Cruise Sailing Preparation /5 nights of the boat/

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Cruise Sailing Preparation

The Bowerboat Charter course allows the acquisition of many different skills that are vital in the open sea

The practice takes place in one of the most picturesque places in the city - Varna Bay. The standard route passes through Galata, Fichosa and the lighthouse.

"Birdy" model - Beneteau Oceanis 331.

Place of the meeting - the yacht, which is located at the port of LZ yachting, Sea Station, Varna

It is advisable to come 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

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GG Sailing school offers an opportunity for everyone to start in sailing. For people of intermediate level in sailing, we made a course – “Live aboard». It’s the «Bareboat charter course» with «night navigation» module and accommodation aboard during sailing from port to port in Bulgaria. During this course you will gain incredible knowledge and skills.

The “Live aboard” course on bareboat charter takes 6 days. This live aboard cruising course you have small to mid-sized sailboat experience. It is suitable as a type of preparation handling bareboat cruising on your own.

The bareboat charter course includes a steering a yacht from 30 ft. The course assumes from port to port sailing, and living aboard for 6 days.TWe also offer packages for live aboard family sailing!

«Bareboat charter» course allows gain many different skills that are vital in the high seas – using safety raft sending, distress signals, emergency assistance, meteorology knowledge, etc.

At the “Live aboard” course in GG Sailing school you will get a lot of new theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

• Planning a cruise

• Familiarization with boat layout and sail plan

• Operation of engine, stove and head

• Routine engine maintenance

• Fueling techniques

• Use and conservation of battery and charging systems

• Water use and conservation

• Use and location of thru-hull fittings

• Maneuvering under power and sail with emphasis on windage considerations and close quarters

• Big boat docking and anchoring techniques

• Proper and safe handling of halyards and lines

• Proper and safe use of winches

• Apparent wind and sail selection

• Sail shape and trim

• Inter-crew communication when trimming sails, docking and anchoring

• Genoa roller furling use

• Overboard recovery procedures

• Big boat heavy weather and reefing techniques

• Heaving-to

• Sailing wing and wing on bigger boats

• Use of jennaker if available

• Boom preventer use

• More knots and their applications

• Log procedures

• Piloting techniques including set, drift and leeway calculations

• GPS navigation

• Rules of the Road

• Danger bearings

• Coast Guard requirements

• VHF use

• Courtesy using lights and sound signals

• Use of safety harness

• Emergency tiller use

• Distress signals

If you are learning on a catamaran, your training also includes:

• Multiple scenarios related to wind direction and current while docking and anchoring

• Close quarters maneuvering on a catamaran versus a monohull

• Windage considerations

• Spring lines and other dock lines configurations for catamarans

• Reefing by wind strength

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Call us right now on +359 (89) 572-19-17.

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Work time:

Every day from 09: 00h. until 20:00h.

Varna, Bulgaria

Sea Port Varna «LZ Yachting»


+359 (89) 572-19-17

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