IIn 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:
- The IYT course (International Yacht Training) is recognised worldwide and provides you with an IYT Flotilla skipper certificate (for beginners) or an IYT Bareboat skipper certificate (for sailors with some experience). You can take this 5-day course with us on our training yacht at the Surf hotel in Vassiliki; or in week one of a Stay Sail holiday for a reduced price. And it comes with a VHF radio license.
- RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Keelboat Level 2 qualification.
- An International Certificate of Competence (ICC), (ICC), or equivalent qualification. The ICC assessment can be done as a half-day session in the UK (prior to departure). 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.