On the 14-21st July this summer, we are offering young buccaneers who are aged 14 – 17 the unique opportunity to discover Croatia for themselves, sailing 50 ft yachts around the islands on the Dalmatian coast, before heading to the open sea and finally the historic town of Trogir.
Getting used to life on the water, shopping in local markets for provisions (or fishing for them!), and planning our course around the coast will provide unforgettable challenges and experiences for all our crews.
In one week, you’ll acquire so many valuable skills. Here are 5 buccaneering skills you’ll take home with you.
Helm A Yacht In All Sea Conditions
Our experienced sailing team will teach you how to captain your own yacht under both sail and engine. Take the helm, coordinate your crew and set sail into the Croatian sun!
Set And Trim The Sails On A Sailboat
For centuries people travelled the world by sea and the sails were the power! Learn how to set and trim the sails using techniques that would have been used on HMS Victory!
Plot Courses And Navigate
Big boats have got all the tech these days but no captain would ever set sail without the skills to read charts and navigate their way around the globe!
Safely Rescue A Man Overboard
Never leave anyone behind! The most important skill any young buccaneer will learn is how to rescue their shipmate. With instruction of qualified skippers, this will stay with you for the rest of your life and impress any employers later in your life.
Live Happily Together On A Boat
Seafarers of the past would have spent months at sea so a week should be easy, not always! Through cooking together, sailing together and playing games you’ll arrive home with great experience of happily coexisting with your crew.