Steering in narrow spaces, marina berthing and casting off are usually the most stressful maneuvers for a skipper. The Academy goal is to teach you stress-free maneuvers and techniques.
Steering in narrow spaces, marina berthing and casting off are usually the most stressful maneuvers for a skipper.
The training will focus on boat-handling under power in the marina and confined spaces.
Best is your regular crew is also attending the training (max 4 persons).
We can/will cover subjects (depending on the local circumstances ) like :
- the 4 mooring lines
- throwing a line from your yacht
Basic handling under power
- forward; astern; propwalk;
- interaction between propwalk and rudder
- confined spaces : tight turning
Berthing and leaving
- Assessing the situation :
- 5 things to consider
- signs, transits,
- Preparing the boat and the crew
- onshore wind
- offshore wind
- alongside a pontoon/boat
- a wall
- finger berth (box)
- bow thruster
Listed price includes offshore skipper instructor, fuel, insurances, safety gear and participation certificate.
DepartureMarina Parque das Nações, Lisbon
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Marina Parque das Nacoes
Marina Parque das Nacoes address:
Edifício da Capitania
Passeio de Neptuno
To get to Marina Parque das Nacoes from the city center/Praça do Comércio (9km/5.5miles away):
By bus: There is a bus stop near the harbor (100m), the one close to the Repsol gas station. From the city center or from Belém, you can take bus #728 or #781.
By car (cab, Uber, Cabify, Taxify, MyTaxi, Chauffeur Prive or other): use the given address.
Besides these options, Parque das Nacoes has the biggest all-transportation station in the city: The "Gare do Oriente", "Orient Station" or just "Oriente". "Gare do Oriente" is a 20-minute walk from Marina Parque das Nacoes.
All public transportation options are located here: taxi, subway, bus, and train.
Bus: Numbers 5, 10, 19, 21, 28, 50, 68, 81, 82, 85 will take you everywhere!
Subway: Follow the red "M" signs and hop on the subway "Red line" up to "Oriente" station.
Train: The "Alfa pendular", "Intercidades", "Inter-regional" or "Regional" will connect "Oriente" to both north and south of the country, as well as the urban line to everywhere in Lisbon and border cities.
For your smart phone, we suggest you use Rome2Rio (for all forms of public transportation) and MetroLX (subway) mobile applications. They are free and work pretty well in Lisbon.