A new boat-training initiative is to be launched in Croatia in April based on RYA (Royal Yachting Association) courses. The programme, which will be held on the Dalmatian coast, is being introduced by D-Resort Sibenik, Nautical Center Prgin (NCP), and Mare, a local RYA training provider.

Under the scheme, the three entities will launch a series of sailing and boating training packages that will be suitable for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and expertise. Professional trainers will help trainees on RYA motorboat (motor cruising) and sailing boat (sail cruising) courses. The initiative is suitable for beginners with the Competent Crew course through to a Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and the RYA Yachtmaster course.

The motor cruising course will be held on a Fairline Phantom 40, while the sail cruising course will be held onboard a Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 423. Both are equipped to RYA standards and meet the requirements for professional training of seamen and sailors.

Theoretical courses will take place in a purpose-designed classroom, with all the necessary aids and literature, at D-Marin Mandalina Marina in Sibenik. NCP is also based at Mandalina, as is Mare.

The courses on offer are:

Sailboats

  • RYA Competent crew
  • RYA Day Skipper practical (non-tidal)
  • RYA Coastal Skipper practical (non-tidal)
  • Yachtmaster exam preparation course

Motorboats:

  • RYA Helmsman
  • RYA Day Skipper practical (non-tidal)
  • RYA Coastal Skipper practical (non-tidal)
  • Yachtmaster exam preparation course

Other courses include:

  • Powerboat level 1 and 2
  • Online VHF Marine Radio (SRC)
  • RYA Radar
  • RYA First Aid at Sea