A holiday or weekend on a sailboat is not a journey like everyone else. You need to think about how you gear up and know that for the superfluous no room: a sailboat, as convenient, must be well organized and is not a hotel room or a house. Whether for better travel experience, both for increased safety of the crew, there are things that should be left at home. Do not worry, you will survive!
Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers, dedicated to those who want to start on the right foot preparations for their holiday sailing.
Anyone can book a sailing holiday with Skipperclub?
Yes, just sign sports association. You pay a fee and become a member of Skipperclub and from that moment all the activities we offer are at your disposal.
How to book a weekend sailing with Skipperclub?
To book a weekend sailing and more, reservations practicable exclusively online. For every excursion through its Skipperclub site provides all the description of the event in detail, the date, the place of embarking and disembarking, the boat model used, the fee and the methods of execution of 'event. To book events is mandatory registration and filling in of the chosen event, selected with the SINGLE REGISTRATION button. During the booking process you are asked to enter a number of personal data that are functional to the membership and AICS insurance coverage.
How can I pay for an event in sailing with Skipperclub?
Upon completion of the registration procedure, and after accepting the "Terms and Conditions" will receive an email confirmation and summary of the recording by the automatic booking system. Inside the email there is also the IBAN code Skipperclub A.s.D. Payment is made by paying the fee, by bank transfer. And 'essential to state, as the bank transfer, the event code that is the subject of the confirmation email. Payment must be made in a lump sum. There is no way in fractional payments. If you are logged, but not make the payment within 3 days of receipt of the confirmation email and summary registration, will void the automatically recording.
Can I pay the skipper cash when arriving by boat?
There shall be no payments in cash allowances directly to the skipper, exception made for fuel filling, payment of ports and / or cleaning the boat. According to Law 133/99, rules on traceability of payments, the only acceptable method of payment is bank transfer.
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Who are the Skipper?
We are all of the Skipper and sailing instructors and many of us come from the fascinating world of racing. We possess the qualifications necessary for the conduct of sailing boats and lettings or private. We always pay attention to safety on land and during navigation, if we assess the weather before facing navigations and perfectly manage the group dynamics. We are not professional skipper, but volunteers doing the teaching during our free time, thus not receive any profit. We seek with our enthusiasm to contribute to the dissemination and sea culture and sailing, in fact, make the skipper is to have passion for the sea, love the outdoors, have a sense of adventure, be able to withstand fatigue and able to adapt to any situation.
I know nothing of sailing: can I sign up?
Sure! Skipperclub consists of a strong staff of experienced skippers who put themselves at your disposal. You need not be wolves of the sea, the important thing is that you do not have fear of water (it is not essential even be experienced swimmers) and you want to learn something new and fun.
The skipper knows the navigation area?
Normally the skipper knows the navigation area, but sometimes it can happen that the same has never been in that area and that, for obvious safety reasons, must frequently consult the charts. In fact, the skipper is not a tour guide, but it certainly is the only reference during your excursion boat sailing. The skipper also knows the timing of movements.
You can bring a trolley on a sailboat?
No. It would be much more convenient and comfortable for you to use a soft bag, like those for the gym, so that the baggage dimensions over and above can move with speed and convenience, putting him in the shoulder during any ground transfers. If you want to demonstrate sportsmanship, adaptability and intelligence, then your best move is arrange a waterproof bag, the top to face a boat sailing itinerary.
The right clothes on a sailboat?
For both boys and for the girls: forget to transfer your closets in the practical bag above. First, because you wear only clothes crumpled and then because you simply do not need it! T-shirts, polo shirts "no iron", shorts, swimsuits, but do not forget to bring at least a sweater and / or a light sweater, because in some places the temperature between day and night can be significant, especially in June, August and even more so in September. Shoes: ladies and gentleman, resign yourself to having to leave home 95% of your neckline because heels and boats do not mix. Rather: canvas shoes, loafers, boots with rubber soles. Do not forget sunglasses, sunscreen (although that specific for nose and eyes) and a rain jacket.
What is included in the fee?
For each event, whether weekend or week sailing Skipperclub includes the participation fee the boat, skipper, final cleaning, RC insurance and AICS also are given the general guidelines of the extra expenses. Generally with 15/20 euro a day you can cover the costs of ports, fuel and food. They are usually excluded the cost of transfer to and from the embarkation ports, ferries, flights, car parks etc.
