Yacht & Sail Training Courses
Ocean Elements is a fully recognised Training School by the RYA and has been since 2010 for our Beach Clubs. We also offer our expertise into the world of yachting and our expert instructors and dedicated training yacht is operating out of Vassiliki marina, close to our Surf Hotel Beach Club.
You can stay at our Surf Hotel in Vassiliki and during your week’s holiday, you can get qualified to skipper one of our yachts, which works really well on a two week Stay Sail holiday. You can join our five day International Yacht Training (IYT) ‘Flotilla Skipper’ course (for beginners) or ‘Bareboat Skipper’ course (for sailors with a little experience)
In order to charter a boat in Greece, or anywhere in the Med’ we’ll need to know that you can sail a yacht. At least two of you will need to be over 18 years old and have sailed before. And one of you will need a piece of paper to prove your qualification.
As far as the paperwork is concerned, then you’ll need to have a certificate in one of the following; and then you’re good to go: IYT Flotilla Skipper or Bareboat Skipper, an International Certificate of Competence (ICC); or the RYA Yachtmaster, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Keelboat Level 2.
If you don't have any qualifications:
If you can already sail and are at Day Skipper standard, you can take a half day ICC assessment at your local RYA training centre in the UK. Or you may be able to do a shortened version of our IYT skipper course (2 days) pending your ability. Our instructor will assess you on arrival and if they deem you are not to the right standard then the full IYT can be done with us (5 days) for no extra charge.
If you have very little (or no) experience of sailing, then one of our Stay Sail holidays might be your best option. In week one you can take our complete IYT beginner Flotilla Skipper’s course which will qualify you to skipper your own yacht on any flotilla, worldwide. Although we would recommend you join our flotilla for week two so we can continue your training.