RYA Competent Crew
RYA Competent Crew is your first step in learning to sail a yacht. It’s a 5-day course with a relaxed schedule, suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience. Your Competent Crew course will...
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Learning to Sail in Greece can be one of the most enjoyable experiences you ever have in your life but it’s essential to choose wisely. Everyone is different, so the training that will suit you best is unique to you. It’s important that you find out exactly what that is.
This is a very popular option as it makes the most of a two-week holiday. You’ll return to work refreshed and brandishing a handful of certificates of competence in your new skills. You will need to...
The Aegean Sailing School is located on the island of Aegina, just one hour by ferry from Athens! We are a RYA approved sailing centre offering a large range of sailing course for all levels of sailor including the popular RYA Competent Crew course for beginners and the RYA Day Skipper course for those looking to captain their own boat and explore the islands of the Saronic Gulf after their training! We are happy to answer all questions in regards the best sailing course for you or your group, simply contact us to start!Our Tutors Our School Our yachtsView More
I actually haven’t yet had the chance to attend the course, however I am basing my review on the honesty and consideration of the management.My travel plans were disrupted 2 days before the start of the course, and despite the notice being very short and possibly deranging they’re whole schedule, they understood my situation and extended me the opportunity to reschedule for a later date.Special thanks to Andrew and Querijn
Our instructor, Cate, was phenomenal! She adjusted her teaching style to the different levels of ability and learning styles with ease for the members of our group. She was very cool under pressure when situations came up and our group felt very safe under her. She really went above and beyond to ensure that everyone was comfortable and was getting exactly what they wanted out of the trip. We had such a blast with her! I would highly recommend.
Did our Competent Crew with Aegean Sailing School in September 21. When we got there they were in the middle of ownership transition and logistics were quite confused, also the boat itself had seen better days. Hence the 4 stars. Hopefully these will be solved with the new ownership. But.... The course itself was amazing. The instructor was calm, knowledgeable and got us to learn and try new things. Really professional and fun. The rest of the staff were also extremely friendly and did their best to solve all the problems above. Aegina itself is a wonderful town and so were all the ports of call along the way. We are coming back in April for our Dayskipper, so that says it all.
Aegian sailing school has very professional instructors with a lot of experience under belt. I learned a lot during the 5 days of the course and the boat was pretty well maintained.I also met a lot of interesting and passionate people. You will also have time to enjoy, have a few swims and socialise with great people. Overall it was a GREAT experience, couldn't recommend it more.
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For beginner sailors the choice of suitable course, sailing area and sailing school can feel overwhelming and it is difficult to get clear answers to the basic questions. Below are some of the common themes we get asked about by our students before they come to Greece and which our team is happy to answer to ensure you have the best experience possible while learning to sail.
On Sunday at 17.00h you will meet with your instructor at our office. After a short welcome introduction, you go straight to the yacht and your course has begun!
Email us! We do not have an online booking schedule, we are very fast to reply usually within an hour, sometimes weekends this could be a little longer as we are a busy school with many boats on a turnaround for the next courses. Book ahead for the best chance of suitable availability. Last minute booking is possible as our yachts have a mixed number of cabins, so do not hesitate to email or call us.
After the Competent Crew week the next step is the Day Skipper course. If you do not have a Competent Crew course certificate but do have some experience then you are able to book the Day Skipper course if your experience is the same as the competent crew syllabus. More than 5 days of active sailing experience on board a sailing yacht is an essential prerequisite and we know this practical and theoretical experience is needed for the Day Skipper course and ensures an enjoyable learning experience. You will need to do the RYA online Essential Navigation and Seamanship course and our weekend theory class here on Aegina. Or you can complete the online Day Skipper Theory course and bring the certificate with you. Email us for availability of the theory course you choose.
Yes you can! The RYA licenses are known and accepted all around the world.