Navigation Licence in Barcelona

A day course to get a licence without taking an exam


Basic course to obtain a navigation licence in Barcelona

The Navigation Licence is an official basic certificate which substitutes the previous «Titulin».

It is a licence which is easy to obtain and it doesn’t require taking a test. One just has to listen to a 2-hour theory course and have a 4-hour practical afterwards. As you can see it is a very convenient and straightforward to acquire licence

Having approved the probation of RD 238/2019 the licence enables holders to drive aquatic bikes without a power limit which in turn could be used to tow aquatic skis or floating artefacts for recreational or sporting use.

Navigation Licence (150 €)

No theory exam

For less than 200 euros you will get your Navigation licence to enjoy the sea this summer!

In continuation, please, find a calendar attached to choose the date for getting your Licence within just 6 hours! Contact us to reserve your date before the month is fully booked.

  • Theory (2 hours)
  • Practice (4 hours)
  • Taxes included
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What is the navigation course like?

The course consists of 2 parts: theory (2 hours) and practice (4 hours) which are realised aboard a sailboat. The school also provides students with manuals for revising the theoretical part back home.
  • Basic navigation knowledge
  • Preparations before setting off to the sea
  • Security information
  • Actions in case of emergency
  • Docking/undocking basic knowledge
  • Selection of the appropriate place for anchoring
  • Right-of-way of sea transport
  • Orientation in the sea and routing
  • Calculation of distance and fuel consumption
  • Communications
  • Tying boating knots

Attributes of the Navigation Licence

Navigation licence gives you permission to sail boats or jet skis under a number of limitations and characteristics. This licence used to be known as Titulín, a certificate that is no longer issued. The Navigation Licence extends the attributes of the Titulín

Eslora maxima

6 metres

Sail and -motor boats up to a maximum of 6 metres in length

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No power limit

The power limit restrictions depend on the mode of sea transport


Aquatic bikes

The licence permits you to ride aquatic bikes of all types

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2 mile maximum distance

The licence allows you to sail 2 miles maximum from the coast

Daytime navigation

It is only allowed to navigate during the day

Don’t wait any longer, contact us to get practice and obtain your Navigation Licence!

Requirements for the navigation licence

If you are interested in obtaining a Navigation Licence, here are the necessary requirements to be able to obtain it legally:

Be of Legal Age

Minors under the age of 16 can also obtain a licence, but only with the consent of their parents or tutors.

Medical certificate

The medical examination for the accreditation of the certificate must be carried out, as with the driving licence.

No Exam

You don't need to pass any exams to obtain your sailing licence at our school in Barcelona.

Take a theory course

The duration of the course is 2 hours and it must be given in an authorised nautical school like ours.

Basic safety and sailing practice

The duration of the practical course is 4 hours and must be done in an authorised sailing school like ours.

At Anclademia, we provide you with all the facilities you need to obtain your sailing licence in the port of Barcelona. We have a team of highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in teaching sailing, and we also have all the necessary resources so that you can practice in the best conditions and safely.

Course calendar

This is the timetable for obtaining a sailing licence in Barcelona. All departures will be from Port Olimpic and will last 6 hours.


  • Choose comfortable clothes corresponding to the weather conditions. Check the forecast in advance!
  • Bring water and snacks aboard
  • Don't forget to use sun screen throughout the day.
  • Be punctual, this way the course will start on time and will develop according to the plan.

Renewal of Titulín

If you have already been previously issued with a Titulín, you can validate it with the new Navigation Licence. To do so you need to:


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Have 4 hours of practice aboard


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Submit your valid ID


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Present a corresponding medical certificate

Frequent questions


A step from Titulín to Navigation Licence

In 2014 Titulín was nullified and was replaced by the Navigation Licence. Taking into consideration the differing requirements, a 4-hour practice in order to get the new licence is needed.

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Medical certificate: what is it and how can I get it?

The medical certificate guarantees that the applicant doesn’t suffer any diseases and doesn’t have any limitations which are incompatible with the governmental requirements. A medical check is very similar to the psychotechnical driving test.

To obtain a Medical Certificate one needs to make an appointment in the Driver Recognition Center for taking a coordination and reflexes test.

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Other Questions

The price of the navigation licence is usually between 100 and 200 euros depending on the sailing school. At Anclademia we currently have a sailing licence on offer at a price of 150 euros (all clases are in English)

This price includes the theory part and the practical part in 6 hours. This price also includes the compulsory fees.

It is not necessary to take any theoretical or practical test or exam. To obtain a sailing licence in Barcelona you only need to take a course consisting of 2 hours of theory and 4 hours of practice.

The sailing licence and the «Titulín» are not exactly the same thing, but they are very similar. The «Titulín» was a Federative Authorisation granted by the sailing and motorboat federations, and it allowed sailing in small boats with certain limitations in terms of engine power. However, with the entry into force of Royal Decree 875/2014, the «Titulín» ceased to be issued and was replaced by the Sailing Licence.

Although the Licencia de Navegación has some different attributions to those of the «Titulín», both are permits with fewer limitations than other recreational nautical qualifications.

With a Navigation licence you can operate any watercraft without power restrictions, just as you can with a boat.

The navigation licence, unlike other nautical titles, is the only official title that does not expire.

The sailing licence in Spain is a document that certifies that a person has successfully completed a basic sailing training course. This licence is issued to those who want to sail pleasure craft up to 6 metres in length and with an engine power of up to 15 hp.

The sailing licence allows the holder to sail in inland and coastal waters, provided that the above-mentioned length and power limitations are respected. In addition, it also allows the holder to rent and drive jet skis.

It is important to note that the navigation licence is not the same as the recreational boat skipper’s licence (PER), which allows the holder to sail larger and more powerful vessels in inland and coastal waters. However, the sailing licence is an ideal option for those who want to get started in sailing and enjoy water activities in small and simple boats.

With the navigation licence you will be able to sail in other countries outside Spain, as long as that country recognises the validity of the recreational licence. This title is normally recognised in most European countries, but there may be exceptions.

To sail a boat you need an official certificate, depending on the characteristics of the boat it can go from the Navigation Licence, which is the most basic certificate, to the PER, which is a more advanced certificate.

In order to sail a boat with a sailing licence, the boat must be no more than 6 metres in length and have an engine with a maximum unlimited power according to the manufacturer. If you want to sail a sailing boat, the maximum length is 6 metres.

The training received in the Sailing Licence course does not validate any syllabus or subject for other qualifications, unlike what happens with the PNB and the PER, which share some content and do allow part of it to be validated. If you obtain the Navigation Licence and then decide to obtain a higher qualification, such as the Patrón Básico or Patrón de Recreo, you will have to complete the course and the practical training corresponding to that qualification in its entirety.

Recreational Boating Courses

Do you want to acquire more knowledge and obtain different attributes for your boat?


Course to obtain the title of Recreational Boats Skipper


Course to obtain the title of Basic Navigation Skipper


Course to obtain the title of Yacht Captain

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