Sailing Schoolin Sicily Studying Italian
In the morningstudy Italian
In the afternoongo sailing
Students will combine:
- 20 hours of Italian lessons held at the school Federico II
- Every afternoon helping and learning sailing at the Port of Catania
- 3 cruises per week minimum
- Sailing Classes for beginners and intermediates
The Italian class
Every morning students attend Italian classes at theFederico II language school, located10 minutes walking distance from the port of Catania, in Piazza Duomo. Every afternoon, after classes, students go to the port where,after a relaxing lunch of sandwiches at the port and a glass of wine(not included), they will join to the crew and learn the fundamentals of sailing with our Sicilian skipper, "Luciano".
Sailing school in Catania
The course is led by our passionate and expert skippers. Boats are docked in Catania port at "Club Nautico Catania". Sailing practice is in Catania Gulf and with excursions around Acicastello and Acitrezza two or three times per week.
The sailing course has multiple goals:
The main goals are seamanship and navigation. You will learn to manoeuvre the boat,trim the sails and maintain the boat’s course. You will also learn how toidentify marine beacons, read marine charts and to find yourposition on the water; as well as understand the nuances of the sea and weather...
An education in seamanship is aneducation in life - the sense of working in harmony with your fellow crew members and nature is a life enhancing experience that can grow into a lifetime passion...
The course duration is flexible.
Sailing fundamentals are taught through theoretical and practical lessons at the marina and at sea assisting on the boat.
Students will assist the skippers and experienced crew, learning the on board operations in Italian, as well as helping with themaintenance of the boat and the sails.
Students will assist skippers preparing the boat to depart from the port and gosailing.
Students will be involved in some activities with the touristsand are required to be very active and reliable on the boat.
The Sailing Class in Catania
3 times per week -3 hours lessons every afternoon
Lessons startaround 3.00 pm after lunch
Practice is held on our beautiful boat, "Sofia", aBeneteau Oceanis 43'.
1-2 Students: Classes are held on Sofia moored in Catania port.
3-5 Students: Class are organized in cooperation with partner boats.
6-7 Students: Classes will be on a boat, chartered specifically for the course, for a tailor made sailing/study holiday.
3 times per week students will sail around Catania Gulf. We can also plan a tour of Taormina and Marzamemi or a one week sailingschool in the Aeolian Islands.
Sailing School in the AEOLIAN ISLANDS
A Sailing holiday cruising the Aeolian Islands, studying italian is a truly memorable way to immerse yourself in the Italian experience. A skipper and Italian professor willbe your exclusive crew on the boat, allowing you to improve both your italianand sailing skills, exploring one of the most wonderful places in the Mediterranean sea.
This unique study holiday is perfect for corporate incentives or simply for a group of friends, who want to sail and study Italian.
Minimum group size of 2 persons with the same level of Italianlanguage, to ensure students get the maximum benefit from their lessons.
Previous experience on a sailing boat is welcome.
The boat has 3 cabinsand 2 bathrooms.
Those cruising for one week in a group must have prior sailing experience. Please contact our office for full details and information.