Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor, and you will never be asked to share a cabin with a complete stranger.
This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.
Learn to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board.
Thessalia School of Sailing runs the 5 day course from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday as a bonus day to practice your new skills. You will arrive in Volos on Saturday and spend the first night on the boat. We will arrive back in Volos on Friday lunchtime, leaving you free to travel home on Friday or Saturday.
RYA COMPETENT CREW
Required pre-course experience
Minimum age: 18
No other requirements.
If you have never set foot on a boat before, then we celebrate the blank canvas that you are giving us to work with.
Course content: Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fire fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, avoiding seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, use of the dinghy.
Duration: 5 days.
Dates for 2022: (Alternate dates may be available on request)
July 23rd-29th Fully booked
August 13th-19th Fully booked
September 3rd-9th Fully booked
September 24th-30thFully booked
Dates for 2023: (Alternate dates may be available on request)
August 26th-September 1st
Method of assessment: There are no exams. Your instructor will assess your progress throughout the course.
Certificates awarded: RYA Competent Crew
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).