Make 2011 the year you learn to sail!
We have a variety of fun and affordable weekend sailing opportunities for all levels from complete beginner to more experienced sailors. Our RYA Day Skipper Practical course leads to an internationally recognised sailing certificate that you can use to charter a yacht this summer.
Whatever your current level of sailing, these weekends take account of your ability and our expert RYA instructors will improve your practical skills to help you get the most out of the weekend.
It’s a great way to learn a new skill and meet new people. If you want to see what sailing in winter is like, there are photographs from some of this year’s courses in the previous two blog posts.
|22-23 January||2 day Sailing Weekend||185€||5 places|
|29-30 January||2 day Sailing Weekend||185€||5 places|
|04-06 February||3 day Sailing Weekend||275€||5 places|
|11-13 February||3 day Sailing Weekend||275€||5 places|
|19-20 February||2 day Sailing Weekend||185€||5 places|
|26-27 February||2 day Sailing Weekend||185€||5 places|
|04-06 March||3 day Sailing Weekend||275€||5 places|
|11-13 March||3 day Sailing Weekend||275€||5 places|
|19-20 March||2 day Sailing Weekend||185€||5 places|
*We offer a 5% discount on all practical courses for two people sharing a cabin.
RYA Start Yachting course
A two day course for complete beginners, designed for those who have never sailed before. It provides an opportunity to be involved in handling the boat under sail and power. It can then count towards your RYA Competent Crew course if you decide that sailing is for you!
RYA Competent Crew course
This is a great ‘hands on’ practical course if you are a beginner or fairly new to sailing. It teaches you the basic principles of sailing, as well as personal safety, to enable you to become an invaluable crew member. The course can be completed over a two and three day weekend.
RYA Day Skipper Practical course
If you want to be able to safely skipper a yacht, this is the course for you! Our practical RYA Day Skipper Course teaches you navigation, seamanship and safety, boat handling and pilotage. The course can be completed over a two and three day weekend. You should have at least five days practical experience as a crew members before completing this course. See below for the theory requirements.
It is a very valuable course if you have your own boat or if you are wanting to charter or flotilla and the RYA certificate is recognised throughout the world.
ALL TUITION ON OUR COURSES IS IN ENGLISH FROM FULLY QUALIFIED RYA INSTRUCTORS
Prices include tuition, accommodation on board your yacht, RYA course books & certificates, all yacht expenses, waterproofs, linen & towels, and food for breakfasts & lunches. They do not include evening meals.
Join us the evening before your course for a drink and a meal or come to Aegina for breakfast on the first day. Courses finish by 17:00 on the final day.
THEORY COURSES – 09:00 Saturday to 17:00 Sunday
Those who want to take the RYA Day Skipper Practical course must have sufficient theoretical knowledge prior to taking the practical. This can be obtained by online learning (contact us for more information) or at one of our weekend theory courses, held on Aegina. Dates are:
RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship
A 2-day theory course taught in a classroom which is a pre-requisite for doing an RYA Day Skipper Practical or Powerboat II course, unless you already have theory knowledge. It covers chartwork, navigation, collision regulations, buoyage, seamanship and safety.
Price 110 euro per person
The price includes all course materials, RYA certificates, lunches, and refreshments. It does not include accommodation but we can help you to arrange this in a hotel or apartment depending upon numbers.