What is included in our RYA course prices in Greece?

For all RYA practical sailing courses

Accommodation aboard a school yacht and use of all its equipment. Tuition from a RYA qualified Instructor. The ingredients for breakfast and lunches during live-aboard courses. All mooring fees and port dues. All fuel, water and gas. Use of school waterproof clothing, towels and bedding. Greek VAT where appropriate. Please note, travel to and from our centre is not included.

For all RYA practical powerboat and motor cruising courses

The use of a suitable safety coded powerboat or motor cruiser. Tuition from a RYA qualified Instructor. Use, where appropriate, of our classroom facilities. All mooring fees and port dues. All fuel. Use of school waterproof clothing. Greek VAT where appropriate. Please note accommodation, meals and travel to and from our centre are not included.

For all RYA theory courses

The use of the school’s classroom, books, charts, navigation tools and aids. Tuition from a RYA qualified Instructor. Greek VAT where appropriate. Please note, meals and accommodation are not included.

For RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster (certificate of competence) Examinations

It is a RYA requirement that all candidates seeking to be awarded Coastal Skipper (tidal) and Yachtmaster certificates of competence are examined by an external RYA Examiner. As the Examiner will carry out the assessment onboard a school yacht the same elements are included in the prices quoted except the provision of any meals. The travel expenses for the Examiner will be split between the number of candidates.

Personal electronics

School yachts have CD (and MP3) players. Please bring a 12 volt cigarette lighter charge lead with you if you intend to use your mobile phone. However, we do ask that phones are switched off during tuition sessions. There are no facilities for charging personal computers onboard and we do not recommend you bring them as they are easily damaged at sea. Many of the ports we stop at have internet cafes at which you can check your email. There are no facilities for electric shavers onboard.

Meals & domestic duties (sailing courses longer than 2 days duration)

The ingredients for breakfast and snack lunches will be provided onboard the yacht and are included in the course price. On each 5-day course, the ingredients for 2 evening meals will be provided. Please note that it is difficult for us to cater for special diets. If you need specific ingredients, which may be difficult to find in Greece, we suggest you bring them with you. Part of what we teach is how to live onboard and maintain a yacht. This involves taking your turn in the galley and undertaking routine maintenance and housekeeping duties. All students will be expected to participate. When we eat ashore, each person pays for their own food and drink.

Personal safety

The training vessel you will be using is safety coded by both the RYA/MCA (as a commercial sail training vessel) and the Hellenic authorities. All our boats have all of the safety equipment necessary and are regularly surveyed. It is not necessary to bring your own personal safety equipment.

 At the end of your course

At the conclusion of your course your Instructor will carry out individual de-briefs with each student. These will identify any aspects of the syllabus that they feel you need to work on and help define the best way to progress your yachting activities. Students are expected to help with the unloading and cleaning of the yacht at the end of their course. Please return all bedding, towels and waterproofs to the store so that they can be prepared for the next group. Certificates will be awarded in Corfu to all successful candidates with the exception of the Coastal Skipper (tidal), Yachtmaster and ICC courses which are issued by the RYA in the UK. This normally takes approx. 10 days.

Terms & Conditions

All bookings are subject to our standard terms and conditions which you will be required to agree at the time of booking. To review these, please click here.