RYA Learn To Sail in the Greece – with Seafarer training

Ionian Sea School

 

Seafarer Training RYA Courses (Seafarer Training)

If you are looking to take an RYA training course, the sheltered waters in the Ionian offer a perfect location, as the inland sea is protected by the islands of Lefkas and Kefallonia.

Our School, Seafarer Training, is located in the marina in Lefkas town, ideally situated to head either south to the islands of Kefallonia, Ithaca and Meganisi 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 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).

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Our Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper courses are all offered over the course of a full week aboard the tuition yacht. This gives a more realxed schedule, enabling you to enjoy the holiday elements of your course (swim stops, evening meals with the flotilla, etc.), as well as providing ample time to cover the full RYA syllabus, with some additional elements specific to blue water cruising in the Mediterranean. Seafarer are fully ATOL bonded, so we would be happy to arrange your flights and transfers to give you the complete package.

A typical week on one of our courses includes 7 nights accommodation on board one of our fully coded tuitioon yachts, provisions supplied for breakfast and light lunch every day, course materials and course completion certificate. You would typically visit a different destination every evening with the opportunity to eat ashore in one of the delightful harbourside tavernas. The tuition yacht will visit the same islands as our flotilla on some evenings, depending upon the requirements of your particular course.

Our experienced instructors are all fluent English speakers with an intimate knowledge of the Ionian sea. They will ensure that you get the best from your RYA Training course along with a fantastic holiday to remember.

Ionain Sailing Weather

The Weather

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.

Ionian Flight Information

Flight Information

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.

Ionian Transfer Information

Transfer Information

Direct road transfer to Lefkas in approximately 30 minutes.

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