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Learn To Sail Ionian

Want an amazing place to learn?

Does sailing in the Greek Islands sound exciting to you? Why not make it more adventurous and fun, by combining it with certified training from the Royal Yachting Association?

You can make your sailing vacation more exciting, sailing the Ionian Sea and enjoying the stunning scenery, with RYA practical and shore based training starting from Lefkas!



It is a combination of theory and practical courses that aim to train beginners to be able to skipper a yacht safely, or be part of a sailing crew and sail with confidence around familiar waters. Of course, you can always opt for more advanced training and acquire a sailing licence or become a professional skipper as well.


RYA sailing courses are considered the most proficient training courses in the yachting industry worldwide. Each course provides an incredible amount of valuable information and provides expertise to anyone who wants to learn more about sailing and be able to skipper a yacht with confidence. The experienced RYA certified instructors and the certified training centre can ensure that you will gain all the necessary experience and knowledge to acquire an RYA certificate. All of the yachts have to meet the RYA standards and are inspected thoroughly before each training session to guarantee the best and most efficient RYA training experience!


The ionianMode training centre consists of experienced sailing instructors, skippers, engineers, and yachting professionals. All of them have spent many years working with yachts at sea and ashore gaining extensive expertise and knowledge. Their passion for sailing brought them all together and with hard work whilst ensuring the safety of their clients, they decided to start passing on their knowledge to people that have the same love and passion for sailing. The fleet is excellently maintained and complies with international safety regulations to ensure a sailing adventure that will be safe, successful, and unforgettable!

RYA Day Skipper

This course is ideal for those who already have some basic knowledge and want to further expand their skills and gain experience in order to be able to skipper a yacht with confidence during the day.
Duration – 5 days (Monday – Friday)
Experience Required – Competent crew level skills & experience, plus Day Skipper level theory knowledge
Miles Covered – Minimum of 100 N.M

RYA Competent Crew

This course is ideal for beginners. If you’d like to be an active crew member that participates in the day to day duties of the yacht, then this is the perfect fit for you. You will have the opportunity to learn the basics, and if you are interested, move to the next step as well!
Duration – 5 days (Monday – Friday)
Experience Required – No prior knowledge required
Miles Covered – 100 N.M

Other Ionian Sailing Options

Skippered Yacht Charter

Join a qualified, professional yacht skipper on one of our quality yachts.  You’ll have the choice of simply relaxing or getting as involved in sailing as you like. It’s entirely your choice….Read More

Bareboat Yacht Charter

We can provide you with your luxury sailing yacht.  You skipper and sail her and make up your own exciting itinerary.  We can also help with suggestions for you to consider….Read More