In order to charter a boat in Greece, or anywhere in the Med’ we’ll need to know that you can sail a yacht. At least two of you will need to be over 18 years old and have sailed before. And one of you will need a piece of paper to prove your qualification.
As far as the paperwork is concerned, then you’ll need to have a certificate in one of the following; and then you’re good to go:
- An International Certificate of Competence (ICC), (ICC), or equivalent qualification. The ICC assessment can be can be done as a half-day session in the UK (prior to departure) at your local RYA Training centre, or whilst on holiday with us at Surf Hotel in Vassiliki, by special arrangement. It is equivalent to a Day Skipper and suits those with sailing experience but no formal qualifications that want to hire boats abroad. The certificate is valid for 5 years and can be used in most countries to charter yachts.
- Ocean Elements Start Yacht Sailing course which comes with a Cruising Level 2 certificate. You can take this 4-day course with us, in week one of a Stay Sail holiday. Experienced sailors can take it as a 2-day accelerated course if availability allows.
- RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Cruising Level 2 or Keelboat Level 2 qualification.
- Any other skipper certificate issued by a national body or yachting