We are proud to say that we are first ASA school in Croatia and just one of a few in Europe. Our business is held by one family and during these 30 years of nautical tourisam, We have specialized ourselves to teach people about sailing and sea. So from grandfather to grandson we teach from traditional sailing like 100 years ago to modern sailing by ASA program.
Our school is located on north Adriatic which is surrounded with islands and beautiful national parks. Weather is warm from April till November and sea temperature is perfect for swimming . Wind mostly alternates from north-east cooler wind called bura to warm south wind call yugo . This area is perfect for students to learn about weather beacuse it's constantly changing but is always stable enough for sailing.
From families,couples or singles of any age, everyone is welcome and we have suitable program for all of you. During our courses you will visit bunch of different places small old cities, national parks, islands and big cities .You will make plan together with your instructor depending on weather forecast which will be great experince for your future of sailing. Also at first day we go to groceries store together so we make sure everbody have his favorite stuff and your instructor will teach you what kind of groceries are suitable for boat and that we have it enough.All our boats have kitchen so maybe you learn some new meal to cook.
We have different types of boats available,mostly Beneteau and Jeanneau and we pick them depending on how much students we have and their preferences. We ussualy have groups from 2-5 students but even one-on-one or private course is possible . Through all these years we have even rebuilt one antique sailing boat 75 ft long and very often we take our students to try out how it is to control the sails and all the ropes by their hand without a winch and instruments .
The whole idea and motivation was not just charter or just sailing school or just to earn at summer and rest during the winter.
We always wanted to create culture of sailing, community and open doors to anybody by adding new options and capacities every year. The most important thing that we have now is that we sail all year around and there is an option for young unexperienced kid till professional with big career.
We started by building and refiting classic sailing ship from ¸1930. It was a great chance for boat lovers, big groups and classic sailing fans. Very soon we start to teach classic sailing and it was our first idea about teaching. Following that, we created a small fleet to charter and learn to sail programs for families.
All of that is great and enough for summer but summer is not enough to do something seriously. Thas why we decided to introduce people to American Sailing Association. ASA creates connection between sailors from different countries and gives customers a proof that you now what your doing. At the end of that you recieve certificates that motivats you to continue and get another one. We raised our business to a new level and as well, we could create groups of students much before summer season. Cruising 7 days we do from April till November when weather is warm. But we do daily in and out classes through whole year.
As we were searching for professionals to cooperate and new emplyees. We came to new idea why wouldn't we train them. So we became official Croatian academy for professionals: helms man, captains, skippers and yachmasters. We have opened door for those who want career as we saw there is a lack of professional in country. They all go abroad to work but when you create a culture of sailing you create a job for them as well.
We all know that once you learn something , you want to show it to somebody. That is why we created Yacht club Adria, where iniciative is to sail and promote sailing every day and compete every few weeks. Torpedo sailing cup started from this year, 10 identical boats compete between each other every third weekend in month. Thing is, everybody can participate and join proffesional crew from our club.
All these programs gave us an oportunity to sail through whole year non-stop. There is an option to any kind of sailor or sea lover to enjoy, from island cruising till few hours of racing or investing in your career.