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RYA Training Courses from Volos in the Pagasitikos Gulf

The Pagasitikos Gulf and Evia channel provide the ideal location for a yacht sailing training programme providing the large safe sailing area of the Pagasitikos Gulf in which to practice your skills, many places to visit, moor, anchor, stern/bows on practice in addition to all the practical sailing theory.

It will be an action packed yacht sailing course designed for the complete beginner or for the experienced skipper to practice Mediterranean yacht sailing skills in preparation to chartering a yacht.

All courses have a maximum of 5 students to 1 instructor and you will never be asked to share a cabin with a complete stranger.

This courses are normally 5 days from Sunday to Thursday with Friday as a bonus day to practice your skills. You will arrive in Volos on Saturday and spend the first night on the boat. We will arrive back in Volos on Friday lunchtime, leaving you free to travel home on Friday or Saturday.

The RYA no longer distinguish between tidal and non-tidal sailing areas, so a certificate gained in Greece has the same value as one attained in the UK.

Please contact us for further information by completing an enquiry form here: Training Course Enquiry

The full range of RYA courses can be provided:

  • RYA Competent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper
  • RYA Coastal Skipper
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Combined Courses (Including the online theory):

  • 12 day beginner to dayskipper
  • RYA Day Skipper Combined
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Combined
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Combined

Other Courses and Events:

  • Mile building Trips
  • Skipper Training Week
  • Summer Flotilla

For more comprehensive information on the course content and requirements please click here: RYA Course Details

The Sailing Area - Pagasitikos Gulf
12 X 15 nm of clear, warm, blue sea. This is the ideal Mediterranean yacht sailing training area. Volos to the north, Mount Pelion to the east, Evia to the south, mainland Greece to the west and an abundance of beautiful islands and bays to explore. The Pagasitikos Gulf is relatively well protected although the conditions are often challenging and a MIXed bag of everything. You are surrounded by bays and fishing villages and Volos Port so you can practice all kinds of mooring, anchoring, picking up a buoy in preparation for taking command on your own bareboat charter sailing holiday. Volos and the Pagasitikos Gulf - More Information

The Yacht - Dufour 45 Classic
This yacht is a classic, tough, traditional yacht perfect for training purposes. It has 4 cabins, 3 double and 1 double bunk and 2 WC.

Durfour 45

What is and is not included:
Included: All meals on board the yacht. On board you’ll get freshly laundered linen & towels, pillows, and bedding. You will receive your RYA Logbook, to record your mileage and the future courses that you may attend.
Not included: Flights, transfers and travel/holiday insurance and meals eaten ashore. Please bring you own sailing gear, water proofs ect.

Objectives.
The objective of the course is to learn through practice, experience, experimentation and fun. For the beginner it is the opportunity to experience yacht sailing with no pressure and to be taught up to Competent Crew standards. For the Skipper it is the opportunity to practice and develop your skills in a Mediterranean environment and to make you confident to charter a yacht, bareboat in the Med.

Pricing & Booking Calendar
See below our 2020 course schedule and pricing plan.

How to get here (Volos): Volos Travel Information

Volos Marina Base Information: Volos Base Information

Please contact us for further information by completing an enquiry form here: Training Course Enquiry