– Learn to Sail in Greece
If you are looking to take an RYA training course, the sheltered waters of the Greek island of the Ionian is perfect location, as the inland sea is protected by the islands of Lefkas and Kefallonia.
Our School, Seafarer Training, is located in the town of Nidri, on the east side of the island, ideally situated to head either south to the islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca and beyond or north towards Paxos and Corfu. If you are taking either the Competent Crew or Day Skipper course, our tuition yachts generally head south, with protected waters and plenty of harbours and bays for mooring and pilotage. If you are looking to go beyond Day Skipper, either Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Prep, then the waters to the north of Lefkas offer open seas, longer passages and busier waters around Corfu.
If you value your privacy we could also charter your own boat for private tuition whilst working towards an Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accredited qualification. You'll stay on board a dedicated training yacht not shared with other students. With a RYA instructor at your side who will show you the ropes, as you cruise around the Ionian Sea. Depending on your previous experience, you'll fly home with a Start Yachting, Competent Crew or Day Skipper feather firmly in your nautical cap.
If you are looking to charter a yacht, either as part of a flotilla or on a bareboat basis, then the non-tidal RYA Day Skipper practical course is the right choice. This will give you all the practical skills to charter in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. The RYA Day Skipper certificate also enables you to obtain the internationally recognised International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
Reliable sunshine in the Ionian is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70's in early and late season up to the high 80's or even low 90's in late June through August. Sailing conditions are generally moderate with winds typically force 2-4. More challenging sailing is available further south.
Sunday morning charter flights from Gatwick to Preveza with afternoon return to get to the Sea School.
Flight Time 3 hrs.
Regional charter flights from Manchester available on request.
Direct road transfer to Lefkas in approximately 60 minutes.