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Build your experience, improve your confidence and advance your practical knowledge, whilst putting hundreds of miles in your log.

Our mile building trips are ideal for both experienced and inexperienced sailors alike. Whether you have just passed your day skipper and wish to put some miles under your belt whilst polishing your skills, or whether you want to experience some


€720 PP

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Autumn 2023 track
320 miles

proper sailing with fifty or sixty mile passages, experiencing night passages and watches, our circumnavigation of the northern Aegean has everything to offer.

The route of course, is susceptible to change due to varying weather conditions, but this will play a part in gaining experience as we listen to the forecast and discuss passage planning.


As well as some serious sailing, we will be stopping in some of the most stunning places that the North Aegean has to offer. The Sporades islands are one of the last unspoilt areas of the Mediterranean. You will enjoy nights in idyllic harbours, enjoying the local food and wine and nights at anchor in secluded bays with the Milky Way overhead.

Everyone will have a chance to skipper the boat and plan passages, safe under the watchful eyes of your English

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Duration: 7 days

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

June 22nd-29th Fully booked

July 27th-August 2nd 

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)

Below, is an example of one possible route


Saturday: We will leave the port of Volos as soon as everyone is aboard and see how far we can get on the first day. usually up towards Skiathos.

Sunday: We will set sail in the morning for the Sporades islands, probably getting as far as Alonissos.

Monday: Depending on the wind, we will head north towards Halkidiki.

Tuesday: Depending on the wind, we will have an upwind leg to Limnos.

Wednesday: Hopefully the Meltemi will blow and we will have a downwind leg to Skyros

Thursday: From Skyros we will head back towards the islands of Skopelos and Alonissos.

Friday: Another downwind leg back towards the gulf of Volos and a last night meal in one of the superb fish tavernas.

Required pre-course experience

Minimum age:  18


At least 1 week experience aboard a sailing boat.

Other courses for experienced sailors

RYA Coastal Skipper  (Without the online theory course)

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased (online theory course provided by, an RYA-recognised training centre specialising in online training)

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

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