Flotilla Hero Practical course

Earn your spurs on holiday

If you’re the sort of person who likes to combine learning and play, and already have some sailing experience, then the Sunsail Flotilla Hero course could be for you. It’s a chance to earn your stripes and take your RYA Day Skipper Practical course or RYA Competent Crew course while enjoying a sociable flotilla holiday with friends or family.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Agana, Croatia

Lefkas, Greece


  • Get qualified on holiday
  • Up to two experienced sailors can earn an RYA Day Skipper certification*
  • Learn from an RYA instructor
  • Up to three crew members can earn an RYA Competent Crew certification

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The Flotilla Hero course is a chance for up to two people to get certified as an RYA Day Skipper or up to three people to get certified as an RYA Competent Crew, all whilst enjoying a one-week flotilla holiday in Lefkas or Agana. Take the practice course while discovering the coastal highlights of these two incredible sailing areas, and when qualified you’ll be able to skipper a charter yacht in any of our over 20 global destinations. Tick RYA qualification off your bucket list.

The RYA Competent Crew course aims to introduce the complete beginner (12 years old and up) to cruising under sail, equipping novice sailors with the skills required to be an active and useful crew member. No previous sailing experience or knowledge is required.

Day Skipper Prerequisites

The Day Skipper practical course for designed for sailors (16 years old and up) with significant previous sailing experience (a minimum of five days sailing and living on board and around 100 miles logged is required) and a comprehensive understanding of the theory behind the practice. Students preferably take the RYA Day Skipper theory course or have theory knowledge to this level. The theory course is shore-based or may be completed online. Please contact our UK Sailing Schools team for more information on the Day Skipper theory course.

The Day Skipper practical course does include some night sailing. If you choose not to complete this part of the syllabus during your holiday you can or defer the night sailing and complete the course at our UK sailing school upon your return. Please note the Day Skipper practical certificate will not be issued until all of the syllabus has been completed.

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