Providenca Charter

Do you want to learn the basics of navigation, test your theoretical boat knowledge and practical, operational skills? Do you want to master unexpected situations, under different weather conditions? Perhaps you have a lot of passion for sailing but maybe your experience level is a little underdeveloped? How would you like to have the necessary skills to skipper your own boat or a rented one while you’re on your holiday?

The purpose of this program is a boat navigation training program within a condensed timeframe. The theoretical and practical lessons will enable you, the participant, to grasp the basics of boat navigation, the captain’s main obligations, responsibilities and what kind of knowledge is required. For example, your training will cover the following skills:

We will get you familiar with different parts of the vessel, maneuvering, sailing in and sailing out of the harbor, use of the anchor, handling the instruments, terestric navigational theory, how to read nautical maps, and navigation basics during day or night. We will also review the most important and necessary information of the current maritime laws, meteorology, working with ropes and fenders, motor science, safety on the boat, and what to do when there is a man overboard. These and many other issues related to handling of the vessel are important when you wish to return the rented vessel back to the charter company in its proper condition.

Our courses are adapted according to your level of knowledge, the number of the participants and the amount of time you have to learn. We realize that you are on your vacation, so we will work within your timeframe. We choose to hold our courses directly on the charter boats, allowing you to become thoroughly familiar with the craft. We organize these lessons year round for your convenience.

Prices are quoted on request, based on the specific wishes of our clients, including: vessel length, number of participants, possible inclusion of meals and the actual length of the course.

At your request, we will be happy to organize a test for obtaining your “C” category boating license at the Harbor Master’s Office in Split or Trogir.