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Start Yacht Sailing (Cruising Level 1) Syllabus

Our Level 1 Cruising course is taught on our tuition yacht in the Greek Ionian. It’s a great introduction to sailing and suits beginners with no experience. It will give pupils a basic understanding of yacht sailing and handling a yacht under sail. The course is 16 hours and generally taken over 2 to 3 days for guests living aboard our tuition yacht or staying at our Vassiliki Beach Club.

We recommend taking the Level 1 and 2 courses together as a complete week-long ‘Start Yachting’ course - whilst living aboard our tuition yacht - so you will have an extra day to practice important yacht handling techniques and yacht manoeuvres. The syllabus below (although not exhaustive) contains many of the things that you will learn.

At a Glance

  • Experience required: None
  • Minimum age: 10-12
  • Level 1: A two-day course (16 hours)
  • Level 1 & 2: A one-week course
  • Take Level 1 & 2 for a complete ‘Start Yachting’ course
  • Level 1 & 2 can be taken at our Surf Hotel beach club
  • Or as a week-long course while living aboard our yacht

Practical Course Syllabus

1. Rigging and Wind
2. Sailing Technique and Manoeuvres
3. Slipping and Coming Alongside
4. Ropework
5. Clothing and Equipment
6. Emergency Equipment and Precautions


Sailing Theory Syllabus

1. Clothing and equipment
2. Sailing Background
3. Meteorology

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