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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 Vassiliki Beach Club, followed by a week aboard your own yacht to cruise the beautiful Ionian islands on our flotilla or bareboat.

Spend a week enjoying the facilities at our Surf Hotel, and an array of shore-based activities and water sports like dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, 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 sailed before then try our beginner skippers course during week one. We also have a course for sailors with experience; and both follow the International Yacht Training scheme (IYT). Even as a complete beginner, we can teach you everything you need to know to skipper your own yacht for week two and all pupils will get an internationally recognised qualification to use for many years after.

The Essentials

  • Call to Book 020 3349 8363
  • Fantastic ‘twin-centre’ holiday
  • A week in a Beach club & a week at sea
  • Get the family hooked on sailing
  • Great for beginner to learn to skipper
  • No sailing experience necessary
  • Try our beginner skippers course
  • Try our IYT course for sailors with experience
  • IYT qualification and VHF license in 5 days

If you can already sail

If you can already sail a yacht, then relax at our beach club all week, brush up on your dinghy sailing or perhaps try something new? There’s lots to choose from. Stay Sail is the perfect holiday where family and friends can get hooked on sailing and your kids and Teens’ can learn new watersports and meet new friends 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 (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. Both courses will earn you an internationally recognised yacht skippers certificate to use worldwide.

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New to Sailing?

If you’re a beginner yacht sailor, then our Stay Sail holidays are ideal! You can join our IYT Flotilla Skippers, ‘Start Yachting’ course in week one which is aimed at complete beginners and covers everything you need to know to skipper your own yacht on flotilla in week two. You’ll also come away with an internationally recognised yacht skippers certificate to use worldwide.

This five-day yacht sailing course is ideal for those without experience, but also suits sailors with experience who want to brush-up their skills or attain a certificate to prove their skills. It’s a practical, hands-on course with plenty of sailing on our training yacht with a dedicated instructor and four budding skippers.

Take the course at our Surf hotel and join our training yacht each day at the marina nearby, while your family get stuck into the activities back at the club. Or why not bring them along with you? It’s a great course for 16s and over, and you can even book the yacht and instructor privately for up to 5 persons.

Yacht sailing with kids

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 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. 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. But even our IYT courses are reduced by up to 50% for Stay Sailors...

What's Included

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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