Sailing course prices

Take a Learn to Sail course from Poros (Saronic Gulf) or Lefkas (Ionian) in Greece, or from Marmaris or Gocek in Turkey. Sail training can be done by joining other students on a tuition yacht, or by own yacht tuition, with a yacht and instructor exclusively for your party. Most courses run for 6 days (7 nights aboard) and are conducted in English.

Note that RYA rules limit the number of students per yacht to 5 for all RYA practical courses. Courses can be mixed on the same yacht.

Courses start on Saturdays from Poros, about an hours fast ferry ride from Athens. The nearest airport is Athens. Courses are run in conjunction with the Saronic flotillas.

Courses on the tuition yachts include breakfast and light lunch, and the running costs of the yacht (fuel, mooring fees), including the instructor.

Own yacht tuition prices are for the instructor – you need to add the cost of the yacht (get in touch for the latest offers). The instructor will normally require his own cabin and you are required to feed him (or provide 20€ per day if you prefer not to take him for dinner).

With own yacht tuition, you can accompany the flotilla if taking a pre-flotilla course. This is not guaranteed if you take RYA courses due to the need to meet the course syllabus.

CourseDays21 Mar -
26 Apr
25 Apr-
22 May
23 May -
25 Sep
26 Sep -
30 Oct
31 Oct-
27 Nov
RYA practical courses on tuition yacht (£ per person based on two sharing / single occupancy)
Start yachting2320 / 345335 / 365365 / 410335 / 365320 / 345
Competent Crew6590 / 775625 / 815680 / 865625 / 815590 / 775
Day Skipper6590 / 775625 / 815680 / 865625 / 815590 / 775
Coastal Skipper6590 / 775625 / 815680 / 865625 / 815590 / 775
ICC Course & Assessment3425 / 590445 / 615465 / 635445 / 615425 / 590
Non RYA practical courses on tuition yacht (£ per person based on two sharing / single occupancy)
Pre-flotilla refresher6590 / 755550 / 795665 / 845550 / 795590 / 755
Mile builder cruises6590 / 755550 / 795665 / 845550 / 795590 / 755
Own yacht practical tuition (£ per yacht)
RYA training courses611801180145511801180
3 day pre-flotilla3590695765695590
6 day pre-flotilla611801180145511801180
Additional days1220230255230220
ICC Course & Assessment*3590695765695590
ICC Exam/Assessment only**1250260270260250
RYA theory sail training courses (£ per person, excluding accommodation)
Day or Coastal Skipper5 or 6500500500500500
Basic nav & safety2210210210210210
VHF marine radio1askaskaskaskask

Notes:

* Upto 3 students. For additional student up to 5 total, add £52 per extra person. RYA fee of £40 not included and is payable direct to RYA. For RYA members it is free.

** Upto 3 Students. For additional Student up to 5 total, add £35 per extra person. RYA fee of £40 not included and payable direct to RYA. For RYA members it is free.

For part week courses, you will be required to pay the cost of getting the instructor back to Poros.

Courses start on Sundays from Sivota on Lefkas, about an hours drive from Preveza airport, and from Efimia on Kefalonia, about an hours drive from Argostoli (Kefalonia) airport. Transfers from the airport to the yacht base are available as an optional extra.

Courses on the tuition yachts include breakfast and light lunch, and the running costs of the yacht (fuel, mooring fees), including the instructor.  Courses are run in conjunction with Ionian flotillas so you will have some extra company in the evenings.

Own yacht tuition prices are for the instructor – you need to add the cost of the yacht (get in touch for the latest offers). The instructor will normally require his own cabin and you are required to feed him (or pay for his dinner if you prefer not to take him). You have the choice of sailing with the flotilla or alone.

CourseDays1 Apr - 26 May27 May - 29 Sep30 Sep - 3 Nov
RYA practical courses (£ per person)
Start Yachting
Competent Crew6595695595
Day Skipper6595695595
Coastal Skipper6595695595
ICC Course & Assessment6595695595
ICC Assessment only1/2100100100
Own yacht practical tuition (per yacht)
All courses above6995*995*995*
*plus yacht charter and instructors food
  • Per person prices are based on 2 sharing a cabin. Singles may use the saloon bunk, share with a stranger, or pay a 50% single supplement for sole use of a cabin.
  • An en suite cabin is available on some yachts at £50 supplement.
  • There is a 10% discount when an individual books two or more courses.
  • ICC assessment exclude the cost of issue of the certificate by the RYA (about £45)
  • You can join the tuition yachts without having to take a course. Prices are usually the same.
  • For own yacht tuition there is a limit of 5 people allowed on board, plus the instructor. This rule is set by the RYA.

Courses start on Saturdays or Mondays from Gocek, about 20 minutes from Dalaman airport, or Marmaris, about an hour and a half from Dalaman.

Courses on the tuition yachts include the running costs of the yacht (fuel, mooring fees), including the instructor. You book per person. Food and drink is not included.

Own yacht tuition prices include the yacht and instructor. The instructor will require his own cabin and you are required to feed him (or pay for his dinner if you prefer not to take him). Running costs of the yacht are down to you, likewise your food an drink.

For tuition from Gocek, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper certificates are an extra £20 per person.

CourseDaysGocek
all dates
Marmaris
all dates
RYA practical courses (£ per person)
Competent Crew6650695
Day Skipper6650695
Coastal Skipper6650695
Own yacht practical tuition (£ per yacht, yacht included)
RYA training courses61990ask

Courses start on Saturdays from Shamrock Quay in Southampton. The courses follow the usual UK pattern with the option of 2 day courses over the weekend, 5 day courses during the week, or 7 day trips starting Saturdays or Mondays. Three weekend courses can be combined to give the equivalent of a 5 day course.

As well as the usual RYA and ICC courses, there are specialised courses on handling under power and handling under sail. Mile building courses are also offered.

These courses are offered by a UK based flotilla company so the Instructors will be sensitive to your future sailing plans. So if you would like some practice at reversing (in preparation for Mediterranean moorings) just ask.

Courses available include RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, Coastal Skipper and Yacht Master. These are 5 day / 3 weekend courses.

Training for the ICC and the associated assessment are offered. This is normally a 5 day / 3 weekend course, but if you just need the assessment a weekend will suffice.

The Power Handling course is a weekend. The basic Sail Handling course is also a weekend but can be longer if you require more advanced skills.

Combined Theory and Practical courses can be arranged.

Weekend courses on the tuition yacht include breakfast and light lunch, and the running costs of the yacht (fuel, mooring fees), including the instructor.  Free car parking is also included. Midweek courses include the same but with the addition of evening meals.

The yacht takes up to 5 students in 2 double cabins and the saloon berth. If there is a group of you, it is possible to book the whole yacht exclusively for your use.

Course4 Apr - 31 May1 Jun - 30 Sep1 Oct- 29 Nov
RYA practical courses (£ per person)
2 day courses199249199
5 day courses525575525
7 day trips695795695
  • Prices for whole boat bookings on application.
  • Per person prices are based on 2 sharing a cabin. Singles may use the saloon bunk, or pay a 50% single supplement for sole use of a cabin
  • ICC Assessment £50 on top of the above prices
  • Hire of wet weather gear £30
  • Hire of sleeping bag £10