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Advanced Dinghy Sailing

Expert sailors will have plenty to get the pulse racing with a top-notch range of high performance boats on offer at all our centres and thermal winds that switch on like clockwork each day to provide exciting conditions!

You’ll be able to 'free sail' any of our great boats, including our performance craft and our beach staff will be on hand to help you rig and launch boats and ensure you get more than enough time on the water in your chosen boat. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of kit to go around.



Sailing Tuition all Centres

Our Sailing Dinghies

RYA Sail Foiling course

The essentials

  • Free-sail our great kit all week
  • Free to use: all our performance boats
  • See our Sailing Dinghies
  • All our centres: are suited to experts
  • Try our Specialist Sailing Centre:  Porto Heli
  • Try Sail Foiling: RYA 'First Flight course £99
  • RYA Level 4 Modules: (10-12hrs tuition) £99
    > Sailing with Spinnakers
    > Performance Sailing
    > Start Racing
    > Cruising (longer-distance sailing, navigation)

Sailing for Experts

If you can already sail, there's no need to join a session (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 and even try the latest performance boats or fast-catamarans, for no extra charge. Our expert instructors are on hand to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s sailing with spinnakers or performance sailing. We teach advanced skills during focussed RYA modules and private lessons.

If you’re looking for the best kit and tuition then we’d recommend our Specialist Sailing Centre, Nautica bay in Porto Heli, or the Surf Hotel in Vassiliki. But do check out Akti Beach in Kos and Hotel Leda in Horto-Pelion for some of the best wind conditions in Greece.

RYA Level 4 ‘Advanced Sailing’ 

  • RYA Level 4 Modules - £99
  • 10-12 hours tuition over 2-4 days
  • Available at all centres*
  • Sailing with Spinnakers 
  • Performance Sailing
  • Dinghy Cruising 
  • Start Racing

We teach advanced skills in all our centres, through private lessons or a full-blown RYA Level 4 advanced sailing course. We use our Ocean Elements’ ‘Fast Forward’ coaching principles and operate 4 to 6 students per group. 

We teach a range of advanced skills such as sailing with spinnakers, performance sailing, racing and (if there’s time) we even cover dinghy cruising with route planning and basic navigation.

All our centres are very well suited to advanced sailors looking for stronger winds in the afternoon. We have expert instructors on hand and a great range of performance boats (in all Beach Clubs) which are free for you to use all week. We have the best range of kit and tuition at Porto Heli, but all our centres offer great conditions for experts.

*In some centres, Level 4 courses are only bookable on arrival as they require a minimum of 4 participants. If take-up is low, you can take Level 4 skills as private lessons. We will always do the best we can to accommodate.

Sailing with Spinnakers

This module will help you confidently use an asymmetric spinnaker on board a single hander or double handed boat like the Bahia. It will focus on hoisting, gybing, dropping the spinnaker, the best course downwind and how to recover from a capsize. 

Performance Sailing

This module aims to help you to sail faster and more efficiently in all conditions. To help you get the boat planing and with better performance at all angles, upwind and off the wind. If you’re a confident Laser sailor, then we will also help you step up into a modern and high-performance boat this summer.

These modules are available in all our centres: Can be taken as a 10-12 hour course (the full RYA module) or learned with private lessons as a more focused session. For the full RYA course: min participants are 4 persons, (book on arrival)

Racing

This module aims to teach you the basics of racing: with starting, finishing, basic tactics and the rules of racing. You’ll also take part in organised races to practice what you’ve learned. 

We also run organised races for all levels throughout the week (especially in Porto Heli) where our racing is aimed at Level 2-3 intermediates and more advanced ‘club racers’. It is very sociable, and we generally run a 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 great chance to show your competitive side too!

‘Start Racing’ techniques and rules are taught in our Level 4 course, but it can also be taught in private lessons in all centres.

Dinghy Cruising

Discover the adventurous world of dinghy cruising. As part of a Level 4 course, we will introduce you to the world of dinghy cruising, if there’s a specific interest from pupils. You will learn about cruise planning, safety and basic navigation; along with long distance sailing skills to give you a taste for this truly inspirational past-time. Join our flotilla of dinghies on an organised cruise to another island or beach for a mid-morning stop over to experience longer distance sailing. Cruises run from all centres, but we recommend Porto Heli and Horto-Pelion for the best programmes.

Available in all our centres: Half to 3/4 day.

Try Sail Foiling

We can offer you the exciting chance to learn to foil this summer at our Nautica Bay Beach Club in Porto Heli. If you’re a competent intermediate and you want to experience this incredible ‘new-wave of sailing’ then join our very experienced foiling instructors and learn to sail the RS Aero with GlideFree foils. It’s an experience you won’t forget and our guys will make it easy and safe for you to learn.

We offer a free ‘Intro to Foiling’ course which is a shore-based course run by our own RYA foiling instructor, to help you understand the basics and learn to rig and set up the kit.

More on Sail Foiling

The best equipment

At all our Beach Clubs we offer performance boats for you to use, from manufacturers like RS, for no extra charge. Our very best range of kit is in Porto Heli, and Vassiliki but all centres have performance craft and more than enough kit and dinghies to go around.

Where’s best for Experts?

All of our Beach Clubs offer ideal conditions for advanced sailors. The mornings are great for practicing advanced techniques like spinnaker handling while the winds are calm. In all resorts, the afternoon's thermal winds will switch on like clock-work every day to offer a reliable breeze:

  • Porto Heli: Force 3-4 (F1-2 morning)
  • Horto-Pelion: Force 3-5 (F1-2 morning)
  • Vassiliki: Force 3-7 (F1-2 morning)
  • Kos: Force 3-7 (F1-3 morning)

Check out Nautica Bay in Porto Heli which is our Specialist Sailing Centre - for the greatest range of kit and tuition. Also, check out Surf Hotel in Vassiliki.

"Great Tuition and Staff!
Cannot praise Ocean Elements staff highly enough - excellent tuition and every member of staff was professional, friendly and fun but then was also no pressure to do things if you didn't want to. Will definitely recommend you."

Anon, Nidri


Try advanced dinghy sailing at these locations

Nautica Bay Beach Club

Porto Heli
  • Sat 01 Jun 2019
  • 7 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Half Board
£100 OFF THIS PRICE USE CODE ‘EARLYBEACH19’
Average £745.00 pp
Self Travel  £595.00 pp
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Surf Hotel Beach Club

Vassiliki
  • Sun 02 Jun 2019
  • 7 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed and Breakfast
£100 OFF THIS PRICE USE CODE ‘EARLYBEACH19’
Average £761.87 pp
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Leda Beach Club

Horto, Pelion
  • Wed 21 Aug 2019
  • 7 Nights
  • Return Flights
  • Bed and Breakfast
£100 OFF THIS PRICE USE CODE ‘EARLYBEACH19’
Child Discount
Average £1,082.52 pp
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