The Athens Sailing Academy is located in Athens Greece. We use the beautiful Greek Islands as our sailing back drop as we teach new students how to master sailing. The constant sunshine and easy winds make this an ideal location to learn how to sail. When the days sailing is over you will find your self on a new island every day, and a chance to explore the Greek islands while you learn how to sail. Our instructors are all english speakers and have an intimate knowledge of the islands that you will visit while sailing with the Athens Sailing Academy.
The school runs courses from basic 101 sailing though to Off-shore instruction. Our most popular course is our 10 day Bare-boat skippers license course. The course takes you though the basics of sailing and teaches you on a small 30 ft sloop, before embarking for a weeks off shore sailing on a luxury 57 ft ketch. The week is spent sailing from Greek Island to Island learning the skills of how to handle a large yacht in confined harbors and marinas.
The course is very comprehensive, covering skills such as navigation, mechanical and electrical knowledge, sail trim and boat handling . You will live on the yacht and be part of a watch and learn about cooking at sea, yacht domestic chores, and how to prepare for and offshore trip.
This 10 day course is designed to show the novice and experienced sailor how to safely sail off shore.
For more advanced sailors we have ‘Mile-building’ cruises that take students to distant Greek islands, where no tourists go. The student will learn about sailing at night and be part of a watch , taking responsibility for the yacht while at sea.Each leg of the cruise is designed to offer different challenges for the prospective student to over come. These cruises are typically run at the beginning and end of our sailing season.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Summer Camps for Kids
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Vacation Charters
- Racing Courses
- Sail Trim Courses
Athens Sailing Academy