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 [...]
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.
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!
Everyone can get involved in sailing - even quite young children. We have lots of experience helping families organise sailing holidays / courses and even offer our own Sailing Dolphin scheme for younger children.
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.
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 [...]
Improve your skills, experience new sailing areas and sail with like-minded company on one of our mile-building trips to both tidal and non-tidal areas.
This popular short theory course is for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. There is 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 cover tidal [...]