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Sailing license category "D"

The sailing licence category 'D' permits sailing with vessels with a sail area of more than 15 m2. To obtain the licence, it is necessary to pass a theoretical examination and then a practical examination. 

La patente vela categoria "D" permette la navigazione a vela con natanti con superficie velica superiore a 15 m2. Per l'ottenimento della patene è necessario superare un esame teorico e successivamente un esame pratico. 


Qualifications needed:
  • Minimum age 14 years
  • Medical examination from age of 65
  • Eye examination

Per la preparazione all'esame teorico si può fare riferimento a diversi sistemi di e-learning oppure utilizzare il manuale ufficiale.

For preparation for the theoretical examination, you can refer to various e-learning systems or use the official manual available at the nautical school

An average of 15 to 25 hours of practical lessons are required to prepare for the practical examination, depending on any knowledge already acquired in the past. This number may vary depending on the student's learning ability and experience. Lessons can be conducted individually or in groups of up to 4 students.

It is also possible to do practice hours with your own boat, accompanied by someone who already holds a licence in this category.


Nozioni e manovre richieste per superare l'esame pratico:
  • Course determination
  • Position reporting
  • Fire prevention
  • Reducing sail area (reefing)
  • Measures in the event of an emergency
  • Weather assessment
  • Anchoring manoeuvres
  • Manoeuvring in restricted waters
  • Man over board
  • Sailing on different tracks
  • Hositing and dropping sails
  • Manoeuvring (tacking, gybing)
  • Approaching a buoy or jetty


Costi patente vela categoria D
Practical lessons  
single lesson 1h  120.--
lesson 2 persons 1h p.p 90.--
lesson 3 persons 1h p.p 70.--
lesson 4 persons 1h p.p. 55.--
e-learning access  
access to theorie elearning  60.--
accesso manovers elearning   35.--
Costs issued by governement  
initial registration 30.--
theory examination 30.--
practical examination 90.--
license release 50.--
release of international licenss 50.--
License request form to complete and send to Sezione della circolazione 6528 Camorino, completed with all the listed attachments.
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