Learn to Sail in Kefalonia and Ionian Sea

Always wanted to take a course, but never got around to it? Just starting out on your sailing experience? Been sailing for years but not got a licence? If the answer to any of these is yes, Ionian Sea School and our partner’s recognised sailing school, is for you! Come away from your holiday in Kefalonia with an internationally recognised certificate.

Our partner’s  approved Sailing School, gives you the possibility to combine your holiday and obtain an international sailing diploma. The sail training yachts are fully certified and meet the stringent requirements of the MCA safety code. All the instructors are certified, have great local knowledge and their relaxed style of teaching will have you busy during the day but winding down at the end of tuition, catching the sunset off a great beach. Select one of the available courses, individual or group based and get a diploma whilst sailing the translucent waters of Kefalonia and the Ionian islands.

The  protected waters of Kefalonia and the Ionian Sea offer an ideal location, with the inland sea  offering protected waters with moderate conditions, perfect for training and tuition.

Our partner’s affiliated sailing school is internationaly recognised, offering a full range of practical sailing courses from Competent Crew and Day Skipper up t0 Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster preparation

Course duration is 7 days on board  with a different destination  each day. In this way students get used to living on board and understand the way that the vessel operates  and the division of responsibilities between the skipper and crew members

During the courses, there is time for  breaks for lunch and swimming stops and at the end of the training day you are given the opportunity to enjoy each destination. In this way you can combine your holidays with training and obtain a   sailing  diploma recognized all over the world.

The sea school is a training centre internationaly recognised.

The Courses

Competent Crew

This course is ideal for beginners to learn the basics and for those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of this course in six days you will not only  be competent, but also active members of the crew and be able to steer, handle sails, and to help all day in processes related to the vessel.
Safety is paramount in all courses and you will learn how to use flares, life jackets, safety belts, liferafts and how to help to recover a man of the sea. At the end you will be awarded the certificate Competent Crew

  • The RYA Syllabus and the log book will be available for purchase from your instructor when you arrive on the boat
  • The completion certificate is included in the cost of your studies.
  • Course duration 6 days (7 nights on board)
  • You do not need previous experience
  • Price low season 595 €
  • Price high season 695 €
  • Price private tuition 1000 € + boat charter you prefer
  • 50% charge for exclusive cabin

 

 Day Skipper

The skippering  of a vessel for the first time can be frightening yet fascinating at the same time. The practical lesson  Day Skipper is designed to teach you how you to handle a yacht safely and securely. A skipper  does much more than just navigation. He is also responsible for the complete security and prosperity of the vessel and crew. These responsibilities include the forecast of weather, engine maintenance, selection and sail handling, passage planning and navigation.
 This course gives you the opportunity to take responsibility and skippering yachts under instruction, with lots of advice and support from our instructors. The time we spent in courses mainly is on  the demonstration and practicing of  the principles of seamanship with emphasis on board handling skills. You will explore practical solutions for navigation and  build confidence during navigation exercises.
Students who have successfully completed their course Day Skipper will awarded  the Completion Certificate  Day Skipper. Moreover, they can make a request for  International Certificate of Competence (ICC), which is an internationally recognized degree and ideal for future Flotilla holidays or promotion to bareboat charter type.
  • The  RYA Syllabus and the log book will be available for purchase from your instructor when you arrive on the boat
  • The completion certificate is included in the cost of your studies.
  • Course duration 6 days (7 nights on board)
  • You do not need previous experience
  • Price low season 595 €
  • Price high season 695 €
  • Price private tuition 1000 € + boat charter you prefer
  • 50% charge for exclusive cabin

 

Coastal Skipper

The skippering  of a vessel for coastal and offshore passages requires strong capacity navigation, seamanship and leadership skills. The course  Coastal Skipper prepares individuals with previous experience skippering to take longer voyages.

During  Coastal Skipper your instructor will guide you through the waterway, both offshore and in poor visibility, the weather forecast and the passages planing , maintenance , shifts and prepare for the sea. You do all this in practice as each student designs and implements excerpts taken full control of the boat. The Coastal Skippers should be good vessel operators and are  prepared for night sail in different conditions
Upon successful completion of the course Coastal Skipper you will be awarded  the recognized certificate of completion: Coastal Skipper and holders will be able to skippering  vessels safely and securely day or night.

  • The RYA syllabus  and log book  will be available for purchase from your instructor when you arrive on the boat
  • The completion certificate is included in the cost of your studies.
  • Course duration 6 days (7 nights on board)
  • The Coastal Skipper course requires previous knowledge and experience
  • The course Coastal Skipper is the last stage before the preparation for folding Yachtmaster which enables holders to handle vessels up to 200tn and extendable commercial world wide .The school has the opportunity to prepare students for the diploma Yachtmaster both in theory and in practice and to organize the evaluation by an  independent examiners
  • Price low season 595 €
  • Price high season 695 €
  • Price private tuition 1000 € + boat charter you prefer
  • 50% charge for exclusive cabin