RYA SEA SCHOOL: Sail Training and Other Courses
Sail Ionian is a family run RYA training centre offering expert tuition for all levels of experience. Our courses are taught by very experienced, professional and friendly instructors on new, 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.
Are you completely new to sailing and wondering where to start? CLICK HERE and ask us all your questions!
Sail Ionian runs thorough and in depth tuition, whatever your level or ability. We run powerhandling days, sail trim afternoons, how to long line mornings or afternoons, man overboard recovery demonstrations and much more. Email us to ask us about forthcoming activities or about joining one of our training days or half days.
International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
The ICC is a certificate asked for in many European Countries in order to charter a yacht. The ICC (International Certificate of Competence) is a 1 day assessment of competence. In order to obtain an ICC, your theoretical knowledge level should be similar to RYA Day Skipper and you must be happy skippering a yacht (see what is covered in the assessment below). As well as being able to handle the yacht under sail and power we also expect good knowledge of basic navigation, collision regulations and basic tidal theory. We can offer a minimum one day assessment for an ICC.
If you have the RYA Day Skipper Practical Certification or higher, this enables you to apply straight for an ICC without having to do any further assessments.
If you are unsure about the level of your knowledge in order to take an ICC please enquire with us. For more information on UK Centres offering ICC assessment see the RYA Website
Application Form for the International Certificate of Competence
To take the ICC assessment you can do this in Greece at any point during your charter. The instructor will join you on board your yacht for the assessment and any prior training requested. If you are in Greece already you can join us for the day to be assessed either on your own yacht or on one of our training yachts with other persons doing a similar assessment.
INCLUDED: 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.
Would you like to go flotilla sailing or bareboat sailing after training? 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.
Ladies Only RYA Courses
Have you always wanted to learn how to sail without the pressure of being overlooked by your partner? This is ideal for anyone who feels their partner is not the best person to learn with, for anyone who wants to learn without men taking charge, or for those women who just want to learn to sail during an informal week in the sunshine, not the cold. The variety of RYA coures are available as a ladies only course.
Why not book with friends and have the perfect girls week? Learning to sail in the beatuiful Grecian sunshine will give you all the oppurtunity to laugh a lot whilst learning a lot. This course is also available to be booked individually, giving you the chance to make new friends that share similar interests.
We only take a maximum of four students and a (female!) instructor. You will get the chance to have a go at everything and should feel confident to sail a yacht in our area as a skipper at the end of your week sailing.
Price: £550/person (excludes travel)
"As a newbie to sailing, the experience certainly sparked a real penchant to the sport and to continue on to become a qualified Day Skipper!"