|From time to time individuals, couples or friends want
to go sailing without the expense directly chartering (hiring) a yacht.
How can this be arranged?
Some sailing schools accept clients on their training
yachts. You basically join the yacht as a passenger – you can enjoy the
sunshine while the students are put through their paces!
|What does the
cruise consist of?
Sailing courses normally run
for 5 – 6 days starting on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the course,
individual school, flights to Greece, etc.
During the week the training week the training yacht
usually sails between harbours in the area, departing each morning and
arriving at a new destination in the late afternoon. Training days will
normally include a break at lunchtime when students (and passengers!)
have a chance for a swim before they eat. Most weeks the training
includes a night sail, which gives you the chance to experience sailing
under the stars.
|Is there any
On training yachts all the crew
get involved in the “domestic” tasks – perhaps preparing lunch or
keeping the yacht tidy. Sometimes you might be even be asked to “hold a
rope”. The rest of the time is yours to sunbath, read and enjoy the
involved in the training
Learning to sail is
fun! If you decide early on in the week that you would like to join in
with the training simply talk to the instructor. There may be a small
additional cost, the instructor will give you details.
|How much does
this type of holiday cost?
A mid season trip on a
training yacht with Poros Yachting Academy is priced at €609.00, this
price includes breakfast and lunch, and all the costs of running the
training yacht. In addition to this cost you will have to pay for your
evening meals ashore, say €105.00. A total cost of €714.00. This
excludes flights to Greece the cost of which varies enormously and will
depend on from where you are travelling. Transfers from Athens airport
to Poros Island would cost approximately €25.00 per person each way.
Our sailing school, Poros Yachting
Academy, whose teaching yachts cruise the Saronic & Argolic Gulfs accept
non-participating crew members. Why not check out their Experience
Yachting option, click on their logo to display the details: