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Skippered flotilla holidays

If you're a complete beginner and think skippering your own yacht is pretty much out of reach, think again. With our skippered flotilla holidays (which are available from Vounaki Beachlub in Greece), you'll feel totally at home on your yacht, sailing and having fun in no time!


You'll be learning to sail with the help of your own personal skipper. You'll be surprised how easily it all falls into place and you can even pick up a qualification along the way (RYA Level 2 sailing certificate), which will come in handy, as you're bound to catch the sailing bug.

At a glance...
  • No experience? No problem
  • Skippered during the day
  • Sail with the flotilla
  • Learn along the way
  • £600 per yacht, per week
  • Earn you level 2 sailing, ICC or Day Skipper certificate
  • Available from Vounaki Beachclub

Who can do skippered flotilla?

It's just perfect for those who've never sailed before, but this holiday isn't just for beginners. If you can already sail, but haven't any qualifications, then this is just what you need. You can enjoy your sailing holiday and pick up qualifications at the same time (subject to assessment). How does the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Day skipper sound?


How it works

Once you arrive at Vounaki Beachclub, we’ll meet you down at the yacht pontoon and your skipper will show you around your home for the next week, your very own yacht. You’re then free to choose your cabin and settle in for your first night on board.


The following morning your skipper will join you on deck, before you know it you’ll be leaving your moorings behind and setting sail in the south Ionian. This is when the fun really begins!


Your skipper will be with you all day, teaching you the finer points of sailing but will leave your yacht in the evening to join the lead boat. That way you can enjoy some down time with friends and family.

Which certificate can I get?

At the end of a successful week's sailing and assessment, beginners will be proud owners of the RYA Level 2 Sailing certificate. More experience? Then use the week to achieve your International Certificate of Competence (ICC), we will assess you at the level of Day Skipper, so you must have lots of sailing knowledge and be up to Day Skipper level before the assessment.

If you’re willing to put in a bit more work on your holiday you can work towards the RYA Day Skipper (you'll also need to have completed your Day Skipper theory before leaving the UK). The instructor will be on board your yacht for five full days and you will be sailing long hours together with some night sailing.

How to book

The Skippered Flotilla holiday from Vounaki Beachclub is priced at the cost of a normal flotilla, plus a supplement of £600 per yacht per week. That’s only £150 per person, if four of you are sharing a yacht. If you are aiming to gain your ICC you will also need to pay the £40 certification fee for the ICC on return to the UK.


To book a skippered flotilla holiday, you’ll need to give us a call on 0333 014 3351.

Where to go for your skippered flotilla holiday...

The beach at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £645pp