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As you browse safely?
The safety of every passenger is secured by respecting the basic rules of common sense, the experience of the skipper but also by the way the single passenger faces in the sailing experience. We advise you to follow the instructions of the skipper, facilitate navigation maneuvers and avoid taking the initiative if you are not practical. Each boat also has a first aid kit and plenty of safety equipment for navigation.
What is the flotilla?
Surfing the flotilla is to begin simultaneously with a group of 2-4 sailboats sailing at a close distance (visible) along the routes established. This type of cruise is held under the guidance of a chief expert of the flotilla sailing area, which coordinates the activities of all the vessels, and at least one skipper per boat. The flotilla is also sea, sun, relaxation and lots of new people to meet.
I can not swim can join a sailing holiday?
It is essential to know how to swim, but before leaving you need to let staff know of Skipperclub and the skipper so you can take the security measures necessary. The skipper will give you a life jacket and show you how to wear it. The jacket must be worn during transit and ground transportation with tender. You will not have terror of the sea, but you'll see that with small adjustments you can make yourself a nice swim in the crystal waters.
You can bring children on a sailing boat?
Sure! Skipperclub organizes weekend on a sailing boat for families, designed specifically for those with children in tow but wants anyway enjoy an experience different and exciting journey. We provide all the instructions and the appropriate safety equipment. You will discover with great pleasure that your kids a trip on a sailing boat even entertain a lot, making them attach to the boats and the sea. Also be aware that children suffer far less from seasickness than the larger, details to be reckoned with!
How do we organize for food?
There is the so-called "galley", ie an expenditure of food and drink that is made in participation with other crew members. It buys everything that it is useful and tasty and splits spending. Normally for the galley you put together before the trip on a sailing boat, in fact, a week before the day of embarkation of the Skipperclub staff forwards to all participants of each boat with an email list and the hypothetical the rules to be observed when climbing on a sailboat. We recommend that you set up with other participants a "common fund" that will be you manage in order to share equally all costs. Generally with 15/20 euro per day it is unable to cover the costs of ports, fuel and food, but obviously this is an estimate depending on the standard of living and the type of the galley that the crew will decide to perform. The skipper does not participate in the costs.
Organize only long cruises or weekend?
Skipperclub has considered the needs of all, so yes it is simple weekend can also arrange boat sailing. Small leaks from city life to enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea, reaching the beautiful places that are located near the Ligurian and French coast.
If damage is who pays?
All our boats are covered by comprehensive insurance policy up to total loss, is a special form of insurance that covers damage caused to a boat during navigation phases, mooring, parking etc. The policy Kasco however, does not cover any damage caused to the boat for the negligence of the participants: the on-board equipment, the furniture, the ornaments, the loss of fenders, charts, lifesaver jackets and objects that are used for navigation. Therefore aboard the rule it is: "Who breaks pays" and the damages must be paid by those who committed the damage.
Organize only group cruises or even single?
No one is excluded. The taste of the sea is something beautiful and vital, anyone who wants to satisfy it is welcome. We organize boat tours sailing for singles, listening carefully to the needs of everyone about the navigation, the goals, the galley and anything that can make unforgettable experience of our members.
Can I participate even if I sign alone?
What will the average age of the participants?
Normally the average age of the participants is a function of the choice destinations, but usually the average age is between 28 and 50 years. We seek to form, as far as possible, homogeneous crews between age and sex.
Can I bring onboard electronic equipment?
Yes, usually on sailboats there are 12V sockets, such as the cigarette lighter, while he became more powerful are those of the port. We suggest, in any case, to avoid an overload of "device" technology: iPad, iPhone, laptop, iPod and so on and so forth. Not only because they represent a distraction from what is the beauty of the sea and a full day and unspoiled relaxation - as well as being a way to stay forcibly connected with the everyday life - but also because you put at risk your assets, which in contact the water would become unusable. Please note that the dryer consumes a lot of energy, so it is advisable to dry your hair when you are at the port. Or let him face the sun, right?
What is the minimum number of participants?
The minimum number of participants to start the boat is 4 people, in any case Skipperclub will cancel the event if it is not reached the minimum number. For further information should read the "General Conditions of Contract and Responsibility '."
