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Stay & Sail Holidays

Discover the perfect holiday for all the family and try the best of both worlds this summer… A fantastic ‘twin centre’ holiday staying in our Vassiliki Beach Club in week one, then aboard your own yacht to cruise the beautiful Ionian islands for week two.

If you can already sail then spend a week enjoying the facilities at our Surf Hotel, and an array of shore-based activities and water sports (for all abilities) like dinghy sailingwindsurfingpaddle boardingmountain 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 sailed before then take our four day ‘Start Yacht Sailing’ beginner skippers course. You’ll learn everything you need to know to sail your own boat on flotilla for the following week.

For week two of your holiday, you’ll be aboard your yacht: either on our Flotilla with our expert lead crew doing the planning for you, or as a Bareboat or Flexi Flotilla charter if you’d prefer to go it alone. We have a great selection of yachts to choose from.

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The Essentials

  • Fantastic twin-centre holiday
  • A week in a Beach club. A week at sea
  • Based in Vassiliki and Lefkas
  • No sailing experience necessary
  • Learn to sail in just four days
  • On our Start Yacht Sailing beginner skipper course
  • Stay Sails suit more experienced sailors too
  • Choose your yacht from 32ft to 50ft.
  • Yachts sleep up to 8 people
  • Get the family hooked on sailing
  • Inclusive Beach Club activities

If you can already sail

If you can already sail a yacht, then relax at our beach club all week and perhaps try something new, (there’s lots to choose from). Stay Sail is the perfect holiday where family and friends can get also hooked on sailing and your kids and Teens’ can learn new watersports and meet new buddies in our Active Clubs. 

It’s also a great way to pick up a sailing qualification (now needed in most countries for chartering). Experienced sailors can take the half-day International Certificate of Competence (ICC) assessment on our training yacht while staying at the Beach Club, (by prior arrangement). Sailors with no experience can take our four day ‘Start Yacht Sailing’ course at our Beach Club and come away with a Cruising Level 2 certificate so you can skipper your own yacht the following week on our flotilla.

If you have no experience

If you are a beginner yacht sailor, you may wish to join our ‘Start Yacht Sailing’ course which is aimed at complete beginners and covers everything you need to know to skipper your own yacht on an Ocean Elements Flotilla in week two. You also come away with a Level 2 Yacht Cruising certificate.

It’s a four-day yacht sailing course for those without sailing experience and great for those of you that require a brush up for their yacht sailing. It’s a very practical, hands-on course with plenty of on-the-water sailing on our training yacht with a dedicated instructor and four other budding skippers.

The course can be taken whilst staying at our Beach Club and each day you’ll head down to Vassiliki marina, nearby, to step aboard our training yacht while your family get stuck into the Beach Club activities. Or why not bring them along with you to learn? It’s a great sailing course suitable for ages 16 and over. You can even book the whole course as a private session (max 5 spaces, with 4 pupils) for you and your family or friends.

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! Whilst staying at the Surf Hotel Beach Club in week one, you can learn to sail yachts or brush up old skills on our 4-day ‘Start Yacht Sailing’ skippers course; or if you can already sail then just kick back and enjoy a week at our award-winning club.

Your kids will love our inclusive Active Kids Clubs which run five days a week, for 4-17 year olds. Leaving you free to develop your windsurfing or dinghy sailing with our crack team of RYA instructors or grab a bike or a kayak from our racks and explore the local area.  

For week two, we’ll transfer you to your boat at Lefkas marina where you’ll meet our brilliant lead crew and soon you’ll soon be sailing around the Ionian in your own yacht; jumping into warm, sparking waters, enjoying hot sunshine and hopping from island to island. If you’re new to yacht skippering, then rest assured our team will help you every step of the way.

Your yacht

We have lots of great 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. They also include week one at our Beach Club and more activities than you can shake a kayak paddle at, our kid's clubs and all of our water sports equipment and tuition as standard.

For week two, it 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.

Any Yacht Sailing courses during week one are extra, as are your lunches, drinks and evening meals or provisioning aboard your yacht.

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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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