LEARN TO SAIL IN THE GREEK ISLANDS

Learning to sail in the sunshine is an exciting opportunity that we are proud to offer! Rather than battling through an arduous week in the Solent, why not learn the skills you need to skipper a yacht, in the Greek Islands in the sunshine? Whether you’ve never set foot on a boat before, or you already have some experience and dream of skippering your own yacht, we can help you take the next step. 

Choose the perfect RYA course for you

Whether you are brand new to sailing, or looking to build your confidence and skippering skill, we have a course to suit you. If you are unsure of which course would suit you best we are more than happy to advise you which will suit your level of experience and ambition. Just get in touch.

RYA courses available

Why choose a course with Sailing Holidays?

Sure a great sailing area, well-equipped boats and a good syllabus are important but we and our instructors are excellent and highly regarded for their professional approach. They are chosen for their passion, experience and patience, as well as their ability to make your time in the Greek islands thoroughly enjoyable.

Our Approach

All our instructors work as skippers before training to be an instructor, so they know (and love) the area in which they teach. Sailing Holidays is an independent, family owned business. We use our own yachts and take full advantage of our shore based support team to make sure the yachts are in the best condition.

Join a training yacht

For the RYA courses you can simply book a berth on our school yacht, sharing the yacht with other students (you won’t be obliged to share a berth with someone you don’t know of course). The maximum ratio of participants to instructors, on each yacht, will be 4:1 (often 3:1).

Book a private course

Why not book a whole boat and a private instructor? With three or more of you embarking on a course there are no additional costs to pay. If you are a couple or two friends and would like a private course, you can pay an additional fee to have the instructor all to yourselves.

RYA Course Details

• 7 or 14 days accommodation aboard the yacht

• Tuition from one of our brilliant instructors

• Sunshine and swim stops

• Full online theory tuition pack

• All RYA course material and Logbook

• All breakfasts, lunches and 2-4 dinners on board

• All fuel, water and marina fees

• Ben linen and towels

• Waterproof jackets

Our specialised training yachts & accommodation

Our courses are taught on our dedicated training boats, two Dufour 36's and a Bavaria 38. These are spacious modern cruising yachts, set up exclusively for teaching, equipped with all the essentials. We use 'proper' slab reefing main sails, so you can learn how to hoist, set and handle a conventional sail.

The yachts are furnished with modern instruments such as GPS, chart-plotter, Navtex and wireless wind, speed, and depth transducers. They have modern galleys which include a double sink, large fridge, and oven. Each boat is fitted with clean, modern heads and a holding tank.

 

Bavaria 38 Yacht Layout

 

Our Bavaria 38 Yacht Layout 

The North Ionian islands 

Our RYA sail training is provided in conjunction with Corfu Sea School. Our main training base is Gouvia Marina on Corfu Island. Corfu Sea School has been teaching in Greece since 2001 and is a well respected RYA training centre. We first teamed up with them in 2010 to provide certified RYA tuition to meet the growing demand for professional training, to gain valuable qualifications...while sailing in the sun!

Our RYA sailing area

RYA Route Map

Getting to Greece

Unlike our flotilla holidays our RYA courses do not include flights and transfers as standard. Many people like to arrange their own flights and transfers, particularly when combining the course with other on shore activities.

We can arrange flights from the following airports subject to availability:

• Gatwick  

• Heathrow  

If you would like us to arrange your flights and transfers please simply drop us an email or give us a call.

Combining an RYA Course and Flotilla Holiday

If you are combining one of our courses with a flotilla sailing holiday we can extend your flights for a week to include the course. Simply ask about this at the time of booking. You will only be able to combine an RYA course with our One Week Paxos Flotilla, Two Week North Ionian Flotilla or our Two Week Faraways Flotilla.

Combining an RYA Course and a Yacht Charter Holiday

Our independent yacht charter holidays do not include flights as standard but these can be arranged. If you are looking to combine your RYA course with a yacht charter in the Ionian Islands simply ask about this at the time of booking.

RYA Course Pricing

RYA Competent Crew - £945

RYA Day Skipper - £945

RYA Combined RYA Competent Crew & Day Skipper - £1790

VHF Short Range Certificate - £120

These prices are for the course only and exclude flights and transfers which can be arranged separately or by our team in the office.

Combining an RYA Course and Flotilla Holiday

If you are combining one of our courses with a flotilla sailing holiday we can extend your flights for a week to include the course. Simply ask about this at the time of booking. You will only be able to combine an RYA course with our One Week Paxos Flotilla, Two Week North Ionian Flotilla or our Two Week Faraways Flotilla.

Combining an RYA Course and a Yacht Charter Holiday

Our independent yacht charter holidays do not include flights as standard but these can be arranged. If you are looking to combine your RYA course with a yacht charter in the Ionian Islands simply ask about this at the time of booking.

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