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Sailing Courses & Training

A complete list of all our keelboats and yacht sailing courses at the Surf Hotel in Vassiliki for Stay and Sail Holidays.

Keelboat Level 1 & 2 course

2-day course (16 hrs)
May 26 to Sept 29 Group 4:1 3:1 2:1 1:1
Price per person: £119 £149 £219 £419
Ocean Elements Stay Sail Guest: £89 £99 £159 £299

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Keelboat Level 1 & 2 'Fast track course'

4-day course (32 Hrs)
May 26 to Sept 29 Group 4:1 3:1 2:1 1:1
Price per person: £229 £289 £439 £829
Ocean Elements Stay Sail Guest: £169 £189 £299 £589

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  • Level 2 Keelboat now accepted qualification for skippering yacht on Ocean Elements Flotilla

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

Half day assessment for sailors at Day Skippers standard
July 7 to Aug 31 Group 1:1 2:1 Certificate
Price per person: £149 £99 £40
Ocean Elements Stay Sail Guest £99 £69 £40
  Free for RYA members

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Start Yachting Course

4-day course (32 Hrs)
May 26 to Sept 26 Group 4:1 3:1 2:1 1:1  
Price per person: £229 £289 £439 £829
Ocean Elements Stay Sail Guest: £169 £189 £299 £589

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  • Comes with Level 1 & 2 Keelboat qualification

Yacht Courses Booking Information

Course Prices Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Competent Crew (per berth) Gatwick Flight & transfer to Lefkas marina
    Jeanneau 439
  7-Nts Sunday - Sunday
July 7-28 £649 £199*
July 28-Aug 25 £749* £299*
Aug 25-Sep 1 £649 £249*
Sep 1-8 £599 £229*

50% supplement for single cabin occupancy

*Flight prices are estimated, Book early for cheapest flights. Call for our latest price.

**For peak dates: Yacht may only be booked for private bookings of 3-4pers + (see below)

What's Included

  • • Flights and transfers (unless self-travel)
  • • 7 Nts live aboard a shared tuition yacht with 5 days tuition and one day off.
  • • For the day off, we include a visit to our Vassiliki Beach Club for inclusive watersports
  • • Instruction from RYA qualified instructors
  • • Provisioning for breakfast & light lunch (except lunch on the day off)
  • • All mooring fees and local port taxes
  • • Diesel, water & gas
  • • Participation in flotilla activities
  • • End of stay yacht clean
  • • Bed linen and a towel
  • • Course completion certificate (if successful!)
  • • Maximum student/instructor ratio is 5:1


  • • ICC Assessment (3-4 hours) £100 per person
  • • Evening meals ashore
  • • Dinghy or Windsurf tuition (if required) when visiting our Beach Club


Sleeping cabins:

The Sun Odyssey 439 has 4 cabins: 3 doubles and 1 bunk-cabin with single beds. There are 6 berths for guests (3 cabins) and 1 cabin for your instructor. Guests may book the 3 doubles, (leaving the bunk for the instructor); or 2 doubles and the bunk cabin, (leaving a double for the instructor)

Private yacht bookings:

We ask for a minimum of 4 persons to book a tuition yacht privately, and single cabin occupancy supplements will apply. If 3 people wish to book, they may pay for the empty bed.
E.g. If 3 wish to book a tuition yacht privately, 2 pay the 50% cabin supplement, the 4th empty bed is shared.
E.g. If 4 wish to book a tuition yacht privately, 2 pay the 50% cabin supplement, the 3rd and 4th share a cabin (double or bunk cabin).
Therefore: 2 x £599 + £299 cabin supplement + 1 x £599 + 1 x £599 = £2994


We supply tea & coffee, bottled drinking water and provisioning for continental breakfast, light lunches and snacks whilst aboard. We recommend that guests eat ashore in the evening in one of the excellent tavernas, often meeting with our flotilla groups for sociable meals.

Family groups:

We welcome family groups (up to 5 persons) taking private occupancy of a yacht. Competent Crew and Day Skipper can be taught together and the two disciplines complement each other well on the same boat. We can arrange for the instructor to stay on the Lead Boat when in harbour, giving families some private downtime on their yacht.

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