Enjoy the coves of Menorca, the spectacular landscape by sea, obtaining the official navigation license in a few hours and have fun with the experience that we offer you!
We propose a plan to become an official captain or pirate with three experiences in a row:
the first experience (E1) sailing alone and/or with up to 4 more friends, on our Mareti 450 SIN boat, which can be crewed without a license.
The second experience (E2) is to go out with our Lunamar school boat and the patron teacher who teaches you for half a day.
the third experience (E3) is the next day when you can sail with any of the 6 m boats that allow you to reach any point on the island by sea.
get in one day you Navigation license , which will allow you to control sailing and motor boats up to 6 meters in length , in daytime navigation, without moving more than 2 miles from a port and with the appropriate power for the boat (up to 55 horses in the case of handling class C jet skis).
Consult the program of theory and practices:
In the two hours of theory knowledge will be imparted on:
- Limitations to navigation on non-marked and marked beaches and their access channels.
- Regulations regarding maritime traffic and inland navigation in ports.
- Beaconing: Lateral marks of region A.
- Stability: Government to avoid balances and heads and importance of not crossing the sea.
- Rules 4 to 8, 11 to 19 and 37, course and steering and danger signals, of the International Regulations to Prevent Collisions
- Basic notions for the use of a portable VHF radio station, limited to channel 16, use in emergencies and basic routine communications, as well as how to contact Salvamento Marítimo (channel 16 and telephone numbers 112 and 900 202 202).
- The following training will be given in the 4-hour practices: Safety and checks before going out to sea; motors; management of ropes and basic knots; maneuvers in port; anchoring; security maneuvers.
1. Security and checks before going to sea:
- Use of the life jacket and recognition of its elements. Importance of its fit and placement. Hand flares, handling precautions and explanation of their use. Management of the fog horn and the heliograph. The bilge pump. The on-board first aid kit and its contents.
- Review critical points of the boat: bottom taps, horn, rudder lock, portholes and other openings in the hull. Checks prior to going to sea: general condition of the boat, bilge, check of empty spaces, fuel level, drinking water, battery charge. Verification of the maximum number of people on board and the validity of the security elements.
- Outboard motors: peculiarities and precautions in handling. Checks prior to starting the engine: absence of explosive atmospheres, levels, dead center and starting battery charge. Heating and oil level alarm. Engine start and cooling pump operation checks, exhaust smoke color and engine sound, man overboard systems.
- Jet propulsion: characteristics, trigger throttle and precautions for the pump and nozzle area (possible personal injury).
Precautions in the use of ropes. Basic knots: hitch, bowline, clove hitch. Explanation of its uses. Way of making a rope firm in bollards and cleats.
- Precautions before leaving the mooring: other boats, obstacles or ropes in the water. Unmooring maneuver based on wind and current. Effects of propeller spin on maneuver. Evolution going back and forth. Ciaboga. Evolution curve. Security speed. Angles of vision and maneuvering at the tips of jetties and other places without visibility.
- Recognition of mooring points on land. Preparation of moorings on board. Placing defenses and precautions when approaching. Docking approach. Hook uses. I use moorings: lengths, traverses and sprints. Way of mooring to cleats, bollards and rings. Mooring function of wind and current.
Factors for choosing the anchorage: shelter, wind, current and fork. Sand, mud and gravel anchorages, peculiarities. Chain length depending on the bottom and the sea and wind conditions. Make the anchor firm. Weigh. – Precautions with swimmers and divers: On approaching and leaving the anchorage, when starting the engine while at anchor.
6. Safety maneuvers
Identification of the different risks of falling into the sea. How to proceed in the event of a man overboard.