From Slovenian coast the city of Venice is inviting as an very attractive offshore sailing destination. The voyage on the route Piran – Venice – Piran takes us through more than 100 nautical miles of offshore sailing, crosses the north Adriatic shipping lanes and enters the Venetian lagoon with its extremely crowded canals to reach its destination – marina on a Venetian isle San Giorgio Maggiore, right across from the famous San Marco square. And back, of course.

Instructor Igor Orlov (RYA Yachtmaster, Cert. No. 20017)
Yacht X-35 One Design
Safety equipment Ocean Safety / Spinlock
Protective clothes Henri Lloyd
Duration 30th July - 1st August 2021

Home port Marina Portorož (D18/19)


  • Navigation planning
  • Offshore navigation and pilotage in narrow busy channels
  • Rules of the road and traffic separation lanes/schemes
  • Weather forecast for mariners and its interpretation
  • Adriatic waves and sailing in rough seas
  • Tidal currents in the nort Adriatic channals
  • Advanced sail trimming
  • Safety rules and safety guidelines on offshore sailing passages
  • Navigation in Venice lagoon and Grand Canal
  • Storm sails and preparation for heavy weather
  • Tactics and navigation in heavy weather
  • Seasickness, dehydration and hypothermia
  • Emergencies and damage control


  • 430 € (4 students)
  • 365 € (5 students)

(The price includes boat accommodation, linen, gas, fuel, final cleaning, marina fee in marina Portorose & marina San Giorgio in Venice /island of San Giorgio Maggiore/, and use of top quality personal safety equipment and sailing protective clothing)


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