Seafarer Training Nikiana, is our Dinghy, Windsurf and Powering School based at NIkiana Beach Club on the island of Lefkas in Greece.
Learning to sail or windsurf in the warm and sunny Ionian has obvious advantages. Even in early season, thanks to the pleasant water temperatures wet suits are not required, whilst the consistent wind patterns of light winds in the morning with fresher winds in the afternoon, mean that all abilities are catered for. Many of our guests choose to book a sailing course during their one or two week holiday after which they have plenty of opportunity to practice their new skills given the range of craft and the fact that you have unlimited use each day. Powerboat courses are aimed at those perhaps wishing to purchase a powerboat in future or to improve and formalise their skills for use with a sailing club or school.
See also our section on our Fastrack Instructor Courses also run at this centre
Whatever course you require, you will be taught by English speaking RYA qualified instructors at a centre that is run and equipped according the stringent RYA safety standards as well as those of the Hellenic coastguard. For details of accommodation during your stay, facilities and equipment at our centre and details of the surrounding area please refer to the section on Nikiana Beach Club
RYA Level 1 Start Sailing
Introduction to the sport of sailing. Covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. 12 Hours.
RYA Level 2 Basic Skills
This course sets out the foundations of sailing for you. It includes rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge. Most UK Centres ask for RYA Level 2 to Hire a sailing Dinghy. 12 Hours
RYA Level 3 Better Sailing
This course is all about consolidating skills and trying new ones. It includes Further coaching to consolidate Level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules and by the end of the course you’ll be more confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules. 12 Hours
RYA Advanced Courses
In Nikiana we can run a number of the RYA Advanced Courses including RYA Seamanship Skills, RYA Sailing with Spinnakers and RYA Performance Sailing. If your interested in taking your sailing to the next level with a really exciting course please get in touch.
RYA Sailing Junior Stage Courses
For children aged between 6 and 13 the RYA Stages offer a great pathway into the fantastic sport of sailing. 12 Hours Per Stage
Private Tuition and RYA Assessments
If your interested in improving your sailing or want to try something new a private lesson can be a great option. We can also run RYA Assessments for those who already have sailing experience.
RYA Start Windsurfing
A course for complete beginners it teaches you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment. By the end of the course you should be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started from in light winds. 12 Hours + personal sailing time.
RYA Intermediate Windsurfing
New techniques such as the beachstart and harness work will get you ready for the excitement of blasting control. Beachstarting and gybing are taught either as a separate clinic or within the course, tailored to an individual’s needs and the teaching environment. 12 Hours plus personal sailing time.
RYA Windsurfing Junior Stage Courses
For children aged between 6 and 13 the RYA Stages offer a great pathway into the fantastic sport of windsurfing. 12 Hours Per Stage
Private Tuition and RYA Assessments
If your interested in improving your windsurfing or want to try something new a private lesson can be a great option. We can also run RYA Assessments for those who already have windsurfing experience.
Powerboat & Yachting Courses
RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 (Includes ICC Power)
(Subject to availability) Aimed at those budding power boaters, the level 2 course gives you the knowledge to handle a small powerboat, knowledge of safety standards and basic meteorology & maintenance. The course gives you the RYA Powerboat Level 2 which is seen worldwide as the Powerboat Licence. New for 2018 we are including the ICC Application (small free applied to those not a member of the RYA) which allows you to rent a powerboat worldwide. 12 Hours
RYA Safety Boat Course
(Subject to availability) More advanced power boating, ideal for those looking to join sailing schools or becoming a senior dinghy/windsurf Instructor. Available on demand, bookable in resort. 12 Hours
RYA Start Yachting
For those wanting to learn the basics of yacht sailing without doing a full weeks course this is the perfect option. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board. 16 Hours