Level 1 Start Yacht Sailing is a great way to give yacht sailing a try and introduces pupils with no sailing experience to our sport. The Level 1 course runs over 2-3 days and you can extend it to 5 days and do a complete Level 1 and 2 course.
By the end of the course you will have done lots of hands-on sailing and have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.
Holders of the Level 2 Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the RYA Competent Crew course at a reduced time of three days.
Our Level 1 course will cover basic navigation, pilotage, boat handling and seamanship skills. You can take the course over two days and it’s ideal when combined with our Level 2 course to give you 4 days of training.
You can take the course whilst staying at our Surf Hotel Beach Club in Vassiliki, or, if you take the 4 day course, you can live-aboard the tuition yacht and turn it into a week-long cruising course with our instructor.
Full Course Details
Price: £295 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||No prior sailing experience is required|
|Assumed Knowledge||No assumed knowledge is required|
|Duration||A two day course (16 hours tuition)|
|Ability after Course||A basic knowledge of yachting.|
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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.
You don’t need any sailing experience to join our Level 1 course. It is designed for complete newcomers to sailing. For Level 2, we recommend that you have done a little bit of sailing before, either to the standard of Level 1 Yacht Cruising or the RYA Level 1 ‘Start Dinghy sailing’.
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 does 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.
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.
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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