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RYA Training Courses from Volos in the Pagasitikos Gulf - Course Details

RYA Competent Crew in Greece
This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Learn to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board.

RYA Day Skipper in Greece
This course will show you how to take command of the yacht for a short passage in daylight hours. This will involve planning the trip, briefing the crew, boat handling, navigation and many other skills. Ideally trained to Day Skipper level this will provide all the necessary practical training to make the next stage chartering your own yacht in the Med. without worries. This course will also include some night sailing experience. There are no pre-course requirements. This is a training holiday with the emphasis on fun, action, experimentation and practice. Each course is expected to be a MIX of competencies allowing each individual to reach his/her expectations.

RYA Coastal Skipper in Greece
This course is for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation wanting to undertake longer coastal passages by day and night.The training moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper and starts looking at passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and the ability to pilot a vessel both day and night. With longer passages it is less likely that you will be familiar with the sailing area, so a higher level of overall navigational and pilotage skill needs to be developed.
Before joining us for this practical course, you will need to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, delivered by Navathome.com, an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training.
You can complete the theory and practical with our Coastal Skipper Combined course.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore in Greece
A holder of the Yachtmaster™ Offshore certificate is competent to skipper a cruising yacht on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from harbour. A commercially-endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore certificate allows the holder to work in the Industry, anywhere in the world. You will be expected to have completed the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased course before joining us in Volos. Under the professional tuition of an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, you will be coached to meet the exacting requirements of the RYA Examiner during the preparation week. With a maximum of 3 students to 1 instructor, you will have plenty of time to practice: sailing by day and night, theory revision, and brushing up on your personal sailing skills. The course begins on Saturday afternoon in Volos, arriving back in Volos on wednesday afternoon. The exam will begin on Thursday morning and finish on either Friday or Saturday morning, depending on the number of students.

Mile Building Trips
Build your experience, improve your confidence and advance your practical knowledge, whilst putting hundreds of miles in your log.
Our mile building trips are ideal for both experienced and inexperienced sailors alike. Whether you have just passed your day skipper and wish to put some miles under your belt whilst polishing your skills, or whether you want to experience some proper sailing with fifty or sixty mile passages, experiencing night passages and watches, our circumnavigation of the northern Aegean has everything to offer.
We run these trips in the Spring and Autumn when the Meltemi wind is at its weakest. The route of course, is susceptible to change due to varying weather conditions, but this will play a part in gaining experience as we listen to the forecast and discuss passage planning.
As well as some serious sailing, we will be stopping in some of the most stunning places that the North Aegean has to offer. The Sporades islands are one of the last unspoilt areas of the Mediterranean. You will enjoy nights in idyllic harbours, enjoying the local food and wine and nights at anchor in secluded bays with the Milky Way overhead. Everyone will have a chance to skipper the boat and plan passages, safe under the watchful eyes of your English RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Skipper's Training Week
Brush up your skills in preparation for the summer, whilst adding 150-200 miles to your log.
Our training week is half way between a mile builder and a course week. We do more miles than we would during a course week whilst exploring the Sporades islands and we have more time to spend on training than we ordinarily would during a Mile Builder.

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

See below some more pictures of the training yacht: Dufour 45 EL NINO