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Whether you're looking to gain a qualification or you're just sailing for fun, our sailing holidays are suitable for everyone. With first class tuition from Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors and a superb selection of sailing craft at our beach resorts, you can learn to sail at stunning beach locations in Turkey, Sardinia and Greece.
Check out what makes our sailing holidays so great:
Don’t know your hull from your boom? There’s no need to worry if you don’t know the lingo or haven’t even set foot in a boat before. Qualified instructors at our beach resorts help make the process of learning the ropes feel effortless and safe.
You can learn to sail on holiday by taking part in a relevant course for your age group and skill level. Adult and youth courses are split into three distinct levels based on where you believe you’re at. By the end of the week, you can become a confident skipper when taking to the water like a pro.
With the lush clear skies and waters as your backdrop, you’ll find yourself learning to sail on holiday in envious surroundings. Our beach resorts all have their unique advantages when someone wants to learn to sail.
Lemnos Beach Resort is arguably one of the most stunning locations to learn to sail in the Mediterranean with a stretching bay.
Levante Beach Resort has an uninterrupted beachfront that lends itself to learning turns.
Paleros Beach Resort has a natural swooping bay that makes the most of a natural breeze.
Perdepera Beach Resort has a mountainous backdrop that creates afternoon breezes that sailors love.
Phokaia Beach Resort has a west-facing bay that picks up gentle winds in the morning, making it great for absolute beginners.
We have a range of equipment for children right up to seasoned professionals. Varying from resort to resort these include; Oppies, Bugs, Teras, Picos, Topazes, Lasers, Bahias, Vagos, Dart 16s, CX16s, RS 500s and Laser 400.
We have free tuition on offer for all guests who simply want to enjoy a taste of the sailor life. Alternatively, for those that want to take things a bit more seriously and would love the opportunity to learn how to sail on holiday, we have a range of RYA courses.
A new sailing style that has gained popularity in recent years, foiling is a unique and exciting experience that has to be seen to be believed. Using a special fin on your board, riders get the feeling of gliding up out of the water.
If you are a competent dinghy sailor at an intermediate level, you can learn to foil at our resorts in Greece. Glide across the water with increased speed in this exhilarating new sailing technique.
For more information on learning to sail, and to find out more about the exciting watersports available when you’re on holiday, check out the relevant watersports page for your chosen resort: Phokaia, Levante, Paleros, Lemnos and Perdepera.
Group sailing clinics run over 5 days of the week and are tailored to ability. Groups are made up of a maximum of 6 people. Simply come along to the watersports briefing at the beginning of your holiday and sign up.
Learn the basic skills which will have you out on the water in no time, and enjoy the thrills of sailing a Laser Pico.
Free 3 hours of tuition.
Haven't sailed in a while, then this 1 hour session will refresh your memory and skills.
Free 1 x 1 hour session.
Keen to progress your sailing skills to race techniques, trapezing, asymmetrics and catamaran sailing, then join these clinics across your holiday week.
Free 5 x 1½ hour sessions.
As an RYA accredited centre, we teach the National Sailing Scheme. This offers you the chance to earn a recognised, certified qualification, ideal if you are interested in owning a dinghy or joining a sailing club.
The minimum age for adult courses is 14 years. RYA certificate and log book (subject to successful assessment) are awarded. Courses are always popular, we recommend pre-booking in the UK. All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.
The beginner's course. Run throughout the course of the week, teaches the fundamentals of sailing. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of sailing up, down and across wind, turning the boat and how to recover from a capsize.
Taking you to the next level, this course consolidates the skills learnt on the Start Sailing course and sets out the foundations of sailing. By the end of it you'll be a competent light-wind sailor.
Bridging the gap between Start Sailing, Basic Skills and the Advanced Modules this course makes the transition easier for those wishing to progress through the scheme. Through a large amount of time spent at the helm, confidence is built and technique is developed.
Offering both a fun and educational experience with structured and progressive learning, delivered under the watchful eye of our experienced, qualified instructors allowing children to come away with an RYA qualification.
The scheme links in with the adult programme allowing for a smooth transition as children's skills develop. Run throughout the week, a certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded at the end of the course. It is recommended to pre-book in the UK. All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.
Introducing younger sailors to the basics of launching and recovering, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing.
Increases the ability of the young sailor's basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. At the end of the course they will be able to tack and control boat speed and leave and return to shore under supervision.
Focusing on rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery and sailing theory. By the end of the course the young sailor will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle with confidence in moderate conditions.
Teaching sailing techniques including launch, mooring and recovery manoeuvres in crewed boats and recovering man overboard. Booked in resort only.
Further Modules are for those who have already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for levels 2-3. Book prior to arrival or in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over. All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.
The successful sailor will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and capable of making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions. Course emphasis is placed on increasing self-reliance and decision making.
An exhilharating course that teaches you how to rig, hoist, drop and trim a spinnaker effectively. Large amounts of time are spent on the water learning how to maximise boat speed and understand best course downwind. A useful course if you are interested in racing crewed boats.
A course designed to give you confidence, knowledge and skills to help you partake in club racing in good conditions.
Available at Levante Beach Resort.
Available for all levels of sailor this lesson is tailored to your needs and is for both adults and children. Booked in resort with a maximum of 2 participants.
1 x 60 minute lesson
A gentle sail with an instructor to hep you gain confidence to sail with your child. Booked and paid locally in resort.
Please note: All courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes.
Come join our exclusive, free regatta week, designed for anyone interested in dinghy racing (with the emphasis on ‘racing’) be it to learn, improve or just looking to have some fun racing.
This week involves a variety of fun and competitive dinghy and multihull racing, coupled with race tuition, clinics and feedback sessions to boost your performance.