RYA SEA SCHOOL: Sail Cruising Courses in Greece
Sail Ionian is a family run RYA training centre offering expert tuition for all levels of experience. We are the longest established RYA School in the Southern Ionian. Our courses are taught by very experienced, professional and friendly instructors on well maintained and fully equipped yachts. We offer the full range of RYA courses for those new to sailing to more experienced sailors looking to further enhance their skills and knowledge on the water.
If you and your crew would like to be qualified, and are mixed abilities, we are happy to teach different sailing courses on the same yacht. Our courses are personalised to meet the needs and expectations of you and your crew. With a maximum of four per course, this gives time for individual tuition and attention to all on board. We ensure a relaxed and informal approach from our instructors. Situated in an ideal area to learn both sailing and boat handling, we aim to provide a unique, extremely valuable and fun learning experience.
RYA courses are available for all abilities and ages. We encourage everyone on board to have a go. The courses are ideal for people wanting to get certified or learn to sail. They can be combined with a holiday but the focus is on learning. We also offer: FAMILY COURSES, LADIES ONLY COURSES, COUPLES ONLY COURSES, OWN BOAT TUITION, ICC and assessment, MOORING PRACTICE DAYS and OTHER OPTIONS. See our COURSE FINDER
Email our instructors for advice or call 0800 321 3800 for advice about holidays, yachts, offers and booking.
A perfect introduction to sailing!
This course is ideal for dinghy sailors, novice sailors or inexperienced sailors. You will learn all the skills required to be a useful crew member aboard a yacht anywhere in the world. This includes knots and rope handling, sailing terms, points of sail, mooring techniques, man overboard, using the dinghy, safety and much much more. We will also incorporate some extras into your training and you will be mooring and navigating the boat each day.
Minimum age for this course is 8 years and there is no maximum age!
Assumed knowledge: none or dinghy sailors
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This course teaches you the skills needed to safely skipper a yacht in familiar non-tidal waters by day.
You will be taught boat handling in non-tidal waters to a very high standard, basic pilotage, seamanship and navigation, safety and much more. The course duration is 5 days, including at least one night passage of 4+ hours. The sixth day gives you the opportunity to take the boat without the instructor to either practice or just lie in the sun!
Whilst it is a reasonably intense course, there is still time to stop at a different port each night and enjoy the Ionian islands. You will have plenty of time at the helm and without tides to worry about, your learning can really focus on everything else - in particular the boat handling and sail trim.
Min Age: 16 years. We suggest that you have completed at least 5 days sea time including 100 miles and ideally 4 night hours prior to taking the course. This is commonly achieved in the form of a Competent Crew course. It is also strongly recommended to have knowledge of the day skipper theory before taking the practical course.
Assumed knowledge: Basic navigation and sailing ability.
Following courses: Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory and Mile Building trips
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Prices vary depending on the size of yacht and how many people wanting tuition. Please see below.
Join a yacht with up to 4 other persons doing a similar RYA course OR Charter your own yacht and have an instructor on board
Ask a question on email or call us on 0800 321 3800. One of our instructors is to hand to answer your questions from 9am - 5pm every day. If you send us an email will get back to you within the hour. Check out our Special Offers
|INCLUDED: 7 Days Sailing, Log Book, Course Materials, Mooring Fees, Certification, Max 4 persons on Board, Fully Equipped Training Yacht, Sailing from the sunday you arrive, Patient and Experienced Instructor, expert tuition on quality yachts, no additional hidden extras. If you charter the whole yacht, sail yourselves after your tuition for an additional week or more (Food and Travel additional).