Novice Sailing Courses

The key to a happy and successful sailing experience is choosing a course or holiday that’s right for you. The most important factor is your current level of knowledge and ability.

These courses are for ‘Novice Level’.
e.g. You’ve sailed on a yacht for 3 – 6 days but with no formal training, or maybe you’ve done quite a bit of dinghy sailing but no yachting.

Weekend Theory Course

If you have a basic knowledge of navigation and chartwork* but need to get your theory improved in order to take our RYA Day Skipper Practical, this weekend course is what you need. *if you don't have basic knowledge you can prepare by completing an online RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship course. Click here for [...]

RYA Competent Crew

You'll learn everything you need to know to help sail a yacht - how to steer, trim the sails, use the anchor and winches, and what all those ropes do!
 

12-Day Competent Crew, Navigation, & Day Skipper Package

If you already have a little sailing experience, this package will take you to up to being skipper / captain of a yacht. First, you take our short online navigation course. Then, here in Greece, you'll start with crewing skills, learn more advanced navigation, then move on to our Day Skipper Practical course - all in a fortnight's holiday.
 

Comp Crew Plus (Charter Co-Skipper Course)

This course is for you if you already have basic crewing skills and want to gain more experience. It's an ideal follow-on from RYA Competent Crew, or if Competent Crew covers a lot of ground you already know. The course builds on your existing knowledge and gives you additional skills. Charter companies normally require a [...]

Online Navigation Courses

It is a pre-requisite that anyone taking an RYA Day Skipper Practical course has the necessary theory. Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that you have adequate theory before attending your practical course - there is not time to learn it during the practical. If you cannot attend a classroom course, the answer may be to [...]

Online RYA Essential Navigation Course

Before taking a Day Skipper Practical course, you will need to learn theory. A good place to start is with the online Essential Navigation & Seamanship (ENS) course provided by the RYA. The ENS course doesn't cover everything you'll need for Day Skipper but, at only 10 hours study, which you can do in your [...]

Online RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

This RYA course gives you all the theory you'll need to sail a small yacht by day in both tidal and non-tidal waters. From 2017 there will be no difference in the certificate obtained in non-tidal waters such as the Mediterranean. Your RYA certificate will be valid world-wide and so it is essential that you adequately [...]