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Sailing Courses and Nautical School in Rodi Garganico (FG)

Sensitive to the culture of the sea in all its forms and aspects, from January 2022 Vela Dream is also a Nautical School enabled for preparation aimed at obtaining category A licenses (Article 25, paragraphs 1 to 3, of M.D. 146/2008) and category C (art. 27 of M.D. 146/2008),

SAILING LICENSE

Discover the exam programs for obtaining qualifications to command and conduct sailing units with or without an auxiliary engine and motor sailers for navigation.

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30% LESSONS
IN DAD

FIRST PRACTICE TRIAL FREE

CORRESPONDENCE IN THE PRESENCE

Course format

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Complete course of practical and theoretical part for the achievement of the nautical license for the management of sailing boats. 30% of the theoretical lesson hours are carried out in DAD mode, the remainder must be carried out at our operating base of Rodi Garganico (FG). There are 4 practice outings at sea on weekends, of two hours each.

Duration of the Course

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About two months with evening lessons for a total of 30 hours of lessons, including hours of correspondence exercises. Practice outings at sea on weekends. 30% of the hours of theoretical lessons are carried out in DAD mode.

What will you learn

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  • Sailing monoclature
  • Nodes 
  • Gaits 
  • Regulation of the sails
  • Run of precedence at sea 
  • Safety on board
  • Basic meteorology
  • Correspondence
  • Management

What’s included

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  • 8 hours of sailing in 4 outings
  • Course materials
  • Certification (Licence category A and C)
  • Fully equipped outing boat

REGISTRATION FEES FROM €750

Bavaria 40 - SPRINGROSE
Bavaria 40 - SPRINGROSE
Bali 4.1 - SIGÀ-SIGÀ
Bali 4.1 - SIGÀ-SIGÀ
Sun Odyssey 449 - ARISAGHIA
Sun Odyssey 449 - ARISAGHIA
Bavaria 46 - BLUE MOON
Bavaria 46 - BLUE MOON
Bavaria 50 - THALIS
Bavaria 50 - THALIS
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Bavaria 40 - SPRINGROSE
Bavaria 40 - SPRINGROSE
Bali 4.1 - SIGÀ-SIGÀ
Bali 4.1 - SIGÀ-SIGÀ
Sun Odyssey 449 - ARISAGHIA
Sun Odyssey 449 - ARISAGHIA
Bavaria 46 - BLUE MOON
Bavaria 46 - BLUE MOON
Bavaria 50 - THALIS
Bavaria 50 - THALIS
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Operational base of Vela Dream in Rodi Garganico (FG)

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Rodi Garganico (FG)

To reach us and set sail:
By car: on the A-14 Bologna/Taranto motorway, take the Poggio Imperiale exit. Follow the signs for the SS693 state road in the direction of Vieste/Peschici/Rodi Garganico and, after about fifty km, take the SP51 provincial road; immediately after, take the SS89 state road until you reach Rodi Garganico.

By bus: From the main Italian cities, several bus lines reach Rodi Garganico carrying out daily services such as Gargano Railways.

By train: For those who choose to arrive by train in Rodi Garganico, it is necessary to make a stopover first at San Severo or Foggia and, from here continue to Rodi Garganico by train or by bus along the Foggia-Peschici line of the Ferrovie del Gargano.

Rodi Garganico

Sailing Courses Program Within 12 Miles – Nautical School Vela Dream

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THEORY TEST

1. a) Elements of ship theory, limited to the main structures of the hull.
Propeller – Rudder.
Effects of the propeller on the rudder.
b) Theory of sailing (only for sailing qualification).
c) Rigging and rigging of sailing boats (only for sailing qualification).
The theoretical exam on sail referred to in the previous lett. b) and c) are carried out simultaneously with the
practice test.

2. Operation of internal combustion and diesel engines. Irregularities and small failures that may
occur during their operation and ways to remedy them.
Calculation of autonomy in relation to engine power and the residual amount of
fuel.

3. Safety regulations with particular reference to the safety equipment in relation
to the navigation actually carried out – Types of visits and their periodicity.
Provisions to be adopted in the event of maritime accident (fire – collision – leak – stranding
– man overboard).
Provisions to be adopted for the safety of people on board in the event of an accident and
abandonment of the vessel.< br />Precautions to be taken when sailing in bad weather.
Assistance and rescue: rescue signals and their meaning.

4. Regulations to avoid collisions at sea and traffic rules in inland waters.
Precautions near the coast or on stretches of water where other nautical activities take place
(swimming – water skiing – underwater fishing, etc.).

5. Meteorological bulletins for maritime navigation. – Meteorological instruments and their use.

6. Geographical coordinates.
Nautical charts. – Mercator projection.
Orientation and wind rose.
Magnetic compasses.
Elements of dead reckoning: time, space and speed;
Elements of coastal navigation: concept of place of position (with the exception of the
chart).
Prow and course: Effect of wind and current on the ship’s motion (drift and leeway).
Logs and soundings.
Portolano, list of beacons and fog signals.

