Nautical licences

Courses for
NAUTICAL LICENCE, WITHIN 12 MILES OF THE COAST

Location: Bocca di Magra and Porto Mirabello (La Spezia)
Course duration: 3 days / 6 evening sessions
Period: All year round, except August
Exams: every Thursday, at our offices

Weekend courses plan:
Friday: from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Saturday: from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Sunday: from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm
Sunday afternoon: practical sailing and, or motorboat lessons

Evening courses plan:
On weekdays from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

WEEKEND COURSES – NAUTICAL LICENCE, WITHIN 12 MILES of the coast – sailing and/or motor boats

Month Dates Dates
September 22 – 23 – 24
October 6 – 7 – 8 30 – 31 October – 1 November
November 17 – 18 -19
December 8 – 9 – 10

EVENING COURSES – NAUTICAL LICENCE, WITHIN 12 MILES OF THE COAST

Month  Dates Dates
October dates to be established
February 2018 dates to be established
May 2018 dates to be established

Price: € 400.00
In the price are included: theoretical course, instructional material (textbook, compass, nautical chart, set square, lecture notes), 3 hours theoretical refresher pre-exam, n. 1 practical lesson, the use of the boat for the exam test, ability to listen at more courses or refresher, registration fees and license issue.

Aren’t required any membership fees.

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Courses for
NAUTICAL LICENCE, WITHOUT DISTANCE LIMITS FROM THE COAST

Location: Bocca di Magra e Porto Mirabello (La Spezia)
Duration: 3 consecutive weekends
Period: All year round,  except August
Exams: Every Thursday, at our offices

Courses plan:
Saturday: from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Sunday: from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm
Sunday afternoon: practical sailing and,or motorboat lessons

WEEKEND COURSES – NAUTICAL LICENCE WITHOUT DISTANCE LIMITS from the coast – sailing and,or motorboats

Month Dates
July 15/16 – 22/23 – 29/30
August and September dates on request
October 14/15 – 21/22 – 28/29

EVENING COURSES – NAUTICAL LICENCE WITHOUT DISTANCE LIMITS from the coast – sailing and,or motorboats

Month Dates
November dates to be established
February 2018 dates to be established

Price: € 600.00
In the price are included: theoretical course, instructional material (textbook, compass, nautical chart, set square, lecture notes), 3 hours theoretical refresher pre-exam, n. 1 practical lesson, the use of the boat for the exam test, ability to listen at more courses or refresher, registration fees and license issue.

Aren’t required any membership fees.

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READY-MADE COURSES
Within 12 miles or without distance limits from the coast

In order to personalize your curriculum, Le Bateau Blanc, also provides opportunities for BUSINESS COMPANIES, SCHOOLS, SAILING CLUBS, CRAL, A.S.D and student groups to plan collective or individual courses in days, venues and times to be agreed

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Intensive course

The school theorethical lessons,  will be alternated with those practical paying particular attention to the safety rules on board

Participants will learn and will sail in the waters of the Gulf of La Spezia

Location: Bocca di Magra, Ameglia, Porto Mirabello (La Spezia,)
Course duration: 7 days
Check-in: Friday at 6.00 pm
Check-out: Next Saturday at 10.00 am
Exams: Every Thursday, at our offices

2017 – INTENSIVE COURSE IN 7 DAYS

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The fee covers: 

Use of craft with overnight accommodation, our instructors, theoretical and practical lessons, teaching material, bureaucracy fees, theory revision in the classroom and use of the craft for the examination

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For School participants only

5 group sailing lessons of 4 hours each (minimum 3, maximum 6 participants)€ 150,00
All year except August

Documents to be provided with the enrolment application:

Medical certificate with € 16.00 duty stamp and with photograph, issued by the Local Health Authority or by a Maritime Health Office.

2 passport photographs, identical to the one affixed to the medical certificate

Copy of ID document and fiscal code

You must be over 18 years to get a nautical licence

EXAMINATIONS AT OUR OFFICES

Sailing courses for beginners

On board basic and practical skills for newcomers adults and accompanied minors.

Theory: The students will start from the nomenclature, the boat equipments, the gaits and will learn the basical manoeuvres to use on board.
Practice: Students will be accompanied to the first rudiments of the conduction, they will hoist and lower the sails, will study the base manoeuvres, the sails regulation and the security plan
Duration: 1 day
Base: Bocca di Magra
Craft: from 35 to 45 feet
The fee covers: Instructor, fuel, boat, teaching tools, mooring
The fee doesn’t include: provisioning list, transfert from/to base, mooring in a different base from Bocca di Magra – tbd
Period: From September to June

 

Sailing courses for beginners – NEW DATES AVAILABLE

Month Date Price
June Tuesday 20  € 120,00
June Tuesday 27  € 120,00
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 Basic sailing courses

