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.


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.


Price €980



Dates for 2021: (Alternate dates may be available on request)



March 27th-April 2nd

May 8th-14th

June 5th-11th

June 26th-July 2nd

July 31st-August 6th

August 21st-27th

September 11th-17th

September 18th-24th

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).


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

Thessalia School of Sailing is a UK-registered Ltd company. Company number: 10543517

Office 32, 19-21 Crawford St,, London W1H 1PJ
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