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Stay Sail Holidays

Discover the perfect ‘twin-centre’ holiday where you can get the family hooked on sailing at our award winning Beach Clubs in Vassiliki and Porto Heli before you embark upon a second week  aboard your own yacht to cruise the beautiful Ionians or the Aegean.

Spend a week enjoying an array of shore-based activities and water sports like dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, mountain biking and fitness classes while the kids and Teens’ go wild in our Kids Clubs, making new friends and learning new sports. 

If you’ve never skippered a yacht before then try our beginner Flotilla Skippers course during week one and we can get you ready to skipper your own yacht on our assisted flotilla for week two. Even as a novice with no prior experience, we can teach you everything you need to know and send you home a qualified and proficient flotilla skipper by the end of a two week Stay Sail.


Porto Heli Stay Sail

Stay at our 4* Beach Club and cruise the Greek Riviera

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Vassiliki Stay Sail

Stay at our award winning Beach Club and cruise the South or North Ionian for week two

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Sail Training Courses

The Essentials

  • Save up to £249 on all Beach Clubs (Until December)
  • Call to book 020 3949 8363
  • Fantastic ‘twin-centre’ holiday
  • A week in a Beach club and a week at sea
  • Get the family hooked on sailing
  • Inclusive Beach Club activities
  • Get qualified to skipper a yacht in week one
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Try our Prestige Skippered Yacht on StaySail

If you can already sail

If you can already sail a yacht, then relax at our Beach Club, brush up on your dinghy sailing and enjoy the facilities of our beach hotels while the kids go wild in our Kids Clubs and Youth Squad.

It’s also a great way to pick up a sailing qualification (now needed in most countries for chartering). Experienced sailors can take the (5-day) IYT Bareboat Skippers course on our training yacht while staying at the Beach Club. Sailors with no experience can take our IYT Flotilla skippers course.

Our sail training courses

New to Sailing?

If you’re new to sailing and you fancy learning to skipper your own yacht, then why not try one of our Crew courses or Flotilla Skippers course on our training yacht in Vassiliki while staying at the Surf Hotel?

Our chief instructor will teach you everything you need to know to skipper your own yacht on our Ionian flotilla in week two. You’ll also come away with a lifetime skippers qualification to use for charter, worldwide.

Our five-day yacht sailing course also suits sailors with experience who want to brush-up their skills or attain a certificate to prove their skills. You may want to consider our Bareboat Skippers course too? Simply join our training yacht each day, while your family get stuck into the activities back at club. Or why not bring them along with you? Ask us about our family courses for over 14’s learning to Crew which can be taught alongside mum and dad as they get their Skippers’ licence (16+).

Yacht sailing with kids

Yacht sailing around the Ionians is a lot of fun for the family. Kids love living aboard, swimming in warm, clear water at every opportunity, playing around on paddleboards and learning some sailing ways:  playing with winches, organising your ropes and even steering the boat, (which is why twin helms are great). Then there’s fishing and paddle boarding at virtually every new stopover… You could entertain them for weeks on a yacht and they’ll remember it for years to come.

A family holiday

A Stay Sail is a true family holiday where everyone’s interests are covered. Get qualified to skipper whilst staying at our Beach Club in week one, or, if you can already sail, just kick back and enjoy the activities.

Your kids will love our Kids Clubs which run five days a week, for 4-17 year olds, leaving you free to go windsurfing or dinghy sailing with our crack team of RYA instructors; or join a fitness class, grab a bike for a two-wheeled adventure or a kayak to explore the bay.

For week two, we’ll transfer you to the marina and our brilliant lead crew will soon have you sailing around the Ionian and discovering new anchorages. If you’re new to yacht skippering, (or a little rusty), then rest assured our team will help you every step of the way.

Your yacht

We have an elite fleet of yachts to choose from, and you can either go on a  Bareboat adventure or join our Ocean Elements Flotilla with our evening entertainments and socials (great for kids!) or our Flexi Flotilla which mixes up both Flotilla and Bareboat.

Your yacht will be your home for your week afloat. And it’s fully kitted out with everything you need; from a fully equipped galley, (that’s a kitchen to you and me) with oven, fridge, hobs and sink. There’s a shower in the heads (that’s the bathroom) and sleeping cabins with a saloon and sofa seating for up to 6 or 8 persons. There’s even a table in the cockpit for alfresco dining and enjoying those lovely long Greek island sunsets, with a glass of something cold and bubbly, before heading to a favourite taverna for a meal ashore.

Our yachts sleep up to six or eight people, but for comfort and privacy, we’d recommend you don’t fill them to the max.

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What's included?

All our Stay and Sail holidays include direct flights and airport transfers, but you can ask us for a self-travel price if you prefer. Also included are your Beach Club activities, for all tastes and we’ve got more going on than you can shake a kayak paddle at! In fact, we’ve got all the kit, tuition and inclusive kid's clubs than you’ll ever need. 

Week two will include your yacht, (fully equipped and ready to go), together with marine insurance, bedding, towels and our lead boat crew to help and assist you with your sailing in any way that they can. The only ‘extra’ will be your lunches, evening meals and any yacht training.

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How to Book

If you're looking to book a stay and sail holiday, you'll need to give us a call. Our expert sales team have extensive knowledge of our yacht holidays and are ready to help.

You’ll only find guide prices online so give us a call on 0844 770 40 70 and our team will talk you through the options and get a best price for you.

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