Build your experience on a milebuilding week with us. It’s a dream trip for anyone with ambitions to go blue water sailing. You’ll learn what it’s like to live on a yacht for extended periods and to sail in more out of the way places.
This is a chance to put hundreds of miles under your belt, improving your confidence and advancing your practical knowledge.
Our milebuilding weeks offer the perfect opportunity to build on your RYA qualifications. The crew is divided into watches, who take turns on duty. Advanced sailors are appointed watch leaders, but everyone in the team will take part in steering, trimming sails, navigation, catering, and using the yacht’s equipment. There is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor on hand to assist and advise if required but the crew do most of the sailing and decision making while on passage.
These trips visit the beautiful Argolic Gulf, close to our normal sailing area but a little too far to include in a week’s RYA tuition. The Argolic is very beautiful with high mountains and pretty fishing villages. It’s also very unspoilt, making it a perfect choice for those who want to get ‘off the beaten track’.
You’ll cover about 250 miles on this trip and visit the picturesque city of Nafplion in the north as well as stunning Monemavasia in the south.
We use a yacht of around 46 feet for our milebuilding trips to the Cyclades in the spring and autumn. This gives spacious accommodation and roomy cabins with their own shower and toilet facilities.
The Cyclades islands are one of the world’s most renowned cruising areas. At these times of year we usually avoid the worst of the Meltemi, which in mid-summer can keep yachts in port or create uncomfortable sailing conditions.
You’ll cover around 350 miles in all, including two night sails, and two Yachtmaster qualifying passages. As with all sailing, the route is weather dependent!
Other Intensive sailing Trips
From time to time we offer other milebuilding trips in different areas of Greece and on different types of boat – including a catamaran. Sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed of the possibilities.