First time chartering a yacht in Greece?
We can help you navigate your way to have the right qualifications and experience for the yacht you want to charter.
To sail a yacht bareboat in Greece the Greek authorities require the skipper to have a sailing licence issued by a statutory authority. Examples of qualifications currently accepted include the ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for sail, an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or higher, Bareboat Chartering Standard (ASA 104) or the equivalent from your country. The co-skipper should also be competent to sail.
If you have sailing experience but no sailing certificate there are plenty of options available. Experienced sailors can take the short ICC assessment at a sailing school before you come to Greece. Most will offer pre-ICC training as well. Alternatively, you could take the RYA Day Skipper practical course. Many countries outside of the UK offer equivalent courses and assessments. We can recommend sailing schools in the UK as well as further afield in Europe and beyond so please ask us for more information.
Skippered Yacht Charter or Crewed Yacht Charters are ideal for those with little or no sailing experience or qualifications. If you do want to learn about how to sail during your yacht charter you can learn as much or as little as you wish with your friendly and professional skipper. For those wanting to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Greek islands then a skippered or crewed yacht charter is the way to go.