RYA Training Centres

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Monday to Friday0900 to 1800
Saturday0930 to 1700
0208 324 3118

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Monday to Friday0900 to 1800
Saturday0930 to 1700
0208 324 3118

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Train in Greece, Croatia and the UK

Seafarer Training runs RYA & other courses from our bases in Greece, Croatia and the UK. Our courses are taught by experienced instructors who have a real passion for sailing and are an ideal way to train, whether you are starting out, getting the licence to skipper a yacht on your own or refreshing your skills.

Our centres in Greece & Croatia run week long courses RYA Courses in the warm weather and stunning scenery of the islands they visit. During the summer months, these training yachts will operate alongside the flotilla allowing you to enjoy some of the social side of sailing with others and children to make use of kids club in the summer holidays. Our UK training centre is perfect for those preparing to sailing abroad with 5 day RYA courses running alongside weekend refresher courses. 

Read on for more information about our centres and how our courses run read on.

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Where we Sail

Seafarer Training Greece

Location – Lefkas, summer and Athens winter
Courses – RYA Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper
Times – 7 Nights, Lefkas Sunday arrival, Athens Saturday arrival
Dates – Lefkas, April to October, Athens November & February/March
Prices – From £745 (saloon berth)
Airport – Preveza Summer, Athens winter
Transfers – 40 minutes (both bases)

With 3 full time training yachts Seafarer Training Greece is our largest RYA centre and over the summer runs alongside our Lefkas Flotilla. From April to October we operate from the island of Lefkas and explore the stunning Ionian islands, visiting a new port each night. Over the winter we operate from Alimos in Athens and sail in the Saronic Gulf. For more information on training in Greece click below.

Seafarer Training UK

Location – Southampton, UK
Courses – RYA Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper + ICC preparation, rusty skipper weekends & tidal milebuilders
Times – 5 day weekday courses and 2 day weekend courses
Dates – February to October
Prices – From £625 (5 day) & £295 (2 day)

Our UK training centre, based in Southampton is perfect for those wanting to train before a holiday abroad. Our training area is the busy and well-established Solent which is full of everything we need for a great course while exploring fascinating rivers and the Isle of Wight, spending each night in a different location. For more information on training in the UK click below.

Seafarer Training Croatia

Location – Split
Courses – RYA Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper
Times – 7 Nights, Saturday arrival
Dates – June to October
Prices – From £995 (saloon berth)
Flights – Split  Airport
Transfers – 35 minutes

Our second Mediteranean RYA centre is located in stunning Croatia and over the summer runs alongside our Split Flotilla. From June to October we operate from the city of Split and explore both the Dalmatian coastline and the Croatian islands, visiting a new port each night. For more information on training in Croatia click below.

Our Courses

We offer a complete set of courses that take you from a novice to a professional skipper, to see our entire syllabus and training program for Yachts, click on the link below.

What’s Included On A Tuition Yacht Course

  • Instruction from RYA qualified instructors
  • Provisioning for breakfast & light lunch
  • All mooring fees and local port taxes
  • Diesel, water & gas
  • Participation in flotilla activities (For Greece and Croatia)
  • End cleaning
  • Bed linen apart from our UK school where we recommend you bring your own sleeping bag and towels
  • Course completion certificate (if successful)
  • Automatic discount when booking your next Seafarer holiday


The RYA is a world-recognised organisation authorised by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency to issue international certificates of competence.

Seafarer instructors for both RYA and non-RYA courses are fully qualified commercially endorsed Yachtmasters and Cruising Instructors as a minimum. Our instructors deliver a challenging syllabus to take you from no experience to a qualified licensed skipper through a series of RYA courses outlined on our Yacht syllabus pages.

We have 4 RYA Training Centres and our yachts, dinghies and other watersports equipment meets the high standards demanded by the RYA. This means that our yachts are equipped with safety and training equipment that usually exceeds the requirements of the county it is based in. Tuition yachts are regularly inspected and comply with RYA / MCA guidelines and Codes of Practice for Sail Training Yachts.

Our standards

At Seafarer, we make sure that all our courses are both safe and enjoyable, offering a high standard of tuition and comfort. At all of our schools, we ensure:

  • You are under the supervision of an RYA qualified instructor while at sea.
  • All our RYA instructors hold the requisite first aid certificates. They are fluent in English (all courses delivered in English, as per RYA regulations).
  • Safety equipment on our tuition yachts complies with both local and British regulations.
  • All yachts have DSC VHF radios, handheld VHF radios and mobile phones.
  • Slim-line inflatable life jackets, harnesses and crotch straps are provided for each person aboard, with extra spares carried.
  • For your comfort, all yachts are equipped with Bimini sun tops (sun shade), hot water, 2 SH/WC, deck shower, electric fridge, fully equipped galley and onboard music player.
  • Accommodation on board is in double, twin or single cabins, or you can book a saloon berth. Sheets, pillowcases, pillows, blankets, duvets and towels are all provided. (for our UK school we recommend you bring your own sleeping bags and towels)
  • Instructor/student ratio is maintained at a maximum of 5 students per instructor, in line with the RYA codes of practice.

RYA Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing & Powerboat Courses

Nikiana Beach Club is a beach front hotel on the Greek Island of Lefkas has been running since 2011. The club boasts a huge range of kit in a incredably sociable atmosphere and teachs the following courses:

  • RYA National Dinghy Scheme – All Courses
  • RYA National Windsurfing Scheme – Beginner Courses
  • RYA National Powerboating Scheme – Powerboat 1/2 & Safety Boat
  • RYA Start Yachting & Pre Flotilla Yacht Courses

Located in the village of Nikiana this small and perfectly formed beach front complex has 32 rooms, a fresh water swimming pool and a very good family run taverna in a quiet location with stunning scenery along with kids clubs and many other activities available nearby.

Book your flights with us to ensure full financial protection for your holiday.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme Your flight inclusive holiday with us is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed, making the entire package ATOL protected.  We have been trading since 1995 so, with over 25 years under our belts, you can book with total confidence.

The Seafarer Price Guarantee

We Will Not Be Beaten On Price !

The Seafarer Price Guarantee

As an independent company, we are able to keep our prices highly competitive – if you see a like for like product featured elsewhere cheaper, let us know and we will beat it!
This guarantee applies to yacht and accommodation rates on our Beach Club, Flotilla, Learn to Sail and & Cabin Charter programmes operated by Seafarer and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

For those booking before 31st May,  we will not impose any surcharges and we guarantee to honour the price confirmed to you at the time of booking.