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May €830 (4 spaces remaining)

June €952

July, August+September €1,070

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. 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.

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

Minimum age:  12

Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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 2024: (Alternate dates may be available on request)

May 4th-9th

May 11th-16th

June 1st-6th

June 8th-13th  Fully booked

June 15th-20th

June 29th-July 4th

July 6th-11th Fully booked

July 20th-25th

August 3rd-8th

August 17th-22nd

August 31st-September 5th

September 7th-12th 


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).

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

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