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  • Location:  Croatia ,  Greece , Italy
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Yacht Week is the original floating festival. Sail and explore picturesque pockets of the world with the freedom to map your own path through stunning islands and incredible parties. Launched out of the simple understanding that friendly, high-quality service aboard a yacht is key to any successful trip at sea. Quarterdeck offers a new, dynamic way of training maritime staff, one that is current and industry relevant. Quarterdeck trains all Yacht Week Skippers & Hosts to ensure they are of the highest standard for the guests.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime by becoming a Yacht Week skipper. Not only will you sail through exotic destinations, perfect your seamanship skills, you'll also create lasting friendships and develop essential leadership abilities. The memories you forge will be unforgettable. Yacht Week is a unique journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and boundless adventure. As a TEAM. Say yes to a life-changing experience filled with sun, sea, and endless possibilities.

We are looking for talented skippers to work for us next summer! Guide your guests through their adventure. Sail from island to island, discovering hidden bays for majestic swim stops and share your expert local knowledge.

To apply you will need to hold or be working towards holding the following documents: Recognised Skippers License, Basic First Aid Certificate, VHF Certificate.

We are looking for the next set of talented hosts to work for us next summer!

Working as a host for Yacht Week means cooking delicious meals, showing guests the incredible local delights and dancing the night away with them under the stars in our world-class locations. You’ll learn all the tips and tricks of how to cook onboard a sailing yacht and how to give your crew an amazing week of holiday. This is the perfect opportunity if you are passionate about hosting and cooking and up for your next adventure!

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A skipper is €1250 which is automatically included on your invoice. It is mandatory to have a YW skipper on board and you cannot book with an in-crew skipper. However, the skipper will always welcome your assistance if you would like to help!

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Day Skipper: What you need to know to get through

  • Theo Stocker
  • September 25, 2020

With her husband Theo out of the way, Georgie Stocker shows on her Day Skipper course that she is more than capable of taking charge

A woman during her Day Skipper course helming

Georgie wanted to complete a Day Skipper course to build confidence in her sailing ability. Credit:Theo Stocker

It was Theo who suggested I take my Day Skipper course.

I’ve grown up sailing, and even worked as a dinghy instructor for six months, but my yacht sailing career started as a competent sunbather on family charter holidays in Greece.

Later, I progressed to longer trips in cooler climates with my boyfriend, now husband, Theo, where, being just the two of us, I had a more active role and learnt far more.

We have done multiple trips on different boats.

I have rounded headlands, dodged fishing vessels and stood night watches.

As with many sailing couples, however, I defaulted to crew and left much of the navigation and pilotage in Theo’s capable hands.

Using a hand held compass for navigation during a Day Skipper course

Georgie wanted to learn and practice navigating a boat on her own during the Day Skipper course. Credit: Theo Stocker

My recurring nightmare when planning sailing trips with Theo is, ‘What would I do if he went overboard and would I be able to get him back? Would I manage if he was ill? Could I manage a boat on my own?’

These thoughts have been bugging me for a few years.

I hoped the Day Skipper course would increase my confidence in my sailing ability, help me to brush up on skills such as man overboard and coming in and out of berths.

I also wanted to learn and practise how I would go about planning a passage and navigating a boat on my own.

I wanted to know that I could go sailing without Theo and be an equal partner in planning, preparing and skippering our trips.

Theo was happy to help me prepare and I set about studying.

A woman plotting a course on a chart during a Day Skipper course

Plotting a course at the chart table. Credit: Theo Stocker

It was only when I started looking through the RYA course books that I realised the extent of the task I had taken on.

Tides, secondary ports, pilotage… it all seemed pretty overwhelming at first.

However, after a week’s holiday grudgingly spent doing navigation exercises and going through the theory, I began to feel like I was finally getting the hang of navigation.

I still felt a bit rusty though.

I had the course booked for the beginning of August and realised I hadn’t been on a boat, excluding the Norfolk Broads, for nearly a year.

Thankfully, a sailor at a local club offered to take me out on the water for a day to knock the rust off.

It was so useful to go over basic boat handling, safety, the engine and practical chartwork to get my sea legs back before the course.

After all this preparation I felt ready, albeit a bit nervous, especially after being grilled at the last minute by my dad on the phonetic alphabet.

