RYA Courses

RYA Sailing Courses in the Greek Islands

Learning to sail in the sunshine

Learning to sail in the sunshine is an exciting opportunity that we are proud to offer! Rather than battling through an arduous week in the Solent, why not learn the skills you need to skipper a yacht, in the Greek Islands in the sunshine? Whether you’ve never set foot on a boat before, or you already have some experience and dream of skippering your own yacht, we can help you take the next step. 

Why choose a course with Sailing Holidays?

Sure a great sailing area, well-equipped boats and a good syllabus are important but we and Our instructors are excellent and highly regarded for their professional approach. They are chosen for their passion, experience and patience, as well as their ability to make your time in the Greek islands thoroughly enjoyable. All our instructors work as flotilla skippers before training to be an instructor, so they know (and love) the area in which they teach. Sailing Holidays is an independent, family owned business. We use our own yachts and take full advantage of our huge shore based support team to make sure the yachts are in the best condition for your course.

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Our approach

Our online training system allows you to complete the theory work in the comfort of your own home, so there’s no need for a lengthy class based course. Each course has its own tailor-made package, so you will arrive in Greece fully prepared for your practical sessions.

Book a berth on board

For the RYA courses you can simply book a berth on our school yacht, sharing the yacht with other students (you won’t be obliged to share a berth with someone you don’t know of course). The maximum ratio of participants to instructors, on each yacht, will be 4:1 (often 3:1). You can also book the whole yacht with family and friends if you all wish to do a course together. 

Book a whole boat with family or friends

If you and your family or friends wish to book the whole boat and a private instructor, this can easily be arranged. As long as there are three of you embarking on a course there are no additional costs to pay! If you are a couple or two friends and would like a private course to yourself, you can book the course and pay an additional £890 to have the yacht and instructor all to yourselves! Simply contact the office in 020 8459 8787 for details or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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What’s included?

• 7 or 14 days aboard the yacht
• Tuition from one of our brilliant instructors
• Sunshine and swim stops
• Full online theory tuition pack
• All RYA course material and Logbook
• All breakfasts, lunches and 2-4 dinners
• All fuel, water and marina fees
• Towels and bed linen
• Waterproof jackets

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Where do our RYA courses sail?

Our RYA sail training is provided in conjunction with Corfu Sea School. Our main training base is Plataria on the Greek mainland opposite Corfu Island. There is also the option to start and finish from Gouvia Marina on Corfu on selected dates. Corfu Sea School has been teaching in Greece since 2001 and is a well respected RYA training centre. We first teamed up with them in 2010 to provide certified RYA tuition to meet the growing demand for professional training, to gain valuable qualifications...while sailing in the sun!

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Our specialised training yachts & accommodation

Our courses are taught on our dedicated training boats, two Dufour 36's and a Bavaria 38. These are spacious modern cruising yachts, set up exclusively for teaching, and are equipped with all the essentials. We use 'proper' slab reefing main sails, so you can learn how to hoist, set and handle a conventional sail. The yachts are furnished with modern instruments such as GPS, chart-plotter, Navtex and wireless wind, speed, and depth transducers. They have modern galleys which include a double sink, large fridge, and oven. Each boat is fitted with clean, modern heads and a holding tank.

Fancy learning to sail in the sun?

Give our office a call or drop us an email to find out more. Everyone in our office has been out to Greece, they know our instructors, and most of us have been on a course ourselves! So we know everything there is to know about learning to sail in the Greek Islands.

020 8438 1133


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