7. a) Laws and regulations governing pleasure boating – Navigation Code
as regards pleasure boating with particular reference to:
– obligations, powers and duties of the captain;
– attributions of the Maritime Authority and inland navigation;
– Orders of the local Maritime Authorities;
– documents to keep on board.
b) Standards governing water skiing

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PRACTICE TEST

The practical test is carried out in the waters in front of the tourist port of Rodi Garganico (FG).
During the practical test, the candidate must demonstrate that he knows how to lead the unit at different speeds, performing promptly and capacity, the necessary manoeuvres, mooring and unmooring of the unit, recovery of man overboard, preparations to face bad weather and the use of safety equipment, fire-fighting and rescue means.

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PRACTICE TEST

The practical test is carried out in the waters in front of the tourist port of Rodi Garganico (FG).
During the practical test, the candidate must demonstrate that he knows how to lead the unit at different speeds, performing promptly and capacity, the necessary manoeuvres, mooring and unmooring of the unit, recovery of man overboard, preparations to face bad weather and the use of safety equipment, fire-fighting and rescue means.

Sailing Courses in Agropoli

Sailing Courses Program Without Limits – Nautical School Vela Dream

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THEORY TEST

1. a) Elements of ship theory, limited to the main structures of the hull;
b) Sailing theory (only for sailing qualification);
c) Rigging and maneuvering of sailing units (only for sailing qualification);
The theoretical exam referred to in the previous lett. b) and c) is carried out simultaneously with the practical test.
d) Types of propeller and rudder and their effects.
e) Notes on buoyancy and stability. – Centers of thrust and gravity of pleasure boats.

2. a) Operation of internal combustion and diesel engines;
b) Irregularities and small failures that may occur during their operation and how to remedy them;
c ) Calculation of range in relation to engine power and residual fuel quantity.

3. a) Safety regulations with particular reference to:
1) type of visits and their frequency;
2) life-saving equipment and safety equipment, in relation to distance from the coast;
3) fire and explosion prevention – Knowledge of fire-fighting systems;
b) Measures to be taken in the event of a maritime accident (fire – breach – collision – stranding man at
sea );
c) Measures for the safety of people on board in the event of a maritime accident and abandonment of ship;
d) Precautions to be taken in case of navigation in bad weather;
e) assistance and rescue – First aid medicine kit – Rescue signs and their meaning;

4. a) Regulations to avoid collisions at sea and traffic rules in inland waters;
b) Precautions near the coast or bodies of water where other nautical activities take place (swimming –
water skiing – spearfishing, etc.);

5. a) Notes on meteorology in general – Atmosphere: pressure, temperature, humidity and
measuring instruments
– Winds – Currents – Reading the weather map;
b) Weather forecasts for marine navigation – Local weather forecasts;

6. a) Geographical coordinates: difference in latitude and longitude – increasing latitudes;
b) Orientation and wind rose;
c) Elements of terrestrial magnetism and naval;
d) Magnetic compasses: compensation and table of residual deviations;
e) Heading – Course – Correction and conversion – Effect of wind and current;
f) Concept of great circle and rhumb line .
g) Elements of astronomy: recognition of the polar star – Elements on measuring the height of the stars and
the angles with the use of the sextant and with the use of nautical ephemeris; (Circular no. 264425 dated 28.4.1998 of the D.G. Naviglio contains clarifications regarding the “notes of astronomy”)
h) Estimated navigation: time – space – speed.
i) Coastal navigation: resolution of related problems also in the presence of wind and current;
m) Notes on on-board radioelectric devices and their use;
n) Radionavigation – Hyperbolic and satellite navigation systems;
o) Time zones: calculation of local time;
p) Nautical charts, various representations and use – Nautical publications;
r) Radiotelephone communications and related procedures.

7. The theory test must be completed by a charting and calculation test on
coastal navigation.

8. a) Laws and regulations governing pleasure boating – Navigation Code
as regards pleasure boating with particular reference to:
1) the ship commander: duties and responsibilities;
2) attributions of the maritime and inland navigation Authority – Power of ordinance;
3) documents to keep on board the pleasure craft;
b) Discipline of water skiing.
c) Notes on the leasing and rental of pleasure craft.

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PRACTICE TEST

The practical test is carried out in the waters in front of the tourist port of Rodi Garganico (FG).
During the practical test, the candidate must demonstrate that he knows how to lead the unit at different speeds, performing promptly and capacity, the necessary manoeuvres, mooring and unmooring of the unit, recovery of man overboard, preparations to face bad weather and the use of safety equipment, fire-fighting and rescue means.

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PRACTICE TEST

The practical test is carried out in the waters in front of the tourist port of Rodi Garganico (FG).
During the practical test, the candidate must demonstrate that he knows how to lead the unit at different speeds, performing promptly and capacity, the necessary manoeuvres, mooring and unmooring of the unit, recovery of man overboard, preparations to face bad weather and the use of safety equipment, fire-fighting and rescue means.

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