Apparently ‘A for apple’ doesn’t quite cut it on VHF radio.

I did the course on the Solent with Commodore Yachting from Gosport, who were brilliant.

They had me on a shiny new Bavaria 37, which, considering most of my sailing had been on a 31ft yacht or smaller, was a bit daunting at first.

As the only woman and probably half the average age of the rest of the crew I was initially rather intimidated.

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The other two on the course both had their own boats and had been sailing for far longer than me, but they all were very friendly and I soon felt at my ease as one of the crew.

After some introductions I was set the task of planning the passage from Gosport to Cowes.

Equipped with my notes, and with the promise of a drink in the pub with the crew, I managed to get a passage planned in record time — for me.

The first two days were intense.

We took it in turns to skipper and plan the passages and pilotage.

We enjoyed great sailing and practised picking up mooring buoys — the lasso technique was my favourite, although I did get in trouble for not saying the required ‘Yee-hah!’ after throwing the line.

On the first night we conducted a night navigation exercise from Beaulieu to the Hamble.

I had done night passages before but never pilotage into a harbour at night .

I loved working out what all the lights were and using the leading lights to navigate in.

With the help of lots of cups of tea and biscuits, we managed to find our way safely into Swanwick Marina.

A slower start followed the next morning, with a full English breakfast and some time looking at engine maintenance and checks on board.

Crew on a yacht wearing waerproofs during a squall

Crew and instructor kitted out for bad weather. Credit: Theo Stocker

With growing confidence in my abilities as a skipper, we were informed a storm was on its way.

Force 7-8 winds were forecast. Yikes!

Theo and I had been out in some windy conditions before, but it was going to put the first two days’ skills to the test, as well as my waterproofs .

Although I prefer sunshine and calmer waters, the thrill seeker in me relished the exhilaration of strong-wind sailing.

It was a great opportunity to practise coming alongside berths, picking up buoys and anchoring in adverse conditions.

I was surprised, however, when our instructor John shouted ‘Man overboard!’ and said the manoeuvre should be done under sail while the wind was gusting over 34 knots.

With the dummy safely aboard, we made our way into the shelter of Gosport.

A woman helming a yacht in the Solent

Georgie had a lot of prior sailing experience before taking her Day Skipper course. Credit: Theo Stocker

After mooring up to a buoy we had chance to look at a bit more of the theory, including weather forecasts, towing and helicopter rescues.

The final day was spent refining our skills as well as finishing off the food stores.

It was a great week and a chance to hone new skills.

It was also the first time I had sailed without Theo in a long while and I think the course challenged me to step up to the role of skipper.

I feel I can now fend for myself afloat and am a lot more confident in my boat handling skills, my leadership, theory and general boat husbandry.

Theo was thrilled that I passed and relieved to know that, if he goes overboard, both his and my chances of survival have markedly improved.

Day Skipper skills

We practised picking up mooring buoys in different conditions: approaching on a close reach under mainsail as well as against the tide, approaching downwind under headsail.

A new technique I learnt was lassoing the buoy.

Lassoing a buoy

Georgie picks up a mooring buoy with a lasso. Credit: Theo Stocker

This is done by using a line and attaching to two cleats at the bow, ensuring that the line is forward of the forestay and over the anchor; then coiling the remainder of the lie on the approaching side and using a two-handed throwing method to lasso the buoy on the approach.

This is great in strong winds and tides as it gives time to use the lines to steady the boat so that the bowline/secondary buoy can be retrieved and brought on board without having to hold the weight of the boat on a boat hook.

Heave to for man overboard pick-up

We practised a number of techniques for picking up a man overboard during the Day Skipper course and this was probably my favourite.

In this example man overboard is called, the helmsman should count for two seconds then go through the wind with the foresail cleated to back, while releasing the main sheet and starting the engine.

A sailor practicing a man overboard exercise during a Day Skipper course

Hove to with the engine on for a man overboard situation. Credit: Theo Stocker

After the mainsail has filled and the headsail has backed, steer into wind to keep the boat hove to.

A short blast of astern power also helps to slow the boat and enable it to drift downwind onto the man overboard.

The engine can then be used to line up the boat with the man overboard (this was mostly in astern) and retrieve the buoy.

