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Beginner Skipper

If you’ve ever thought that skippering your own yacht is out of your reach, then think again! As a beginner - even with very little experience - we can get you trained up in a week and ready to skipper your own yacht on week two of an Ocean Elements flotilla.

Learning as a Liveaboard

A popular way to get trained, is as a liveaboard on our tuition yacht as you cruise the Ionian with our Yacht Master instructor. You can book a cabin or hire the tuition yacht and instructor privately for your group which can work out to be quite economical, even if you are only 2 persons. 

The yacht can take up to 5 pupils and we can teach different skills together, like youth Sailing, Competent Crew and Day Skipper - which is ideal if the family want to learn together.


Can I really get qualified as a beginner?

We train all our beginner skippers to the Day Skipper qualification. To join this course you will need to have done a little sailing before, (100 miles). So if you have been an active crew member on a previous flotilla, you will be eligible to join. 

You will also need to take the RYA Day Skipper Theory before you arrive which can be done with our E-Learning package from the comfort of your own home in about 40 hours. 

If you have never sailed before then we recommend you try our two-week Day Skipper fast track which brings together the Competent Crew and Day Skipper into one complete fast track course.

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