LEARN TO SAIL / Improvers
Have you sailed before? Learn to Sail with us.
Our Learn to Sail courses are designed as an introduction to sailing for beginners and more advanced tuition for experienced sailors who want to learn as much as they can from our Skippers/Instructors. Suitable for singles, couples and groups, we will match you with others of similar experience so you can learn at the same speed, we also ensure groups and families enjoy the fun of learning together – Possibly go home with a Yacht Skipper or Yacht Crew certificate.
We have been welcoming guests that want to learn to sail for many years and many return to brush up their skills with an Instructor or to sail a Bareboat within our mini flotilla, because they value the added support, relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our holidays.
We believe that the best way to Learn to Sail is not in the stuffy classroom, but living on a yacht gaining practical experience on a daily basis, in the sunshine and fresh air.
We are aware that many new to sailing can be nervous and although we respect your privacy we are with you for the duration of your holiday. We believe staying aboard the yacht day and night gives you the added security and confidence to aid your progress. Other companies may leave you at night, we do not want to risk there being any problems that may affect the enjoyment of your holiday experience.
While learning to sail, you will visit a different harbour every afternoon and stay over night. We give you plenty of time on the water to learn and try out your skills while mixing learning to sail with sightseeing and relaxation.
Our Learn to Sail beginners will have every opportunity to quickly learn the basics and more experienced sailors can practice leading a crew, as well as refining their techniques, under the guidance of our experienced skippers.
Have you sailed in other flotillas before? Our skippers will be able to further improve your skills so you feel more comfortable handling a yacht yourself in different conditions and situations.
We can provide an introduction to non-tidal certification from Yacht Crew to Yacht Skipper level, this is not an RYA qualification but a certificate that is recognised around the Mediterranean.
“We came back for the sixth time to sail with Activity Holidays Greece and loved the chilled out end of season atmosphere. As always the holiday was a fabulous combination of sun, sea and sailing with the bonus of meeting old friends and new for dinner and drinks in the evenings. The Greek islands were stunning Ben and Shannon were skilled people skippers - learning is tailored to your own level of ability and how involved you want to be. - Cath Gregson”
“My best ever holiday. So cool. Great for teenagers and families. I got to spend loads of time with my dad, mates, learning to sail, swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, diving, surfing on the SUP board etc. Sleeping on deck was brilliant and we stayed somewhere new every day. Superb from start to finish, and I've told dad we should only ever go with Ben”
- H Mitchell
“Awesome week sailing on Sandy G with Ben and my new ship mates.
As a solo traveller Activity Holidays provide the perfect environment to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. This was my third visit this year and the best so far. The skippers know my level and encouraged me to build on my skill and grow in confidence, also some great banter on-board and plenty of laughs during the process.
Under Ben's watchful eye, we did some really technical stuff including friendly racing, goose winging down channel and sailing on and off anchor. Thanks dude, can't wait until next season, I will be back!”
- Grant Stallard