I had never used this technique before but found it a much quicker and more reliable method.

In my view, if sailing with just two of you on board, it is much easier than having to drop the sails completely , and means you stay close to the casualty.

‘Woble’ your engine daily

On the course we learnt how to do an engine check, the parts that need checking and what to do if there was a problem.

A woman checking an engine on a yacht

Being methodical with engine checks prevents any on board wobbles. Credit: Theo Stocker

The acronym ‘Woble’, takes you through the checks in order:

W — water levels: check the filter and the antifreeze water level O — oil: check both the gear box oil and the fuel oil B — belts: checking the tension of the belts can be done by a short twist. If you can twist more than 90° it’s too slack L — look for leaks E — exhaust is pumping water

I found this methodical approach helpful to ensure that I didn’t miss anything.

Spring from a pontoon mooring

During the week-long Day Skipper course we went in and out of different kinds of berths in different conditions, multiple times.

Using a spring to leave a berth in either direction was something new for me.

A yacht springing from a pontoon mooring

Bow moves out whilst going astern. Credit: Theo Stocker

I had seen it but never done it myself and it worked brilliantly when the wind was holding us onto the pontoon.

In this technique we used a bow line, stern line and a spring from the stern to a cleat well forward on the pontoon.

Having let go of bow line and stern line we powered astern, causing the bow to swing out away from the pontoon and bring the stern in.

The engine is then put in forward gear to leave the pontoon.

Something I found helpful was to not remove the spring until there is forward motion to prevent the bow being blown back onto the pontoon.

We also learnt that all the lines should be set up to be slipped from on board, and that the shorter end of a line is released to avoid lines fouling on the pontoon.

Navigation and pilotage into 
harbours — day and night

On board we planned pilotage into and out of marinas and harbours.

While the planning seemed arduous at first, we soon got quicker at finding the right charts, calculating tide times and height, checking what lights or buoys to look out for, whether there were transits or back bearings to use and identifying any dangers and clearing bearings for these.

Crew laughing on a yacht in the Solent

Pilotage into a new harbour can be a rewarding experience. Credit: Theo Stocker

For the night pilotage into the Hamble, the GPS was really helpful, but we also wrote up a plan to use on deck.

This gave us a quick reference of the pilotage with the bearing to each buoy and light, and rough distances and times.

I had never used leading lights before, so this was really good to practise, ensuring a safe passage into the mouth of the Hamble avoiding Hamble Spit.

Getting the lights for the different cardinal marks right – they can be difficult to identify – was also a key lesson to keep us safe.

Safety briefing

During the week we gave several safety briefings.

Knowing what to tell a novice crew before sailing, without overloading them, is a skill, and having a clear outline of what to cover really helped.

Demonstrating how to put on a lifejacket and how to check it fully is a good idea.

A woman checking a yellow lifejacket

Teach your crew to check lifejackets. Credit: Theo Stocker

The briefing on deck included explaining how to use the liferaft, and how to move around safely on the boat.

As we had strong winds throughout the week there were a number of times when we were clipped on.

As skipper, making sure that the crew are safe, as well as increasing safety precautions depending on the conditions, helps to avoid unnecessary man overboard drills.

How did Georgie do on her Day Skipper course?

A woman being presented with a Day Skipper certificate

Instructor John Hopkins of Commodore Yachting presents Georgie with her Day Skipper certificate. Credit: Theo Stocker

Instructor John Hopkins 
gives his verdict

Georgie Stocker

Georgie Stocker is a qualified dinghy instructor and has cruised yachts in the UK, the Med and the Baltic. She and her husband Theo own a Sadler 29. Credit: Theo Stocker

‘The three crew on the boat were all working towards their Day Skipper and all had a lot of prior sailing experience.

‘Martin and John both have their own boats and wanted proof of competence, as well as updating and checking their skills.

‘Georgie obviously has a lot of miles and time afloat under her belt, so once I had introduced a task or skill and everyone had a go, we could spend time practising and refining it.

‘We had a very windy week, but that’s much better than no wind.

‘It is no mean feat to pick up a man overboard under sail in a Force 7 as Georgie did.

‘There were a few skills that needed practice, and her pilotage got quicker through the week, but it is usually obvious fairly soon if someone is at the level needed for Day Skipper, which Georgie was.

