If you want to learn as much as you can in a limited period of time then one of our popular sailing packages is ideal for you. They are a fast and enjoyable way to learn both the theory and practical skills you need to skipper a sailing yacht.
Each package includes an RYA theory course as well as one or more RYA practical courses. The training materials for the theory courses are of the high quality that you would expect from a world leader in sailing instruction. The RYA produces its own training charts, Almanac, and simulation GPS plotter on CD, which are included in the course pack that comes with the theory course. You’ll also get your own set of navigation instruments.
For those who want to progress as fast as possible we offer the following combinations of courses:
Essential Navigation + Day Skipper Practical: 7 days
This package includes the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship (ENS) course and the RYA Day Skipper Practical course. The ENS element can either be taken online before you come to Greece or we run weekend courses at our base on Aegina.
Comp Crew, Navigation & Day Skipper: 12 days
You can go from beginner to skippering a yacht in just 12 days. This package is for those who already have a little boating experience, but this could just be a few days. Taking the courses consecutively means that everything is fresh in your mind as you move to the next level. We have a very high pass rate at Day Skipper level for those taking this package but we wouldn’t recommend anyone who is completely new to boating to tackle it. Try to get a weekend’s sailing in first to make sure you enjoy it!
As with any activity, people vary enormously in their natural aptitude and speed of learning. Some may need a little more practice before they’re ready to take on full responsibility for a yacht and her crew but why not aim high and see how you do? Even if you don’t pass all three courses you’ll pass some of them, have a great holiday, and enjoy sailing in beautiful Greece.
Add a Marine Radio Course to Your Package
A Marine Radio Operators course can be added to any of these packages, giving you all you will need to charter in countries such as Croatia that require both a skipper’s certificate and a radio certificate.
This is an internationally recognised certificate and the course will give you an understanding of GMDSS as well as hands-on experience of using specially adapted GMDSS radio sets.