The course is aimed at those who have little experience and,  has the goal of teaching the theoretical and fundamental practicesknowledges to become a crew member able to maneuver a cabin cruiser. At the end of the course all participants will be ready to tack, jibe and to sail upwind or downwind paying attention to their own safety, the crew and vessel. There will always be a qualified instructor at the conduction on board

Program: Sails, Mainsail, Jib, trims, gaits,, jibing or wearing, tiller, basic nomenclature. Participants will take turns at the various roles on board
Craft: Beneteau from 35 to 45 feet, pending on availability and number of participants
Check-In: Bocca di Magra – from 9.00 am on Saturday to 5 pm on Sunday, not available in June, July and August.
The fee covers:  accommodation in twin cabin, cleaning, instructor.
The fee doesn’t include: provisioning list, fuel, any harbour fees, personal insurance and anything else not specified in “the fee covers” section.

Basic Sailing Courses – new dates available

Month  dates Price
September 23 – 24  € 280,00
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Introduction to sailing courses for schools and associations

A training educational experience. Participants will be taught the basics of sailing combined with the study of physics and natural sciences, as well as the rules of the sea navigation. A spirit of cooperation and self-discipline will be encouraged in the young crew, they will be required to keep the vessel clean and tidy and they will help to prepare lunch, just like a real crew will do.

For middle and high schools
Embarkation
: Bocca di Magra
Destinations: Portovenere , Parco delle Cinque Terre
Duration: 1/3/5 days

Period: March – May / September – November

Courses will be held on dates to be agreed with the school’s directors

For more information, please be in contact with our offices

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For course participants only

5 group sailing lessons of 4 hours each (minimum 3, maximum 6 participants)€ 150,00
Available all year except August

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Post-Nautical Licence course

For those who have been awarded a nautical licence but do not feel confident to face their first trip out to sea absolutely unaided, for those who are about to purchase their first craft, or for those wishing to book one for their first cruise with family or friends.

The course will be held on one of our cabin-cruiser yachts over the weekend, once the minimum number of five participants is reached.

corso post-patente
Saturday: from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm:
(1) Boarding with checking of on-board documentation and safety equipment
Inspection of hydraulic and electric systems (minor malfunctions, water and electricity saving, voltmeter, ammeter, refrigerator)

(2) Inspection of the engine, especially with regard to replacement of the propeller and oil/gas filters and inspection of the engine seawater intake filter
(3) Minor engine malfunctions (fouled filters, water in fuel, etc.)
(4) Inspection of bilges, operation of hand and electric pumps.
(5) Check on operation of electric anchor winch and electronic instrumentation (fuses/control box)
(6) Inspection of steering gear (checking of steering chain tension and self-steering connection system)
(7) Mast, boom, shrouds and stays (inspection of turnbuckles, various adjustments) Dismantling and cleaning of winches
(8) Putting out to sea
Sunday: from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm:
(1) Halyards, sheets, vangs, earings, roller furlers.
(2) Rand and Genoa rigging.
(3) Putting out to sea.
(4) All sailing points, taking in sail, adjusting sails.
(5) Mooring off-shore, picking up a buoy.
(6) Mooring in port, with mooring practice.
(7) Knots (bowline, reef knot, sheet bend, clove hitch, etc.)
(8) Return to port with final briefing.

Overnight accommodation can be provided on board the boat for the Saturday night.
Cost includes:: use of yacht, instructor, mooring (Bocca di Magra).
The cost does not include:: harbour fees, fuel, board and insurance.

Price € 280.00

NEXT DATE YEAR 2017 – Post-Nautical Licence course

Month Week-end date
October 7 – 8
October 21 – 22
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Mooring and anchoring course

Theory program: – Participants will learn how conduct the boat and the crew both on departure and on arrival at the dock.
It will be analyzed the attitude of the boat in relation of the currents, the weather conditions and narrow spaces you may find inside harbours.

On board program: – Students, will practice on stern and bow mooring, how to approach to the dock, reversing, the “english mooring”, look at wind and currents effects,  how to choose anchors and ropes, anchorage approach to other boats and tracks.

Duration: 1 week end
The fee covers: Accommodation in twin cabin, cleaning, instructor.
The fee doesn’t include: Crations, fuel, any harbour fees, personal insurance and anything else not specified in “the fee covers” section.
Base: Bocca di Magra
Craft: Beneteau from 35 to 45 feet depending on availability and the number of participants.
Period: From September to June.

Price:  € 280,00

NEXT DATE YEAR 2017 – Mooring and anchoring course

Month Week-end date
September 23 – 24
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RYA and Yachtmaster courses

Upon request Le Bateau Blanc organizes RYA and YACHTMASTER courses for at least 5 participants

With this qualification professional skippers are also able to work on board of foreign-flagged vessels

For more informations, please contact us

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