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SKIPPER TRAINING FOR WOMEN 13.04.-20.04.24, from Split


This skipper training is exclusively for women. It will take place in spring 2024 on young and well-equipped yachts and is intended for female skippers, sailing license novices and also for those interested without a sailing license. The aim is to either refresh or learn the harbor maneuvers, the maneuvers under sail and the safe steering of the yacht so that you can start your next trip more relaxed. This training is very popular, efficient and yet in a relaxed atmosphere, as it is conducted by an experienced and local sailor who is happy to pass on her knowledge, experience and tricks to you.


Unique - Exclusive - Efficient

The main part of the training is of course the maneuvers in the harbour when mooring and casting off, the maneuvers when anchoring, the maneuvers at the buoy and when sailing, in addition to tacking and jibing, also the correct trimming of the sails for optimum speed, so that you will be successful as skippers. Nevenka, your trainer, is not only a successful regatta sailor and professional skipper, but can also do even more with you this week if you wish:
As Nevenka is from Split, she naturally knows her way around. On your arrival and each morning as required, she will go to the markets with you to buy fresh, healthy and tasty food for your stay on board.
Nevenka is not only an excellent sailor but also a qualified Pilates instructor. If the opportunity arises, you can do Pilates with her in the harbor in the morning and then enjoy a delicious wellness breakfast together. In the evening after the daily skipper training, she will take you to a typical konoba where you can enjoy the excellent Dalmatian cuisine of the locals, or you can cook a typical regional dish together on board.
Afterwards you can enjoy the sundowner over the Adriatic Sea with an Aperol or an excellent glass of wine.

  • Nevenka Ćuk, born and resident in Split
  • Studied at the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Split
  • Fluent in Croatian, English and Italian
  • Pilates instructor Croatian, English, Italian fluent in spoken and written- Pilates instructor
  • Professional skipper on 57 ft sailing yacht and 92 ft motor yacht
  • Regatta sailor in various teams
  • Triathlete- Excellent soft skills in personal, social and methodical competence

Are you still practicing or are you already chartering?

Why is this training so successful? Our skipper training courses last between 3 days and a week. All trainers are convinced that three-day training courses are often not enough to get to know the variety of meteorological and harbor-specific situations and the participants also need time to let what they have learned sink in. The skipper is a Croatian professional who does nothing but sailing and harbor maneuvers all year round.

Focus of the training

  • Taking over the boat/checking in
  • Preparing for departure
  • Mooring and casting off in ports with the mooring line
  • Maneuvering in ports with wind from the side, from aft, from the front
  • Maneuvering in confined spaces
  • Using the wheel effect
  • Mooring alongside forwards/backwards
  • Steaming into the spring
  • Mooring at the pier with bow anchor
  • Anchoring maneuvers with shore line
  • Mooring at a buoy
  • Using the radar
  • Setting and reefing sails
  • Optimum sail trim for maximum speed
  • Tacking, jibing, turning/reaching
  • Safety at sea
  • Use and knowledge of the engine, electrics, bilge pumps, sea valves
  • Planning the trip by observing weather reports
  • Introduction to terrestrial navigation and the use of GPS
  • Practical navigation and night sailing
  • Use of life-saving appliances, radio and distress signals
  • Rescue maneuvers under sail/under engine
  • First aid for seasickness


The training starts in Marina Kaštela with harbor maneuvers. Experience shows that shorter training sessions with breaks are more effective. Not only because of the touristic variety but also because of the variety of different nautical conditions, it makes sense to sail from Kaštela to the next harbors and bays during the breaks in order to practice there again. This leads to a mintörn over the harbors and bays of the islands Solta, Drvenik, Zirje, Kaprije, Prvic, Zlarin and on the mainland Primošten and Rogoznica. The locations were chosen deliberately because all harbor maneuvers can be practiced, whether alongside or with mooring or bow anchor, as well as all anchor maneuvers and buoy maneuvers in bays. The distances between the individual locations are short but long enough for Nevenka to explain to you while sailing how a professional practises the maneuvers under sail and to answer all your questions about the ideal trim of the sails so that you can achieve maximum speed. In the evening, you can spend the night at anchor in an idyllic bay or at the pier in one of the many small harbors on the route; the skipper will make suggestions, it’s her home and she knows her way around.

Video of a possible mini-trip for skipper training:


Sailing yachts:

Berth: 650 € per week (2 registrations per double cabin required)

Double cabin occupied alone: 950 € per week

Board cash (approx. 150 € per person per week)

Included in the price: Yacht fee, trainer, bed linen, blankets, pillows, towels, final cleaning, diver, insurance for skipper liability and deposit, dinghy, gas, confirmation of participation in training and proof of nautical miles

Registrations until 31.12.2023:

25% deposit, 75% balance 4 weeks before start

Registrations from 01.01.2024:

50% deposit, 50% final payment 4 weeks before start

If you charter a yacht with us for one week in the same or following season, we will give you an additional 5% discount on the current price; if you charter for two weeks, we will give you a 10% discount on the current price.

Included in the price:


Fully equipped yacht incl. gas for cooking, WLAN, final cleaning, diver for the final inspection, insurance for skipper liability


Experienced professional skipper


Bed linen, blankets, pillows, towels, comforter covers


Dinghi + Aussenborder

Obligatory extras:




Cash on board for meals (the skipper’s meals are covered by the crew)


Port fees (if the crew wishes to stay overnight in foreign ports)


Diesel for the yacht