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RYA sailing courses from Athens

Learn to sail from Athens

The city enjoys year-round popularity and has regular flights from all over Europe. The Saronic Gulf, to the south of Athens, offers a wide range of conditions and training opportunities making it a great place to prepare for any of the seas you would want to sail. With mild winters and a wonderful culture to explore during the quieter months, these courses offer a great opportunity. Read on for more information about our courses over the winter of 22/23.

Courses offered include:

RYA Competent Crew
This course is ideal for beginners to learn the basics and for those who would like to become active crew members rather than passengers.
Minimum age: 12
Previous experience: none
RYA Day Skipper practical
This is the most popular course in the syllabus. This certificate represents the standard required to skipper a yacht in numerous worldwide destination. A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.
Minimum age: 16
Experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
Assumed knowledge: Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you obtain the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand or do an online theory course before you come.
RYA Coastal Skipper practical
Advanced skippering techniques requiring considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, aimed at those skippers wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.
Minimum age: 17
Experience: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
Assumed Skills: Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper
Assumed knowledge: Navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore

2023 Prices

Course period Price per person sharing Price per single occupant
11 March - 25 March 2023  £795.00   £1095.00
4 November - 25 November 2023  £795.00   £1095.00

£50.00 / €65.00 extra for en suite cabin (if available). All other cabins share a WC/shower.
10% multiple course discount when 2 or more courses are booked by an individual at the same time. 
ICC Assessment (3-4) hours: £100.00 per person
£50 / €65.00 discount when you buy an online Navathome theory course
£995.00 / €1250.00 private instructor per week

What’s Included on a tuition yacht course:

  • 6 full days of tuition (Arrival & departure on Saturday
  • Instruction from RYA qualified instructors
  • Provisioning for breakfast & light lunch
  • All mooring fees and local port taxes
  • Diesel, water & gas
  • End cleaning
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Course completion certificate (if successful!)

Not included - evening meals and personal expenses.