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Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor.
You will never be asked to share a cabin with a complete stranger.

May+June €952

July, August+September €1,070

This course is for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake longer coastal passages by day and night.
The training moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper and starts looking at passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and the ability to pilot a vessel both day and night. With longer passages it is less likely that you will be familiar with the sailing area, so a higher level of overall navigational and pilotage skill needs to be developed

Learn to sail in the idyllic conditions of the eastern Mediterranean.

Thessalia School of Sailing runs the 5 day course from Sunday to Thursday. You will arrive in Volos on Saturday and spend the first night on the boat. We will arrive back in Volos on Thursday evening, leaving you free to travel home on Friday or Saturday. You can stay on the boat on Thursday evening.


Before joining us for the practical course, you will need to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, delivered by, an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training.

You can complete the theory and practical with our Coastal Skipper Combined course.

Duration: 5 days

Dates for 2024: (Alternate dates may be available on request)

May 25th-30th

August 10th-16th

September 21st-26th

Course content: Passage planning, pilotage, passage making and ability as skipper, advanced yacht handling under power, advanced yacht handling under sail, adverse weather conditions, night sailing and watch keeping, emergency situations.

Method of assessment: There are no exams for the practical. Your instructor will assess your progress throughout the course.

Certificates awarded: RYA Coastal Skipper

Included in the price: Breakfast, lunch and 3 evening meals on board the yacht. You’ll get freshly laundered linen & towels, pillows, and bedding. Also included are fuel and mooring fees

Not included: Meals eaten ashore and the cost of getting here (Please refer to our getting here page)

Other courses for experienced sailors

Coastal Skipper combined (including the online theory course, provided by an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training)

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Thessalia School of Sailing is an RYA-recognised training centre offering RYA sailing courses in Greece

Mediterranean RYA sailing schools-Thessalia School of Sailing
Required pre-course experience

Minimum age:  18

15 days sea-time, two of these days as skipper, having covered 300 miles with eight night hours.

You will need to complete the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore shorebased course, before joining us in Greece.

You will also need a vhf license such as RYA SRC certificate.

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