‘I think she finished the week much more confident in her own ability.’

RYA Day Skipper syllabus

What you need to know before you get on the course

5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.

Theory to the level of Day Skipper.

Whilst it is recommended you attend a Day Skipper shore-based course beforehand, which includes an exam, you just need to be confident in doing the theory to the required level, as there isn’t time to learn this on the course.

What you will learn on the course

  • Preparation for sea
  • Deck work, navigation
  • Pilotage, metorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Maintenance and repair work
  • Victualling
  • Emergency situation
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Passage making
  • Night cruising

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be by your instructor throughout the course.

There is no terrifying exam at the end of the week, so you should get feedback as you go along as to how you are getting on with each of the skills and tasks.

About Commodore Yachting

Commodore Yachting is a leading RYA training centre and yacht charter company based at Gosport Marina on the Solent. It offers all RYA sailing courses, taught by an experienced team.

Stuart Cooper started the company in 1999 with one yacht after leaving the Navy and now operates a fleet of seven Bavaria yachts from Gosport and has another boat based in Greece.

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Your Safety and Survival Guide ℹ️

By Yacht Week

Posted on 26th March 2023

You are joining The Yacht Week for an unforgettable time so we want to make sure you, other guests and our staff are happy and most of all, safe.

As of 2019 it is mandatory to have a The Yacht Week skipper on board. Their responsibility is to be your guide, navigator and make sure you are safe at all times. When you arrive on your yacht on the first day, your skipper will give you a short briefing and explain everything from living on a yacht, do’s and don’t when sailing and how to be safe throughout your trip. If you have any questions, you will be able to chat to your skipper 2 weeks before you depart and while you are on the route. 

Event Team: 🙋‍♀️

On every route we have a group of event staff who are a point of contact for anything you may need along the route. They make sure all events run smoothly and will be there to welcome and assist you upon arrival and throughout the week.

There will also be an On-Site Medic that provides basic medical support to those in need over the course of their Yacht Week. 

The event teams live on the crew yacht that follows the route so if you have any questions/queries or just want a chat they will be close at all times! 

Yacht Life: 🙋‍♀️

Electricity & Internet: 🔌

The power sockets across all the yachts are European inputs. The outlets on the yacht are 230V and they can only be used when you are docked in port and connected to shore power.  If your yacht has A/C with an onboard generator the sockets will also work when the generator is running.

There are plugs in the cabins, but the majority are located in the main social area of the yacht.

On some yachts, there is Wifi but be prepared when you are sailing so it is not as reliable as you would expect in your homes. Yacht Wifi runs on the mobile network like your phone, therefore when there isn’t any phone signal there will also be no Wifi.

There will be internet access at the majority of the marinas and most bars/restaurants.

If you can’t live without Wifi for a week, speak to your yacht rental company at check-in for a dongle rental (wifi box).  A lot of guests make sure they have an appropriate date package on their phones or buy a separate SIM on arrival in the country. 

Most yachts have the option to connect your phone to the sound system via bluetooth so make sure you have your playlists ready to go. Top Tip: Pack an AUX cable and a portable speaker for those times above deck when you want to bring the party up front! 

All marinas prohibit loud music after 8pm, so please respect other yachts. All music or parties in any marinas must be shut down at 11pm.

Marine Toilets: 🧻

Our boat toilets are little different to your standard land toilet. If you’ve never used one before, all you need to know is that you’ll need to manually flush the toilet (don’t worry your Skipper will show you how) and nothing ‘inorganic’ can go down the toilet – that includes toilet paper (there will be a little bin for that). Flushing toilet roll, wipes or worse down the toilet will block the system which can be unpleasant for everyone onboard and lead to deductions from your security deposit. 

Air Conditioning: ❄️

Some yachts will come equipped with air conditioning if you have booked a yacht with this feature. Please note that the air conditioning is effective but not up to the standard you would find in a hotel or your home. We recommend running the unit only at night time to help you sleep and spend the daytime on deck where the sea breeze will keep you cool. AC will only work when the yacht is stationary and usage can also significantly increase your fuel consumption 

A Yacht Weekers Code of Conduct

Behavior: 🚩

Be kind and watch out for your fellow Yacht Weekers! That’s our motto! Any anti-social behavior at the event will not be tolerated so please treat others how you wish to be treated. Inappropriate behavior may result in your removal from the event.

