General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Lluís Albesa Albiol

Trimester: First term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Manuel Gomis Bataller

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • English


Basic skills
  • To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences

Specific skills
  • Select the appropriate sports material and equipment for each type of activity and population and in safe conditions

  • Develop cognitive and technical resources for entrepreneurship in maritime activities, wellness and health


General competencies
  • Acquire basic scientific training applied to physical activity and sport in its different manifestations

  • Produce written and audiovisual texts related to the Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport

Transversal competences
  • Apply knowledge to their work, in a professional way, with the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving in the area of ​​Physical Activity and Sport


  • Incorporate habits of excellence and quality for professional practice


The subject of Water Sports II has a marked intensive theoretical-practical character, distributing its load to 50% between theoretical and practical contents so that the student is able to be supported in a solid theoretical base thus to be able to apply and to transfer this acquired knowledge to the practical context of a much more efficient and effective way.

This theoretical-practical knowledge aims to deepen sailing, both with fixed and free equipment, as it is a subject that continues with the knowledge acquired in Water Sports I and, therefore, the level they will have to acquire students will be much higher working both technique and tactics of sailing following the standards of the Catalan Sailing Federation. In addition, the necessary skills in the methodology of teaching water sports as well as aspects of safety at sea will also be worked on, fundamental elements that always accompany sailing in any nautical installation.

The practical part of the subject will be taught in the facilities of the Nautical Clubs, as indicated in the schedule of the subject.

For the good development of the practices, each student will have to bring his own material, neoprene and covered shoes that can get wet, and in case of not having the basic material, the student will have at his disposal in the school of sails this material to be able to rent it for the whole subject.

This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.

In addition, the social and environmental relevance of the gender perspective will be emphasized, through the course syllabus, as well as through information search activities and critical debates.




Topic 0. Presentation of the subject: bibliography, evaluation model; face-to-face sessions in class and practices.


BLOCK I. Technical and tactical concepts of sailing

Topic 1. The ship and its elements. Review.

Topic 2. Basic concepts in sailing. Review.

Topic 3. Sailing and trimming theory.

Topic 4. Regatta tactics.

Topic 5. Physical qualities in sailing.

Topic 6. Sports injuries in sailing.

Topic 7. Meteorology. Basic knowledge.


BLOCK II. Safety and teaching of sailing at sea

Topic 1. Safety at sea.

Topic 2. Didactics and teaching of sailing.



Technical and tactical concepts of sailing. Perfection.


  • Reminder of maneuvers and navigation through
  • Triangular navigation in all directions
  • Navigation in all directions and theoretical explanation of the footstraps and the harness.

Dinghy Sailing.

Collective boats

  • Reminder of maneuvers and courses, navigation between buoys, work with triangle of buoys, do and undo the curl.
  • Teamwork, communication, buoy triangle work with bow pattern exercise that governs with voice the whole team.
  • Harness initiation, maneuvering exercises and leader tracking.
  • Introduction to spinach and its maneuvers
  • Regatta

Double and single boats

  • Presentation of the boats and reminder of maneuvers and courses, stop boat in neutral position. Navigation between buoys, work with buoy triangle
  • Use of the straps and weight control on the boat, lateral and longitudinal, work with triangle buoys.
  • Leadership maneuvering and monitoring exercises.
  • Introduction to adapted sailing boats.
  • Triangle navigation and boat control.
  • Leeward-leeward and safety maneuvers.
  • Regatta


  • Stop boat in any direction and overturn and overturn. Boating on boats
  • Man maneuver in the water with different boats, introduction to the inflatable boat as a working tool.
  • Boarding and disembarking at different points of port and beach


  • Introduction to adapted sailing
  • Leading a group. Organization of the different activities: Courses and sessions, school sailing, adapted sailing, training


Evaluation system

Qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September) that establishes the European system of credits and the system of qualifications to the university degrees of official character and validity in all the state territory:

0 - 4,9: Suspended

5,0 - 6,9: Approved

7,0 - 8,9: Notable

9,0 - 10: Excellent


The final grade of the student is the result of a continuous assessment and a final assessment. The pass of the subject is obtained with a grade equal to or higher than 5 points (out of 10 points) according to the following weighting table:



Evaluation activity



Individual activities



Internships in a group






NECESSARY criteria for averaging between the evaluation activities:



Evaluation activity

Criteria for averaging


Individual activities



Group practices






The final exam will include the theoretical-practical contents that have been taught during the course, both in the theoretical and practical classes and will be carried out at the end of the course, during the evaluation period of the term in which it is taught and / or during the recovery period.



- Compulsory minimum attendance at group practices of 80% and only absences justified by illness or injury certified by a doctor with their membership number will be accepted.

- Qualification of the individual activities must be at least 5 out of 10 possible points. Not recoverable.

- Qualification of the practices in group must be equal or upper to 5 on 10 possible points with assistance of 80%. Not recoverable.



If the continuous assessment is not passed due to non-compliance with the necessary requirements described above, the student will fail the subject.

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.



Within the same course, there is the possibility of recovering skills not achieved during the course. In accordance with current regulations, you can only opt for recovery, if the exam has been suspended. If the rating is Not presented, you will not be eligible for recovery.


Evaluation activity


 Individual activities


 Group practices






All the activities will have specific dates that will be communicated to the student at the beginning of the subject through the Schedule.

The schedule and all content of the subject can be modified by force majeure due to events caused by the COVID.



Sleight, Steve. (2008). Complete sailing manual. Ed. Blume.

Abascal, A. and Brunet, A. Notes of initiation to sailing. Royal Spanish Sailing Federation.

Bond B. & Sleight, S. (1995). Dinghy sailing (2nd Edition). Ed. Pyramid.

Chéret, Bertrand. (2008). The candles: understanding, trimming and optimization (3ª Edition). Ed. Youth.


Geoffrey Budworth. (2007). Knots. Ed. Parragon books LTD.

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