Inclusive Catamaran Sailing
For a high speed sailing thrill, you need look no further then going for a ride on a Catamaran. On one of our greek sailing holidays you can enjoy the thrill of going for a blast on one our fleet of catamarans or ‘Cats’ as we call them. We also available to provide tuition, covering everything from the basics to specific advanced techniques
Free Sailing and Cat Blasts
As part of our sailing holidays all the kit is included, so there is no need to worry about rental costs. If you’re already a competent dinghy sailor, and after undertaking our safety briefing, you’ll be ready to get out on the water whenever you like. All you need to to do is head for the beach and have a chat with one of the water sports team.
They’ll get you sorted with a fully rigged catamaran and then you’re free to get sailing. Whenever there are boats on the water, we always have our safety team out on patrol. Help and guidance is always close at hand.
On the windier days, we offer blasts around the bay with one of our RYA qualified instructors. This is great If you don’t feel quite confident to take a ‘cat’ for a spin by yourself,
As part of our dinghy sailing holidays package we are delighted to offer free tuition to all our guests. As part of a small group, we can help you get to grips with the basics of sailing.
Throughout the week, we’ll help you to progress in terms of your technical knowledge and practical skill and get confident at the helm.
We also offer intermediate sessions or clinics for those looking to get to grips with catamaran sailing. Our instructors will take you through the basics of handling the ‘Cat’; helming it, turning about and crucially (and uniquely to catamarans) how to ‘fly’ the boat on a single hull. We can also provide tuition on all the sailing jargon we use as well!
We understand that some of guests may not get to spend much time on the water in their normal day to day lives, so joining us on one of our dinghy sailing holidays might be the only time they get on the water all year.
To get you back to where you left off, we offer group refresher clinics at the start of the week, enabling you to dust off the cobwebs and reacquaint yourself with the water. From then on, you can choose just to enjoy a fun week of sailing, or you can push yourself to the next level, either with one of our group clinics or with some private tuition.
If you can confidently execute all the basics of sailing, including tacking and gybing and sailing a triangular course, then we are able to help you achieve the next step. Our instructors will look to get you comfortable and confident sailing in moderate winds and using intermediate sailing techniques. These sessions are condition dependent, but otherwise will cover the parts of the boat, ways of improving your overall technique and the best ways to effectively ‘fly’ around a course on one hull.
Are you an experience solo dinghy sailor who is regularly out on the water sailing?
We can offer specific advanced clinics, including traipsing and learning to mono hull a catamaran. Our instructors need the right conditions to teach these techniques effectively, so sessions are planned around the wind and daily forecast. If there is something specific that you wish to work on, then please speak to your instructor and they’ll do their best to fit it in.
Private non-inclusive Tuition
Whether you’re completely new to sailing or are highly competent, private tuition can help push you further. Sessions can be tailored to your needs, with your awesome instructor working 1-2-1 with you, taking the time to get to know you and understanding your aims whilst giving you a great personable experience on the water.
It is charged by the hour with a maximum group size of 3 students to 1 instructor (£25 per person). To book tuition, please speak to your club manager or senior instructor on the beach when you are out in Kefalonia. Private tuition CANNOT be booked in advanced of your holiday. Availability is dependent on day to day beach operations.
At the end of the week, it’s race day! It’s nothing too serious. All sailing levels are welcome to take part in one our regattas at either Lixouri and Paliki. Using a handy cap system allows a fair race for all participants. Sign up with your desired dinghy, attend the safety briefing and enjoy a fun race around the sailing area. Then round off the day and the week with a great social evening and awards ceremony!
Our fleet and The beach Clubs
All our boats and equipment are kept in tip top condition throughout the season. Regular kit reviews ensure we provide you with the best kit available.
We are delighted to be able to offer two types of catamaran for our guests which are as follows:
3x RS CAT 16s available at Lixouri Bay Beach Club.
This is a shallow, shelved, sandy beach providing easy launch and landing on to an open sailing area. It is a calmer sea experience that is perfect for beginners.
3x Topaz 14s available at Paliki Beach Club.
This can get slightly more gnarly when the wind gets up adding some fun chop to your sailing holiday experience. Launch and landing is easily done from the boating lane!
Kefalonia in Greece is unique in it’s a make up and conditions. A vast open sea inlet combined with cross-shore southerly winds that create easy landing and launch and a safe sailing area surrounded by stunning rugged scenery.
At both our beach clubs on the island, we are able to provide guests with large and exclusive sailing areas. With no neighbours you’ll have plenty of room to get up some speed whilst out on a catamaran. it’ll be part of unforgettable active beach holiday.