Family Learn to Sail Holidays

This is a fantastic opportunity for all of the family to learn to sail holiday and gain international sailing qualifications while relaxing in the sun!

Family learn to sail holidays are prefect for everybody. It’s a chance to spend time with each other, yet the energetic children (and adults) can run around the boat while the more relaxed members of the family can sit back and relax. Instead of joining a course with a load of random people, you can do a learn to sail holiday together as a family with nobody else other than the skipper on board. We can offer family learn to sail courses not just in the UK, but also in some popular family holiday destinations such as Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Malta, Thailand and the British Virgin Islands.

What makes our family learn to sail holidays different to standard RYA sailing courses is we can charter the entire boat for you and your family.


No Experience Required

None of the family learn to sail holiday packages require you to have any prior sailing experience. Included in each trip is a highly qualified and experienced instructor, who will most likely be a minimum of an MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with Cruising Instructor accreditation.

Gain RYA Courses

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the worlds leading governing body for sailing. It has spent well over half a Century compiling and constantly changing it’s sailing course programme to keep it up to date and make sure you will feel confident and enjoy sailing quickly. we work with over a dozen RYA recognised sailing schools all over the world.

Join a Flotilla

Flotillas are small groups of 3 to 12 yachts sailing in company with each other. For families they are fantastic as they add a good social element, allowing the kids to go off and play with other children allowing parents time to relax and unwind in the peaceful and relaxing surroundings. RYA courses are available on certain flotillas in the Ionian Islands.


Which Course

On a family learn to sail holiday you have a couple of options with which course to go for. Below are the two main starting courses:

RYA Competent Crew

The RYA competent crew course is perfect for complete beginners. It will take you through the complex world of sailing in a structured methodical system. You can read about what you will cover on the RYA Competent Crew page, which you can get to by click here


If you’re looking to charter yachts in the future and ideally somebody has experience then we would recommend the ICC course. This will prepare you to take command of the boat. For more information  Click Here.


You can do a family learn to sail course all over the world. Below are a few of the key destinations:

Greek Ionian Islands

Picturesque islands, secluded bays and flat calm seas make the Greek Ionian Islands the best place in the world for a family to learn to sail in. We work with many sailing schools here with one offering the course alongside a flotilla. For more information click here.

Croatian Dalamtia Coast

Clusters of historical ancient harbours mixed with hundreds of islands make for a fantastic family learn to sail holiday in Croatia.

Turkish Lycian Coast

Small coves and quiet harbours offers a family a great chance to escape the medley of the tourist trails and explore the untouched Turkey. The protected calm bay provides the ideal place for nervous sailors to ease into sailing.

British Virgin Islands (Caribbean)

For a winter get away you can’t beat the British Virgin Islands with endless amounts of pristine white sandy beaches and picturesque Cays. That’s all before we mention the famous Caribbean hospitality.

Learn to Sail

Below we have a number of general Learn to Sail Packages to give you an idea of what’s available. If you’re looking for more family learn to sail advice then please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be more than happy to help.