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Sailing courses for adults

Sailing club "Horizont-Poreč" offers three levels of sailing courses for adults.
Show sailing is an oportunity to have a taste of sailing. It takes few hours and gives a first sailing experience before attending the beginners course.
The beginners course lasts three days. The sailing area is from Rovinj to Novigrad on the west coast of Istria. The participants we learn basic sailing skills and more generally life at sea.
The advanced sailing course builds on top of the beginners course. During the four days of sailing, depending of weather conditions, we will sail the west coast of Istria and the Kvarner area mostly islands of Unije, Susak and Lošinj. Adding on the knowledge of the beginners course we introduce more advanced sailing techniques, safety at sea, boat maintenance.

The beginner and advanced sailing course include the following topics:
Getting to know the sailing boat (basic terms, key parts)
Crew organization (living port, getting into port, anchoring, sailing)
Knots, handling of lines
Motoring (collision avoidance, basic motoring rules)
Sailing (hoisting and lowering sails, trimming, manouvering, collision avoidance under sail, possible sailing angles)
Life on boatd (rules of conduct, food preparation)
Safety (moving around the boat, what to take care of, safety equipment, man overboard)
GPS handling
Most common problems on a sailing boat and related costs
Basic of navigation
Basics of metereology

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