Family Sailing – RYA Courses

Course information


5 days

Course Description

You and your family learn how to sail but you value your privacy? We specialise in family courses for the serious sailing amateurs who also want to enjoy a holiday together at the same time. You will have your own yacht during the course and receive all the knowledge for becoming a skipper from our qualified instructors. This means privacy, dynamic activity, and sun with blue waters, all in one! Our instructors sleep on board as they are responsible for your safety and the vessel but they are experienced in intruding as little as possible for your privacy.

For Who?

You wish to learn specific sailing skills but in a private setting.

You like to become experienced in a new activity as a family.

You want to complete a Day Skipper course if you are 16 and older. You want your children to also participate and earn their own certificate.

You still wish to enjoy sight seeing and swimming in the beautiful Greek waters.

What will you learn?

All family members can learn basic skills of sailing. If you are of age you can earn your Day Skipper skills and learn how to skipper your own yacht on calm waters. The RYA approved syllabus will cover navigation, passage planning, practical pilotage, seamanship and boat-handling, including ‘Med’-mooring.

For younger ones, they can also qualify for their Sailing Dolphin diploma. Your children can help to steer the yacht, tie on fenders, and do other tasks depending on their size and strength. All fun things on board while gaining practical knowledge.

What is included?

Your RYA logbook, course book, and certificate if your instructors approve your completion of the course.

A Sailing Dolphin diploma for your children.

We provide life-jackets for our younger sailors, including colourful ones for the smallest sailors.

Depending on the age of your children you may want us to arrange for netting around the guard-rails of the yacht. Safety is a key priority and your children will be expected to obey instructions about wearing their life jackets, not running on deck etc. Our skippers enjoy having children on board but they will be firm about safety rules!

On board: all the necessary items for your comfort: bedding and linens, towels, pillows.

Price List Family Sailing

If you are interest in a family course, please get in contact with us. We will work together to find the best tailored price that fits you and your demands. The prices range from €3,700 up to €7,950 depending on the boat type, the season and the number of days. We can also provide extras for your comfort such as SUP boards, and grocery delivery upon arrival. If you have children of young age we recommend selecting a 6-day course to have more time for leisure and sail less hours per day while still completing the syllabus content.

Depending on the size of your family and your comfort needs you can request a 3-cabin yacht, 4-cabin, or 5-cabin. Note that your skipper on board will also need his/her own cabin. The prices include all yachts expenses. The end cleaning, groceries, meals, and drinks ashore are not included. Your travel expenses are not covered.


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