Skipper Academy - Learn to sail

Mallorca Skipper Training

Skipper Academy

Skipper Academy

You have a skipper licenses but still need some practical training on how to managed a large yacht with with an unexperienced crew all by yourself? This is where Sailing Nations Skipper Academy steps in. In a structured 7 Day intensive course we will show you everything you need to know to qualify as Sailing Nations skipper. You will learn everything from unassisted sailing maneuvers, detect anchors on poor surfaces, med port maneuvers, unusual & interesting mooring styles, regular and ringle rafts, crew handling, and much more.

The goal:
During several modules we want to make you from leisure skipper into a professional skipper, thereby turning your weaknesses into strengths.

You should be between 20-50 years old, and have previous skipper experience. You are interested in pursuing a paid skipper job with Sailing Nations in the future. Classes will be held in English and German.

Day 1 – Saturday

  • Check-In charter yacht
  • Safety briefing & crew instructions
  • Passage planning & alternatives
  • Provisioning

Day 3 – Monday

Port maneuvers

  • Forward backspring
  • Aft spring
  • Seaward stern line
  • Electrical system I
  • Log book
  • Basics navigation

Day 5 – Wednesday

  • Sea valves
  • Log
  • Basics SOLAS & national laws
  • Anchoring
    • Bow anchor & landline
    • Bow anchor & stern anchor
    • 2 bow anchors
    • Raft
    • Circle raft
    • Stern anchor & bow line
    • Rudder pendant
    • Anchor winch errors

Day 7 – Friday

  • Basics meteorology
  • Repetition port maneuvers
  • Basics first aid
  • Leakage
  • Fire
  • Dinghie & outboard engine
  • Refuel
  • Skipper insurances
  • Check-Out charter yacht

Day 2 – Sunday

Port maneuvers

  • Cast off by mooring
  • Using the stern lines
  • Maneuvering in close room
  • Berthing in mooring
  • Bething alongside by forward backspring
  • Crewmanagement 1

Day 4 – Tuesday

  • Electrical system 2
  • Engine
  • Bleed diesel circuit
  • Impeller change
  • Fan belt change
  • Cleaning seawater filter
  • Cleaning seawater suction valve
  • Exchange diesel filter
  • Oil check up
  • Shaft bearing lubrication
  • Fuel consumption & endurance

Day 6 – Thursday

  • MOB under engine
    MOB under sails
  • Quick turn
  • Anderson turn
  • Quickstop turn & jibe
  • Quick rescue turn


  • Radio & MRCC
  • Psychology & crewmanagement II
  • Entertainment & risks
    • Spinnaker halyard
    • Towing line & fender
    • Towing a dinghie
    • Water bombs
    • Crew over board


Additional information

When: Programm is offered through out the year in Fall and Spring.
The next Programm starts April 15- April 22, 2017
Where: Mallorca, Spain
Instructor: Jan Kronbügel, Certified DSV & RYA instructor
Cost: EUR 699 / per person / week


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See below for our individual rates for both our Monohulls and Catamaran yachts.

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