Basic NASA sailing course is both intensive and comprehensive. It is intended not only for beginners but also for more experienced sailors, as it envelops the basic knowledge and all skills necessary for independent sailing.

Head of the program Igor Orlov (RYA Yachtmaster, Cert. No. 20017)
Yacht X-35 One Design
Safety equipment Ocean Safety / Spinlock
Protective clothes Henri Lloyd
Duration Fri, Sat and Sun (09:30-17:30) or
Tue, Wed and Thu (09:30-17:30)
Home port Marina Portorož (D18/19)


  • Ropework
  • Close-quarters handling under power
  • Coming alongside and tying up
  • Anchoring
  • Handling of sails (hoisting, dropping, reefing and tiding up)
  • Basic physics of sailing and sail trim
  • Work with winches, clutches, genoa cars and travellers
  • Beating and tacking
  • Running and jibing
  • Heaving to
  • Apparent wind
  • Basic terrestrial navigation
  • Rules of the road at sea
  • Main dangers at sea
  • Use of personal safety equipment
  • Ways of initiating an emergency call at sea


March, April, October, November, December

  • 300 € (4 students)
  • 260 € (5 students)

May, June, July, August, September

    • 335 € (4 students)
    • 295 € (5 students)

(The price includes boat accommodation, linen, gas, fuel, marina fee in Portorož and use of top quality personal safety equipment and protective clothes)


      • 5% members of the YC NASA
      • 5% group of 4 or 5 students
      • 5% course repetition