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Dinghy Sailing Holidays

A dinghy sailing holiday in Greece is the perfect place to enjoy this exciting sport with warm water, reliable winds and lots of sunshine! We teach complete beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors and our friendly team of RYA (Royal Yachting Association) instructors make each session as fun and sociable as possible.

Each of our Beach clubs has been hand-picked to offer the most consistent and reliable conditions for sailing; expect a gentle morning breeze every day before the wind builds to offer exciting sailing after lunch.

Inclusive Tuition

Beginner and intermediate lessons are included free of charge for five days a week in all our centres and you can even go home with a new 

Internationally recognised RYA qualification for no extra charge! We also include advanced modules for no extra charge in Horto-Pelion and Porto Heli.

Sessions are grouped by ability and our instructor/guest ratio is normally 1 to 6. Group lessons are always popular and very sociable as guests get to meet each other and share good times afloat! There’s no need to book before you travel, it’s all done at the Beach Club.

Sailing for Beginners

New to sailing? You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to master the basics with our free and inclusive RYA tuition and expert instructors helping you every step of the way.

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Sailing for Improvers

If you’ve already grasped the basics or require a refresher lesson, then our inclusive tuition for Improvers will build upon your skills and send you home a confident light winds sailor.

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Intermediate Sailing

If you’re already a confident sailor, our free and inclusive RYA Level 3 course (5 half days) will boost you up to the next level

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Advanced Sailing

Make use of free and inclusive advanced coaching modules like sailing with spinnakers and free-sail any of our superb range of performance boats for no extra charge!

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Free Sailing

If you can already sail then there’s no need to join a lesson unless you want to! Simply choose a boat and let the beach staff know and head out to our sailing area. The beach is open from 9.30 each day until the last guest comes off the water. We also include free use of our Performance boats like the RS 100, RS 200, RS 500 and Catamarans.

Dinghy Racing

In all our centres we offer fun regattas throughout the week which all levels can join, with a mid week and end of week regatta. The racing is aimed at all levels, it's all about taking part and having fun - so it's OK to show your competitive side too!

Beginner Sailing

If you have never set foot aboard a boat before then don’t be worried, we are here to help you every step of the way. Dinghy sailing is surprisingly simple to grasp and we can have complete beginners sailing solo after their first session.

We include level 1 lessons for free in all our centres (5 days 3hrs a day) so you can even go home with an internationally recognised RYA qualification.

The learning curve is made especially easy with warm waters and light morning winds in all our resorts, the perfect learning environment for all ages, from the youngest of helmsmen to the oldest of hands. 

- Available in all Beach Clubs
- Free tuition in all Beach Clubs

Improver Sailing

If you have some prior experience and can sail around a triangular course or would like a refresher then this is the level for you. If lessons aren’t for you then you will be able to 'free sail' our boats all week and staff will help to rig and launch for you.

We include level 2 lessons for free in all our centres (5 days 3hrs a day) so you can even go home with an internationally recognised RYA qualification.

This course concentrates on brushing up your skills for better boat handling, tacking, gybing, capsize techniques, rigging, launching and safety. The aim is to have you sailing confidently in good/fair conditions at the end of the week.

- Available in all Beach Clubs 
- Free tuition in all Beach Clubs

Advanced Sailing

Expert sailors will have plenty to get the pulse racing with an exciting range of high-performance boats on offer at all our centres and thermal winds which provide reliable and consistent conditions every day.

We include advanced level modules for free in Horto-Pelion and Porto Heli (2-5 days 3hrs per day or module) so you can even go home with an internationally recognised RYA qualification. This course is not included for free in Vassiliki but guests can pay for private tuition to cover this level.

Modules covered are Sailing with Spinnakers, Performance Sailing and Racing. As an intermediate or more advanced sailor, you will be able to 'free sail' any of our boats including our performance craft.

- Available in all Beach Clubs 
- Free tuition in all Beach Clubs (except Vassiliki)

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The Best Boats!

We pick the best kit from Laser, RS, Hartley and Topper. The exact kit list will vary depending on the different wind and weather conditions at each of the Beach clubs. You can free-sail this kit all week and we offer free use of our Performance boats such as the RS 100, RS 200, RS 500 and RS 800.

There are always plenty of boats to go round, and all Performance boats are free for you to use, all week. Our expert RYA instructors are always on hand for tips and advice, or you can join a lesson or a course and go home with a new RYA sailing qualification.

Dinghy Cruising

We also offer sociable dinghy cruises where conditions allow. These are longer-distance half day cruises with support boats on hand so you can get a feel for distance sailing in company. This is better for 2-handed boats and we normally offer technical clinics along the way aimed at cruise planning techniques.

The small flotilla of dinghies will often cruise to another island or beach for a mid-morning stop over for some swimming or a coffee and ice cream. Longer distance cruises are well-planned events which will always have instructors and support boats on hand.

Sailing For Children

Kids will love our free Kids Clubs (ages 4-13) and Youth Squad (ages 7-13).

Kids Club is perfect for kids that want a sociable time meeting other kids and taking part in organised activities led by our childcare staff on land and in the water.

If you’ve got any budding young sailors in the family, then our RYA Youth Squad is a dedicated coaching club for dinghy sailing or windsurfing, mixed up with the more sociable side of our Kids Club. One week - £159, two weeks - £295.

Kids don't have to be in Youth Squad to go sailing; children age 13 and below are welcome to sail with a parent or guardian; while children age 14 above can join the adult teaching sessions.

Try dinghy sailing at these locations

Leda Beach Club

Horto, Pelion
  • Fri 01 Jun 2018
  • 7 Nights
  • Return Flights
Average £648.06 pp

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