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Basic Skills Course - Level 2

Our Level 2 course is the perfect follow-on course to Level 1; but you could jump straight onto Level 2 if you’ve done a little bit of dinghy or yacht sailing before and you understand the 'concept of sailing. It’s a 2-3 day course and can be combined with Level 1 as a complete Start Yachting course for complete newcomers to our sport.

It’s also a great course for younger sailors (age 10-12+) to take alongside mum and dad doing their Day Skipper on the same tuition boat. On completion of this course, you will have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a yacht as a helm and crew with a skipper on board.

At a Glance

  • From £395 (2-3 day course)
  • From £645 for complete Level 1 & 2; (1-week course)
  • For ages: 10-12+ 
  • Pre course experience: None required. 
  • Level 2 counts towards: 2-days of a Competent Crew Course

Sail Cruising Level 2, ‘Basic Skills’ 

Our Level 2 course ‘Basic Skills’ will build upon the skills gained in Level 1. It covers yacht handling and sailing skills in more detail with lots of on-the-water sailing and boat handling practice. You will learn about manoeuvres on a yacht under sail and power, as both a crew member and helm. You will practice slipping and coming alongside, and learn about sailing theory and much more.

It is also a very useful course for improving the skills of an existing Competent Crew or Day Skipper to handle a yacht under sail and power.

To join, you will need the skills equivalent to Level 1 Cruising or the RYA Level 1 ‘Start Dinghy sailing’ course. After the course, you will have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing a yacht as crew and helm with a skipper on board. It will also count towards two days of a Competent Crew Course

Full Course Details

Price: £395 for Beach Club guests (2 days training)

Price: £645 for Combined Level 1 & 2 course (1 week, 5 days training)

Includes course completion certificate.
Pre-Course Experience Some prior sailing skills to the level of RYA Dinghy Level 1 or Start Sailing Level 1. 
Assumed Knowledge No assumed knowledge is required
Duration A two day course (16 hours tuition)
Course Content
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  • Level 1 content of rigging, sailing techniques, manoeuvring and ropework in more depth
  • Greater emphasis on boat handling: Sailing techniques and manoeuvres as crew and helm, slipping and coming alongside under sail, sailing theory, safety, sailing in tide or current, anchoring
Ability after Course A basic knowledge of yacht sailing and be capable of sailing a yacht as crew and helm with a skipper on board in light winds.

Our Tuition Yacht

Our Bavaria 37 is the perfect cruiser for yacht training. She comes with our own RYA Yacht Master Instructor and is based in Vassiliki

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Competent Crew course

The Competent Crew is the perfect follow-on course to Level 2 ‘Basic Skills’

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Day Skipper course

With 100 sea miles in your log book, you could jump straight onto a Day Skipper course after your Level 2 ‘Basic Skills’

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Combined ‘Level 1 & 2 Yacht Cruising’ course

You can combine the Cruising Level 1 with a Cruising Level 2 for a complete Start Yachting course. This complete course has 5 days of tuition and you can take it while living aboard our tuition yacht on a week-long holiday cruising around the Ionians. You can also take the course while staying at our Vassiliki Beach Club and joining the tuition yacht each day.

You don’t need any prior sailing experience to join our Level 1 course. It’s designed for complete newcomers and will equip you with the skills to sail a yacht as crew and helm with a skipper on board in light winds.

Pre-course Experience

You don’t need much in the way of prior sailing experience to join our Level 2 Basic Skills course. It is designed for relative newcomers to sailing, who perhaps have skills equivalent to Level 1 Dinghy sailing or Level 1 Start Yachting.

Youngsters from the age of 10-12 are able to join and it’s a great course allowing families to learn together, perhaps while Mum or Dad takes their Day Skipper. Younger sailors will need sufficient strength to operate the yacht’s equipment. If not, then don’t worry, we can award a Youth Sailing Scheme certificate instead.

Combine a Course with a Stay Sail or Flotilla Holiday

Many of our guests will take a yacht sailing course whilst staying at our Beach Club, or on a Stay Sail and combine it with a second week on our flotilla. That way, you can put your newfound skills into practice with our expert lead crew close by, to assist you during your charter. 

You can book a course whilst staying at our Vassiliki Beach Club. The combined Cruising Level 1 and 2 course can be booked as a live-aboard on our tuition yacht and taken as a week-long holiday.

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Book as a solo, a couple or a group

You can book onto a course as a solo, a couple or a family. Our tuition yacht will take up to 5 pupils, but we mostly run with 3 or 4 pupils to one instructor. You can choose to join the tuition yacht each day (whilst staying at our Beach Clubs); or book a liveaboard course by booking a cabin for the week. You can also book our tuition yacht and instructor privately and cruise the Ionian as you learn in the sun.

 

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