News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int

 

Sail-World.com : Learn or upgrade sailing skills with a holiday in Greece

Learn or upgrade sailing skills with a holiday in Greece

'What a way to learn to sail - among the Greek Islands'    .    Click Here to view large photo

So you want to learn to sail or maybe improve your sailing skills? Why do it at home? Why not do it in an exotic sailing location and enjoy a fabulous holiday at the same time? Got a non-sailing partner? They will have a fabulous time too - and it's all happening in Greece.

You can enjoy 'learn-to-sail' yachting holidays off Lefkas island in the Greek Ionian Sea with a choice of accommodation either on board the boat or shore-based in a hotel, villa or apartment. The season runs from May to October with special share-a-yacht ‘pot-luck’ weeks early and late season, which are ideal for singles and parties too small to hire their own yacht.

The holidays are suitable for the complete novice as well as those with a little sailing experience or whose knowledge has lapsed; courses cater for singles, couples, groups and families with youngsters from around nine years upwards. The superb coastal scenery, warm sheltered waters and favourable wind conditions provide a safe and pleasant location in which to learn new boating skills.

Live-Aboard:
For those choosing to live-aboard the tuition yachts form the lead boats in a small flotilla, which departs from Sunvil’s base at Nidri. Holidaymakers will literally learn the ropes under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor as they cruise the beautiful Ionian Islands.

A lively social side is ensured every evening when the yachts moor up together for dinner ashore. The flotilla will cruise the southern Ionian area taking in the islands of Ithaca, Kephalonia, Kastos, Kalomos and Meganissi as well as various ports south of Lefkas and on the Greek mainland.

Dependent on ability, this can lead to Non-tidal Yacht Crew certification (Silver Seal for those aged 12 and above) or Non-Tidal Yacht Skipper certification (Gold Seal for the 16 plus). Youngsters aged 9 to 12 years can gain an introduction to yachting Star. Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Shore-Based Accommodation:

First time sailors, families and groups where not everybody wishes to learn-to-sail, or holidaymakers who prefer greater comfort, can take the shore-based option choosing to stay in a hotel B&B, self-catering apartment or waterside villa.

They can then book as many two-day sailing units as they wish with instruction, which can lead to Level One or Two Keelboat certification. This is also ideal as an introduction to yachting or a pre-flotilla brush-up for the experienced and certified but rusty sailor.

Non-sailing guests can simply relax by the pool, try some watersports, join an excursion or hire a car and drive along the coast or explore inland.

There are plenty of companies who offer this type of holiday, so ask your local boating holiday agent. For more information start off by trying Sunvil Sailing?nid=80403 in the northern hemisphere who supplied the information in this article, or Mariner Boating Holidays?nid=80403 in the southern hemisphere.
..........................

Did you like this article? If you are not a Sail-World subscriber already, did you know that you can keep up with all the news from the world of the cruising sailor with a weekly news hit? It's totally free, as all our income is from the advertisers.

Once you subscribe, all the non-racing news comes to you in one easy to read news magazine, right to your inbox. AND it's up to date, so you don't have to wait for the end of the month to find out what's going on. You can even subscribe a friend. Click here now?nid=80403!




by Ozgur Tore/Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=80403

11:09 PM Thu 17 Feb 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

19 Mar 2014  How to anchor and 'never utter a word'
10 Jan 2014  Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns
10 Dec 2013  Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns
04 Dec 2013  Remove the mast, check the rigging - at home!
24 Nov 2013  Young Endeavour seeks sailors between 16-23 years for 2014 voyages
06 Nov 2013  Use This Simple 'Speed and Power' Sail Trim Secret!
29 Oct 2013  How to anchor and 'never utter a word'
22 Oct 2013  Ocean cruising classes from Maryland - a great way to start
21 Oct 2013  How to stay put in a blow - the good oil.
15 Oct 2013  Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns
MORE STORIES ...

Cruising USA



You scratched my seagrass! by Steven Katona, Newport, RI












The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show by Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends,


Are you ready to enter that marina? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida










Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons by Australian Maritime Safety Authority,




World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,














World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida








The Boat Cookbook by BoatBooks,








World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali by World Cruising Club,




An offer a Galley Guy cannot refuse
World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time
What can you do to prevent electrocution and ESD?
Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting
Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series planned October 8 in Annapolis
Europe tightens up on skippers competency certification
World ARC fleet departs Darwin under full sail
NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for nearly 200 years
Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens
A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available
Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package'
Niagara-on-the-Lake, a popular cruising destination in Canada
The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising
'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time
20 coral species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is
Boaters urged to attend anchoring meetings next week in Florida
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys   
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin   
Timeless Tonga - Charter sailing in a Polynesian paradise *Feature   
A fine conclusion to the ARC Baltic 2014   
Where in the world are our strongest corals?   
Incredible efforts to save yacht from being lost at sea   
ARC Baltic fleet visit six countries and six capitals in six weeks   
Helen Island, Palau -a beautiful and unique place   
Barnacle Busting   
From Penguins to Polar Bears   
Cornell turns back from the North West Passage   
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science   
Missing German tourists in the hands of Abu Sayyaf Group   
NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel   
Positive news for cruising boats in Greece   
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways   
Are You Sailing with 'Weak Links' in your sailing rigging?   
Week-long cruise turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage   
World ARC fleet cruising the Coral Coast   
Yacht penalized for calling unannounced into Port Resolution   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT