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Start Yacht Sailing course


The complete Flotilla Skipper course. Let us take you from zero sailing ability to a hero yacht skipper in just two weeks and the start of your new lifestyle of yacht sailing.

If you’ve never sailed before, or you wish to brush up your skills during week one of our Stay Sail holiday, then you’ll find our Start Yacht Sailing course very useful. It’s a four-day course and will teach you all the skills you need to skipper your own yacht safely on our Ocean Elements Flotilla in week two of a Stay Sail. 

The training is very hands-on with lots of time on the water (not in a classroom) and you'll also come away with a Cruising Level 2 certificate. You can take this 4-day course with us, during week one of a Stay Say Holiday for a supplement fro £169pp.

At a glance

  • Get qualified to skipper your own yacht
  • Complete course fee £299 (normal price £349)
  • Four-day beginner skippering course
  • Take the course on week one of a Stay Sail
  • No sailing experience necessary
  • Get your RYA Cruising Level 2 qualification

Ready to Sail!

Our Start Yachting Course is the perfect pre-flotilla training for our Stay Sail guests, available at our Surf Hotel in Vassiliki. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can pick things up, even if you’ve had little or no prior yacht sailing experience.

By the end of the week, your family will be fully refreshed from a week at our Beach Club and you’ll be ready and raring to go to sea and skipper your own yacht on our Ocean Elements Flotilla, and put into practice what you’ve learned.

About the course

If you have no experience, then our four day Start Yacht Sailing course teaches you everything you need to know to skipper a yacht on our Flotilla. You’ll join a group of (maximum) four other guests with a dedicated instructor on our training boat.

During the course, you’ll learn and develop the skills required to skipper a yacht around the islands of the Ionian, following our Flotilla.

You’ll learn lots of useful skills like sailing on all points, passage planning with basic navigation, safety, meteorology and boat handling to include mooring and anchoring techniques.

You will also come away with your Cruising Level 2 certificate.

Private courses

Perhaps you are a small group of friends or a family? You can book your own private course on our training yacht with a dedicated instructor for up to five persons, (four pupils).

The course is suitable for anyone age 16 and over and we’ll go at the pace that suits your group, so you can all relax and enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands at the same time.

If this sounds interesting to you then do speak to our sales team for more info and how to book. Spaces are limited.

How to book

Our Stay Sail holidays with the Start Yacht Sailing course is a complete ‘learn to sail’ yachting holiday and if you’d like to know more then give our team a call.

Remember that you can't book a stay and sail holiday online as there's a lot to sort out.

Do call us to talk through your requirements or to book on 0844 770 40 70

Great Tuition and Staff!
Cannot praise Ocean Elements staff highly enough - excellent tuition and every member of staff was professional, friendly and fun but then was also no pressure to do things if you didn't want to. Will definitely recommend you.
Anon, Nidri 2014

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