RYA Sailing Courses/RYA Sailing courses in Greece

RYA sailing courses from Aegina

This RYA approved sailing centre is located on the island of Aegina, just one hour by ferry from Athens, and offers a large range of sailing course for all levels of sailor.

Courses start at 18:30 on Sunday afternoon, but the yachts leave Aegina on Monday morning with return to base by 17:00 on Friday afternoon . We offer optional accommodation on board by 09:00 on Saturday morning.

All teaching yachts are Bavaria Cruisers between 37 to 45 feet in length, with 3 or 4 cabins and are equipped with modern safety and navigation equipment and meet the regulations of both the RYA and the Greek authorities.

Courses offered:

RYA Competent Crew (5 days) Beginner level
You`ll learn everything you need to know to help sail a yacht - how to steer, trim the sails, use the anchor and winches, and what all those ropes do!

Sunday - Saturday, Weekly, all season

RYA Day Skipper practical (5 days)
If you already have sufficient theory to skipper a yacht you can come straight onto this course. You`ll plan passages, navigate using both GPS and traditional methods, learn boat handling under power and sail, and direct the crew.

Sunday - Saturday, Weekly, all season

Navigation and Day Skipper package (6-7 days)
If you`re ready to take charge of a sailing yacht this is the course for you. You`ll take a short online navigation course before you come to Greece, followed by a weekend`s more advanced theory in our classroom. You`ll then have 5 days practical boat-handling and passage planning, where you learn to handle the yacht and crew.

Combined Competent Crew, Navigation and Day Skipper (12 days)
If you already have a little sailing experience, this package will take you to up to being skipper / captain of a yacht. First, you take our short online navigation course. Then, here in Greece, you`ll start with crewing skills, learn more advanced navigation, then move on to our Day Skipper Practical course - all in a fortnight`s holiday.
Private sailing (6 days)
Progress fast with private tuition on your own yacht with your own instructor. Enjoy more privacy and go at your own pace - whether that`s working hard or more easy and relaxed.

Mile-building trips (7 days)
Improve your skills, add miles to your log book, experience new sailing areas and sail with like-minded company on one of our mile-building trips to both tidal and non-tidal areas.


RYA Coastal Skipper practical (5 days)
This is an advanced course for those who already have some experience of skippering a sailing yacht. You`ll do a lot of boat-handling under sail, improving your technique, you`ll complete a Yachtmaster Qualifying passage and do a longish night sail. You`ll learn everything you need to be in charge of a larger yacht in more challenging conditions.

Sunday - Saturday, Weekly, all season


All our yachts are inspected annually by the RYA. They range from 37` - 45`. As well as meeting their exacting standards they also conform to the requirements of the Hellenic Registry for professional yachts. They carry all the latest safety and navigation equipment for use both during day and at night. You will find GPS plotter, EPIRB, GMDSS radio with separate battery, fire extinguishers, life jackets, life raft, and many other safety items on board all of our yachts.

We don`t just meet the required standards – we exceed them. You`ll find several things on our boats that you wouldn’t get on many others – touch-screen GPS plotter, weather station, Navtex … and of course we carry several books on different aspects of sailing for you to refer to.

2022 Prices (5 day practical courses)

Sailing period Price per person (sharing) Price per person (single)
June-July-August-September €1175.00 €1375.00
Other months €950.00 €1150.00

The price includes everything apart from transfers to / from us and evening meals ashore.


"Really enjoyed the course. The rotation of duties / roles works very well. Skipper seemed to know the area – ports and anchor bays well which was beneficial and meant we got a lot out of the trip. I enjoyed the atmosphere – everyone taking responsibility but informal."

N. Erskine

"Excellent skipper, good knowledge of local ports and tavernas. A very good teacher and he was flexible with our requirements. The booking process was very easy and all of our queries were responded to in a timely manner. An ideal number of people on the course. I would definitely come back for another week."

J. Kendrick

"This was a most enjoyable, productive course. We are extremely pleased with the company, program, and organized approach & will definitely recommend Aegean Sailing School to everyone in Canada. Maria in particular is a superb instructor & skipper."

L. Gaudet

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