Sailing Courses in Greece

Island Sailing is a British fully accredited Royal Yachting Association Training Centre offering a comprehensive range of RYA sailing courses from our Ionian base at Lefkas marina in Greece.

Exclusive use of a yacht with private sailing tuition

We offer private tuition sailing courses for couples, families and friends of all abilities. Private tuition means you don’t have to share a boat with people you don’t know. Having your own instructor on a yacht by yourselves allows us to offer more individual attention than you will receive on a group course. Each member of your party can take a course that's right for their level of experience.

Yachts and Prices

We have the widest choice of modern, highly specified and award winning yachts which are the latest models, spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipped with everything you will need onboard, including the all important safety equipment. With a choice of yachts we can offer you the most ideal layout and space. Your instructor requires a cabin onboard and always becomes a welcome addition on the yachts they sail.

Prices are per yacht per week (not per person) and include exclusive use of a fully equipped modern yacht with private tuition from one of our RYA sailing instructors, RYA sailing courses for up to 5 people per yacht with 7 nights onboard, mooring fees on the first and last night at our Lefkas marina base and RYA course completion certification. Prices don't include air travel, transfers, fuel used (around £30-£75 per yacht per week), final yacht cleaning, quality bed linen, pillows and towels (£45 per cabin per week) and food and drink.

We have all the information you will need for flights including current best prices and will arrange transfers for you.

New Model Bavaria 32

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The new model Bavaria 32's are our most popular sailing yachts. The yachts have a modern, bright and airy interior with two double cabins plus an additional berth in the saloon, roomy heads (bathroom) with a large shower and w.c. and fully equipped galley kitchen. The Bavaria 32's have plenty of space both above and below deck. The cockpit area is spacious and comfortable with a fantastic full width drop down bathing platform. 

Availability Enquiry

Bavaria Cruiser 32
Year of Build
Prices per yacht per week
7 May - 15 July
16 July - 26 August
27 August - 30 September
1 October - 29 October

New Model Bavaria 40

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The new model Bavaria Cruiser 40's offer a great deal of space and luxury with 3 spacious double cabins the Bavaria 40 is the first size of yacht that offers 2 heads/bathrooms, 1 ensuite to the master cabin and the second shared between the other 2 double cabins. Below deck the yachts have a light and spacious salon and practical galley kitchen. The yachts are easy to sail and manoeuvre and have a large cockpit and a full width bathing platform.

Availability Enquiry

Builder / Model
Bavaria 40 Cruiser
Year of Build
Prices per yacht per week
7 May - 3 June
4 June - 15 July
16 July - 26 August
27 August - 30 September
1 October - 29 October
Our Instructors

All our RYA instructors are talented sailors and teachers who have been chosen for their professional and friendly approach. We have a mix of male and female instructors in our team. They enjoy sharing their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for sailing and have taught people of all ages and abilities and will ensure that your sailing course in Greece is a valuable learning experience. Your instructor requires a cabin onboard and they always become welcome additions on the yachts they sail.

RYA Practical Sailing Courses

Our RYA practical sailing courses run every week from May until October and are suitable for couples, families or groups of friends.  We offer a range of courses from our RYA training centre base at Lefkas marina on the Greek Ionian island of Lefkas for absolute beginners looking to undertake a formal course and gain an RYA sailing certificate through to experienced sailors wanting to develop their skills and gain a recognised RYA qualification.

All RYA sailing courses have a syllabus that you will follow throughout the week.

Whilst the RYA stipulate that courses are run over a minimum of 5 days we usually run them over 6 days and the yacht is available for 7 nights. This allows us to offer comprehensive instruction whilst learning in the Mediterranean sunshine and warm waters of the Ionian islands of Greece.

We set a route so you stay over night in various ports and bays during the week on the various Ionian islands to ensure we cover the RYA course syllabus.

RYA Theory Courses

You can take a classroom based RYA Day Skipper theory course at some RYA Training Centres but you may prefer to take the course online in your own time and at your own pace. Island Sailing customers can access exclusive discounts off online theory courses through our recommended online course provider. Please contact us for more information.

Learn to Sail Holidays with Informal Tuition

If you are looking for a gentle introduction to sailing that offers informal tuition with more time to spend relaxing and enjoying the Greek islands a Learn to Sail holiday offers the perfect balance. Sail with one of our friendly and professional skipper/instructors and get involved sailing the yacht, swimming and snorkeling in bays and sunbathing on deck as much or as little as you want.

More about Learn to Sail Holidays

For more information call us on 0330 088 4744 or email

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