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Yacht Training

Ocean Elements is a fully recognised Training School by the RYA and has been since 2010 for our Beach Clubs. We are now offering our expertise into the world of yachting and our expert RYA instructors and dedicated training yacht is operating out of Vassiliki marina, close to our Surf Hotel Beach Club where you can enjoy 7 and 14 night stays and go home with a new RYA yacht qualification from Competent Crew to Day Skipper.

 

Bareboat Yacht Holidays

Lefkada perfectly serves the southern Ionian and the many picturesque Islands which offer thousands of miles of stunning coastline with clear water inlets, bays and quaint harbour towns to explore.

The Ionian's are the least challenging of all our destinations and offer sailors a sheltered sailing area with short island-hopping distances, easy-holding anchorages and culture tours and fantastic things-to-do ashore to break up the sailing.

As well as consistent wind and a friendly welcome in every port, you can expect lots of hot sunshine and a long summer which starts in April and ends in October.

Travel

Our yachts and flotillas are sold without travel included so you can organise your own flights (Preveza airport) and transfers to the marina base or we can organise everything for you.

The transfer from Preveza to Lefkas marina is about 35 mins.

Marina Address: Lefkas Marina, East Shore Lefkada, 311 00 Greece

Our Yacht Experiences

  • 7 Nts aboard: 5 days sailing, 1 day off
  • Your Competent Crew in warm, reliable weather
  • Book a cabin or the whole yacht, privately
  • Very practical hands-on course
  • Lots of sailing and relaxation (of course!)
  • Book a cabin or the whole yacht
  • Bavaria 40 Training Yacht (or similar)
  • Skipper instructor lives aboard*
  • Complimentary day at our Vassiliki Beach Club for day off

Learning To Sail With Us

If you’re looking to take an RYA course, the sheltered waters of the Ionian are the perfect place with easy sailing and reliable, consistent wind conditions – never too boisterous and just about right, so you shouldn’t be spending days in port waiting for a storm to blow through!

Our instructors

Our own RYA yacht instructors are highly experienced at getting pupils through the course syllabus. They are British instructors and the sort of sociable salty type that sailing tends to breed. And certainly, one that you would be happy to share a boat with.

You’ll stay on board a dedicated training yacht with your RYA instructor at your side to guide and instruct you, as you cruise around the Ionian Sea. This is no ordinary way to learn, but a learning experience that’ll hook you to sailing for life.

Take your Day Skipper

If your aim is to become a skipper and take the helm as captain of your own ship, then you will need a Day Skipper qualification, the follow-on course after Competent Crew

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Take your ICC with us

If you can already sail but have no piece of paper to prove your ability, then the ICC is just what you need! About a half day assessment which can be taken in the UK or Greece with us.

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Our Tuition Yacht

Our Bavaria 40 is a modern cruiser, fully coded for instructional purposes and the perfect live aboard yacht with 3 sleeping cabins and everything you need for cruising the Ionian.

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Return home with a new Qualification

Our instructors follow the RYA syllabus and they’re experts at getting you though it (so long as you show some good intent!). You will be able to go home with a new RYA qualification after successful completion of your week. Certificates are included in the cost of the course.

Try a Stay and Sail

A great way to get qualified without dragging the family into it with you, is to book a two week Stay Sail break at the Surf Hotel in Vassiliki. Let the family run wild at the nearby Surf Hotel while you get trained up on the yacht. Then, for week two, take the seas as a newly qualified skipper aboard your own yacht, but with the reassurance of our flotilla around you.

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