Can I take a shower?
We do not pretend that you wash only during the many bathrooms you will do in the beautiful bays of the beautiful country (but also the Balearic Islands, the Greek islands, the Croatian coast ...), so the shower can be done. But be careful not to waste too much water, especially if you are with other people and if the trip lasts a weekend, the water should be enough for everyone and for the entire duration of the weekend.
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Can I smoke on board?
Yes, of course, but only outside of the boat and without causing discomfort to other participants. It 'a good idea to position yourself downwind of making sure that the cigarette ash does not go to where it should not, it is also evidence of good education and environmental awareness do not throw butts overboard, wrap ashtray and keep it at hand. The sea is the source of life is so important to protect it through minimal but behaviors that determine major damage.
I'll decide when and where to stop?
The boat sailing itinerary you study before you start browsing, according to those who already have your instructions. Obviously each stop at the last moment - compatibly with the weather - is welcome. There are landscapes, coves and harbors that deserve a break, especially if you suddenly reveal and fill us with emotion. The important thing is that if you travel in groups, the decision is shared by all and not an imposition of the individual.
When there is bad weather you browse anyway?
It depends on the sea. Obviously it is decided case by case, with all the present crew. Usually if threatening rain but the sea is still good you can surf, making sure to find just the shelter gets worse. With rough seas or very rough should be made more detailed assessments and in most cases it is recommended to postpone the start.
Routes are always respected?
Surfing at sea is very different than traveling by train, car or plane. The sailing on a sailboat is subject to weather and sea conditions, and we can not vary them regardless. But we can change course or decide not to enforce the program due to force majeure. With the help of the skipper for a choice of certain changes to the program always depending on the weather. Besides, this is the great thing about taking a vacation in a sailboat. Recall that the skipper always focuses on the safety of the crew, so if the weather conditions do not permit the departure, you will stay in port and maybe you will have the opportunity to do shore excursions using the boat as a base for housing and dinner.
Can I bring my pet?
Skipperclub loves animals, but it made a separate assessment and case by case whether to bring a dog or cat on a sailboat, for both security issues and hygiene. But also for the furry guests safety, which could suffer particularly during navigation stages and would be forced to stay below deck in a cage or tied. Let us know right away if you have this need and we'll find a solution, if possible.
How it is organized a day on a sailing boat?
Life on a sailing boat is one of the most relaxing you can do. So games with the assumption that you will not have to work hard, do not you will be forced to do things they do not know or do not want to do and that there is a skipper at your disposal for any need. When navigating relaxing sunbathing and maybe trying to learn some maneuvering. When you decide to enjoy the crystalline sea throws the anchor, and he dives to take a long bath and if you can reach the beach, lay a towel and continue to sunbathe. Arriving in time for dinner, when you make a more reasoned meal and "complex", will decide who cooks and who does the dishes. So you can survive, you say?
You can make long stops to visit the harbors?
Absolutely yes. During your trip to longer stays are planned sailing, so the crew can go ashore and visit the ports and locations as you will touch during the itinerary. We therefore recommend always to also bring less clothes "beach" and also suitable for a possible dinner on the mainland.
They are abdominal (or) are intolerant to certain foods is a problem for the galley?
Absolutely not. As we wrote above, the expense for the crew food is planned before the start and every time he goes refueled you decide carefully what to buy. Any need for food type should be done immediately present and you will satisfy it. You can also think about you directly, bringing specific products for your allergies.
But in sailing holidays they were not the stuff of rich?
Perhaps a time when there were not many services such as Skipperclub, access to a vacation on a sailing boat could be costly. Now we offer low cost custom packages for weekend or week on a sailboat, studying special itineraries in Italy, Spain, France, Corsica, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro throughout the summer and even in some winter months. Couples, groups of friends, couples and families can become our members and experience the thrill of sailing without having to give up anything during the year.
Skipperclub also organizes team building?
Sure, it's one of the most popular packages. Our skippers are able to offer workshops in sailing experiences aimed at building a structured understanding between colleagues. If you look for an original and effective way to improve the harmony of your staff our weekend in sailing are ideal for recharging the batteries of each member of your team and the emergence of individual aptitudes and abilities.