NOLS: National Outdoor Leadership School Home
Events & Activites

Alumni Trips | Alumni Courses | Reunions | Seminars

Coastal Sailing in Croatia

September 28-October 4, 2014
Old Town Trogir and the waterfront promenade.
Photo: Mark phillips

Take your sailing to the next level with NOLS Alumni. Join us as we embark upon a journey in a new location along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. 

A clear sky and a fresh breeze makes for a great day of sailing!  Photo: Tad Schwendler

This expedition is a second level keelboat sailing experience for NOLS grads, friends and family. All participants need to have a sailing background with NOLS Alumni or equivalent ‘competent crew’ level training. Achieving ISPA (International Sail and Power Academy) ‘Day Skipper’ level certification is available on this trip.

Trimming sails and grinding at the winch. 
Photo: Will Crane

The Dalmatian Coast affords multiple opportunities to expand upon what you already know. You'll review the basics and then, with instructor coaching, participants will take over planning and navigating your way through unknown terrain.

You'll have opportunities to explore coves, villages, and coastline.  Photo: Nick Braun

There will be opportunities for ‘open water’ passages and tight quarters maneuvering through narrow channels and harbors. Monitoring weather forecasts and evaluating conditions will play a key role in hazard awareness and risk management as you make important navigation decisions along the way.

The historically and culturally rich Croatian coastline offers a great background for this sailing expedition. Exploration of ancient island towns and fishing villages along with their Roman, Baroque, Renaissance and Venetian influences are highlights of this trip. Of course we won't forget to indulge in the Adriatic Sea’s best culinary offerings as well!

Cost: $2,500 — this includes shared hotel lodging in Trogir on 9/27 and 10/4, meals (wine/beer not included), boats, instruction, and transportation to/from Trogir to Marina Agana. Even with challenging exchange rates—this trip is a terrific value.

Coastal Sailing in Croatia
Dates: September 28-October 4, 2014
Duration: 7 Days
Cost: $2,500 (includes pre/post trip lodging)
Average Age:


Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Trogir, Croatia

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty—weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)


Camping on boats and days spent on the water in tight space while exposed to sun and wind.

Fly in/out: Split, Croatia (code: SPU)
Additional Information:

Trip Description (pdf)

Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

Apply Now:

Download Application (pdf)

Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at


Fishing villages and islands abound along the Dalmatian Coast.
Photo: Mark Phillips

NOLS Top of Page
NOLS Home About Us Courses Wilderness Medicine Institute NOLS Professional Training Alumni Store Donate Account NOLS Home Parents Press Room School Resources Photos NOLS.TV Events WRMC The NOLS Blog Introduction About Leadership History Mission & Values Profiles Partnerships Frequent Questions Find a Course Skills School Locations School Locations Leave No Trace Financial Aid Academic Credit Find a Course Skills School Locations Course Types Leave No Trace Financial Aid Academic Credit NOLS Pro Home 1-3 Day Courses 7-30 Day Courses Risk Management Staff Clients Design Your Course Contact NOLS Pro NOLS Pro 1-3 Days 7-30 Days Risk Management Clients Contact Us NOLS Pro Design Your Course NOLS Pro Staff Overview Outcome-based Curriculum Faculty Overview Outcome-based Curriculum Faculty Case Studies Overview Administrative Training Staff Training Consulting Conference: WRMC How to Apply Apply Online Download an Application Admission Policies WMI Home About WMI Courses Schedule FAQ Photos & Movies Curriculum Updates Employment Sponsors WMI Home About WMI Admissions Courses Schedule Host a Course Resources Gallery Alumni Home Trips and Events The Leader Alumni Chapters Employment Staying in Touch Volunteer Photos & Videos Home NOLS Photos NOLS.TV The NOLS Podcast NOLS on Flickr Leave No Trace Overview Leave No Trace Principles Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses Host a Course Contact Map of Events Dream Expedition Leadership Week Press Room Images for the Press Archives