If you are concerned about anything, witness or are a victim to a crime or antisocial behavior, it is important that you report it immediately to your skipper, host or events team. They are there to help!

Drink Responsibly: 👌

We want everyone to have the best time when on holiday with us and that will surely include sampling some amazing local drinks and plenty of cocktails! But we do ask that everyone drinks responsibly and looks out for your fellow friends and crew. We also kindly ask that you always follow the instructions of your Skipper. They are there for your comfort and safety.

Zero Drugs Policy: ❌

The Yacht Week operates a zero tolerance drug policy. If you are found under the influence or in possession of illegal substances, The Yacht Week reserves the right to cancel your booking without paying you a refund. This means (among other things) that you could be made to leave at any time during your booking of the yacht you have booked. 

Sexual Harassment: ❌

The Yacht Week operates a zero tolerance approach to sexual misconduct and harassment in all its forms so please treat all those on event with respect. If you or one of your crew are reported to have committed sexual misconduct to any person including staff during one of our events you will have your booking terminated and be asked to leave the trip. Sexual misconduct is defined as any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which occurs in person or by letter, telephone, text, e-mail, via social media or other electronic means.

Tips for Peak Performance

Seasickness: 🌊

You are sailing on a yacht in the beautiful beaming sun…. but unfortunately we don’t have control over the weather and it can become breezy. If you think you might struggle with seasickness, we have got you covered! Previous yacht weekers have recommended Anti-Nausea medication or an Adhesive Patch which you wear behind your ear. Also there are sea wristbands and ginger capsules as another treatment. As a last resort, ask your skipper if you can get behind the wheel, that normally helps to settle things down. 

Dehydration: 🧃

All our destinations are typically HOT and Sunny😎 Be prepared to have a drink in your hand for pretty much the majority of your trip BUT as we all know drinking in the sun and dancing all day will lead to dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of water each day, to stay hydrated. This is incredibly important and can be forgotten due to excitement. Top TYW Tip: Bring along your own reusable water bottle so you always have a bottle at hand morning, noon and night!

Sun Protection: ☀️

We all love the sun and parting in the sunshine on a yacht is even better, but this does mean you are more exposed to the sun than you probably realize. Especially when the yacht is sailing because of the wind.

High - Level exposure can lead to sunburn, which is unpleasant and uncomfortable in the short - term but can also have long - term health effects, and don’t want you missing out on raft parties and events because of this!

It is really important to bring plenty of sunscreen with you and when possible choose ocean friendly!

Disability: ⛵️ It is very important to make us aware of any requirements or injuries you may have prior to arriving so suitable arrangements can be made for you. You are living on a yacht for a week which will become slippery under foot because of the sea water, there is a plank to walk over when you are moored in a marina and the stairs can be steep. The Yacht Week can not be held responsible if you fail to tell us about any requirements/injuries that may impact your trip.

Please email our customer service team if you have any further questions regarding this, [email protected] 

Water Safety: 🛟

The Yacht Week involves a lot of time spent on or in the water, your skipper will be with you for safety when swimming but it is important you avoid swimming after dark or when instructed by your skipper not to enter the water. Never dive into water without checking the depth and that your landing is clear.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are comfortable/safe and your skipper and host are made aware if you are a weak swimmer or if you are unable to swim. 

Ultimately the responsibility in terms of your safety when in the water lies with you. If you are concerned about your ability to swim, please ask your skipper for a life jacket which is on board. 

And most importantly HAVE FUN, this is going to be  the BEST week of YOUR LIFE.

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Become A Qualified Yacht Skipper in Two Weeks

Dufour 405 Skipper

Have you ever wanted to skipper your own yacht? Well, now’s your chance! Whether you are a complete novice with no experience - or a seasoned sailor in need of a qualification to prove your skills - we have a skipper’s course to suit you. 

We’ll get you trained in a week and turn even beginners into proficient Flotilla Skippers by the end of a two week Stay Sail holiday. Our courses are run in the Greek Ionian - the perfect place to learn to sail in sunshine and calm conditions - where our chief instructor and yacht team teach you everything you need to know in just 5 days on our comprehensive fast track courses in yachting.

