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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!

 

Training yacht Ithaka
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 participation?

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 sailing life.

 

Lunch is served
Getting 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.

 

A quiet bay on Poros Island
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.

 

Who to contact?

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:

 

 

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