Teach you how to drive a yacht
You will get real knowledge directly from professionals and will be able to independently rent yachts around the world.
Welcome to SimpleSail Yachting School. We are training skippers in Montenegro: theory and sea practice under sails in intensive mode according to the standards of the international IYT system - International Yacht Training Worldwide. Choose a convenient date and jump into the boat!
Training in SimpleSail is
  • Charter company
    With own fleet in Turkey, Montenegro and Croatia. After training, you get a discount of up to 40% on yacht charter and you can consolidate your knowledge in practice
  • Support
    What to do after training? We know the answer to this question: participation in hauls, advanced training, yacht rental, racing, yacht purchase, work in the yachting industry. Our experts will always help and provide support at any time of the day or night!
  • Quality education
    No matter how trite it may sound, but we teach well :). As an IYT certified school, we maintain high standards of learning without overloading you with unnecessary knowledge, but giving you only the necessary practical and theoretical skills.
  • Clear pricing
    Our policy is full openness. We indicate a specific price, working on the principle of "no hidden fees", you will know the full amount of the upcoming expenses even before the start of the training.
SimpleSail Yachting School Instructors
They will tell, explain, show, teach. Our crew is made up of captains who have sailed over tens of thousands of miles.
  • Ivan Shabalitov
    The wisest and most experienced mentor of the SimpleSail yachting school, the "shoulder of a senior buddy" – that's about him
  • Katerina Vasilevich
    Repeated yachtsman of the year in Belarus and winner of various international class sailing races.
  • Andrey Rudnicki
    Mentor and chief instructor of our yachting school
  • Mikhail Baranov
    "Young" instructor with great teaching experience. In love with yachts and infects everyone around with the same love.

Officially accredited sailing school

We know firsthand what yachting is about and will share our experience with you with great pleasure!
  • SimpleSail Yachting School is IYT accredited;
  • It is important for us that your training is comfortable and of high quality - we know how, we can and do it;
  • Every year hundreds of skippers take exams and receive certificates at the SimpleSail captains school; .
  • There are no intermediaries for you, but there is a choice of the optimal course of study, the right boat, yacht and sports equipment, travel route.
Our pricing is honest
We decided to show you what the cost of the SAIL INTENSIVE course consists of. Now you can take a balanced approach to making a decision when choosing a yachting school

10 answers to your questions

Over the six years of the SimpleSail school, we have accumulated some statistics on the most pressing issues and answered them. If you forgot something - write and call, we will be happy
Education and travel - all year round
Bareboat Skipper Sail, Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore - theory and marine practice under the programs of the international IYT system. Exciting sailing trips and regattas as part of the SimpleSail YachtingTeam.


Sailing yacht for training

Most of the groups on the SAIL INTENSIVE course practice on the four-cabin Beneteau Oceanis 45 of SimpleSail's own fleet. But, depending on the season and the workload of the fleet, a replacement for a yacht of a different size and layout can be made

The composition of the group is no more than 6 people, accommodated in the cabins by two. There are two toilets with a shower on board, plus a large and comfortable bathroom on the pier. The fleet of the SimpleSail Yachting School is located in Porto Montenegro, one of the best marinas on the Adriatic. You can get there from Tivat airport by taxi, travel time is no more than 10 minutes. At your request, we will arrange a transfer

Why others choose SimpleSail School

We appreciate your trust and return the same - professional instructors, reliable yachts, an interesting training program, and for successful captains there are sailing regattas, races and offshore passages and much more in the SimpleSail Yachting Team
Without unexpected fees and unnecessary services

We work honestly, a lot, for a long time and the way it's convenient for you. For each course of the school, you will find a clear and unambiguous description of what is included in the price and what is not included, how the students are accommodated on the yacht, how and in what water area the training is conducted. If something is not clear, we will always be happy to advise - write or call us.
      Chief instructors are our everything!

      Instructor staff: charming, sociable and experienced professionals in their field. Everyone has a lot of experience and love for sailing since childhood. Yes, it is these guys who will open the way to yachting for you, explain, teach and share their skills. Contacts of SimpleSail instructors are open - you can reach out to each one personally.
        New and reliable fleet, different types of yachts

        Every year we replenish the fleet. Therefore, we have really new own yachts - sailing monohulls and catamarans. Depending on the training course, practical classes can be held on 4 types of vessels: sail, motor, monohull, catamaran from the shipyards Beneteau and Fountaine Pajot. A maximum of 6 students + an IYT chief instructor are accommodated on a training sailing yacht.
            You are guaranteed to study on the scheduled dates

            We were the first among yachting schools to introduce a system of guaranteed sailing practice planning. The SAIL INTENSIVE course starts on the 1st, 11th and 21st of each month. We do not wait for the group to be recruited and do not cancel the course even if you are the only student. We recommend that you purchase the course in advance, in case there are no vacancies.
              More than a standard program

              In the ADVANCED courses, we have additionally included practical training on the basics of survival at the sea, among them: the use of a life raft and personal survival equipment. Working with a gennaker. Route from Montenegro to Croatia. Overnight offshore passage across the Adriatic to Italy - a total of about 220 nautical miles to Brindisi or Bari and back.
                  Our exclusive deal - 4 types of yachts

                  In addition to the BASIC Bareboat Skipper Sail course, you can take the Bareboat Skipper Power course - intensive for 3 days in Montenegro. And with the 14-day ADVANCED course, upon arrival in Croatia, the day practice takes place on one of our Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 or Astrea 42 sailing catamarans. And for the three-week course we included in the training program a full day of practice on driving one our motor yacht.
                    Do you want to learn how to sail a yacht, but you have a lot of questions? Contact us, we don't bite :) and we'll tell you everything in detail!
                    Based on the results of the training, after successfully passing the exam, you will be able to independently charter a sailing yacht around the world
                    Course program
                    Training is conducted in Russian by instructors of the SimpleSail school on their own yachts according to two basic IYT programs: International Bareboat Skipper Sail and VHF Marine Communication Master SRC. At the end of the course there will be an exam in which it is necessary to demonstrate the acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills in managing a yacht as a captain. The certificate issued after passing the exam is accepted by most charter and insurance companies around the world as a document confirming the skipper's qualifications.
                    - Working with crew members
                    - Distribution of duties in the crew
                    - Working with the navigation map
                    - Sources of meteorological information
                    - Weather monitoring
                    - Sea and coastal breezes
                    - Types and formation of clouds, fog
                    - Boatswain's pilotage and passage planning
                    - Sailing directions, almanacs, media
                    - Work and negotiations with the pilot
                    - Rules for navigation in coastal areas
                    - Compliance with port regulations, customs clearance and border crossing
                    - Knots, using different ends
                    - Basic deck work
                    - Currents and winds
                    - High and low tide
                    - The "Rule of Twelfths"
                    - Determining the position of the vessel in various ways
                    - COLREGs (International Ship Collision Avoidance Rules) in detail
                    - Lights, signs and sound signals
                    - Anchoring
                    - Approach / Departure from the berth
                    - Performing a "Man Overboard Maneuver"
                    - Sailing
                    - Checking the condition of the hull and rigging
                    - Checking navigational instruments and equipment
                    - Checking emergency and rescue equipment, spare parts
                    - Checking supplies, fuel, water and provisions
                    - VHF conversations