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 2021: (Alternate dates may be available on request)
March 27th-April 2nd
May 29th-June 4th
June 26th-July 2nd
July 31st-August 6th
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: All meals on board the yacht. On board you’ll get freshly laundered linen & towels, pillows, and bedding. You will receive your RYA Logbook, to record your mileage and the future courses that you may attend.
Not included: Meals eaten ashore and the cost of getting here (Please refer to our getting here page).