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Sailing Courses

Level 1 - Basic Course

Level 1 - Basic Course

Duration: Two days / One Weekend


Initiation to sailing theory and sailing practice, learning about the boat and its components, from structure to sailplan. How to safely move on board and use its equipment. Introduction to points of sail: close-hauled, beam reach and broad reach. Manoeuvres such […

Level 2 - Intermediate Sailing Course

Level 2 - Intermediate Sailing Course

Duration: Two days / One Weekend


This course helps the students to deepen their basic sailing knowledge and to begin to coordinate with other members of the crew, intensifying the exercises and the manoeuvres such as faster or closer tacks and gybes. Sail trim such as using […]
Level 3 - Advanced Sailing Course

Level 3 - Advanced Sailing Course

Duration: Two days / One Weekend


This course brings the students to lead the manoeuvres on board and to be able to start sailing the boat without assistance. Introduction to sailing along the coast, and […]

Level 4 – Night Navigation Skills

Level 3 – Night Navigation Skills

Duration: Two evenings


Night time sailing is important to refine your navigation techniques and sailing a vessel in the dark. Night safety measures, jacklines and using your personal flotation device (PFD) and its harness, how to move on board in the dark, recognizing […]

During some of our courses the students are specifically at different/mixed levels, which simulates even more the reality of sailing with a diverse crew. We believe that this helps with learning how to behave in real situations, providing everyone with an experience similar to the conditions you might find aboard whilst sailing with friends and family.
If you prefer to sail with other students who are all at the same level, please ask us and we can assist you by placing you in such a class!!



 

TECHNICAL AND SPECIAL SKILLS COURSES

  • Spinnaker/Gennaker techniques and manoeuvres
  • Docking and close-quarter motoring skills
  • On board Safety
  • Regatas
  • The Diesel Engine
  • Maintenance and Repairs

 

AT SEA  ALL YEAR

Each season has its own navigation : we offer practical courses of sailing from an introduction of four hours , day trips , classes during the weekend , with up to -school cruises of a week or two . Our instructors and skippers will be dedicated to share with you their experience to make you appreciate the sea and improve your technique at any level . The boats at our disposal , ranging from 8 to 17 meters , with 5 to 12 people on board .
The theory courses – from safety to navigation – take place in the classroom , but they are facing a practical application in the sea to reinforce learning . We can also conduct private courses , workshops or otherwise tailored style – both on board of your vessel that ours.

THE CREW

Pierluigi Torelli

Pierluigi Torelli

Istruttore / Esperto Velista LNI

Giovanni Arrivabene

Giovanni Arrivabene

Formatore-Istruttore FIV / Tecnico Educatore UISP LegaVela / Esperto Velista

Lapo Borghi

Lapo Borghi

Istruttore UISP VelaToscana / Skipper

Vela Toscana

Vela Toscana is an association to share their passion for the sea and sailing in all its forms with their soci.Patner of Velatoscana :

The Port of Pisa hosts VelaToscana ASD within its 354 berths , provides extensive technical support to ship owners , and is entirely on foot , between the sea , the mouth of the Arno , and the Apuan Alps .

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