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Seafarer Ionian Sailing School

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This is Seafarers longest established RYA Training Centre, and this location offers everything you need to go from a novice to qualified yacht skipper.

The difference between this and the Croatian Training Center is that this location offers mostly sheltered Mediterranean sailing. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for a relaxed family-friendly trip. The Ionian is also a great place to learn if you want to take friends and family on a leisurely sailing getaway after you qualify as a skipper.

The Ionian’s predictable weather makes it a popular sailing destination, with temperatures ranging from the low 20s in the early/late season to the mid-30s in July and August. Sailing conditions are normally moderate with winds typically force 2-5, and a largely protected body of water to explore. More open-water sailing is available to the north or further south.

Winter 2021 / 2022 – New Winter Base in Athens

As many people want to train outside of season in preparation for a holiday in 2022, Seafarer have expanded their programme to include dates from Athens in November and December 2021, as well as February and March 2022. Athens is a year-round destination, and it delivers a more challenging training environment, with traffic separation schemes and plenty of commercial traffic – ideal for those looking to advance to Coastal Skipper level or those wishing to train to Day Skipper level in more diverse conditions.

  • 6 full days of tuition (Lefkas – Arrive Sunday, course runs from Monday to Saturday, disembark Sunday) (Athens – Arrive Saturday, course runs from Sunday to Friday, disembark Saturday)
  • Operating costs of the yacht (fuel, water, gas, mooring fees)
  • Provisioning for breakfasts, light lunches and snacks
  • Instruction from qualified Cruising Instructors and Yachtmaster Instructors
  • Bed linen and towels

Additional costs:

Food in the evening is not included. Generally, you can expect to pay around 15 euros per person for an evening meal. Although most places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available on many of the islands. Your instructor knows precisely where and when you can get more, and they will keep you updated.

Courses start on Sunday* where you will be greeted by your instructor and welcomed onboard. The tuition starts the next morning, and by Monday evening you’ll be away from base and ready to explore your first destination. Join the Flotilla at the punch party, and you can  share stories from your first day on the water.

The evening flotilla activities are entirely optional, and during the day, your instructor and fellow students will focus on the course syllabus. Breakfast and lunches are included giving you the time to focus on learning and having fun.

By the end of each day, you will be able to treat yourself to a well-earned drink and a meal. Sailing is a social sport, and an RYA sailing course can be a perfect way to make new friends. Our RYA instructors have been chosen for their friendly approach as well as their expertise. The time you spend with us is as much about fun as it is a learning experience.

*Saturday from Athens

If you would like more privacy or you would like a more individual experience, we also offer private tuition on all our courses. You’ll stay onboard a dedicated yacht with your party and your instructor. As always, the flotilla activities mentioned above are entirely optional, and you do not have to take part if you do not want to.

Our RYA instructor will guide you through the course of your choice.

For larger groups or families, this can work out the same price as our tuition yachts. You will also have access to our much larger fleet of yachts and be able to choose something to suit – perhaps a newer or larger yacht for your family.

This can also offer some flexibility in the itinerary if there is something particular you wanted to do. Your RYA instructor will be able to advise you on things you can do and see within the limits of the course objectives.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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