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Dinghy Sailing Holidays

We can’t think of many better things to do on a sunny day in Greece than dinghy sailing in warm waters with thermal winds to push you along! Our sailing holidays are suitable for everyone and sailing tuition is included in the cost of your holiday.

Whatever your level, whatever your fitness, whatever you want to achieve we’ve got all the kit and tuition you’ll ever need. Our top-notch Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors love teaching sailing to everyone - from tentative beginners to advanced racers - whether you're looking to gain a qualification or just sailing for fun.

At a glance
  • Free-to-use: the latest boats
  • Free Starter Lesson
  • Free Daily Clinics (inter to advanced)
  • Dinghy racing & regattas
  • RYA Sailing courses (3-5 day)
  • Sail Away Dinghy Cruising
  • Free clinics like 'Sailing with Spinnakers'

Sailing for Beginners

Sailing for Intermediates

Sailing for Experts

Inclusive tuition

Dinghy Sailing tuition is included in the cost of your holiday. We include a 3 hour starter lesson (on the water) for beginner sailors and guests who may need a little ‘brushing up’ so that they can use our dinghies all week. 

We also run shore based clinics (most days) for intermediate and advanced sailors to help progress skills like spinnaker handling, gybes and sailing in a breeze. There's no need to pre-book, just sign-up to our sessions when you arrive.

If you would like more tuition, then why not try a private lesson or a complete RYA course (3 to 5 half days) so you can go home with an internationally recognised qualification? Latest tuition info.


If you can already sail

If you’ve done a little sailing before, there's no need to join a lesson (unless you want to), simply choose a dinghy, let the beach team know and head out into our sailing area. Our water sports centre is open each day from 9.30am until the last guest comes off the water and it’ll remain open over lunch, so you can sail non-stop if you want to! 

You will be able to 'free-sail' any of our boats, catamarans and even the latest performance boats for no extra charge. Our instructors are always on hand to help you rig up and get launched; and to impart tips and advice to help you progress.

A great range of boats

We’ve hand-picked the best dinghies and Catamarans to suit the local sailing conditions, from Laser, RS, Hartley and Topper. You’ll get to choose from a fleet of well kept, bang-up-to-date boats and there’s more kit than you’ll ever need! The more experienced sailors will enjoy our performance craft such as the RS Aero, RS 100, 200, 500 and various Catamarans. All boats are free to use.


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Dinghy Racing

We run races and mini-regattas in all our clubs, for all levels where the emphasis is on fun! They take place most days throughout the week. We will cover the basic rules of racing in our free daily clinics and always before a race. Our daily races are light hearted and aimed at all levels, beginner to expert. We’ll also run a bigger mid-week and end-of-week regatta for class boats like the Laser fleet and handicap racing for mixed fleets. It’s all about taking part and having fun, (with prizes too!). A chance to show your competitive side!

In our Ocean Elements Level 4 lessons, (Porto Heli and Kos) we can cover ‘Start Racing’ with starting, finishing, tactics, racing techniques and the basic rules of racing. 


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Sail Away Dinghy Cruising

Discover the adventurous world of dinghy cruising as we offer you the opportunity to take part in our longer-distance Sail Away cruises as we sail in company to a nearby island or ‘secret-beach’ stopover with instructors and support boats to guide the flotilla along.

We offer Sail Away excursions and you will learn about cruise planning, safety, basic navigation and long distance sailing skills to give you a taste for this truly inspirational past-time. These excursions require a minimum number of participants.


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Our own British RYA Instructors

Our top-notch Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors love teaching sailing to everyone from tentative beginners to advanced club-racers - whether you're looking to gain a qualification or you're just sailing for fun.

It’s probably why 98% of clients rate our tuition as ‘Excellent’*. Our beach team will make each session enjoyable and safe, using the latest kit and teaching practices which follow the Ocean Elements Fast Forward coaching technique.

*Source: 2017 and 2018 customer feedback surveys. 3256 customers in 2018

Sailing for Children

All our centres offer idyllic conditions for children to learn to sail and windsurf in the morning calm. As the wind builds through the day our expert instruction keeps kids on the water - and smiles of exhilaration all round - as they learn progressive skills in manageable thermal winds.

Kids age 14+ can join our (free) lessons and the 4-13 year olds will enjoy sailing and windsurfing taster sessions with our instructors during the week.

If you want more dedicated coaching, you can pay a little extra for your budding young sailors to join our RYA Youth Squad (8-13yrs), where they will excel at windsurfing and sailing with other youngsters each day.

Kids don’t have to join a club to go sailing. Under 13’s can head out with a competent parent or guardian and our range of cruising dinghies are ideal for family sailing adventures.

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