51521 Punat, Krk
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Intensive Sailing Course

All basic sailing knowledge needed in one course.

An intensive course is for people who prefer to acquire skills quickly and intensively. In 7 days spent sailing on sailboats of different sizes and performances, you will gain plenty of knowledge about sailing. We guarantee a fun week and a deep immersion in the world of sailing. Intensive Course is a combination of Basic Sailing Course (2 days), Basic Skipper training (2 days) and Basic Navigation Course (3 days). It is a comprehensive way of acquiring a necessary knowledge to be able to sale on your own. Private groups are possible, please contact us for more information.

For beginners with little or no experience in sailing that want a comprehensive sailing course.

On this 7-day course, we are based in Punat for 4 days and sail the Kvarnerić archipelago with accommodation in sailboat cabins for 2. In your free time, standup paddleboards (SUP) are available from the Sailing Center, while in Marina Punat, where the sailboats are berthed, there is a recently opened SPA facility with a pool for relaxation and enjoyment.

For three days, we navigate the Northern Adriatic archipelago (the islands of Krk, Rab, Cres, Lošinj and Ilovik) and sail at least 30 miles every day, which makes this course ideal for gaining the mileage necessary for various certificates and also for gaining practical skills under sail. The Intensive Sailing Course is conceived in a way that every participant will go through each position on board – skipper, trim of mainsail, jib and genoa, gennaker, anchoring, docking.

During the Intensive Course, you will gain valuable experience while sailing, as we sail in all weather conditions, which will be an introduction to offshore sailing for you. This course includes one night under sails when the crew is divided into 4-hour shifts, with each participant undertaking every duty on board the sailboat that is necessary for safe and efficient sailing. Navigating under the stars has its own magic and is something you need to experience for yourself.

What will you learn/do ?

  • 7 days of sailing in the Northern Adriatic Sea
  • Basic features and sailing terminology
  • Getting to know a sailboat
  • Safety at sea basics
  • Basics of sailing, wind roses
  • Sailing on a defined course
  • Turning windward and leeward
  • Meteorology basics
  • Navigation basics
  • Boating knots
  • Setting a course and navigation in relation to the weather forecast, and wind and meteorological conditions
  • Night watch
  • Cooking on bord
  • Sailing in and out of the port/marina
  • Maneuvering-docking
  • Anchoring – choosing the right position and performing anchoring
  • Bow/stern, port and starboard side berthing
  • Avoiding collisions
  • Safety at sea – man overboard maneuvering
  • How to use safety equipment
  • Skipper reaction in high risk situations
  • Night navigation
  • Non-stop sailing
  • Learning each position on board – skipper, trim of mainsail, jib and genoa, gennaker, anchoring, docking

Intensive Sailing Course - Price

Intensive Sailing Course
Intensive Sailing Course
7 days
Intensive Sailing Course
7 days
  • Accomodation: on sailboat
  • Included: accommodation, instructor, fuel, berth, tourist tax
  • Not included: food and drinks

For everyone who attends any of our courses we are offering a 15-20 % discount on boat charter (depending on the season). Also, for those who finish our Intensive Course there will be 10 % discount on any other course/training by NAS Sailing Center. Additionally, if you are interested, there is a possibility to become part of our skipper base and work as a professional skipper after you get your license.


We will successfully prepare course participants and, if necessary, we'll organize exams:

We can organize sailing courses and all other forms of sailing from our offer over several days or weekends, depending on your availability. Sailing courses take place in the waters off Punat (island KRK) in the Northern Adriatic on NAS SAILING CENTER sailboats.

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Intensive Sailing Course

Start date: 13.07.2024

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Intensive Sailing Course

Start date: 24.08.2024

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