About us

A few words about us: our team simply loves the sea and the oceans! Sailing is just the best way to stay in close contact with nature, and we simply love what we do. All of our passionate and patient sailing instructors have been trained by the RYA. They have a wealth of experience to help you get the best out of your course and they have been selected with two main criteria in mind:

– Their professional qualifications (all are at minimum qualified as RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, and have sailed and taught for thousands of miles).

– Their passion for what they do: we all just love being on the water! Transferring our passion to anyone willing to learn or join in is what keeps us going!

Professional yet easy-going, their passion for sailing is contagious!

Our Story

The story of White Wake Sailing is a relatively recent one, since it was officially founded in 2018. Its team however has been teaching and operating at sea long before then.
Franco is the passion and soul behind it. After 24 years of working around the world as an executive in food multinationals, it was time for a change, so he went back to his passion, neglected for too long due to other priorities, and started his own school.
We are neither a ‘license factory’, nor a military operation but simply a school with a clear set of ethical standards, an eye for the environment, and a definitive commitment to spreading the love for sailing.
The feedback received from our students so far is very motivating, and it seems to be telling us that we are going in the right direction.
You can read our students’ reviews HERE.

About us: meet the team

Franco Del Fabbro – Principal & Chief Instructor

Franco Del Fabbro - White Wake Sailing

RYA qualifications:

Yachtmaster Instructor

Yachtmaster Ocean

SRC / VHF Assessor

Shorebased Instructor

Non-RYA:

FB3 Austrian License

Simonetta Simoneau – Sailing Instructor

RYA qualifications:

Cruising Instructor


Yachtmaster Offshore


Shorebased Instructor


SRC / VHF Assessor

Our Team: Simonetta Simoneau - White Wake Sailing

Our Base

About us - White Wake Sailing - Marina Kremik

Our Sailing School is based in a small ‘fjord’, in the quiet and very well sheltered Marina Kremik, a smaller and less hectic marina than most ones in Croatia.

It is only a few minutes from the beautifully picturesque town of Primosten (HR) and Split International Airport is only 30 min drive away, reachable by bus or by taxi.

The sailing area

From here our sailing area is just perfect and learning to sail in Croatia could not be more exciting. With many beautiful islands within a few hours of sailing, we can choose which side of the islands we sail to depending upon the weather conditions, and decide where to spend the night at anchor in one of the hundreds of secluded and well protected bays.

The islands of Solta, Drvenik, Zirje and Kaprije are within easy reach, the perfect place to spend the night in one of their bays and enjoy the silence and the starry skies after an intense day of sailing!

Location - White Wake Sailing

About us: our yacht – Neda 1

About us: our sailing vessel Neda 1

Our boat is a Salona 44 (13.5m), with 4 double cabins and 2 WCs. She is kitted with all the necessary safety gear, has a bow thruster and double steering wheel. Her sails’ set includes a double reefed full-battened Mainsail, a furling 100% Genoa and a brand new, 130m2 Gennaker. She is nimble and fast and does not require much wind to be moving.

We care for the environment, so we have installed LED lights everywhere together with a solar panel so we hardly have to run our engine to keep the batteries charged.

Our Courses

We offer the whole range of RYA sailing courses, from Competent Crew to Yachtmaster Ocean, and theory classes.
You can study with us to obtain the RYA SRC marine radio license, which is an obligatory license to be able to sail or charter a boat
Or you can also take private tuition or skippered charter tailored to your needs and wishes.