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Foiling Sailing Holidays

Foiling is the new craze in sailing right now. The feeling of flying over the water on a dinghy with a hydrofoil at fast speeds is an incredible experience and will have you grinning from ear to ear, and of course, wanting more!

We follow the RYA SailFoil scheme using our own RYA foiling instructors at Porto Heli and some top-notch foiling boats, it’s our mission to introduce our guests to the world of foiling and give you the experience of a lifetime.

If you’re an intermediate sailor (RYA Level 2 standard) then you should be able to join in with our First Flight and Sustained Flight courses. Both offered for a guest-special-price which you can book before you travel or on arrival.


Other Facts:

  • RYA SailFoil Scheme
  • First Flight course (3 Hrs)- £89
  • Sustained Flight course (16 Hrs, 2days)- £295
  • Sustained Flight course (16 Hrs, private tuition)- £445
  • Support RIB, VHF headsets for pupils
  • Group size: max 4
  • Where? Nautica Bay Beach Club, Porto Heli
  • Experience required: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 18 yrs
  • Book before you travel or in resort

The RS Aero

We love the Aero for many reasons…. We love it even more with a foil! The RS Aero, adapted for use with Glide Free Foils, is the perfect steed to learn this sport.

The RS Aero needs no introduction and remains one of the best single handers on the market. A super lightweight hull (30Kg) with an easy-to-sail carbon rig which will help you master its manners and get you on the foils and flying more easily than with other, heavier boats.

Our team will fly them in 9-10 knots of breeze, (maybe less with some experience), and they’re perfectly suited to our Porto Heli beach club where you can learn to fly in the safety of the bay outside our beach club.

First Flight Course

• RS Aero (Glidefree foils)

• Cost: £89 

• Experience Req: Intermediate 

• Runtime: 3 hours 

• Group size: 1-4 pupils

• Where? Nautica Bay, Porto Heli

• Book: Before you travel or in resort*

This is the first course in the RYA SailFoil scheme, providing you with a basic introduction to foiling. This 3 hour lesson is an introductory foiling course and gives you a taster at sailing the RS Aero adapted for use with Glidefree foils.

To join in the fun, you just need to be an intermediate level sailor, capable of reaching a Laser whilst keeping the boat flat. If you have completed the RYA level 2 sailing course, this is a good indication of level required.

RYA Sustained Flight Course

  • • RS Aero (Glidefree foils)
  • • Cost: £295 (£50 discount*)
  • • Cost: £445 (for private instruction)
  • • RYA Sustained Flight course certificate
  • • Experience Req: Intermediate 
  • • Runtime: 16 hours (2 days) 
  • • Group size: 1-4 pupils
  • • Where? Nautica Bay, Porto Heli
  • • Book: Before you travel or in resort*

This 16-hour course is generally run over two full days. This course is designed to increase your confidence and ability to handle a foil and maintain control. You will start to feel more confident in techniques to steer and sustain foiling effectively. Assumed ability on starting this course will be of First Flights or above. *We offer a £50 discount if you've completed First Flight course with us.

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How to Book

Pre-booking in advance is advisable. We have limited space with only two RS Aeros adapted for use with Glidefree foils at our Porto Heli centre with dedicated RIB boat and instructor. 

Ask our sales team for availability when booking your holiday or select this Extra when booking your holiday online. Alternatively, you can book on arrival in resort, but availability cannot be guaranteed!

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