Learn to sail in an outdoor classroom!


The beauty of learning to sail is that it doesn’t feel like learning! With the sun on your face, the breeze in your hair, and the soothing sound of the ocean, there is only one way to learn to sail and that is hands on deck in the most unique of settings.

We take the focus to a new dimension – the gorgeous Islands of Greece and Croatia is our classroom. Under our watchful gaze, you will navigate your way around dense pine forests on coastlines and picturesque harbours, stopping off to explore and relax along the way.


Beginner or Expert Roles


From absolute beginners who just want to learn the ropes to become competent onboard or if looking for more practical boat handling tuition to captain your own yacht with confidence, a sailing course with Getaway Sailing combines expert theory and practical tuition in Greek and Croatian waters.

And the best bit of all? You will be having such a good time that it won’t even feel like learning. After only six days and you will know the score. You will start to feel competent in your abilities, know what requires to be done and why. If you are a fast learner, you will even begin to learn the art of Skippering.




A Typical Class On Deck 

Each day comprises a combination of theory and practical. We combine the basics, such as map-reading, navigating, casting lines off, anchoring, mooring, tying knots, points of sailing, preparing the sails, safe seamanship and then some of the more advanced sailing skills, but your learning won’t stop there. The crew are renowned storytellers, and you will be surprised at what else you can learn.

This is the life …

 Every day in Greece or Croatia brings a new opportunity to learn new experiences and explore. We won’t let you lose sight of your sailing goal and our schedule for you is really a breeze.

After breakfast, your first exercise will be planning the day’s sailing. You will learn how to allow for fthe weather and you will also learn how to navigate the route, calculate distances, and estimate sailing time. You will be doing this every day so will pick up fast!
We normally set sail around 10am. It is your time to enjoy being ‘under way’ as you learn the practical art of feeling the wind. You will also learn at first-hand the ‘rules of the road’ as we give way to other vessels en route to our next destination.

Hungry Sailor


Every Sailing is hungry work, and you will be ready for a good meal by lunchtime! We always pick a bay to relax for a swim. Entering the bay we’ll need a couple of hands on deck preparing the anchor then drop! e at appropriate distances from the shore and other yachts.
Rest for a couple of hours before refreshing the practical skills you worked on in the morning, along with any theory and coaching. By the afternoon we will cruise into a traditional fishing village or port that we plotted a course to earlier in the day. This is real teamwork – making ready the yacht with fenders, mooring lines, and anchoring, before entering the harbour.

Anchored Evenings

Every Now we anchor for the evening. The Skipper and Crew are always delighted to introduce you to one of the traditional tavernas or konobas at port. With so many options to choose from you will be truly spoiled. Relax and enjoy the evening as you consider your achievements.


You are never too young or old

Sailing is a fun and safe hobby, and once you learn the ropes, you never forget. We have taught children from seven years old up to adults in their seventies. As long as you are reasonably fit and willing to learn, we will welcome you onboard.

Solo Travel Dates and Prices


Itinerary Date Available Yachts Yacht type







14 Sept2019

(7 Days)

Bakus Lagoon 39

2016 Lagoon 39
8 Guests per boat


GBP 499.00 pp


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Solo Traveller info



In addition to there being no singles supplement with Getaway Sailing, here are the other benefits that have come from our long history of running sailing trips with singles and solo travellers;

1. 'Free Whole Cabin Upgrade' where the yacht isn't full - the first Solo traveller that booked (male or female) will receive a Whole Cabin upgrade

2. We allocate sailing yachts with bunk cabins on some routes to provide another opportunity for personal space. We notify you during the enquiry where bunk cabins are onboard

3. Catamaran bookings - we also have single cabins that are typically used by the crew but where available these can be used by our solo guests at no extra cost

4. Bed Dividers - we also have a further separation available; Bed Dividers are our invention designed and made allowing solos and singles to share


This is a social dining experience onshore. You will pay for all your own meals and beverages throughout the evening. Vegetarian options are also available so please let us know any dietary requirements in advance.


1. Early Booking Incentive

Whole cabin free upgrade - If the yacht isn't fully booked, the first person (male or female respectively) that booked gets the whole cabin to themselves at no extra cost

2. No Singles Supplement

There isn't a singles supplement when booking as a single or solo.

3. Dinners Together - 5 nights

At Getaway Sailing we love creating 'Dinners Together'.

Dinners Together are a mix of personalities and the local culinary discoveries that many of our guests are interested in when travelling. Our Host dines with your group and makes all restaurant bookings.

4. Pre-trip Contact with other Guests

We know that a smooth entrance to your holiday makes all the difference. So as a Solo Traveller on the same flight as other guests on the trip, we offer everyone signing the permissions tickbox on our client login area the opportunity to be in contact with your fellow holidaymakers. It's a great way to begin!

5. Shared Airport Transfers

For guests arriving at the airport on the start day of the trip, we organise airport transfers by flight number direct to the marina and our check-in centre.