Once complete, you’ll go home with an International Yacht Training (IYT) certificate which is a lifetime qualification for worldwide yacht charter - so there will be no future issues with proving your qualifications for chartering.


About our courses 

We have courses for Beginner Flotilla Skippers, more experienced Bareboat Skippers, Crew courses and Family courses. You can join our tuition yacht as a solo or book it privately for your group. Kids (age 14+) can even learn their IYT Crew course alongside Mum and Dad as they take their Skippers course.

We teach the International Yacht Training scheme because (unlike other qualifications) we can fast track beginners to gain their Flotilla Skipper license without any prior sailing experience, and in just 5 days. We operate a ‘continual assessment’ method of learning which makes it more enjoyable, easier and fairer on candidates - with no stressful exam at the end.

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Unlike other courses, our Flotilla Skipper course doesn’t require you to have any prior experience. You really can turn up with limited knowledge, and, so long as you are keen to learn, we will successfully train you in 5 days to skipper your own yacht. 

We recommend you join our flotilla for a second week [after your training] so our yacht team can look after you as you take your first steps in skippering your own yacht, with your family or friends aboard. They’ll be on hand to help you practice your newfound skills; and all in the beautiful Ionian islands where the conditions are calm.

Will I Pass the course?

At Ocean Elements we love introducing new people to sailing and yachting. It’s our mission to ensure that every one of our pupils - be they total newcomers to sailing or more experienced - pass the course in a week so they get to skipper their own yacht for the first time, (in week two).

Passing the course is within everyone’s capabilities so long as you are willing and keen. We have not had to fail anyone yet, and nor do we intend to. If skippers need a little extra coaching on certain topics, then that will be covered too.

The continual assessment nature of our course makes it easier on pupils; and even the end-of-course exam (approx 20 minutes of set questions) is made easier by the fact that if you get it wrong, it will not necessarily fail you - but go out to the group for open discussion. The emphasis is on learning. Not failing.


Get the kids hooked on sailing in a week at Surf Hotel Beach Club whilst you get qualified on our tuition yacht at the marina

We recommend taking the course on a Stay Sail holiday

Our course is best taken as a two week Stay Sail package so we can ensure you learn all the skills required during week one, then practice skippering on your own yacht with our lead crew close by.

Spend week one getting trained up (5 days, 8 hrs a day) while your family enjoy the facilities at our club. Then join then for your penultimate day - maybe to cram in some dinghy sailing - before you head off to the marina for week two.

The south Ionian is known for its calm waters and idyllic beginner conditions. There’s no complicated tides to worry about and navigation and route planning will be made easy for you with line-of-sight sailing to your next port of call.

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Why choose Ocean Elements?

We are all passionate about sailing and have chosen to keep our yacht programme small and personal. This way, we can deliver a higher quality service and focus more attention on our newly trained skippers in this exciting time in their yacht career. Our yachts are modern [and better] than many of our competitors; and our IYT course is a far superior qualification to those taught by some of our competitors. The IYT is very comprehensive and will enable you to charter yachts worldwide - with anyone you choose - and not just with us.

Bahia at Surf Hotel Beach Club

Family sailing in the Bahia at Surf Hotel Beach Club

Typical Cost 

14 Nts: June 16-30, 2020: 

  • £1,094pp for 14Nt Staysail.  Week 1: Vassiliki Beach Club +  Week 2: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 based on 4 sharing yacht. 
  • Add £699pp for IYT Crew course 
  • Add £749 for all IYT Skipper courses
  • Add (from) £250pp for flights & transfers

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New skipper Med sailing training week

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Lefkada, Greece, 4-11 June 2022

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A training week for new and inexperienced skippers

Med skippers training week June 2022

The starting and end point of the trip is Lefkada, on the northern tip of Lefkas, in the Ionian. This has been carefully chosen since it is a common sailing area for those new to Med chartering. What’s more, it is well placed for Preveza international airport.

At this stage, there will be a maximum of 6 participants on board plus Graham. To make life easy and pleasant for you, why not book for 2, and bring along a friend or partner to share your cabin? The intention is for only 4 skippers maximum. 

New skipper Med training week, 4-11 June 2022, Ionian, Greece.

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