Don't forget to bring

Sailing gloves, jacket, sun cream, hat and sun glasses.

  • Improve your sailing performance (sail trim and crew position).
  • Gennaker sailing
  • Tacking and jibing
  • Basic Racing Rules of
  • Sailing and practical application
  • Starting procedure, starting
  • Upwind / downwind racecourse

DAY 1
20.00 Welcome drink.

DAY 2
09.30 Theory: Typical settings for different points of sail in different conditions – understanding boat and sails. Seascape 18
specifics. About races.
12.00. Lunch brake
13.00 On the water training: Becoming familiar with the boat, sail trim in different points of sail, tacking, jibing, gennaker
sailing. Searching for weak points. Improving basics.
17.30 Debrief.

DAY 3
09.30 Theory: Upwind and downwind sail trim. How to use sail controls. VMG – what is it, how to use it. Basics of Racing
Rules of Sailing. Race start, starting procedure.
11.00 On the water training (Lunch break 13.30. – 14.30): Tacking and jibing. Gennaker sailing. Boat speed comparison.
Race start exercises.
17.30 Debrief.

DAY 4
09.30 Theory: Starting procedure. Upwind / downwind racecourse. Application of Racing Rules of Sailing on the start and
while racing. How to behave safely. Turning marks. Coastal navigational races.
10.30 On the water training (Lunch break 13.30. – 14.30): Race start exercises. Upwind / downwind race training. Boat
speed comparison. Coastal race training.
17.30 Debrief.

DAY 5
09.30 Theory: Recapitulation, debate.
10.30 On the water training: Short upwind / downwind and coastal races.
15.00 Debrief, farewell drink.

790 EUR – price includes: sailing boat First SE 18, training

590 EUR – price for owners who join the training with their own First SE 18

Zadar – around 30 min drive more info

Split – around 1h drive more info

Zagreb (capital city) – around 3h drive more info

Check out “How to get here” and “Accommodation” sections on our website.  Count on us for all your transfer and accommodation needs! 

SEASCAPE / BENETEAU FIRST 18

Voted Best Recreational Racer of the Year 2016 by the Sailing World magazine, Seascape 18 is a true champion of its class.

SEASCAPE / BENETEAU FIRST 24

Seascape24 is designed to offer the modern performance solution to the traditional bestseller cruising concept. Sailing World Magazine recognized Seascape24 as the best recreational racer for 2017! 

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