Forget taking a regular holiday this year. Sail away on a real adventure at sea instead. Even complete beginners can fulfill a lifelong ambition to take the stern with Neilson’s range of fantastic sailing courses.
With a course for every ability, there’s no need to feel put off by a lack of experience. Conversely, even experienced sailors can benefit from the Brush Up sailing course or RYA Day Skipper course.
Once you’ve learnt the ropes, adventure holidays at sea await. Flotilla holidays are perfect for beginners as you sail with a fleet and an expert crew is on hand to guide you on your way. You’ll also enjoy a great sociable aspect to the holiday, with a real camaraderie between fleet sailors who are, metaphorically if not sometimes physically, in the same boat.
In fact, Neilson flotilla holidays make it so easy to enjoy an amazing sailing holiday that the most difficult element of your holiday will be deciding where to go.
Greece and Turkey are popular sailing holiday destinations, as the conditions are largely ideal. Choose between northern or southern Ionian holidays, with a northern itinerary taking in the Greek islands, and a southern itinerary taking in traditional Greek villages and bays.
Those who’ve been well and truly bitten by the sailing bug may like to combine both itineraries in a Greek coastal sail from north to south.
Alternatively, Turkey’s Lycian coast also offers perfect sailing conditions, with a wonderfully traditional itinerary taking in Turkish villages where weary sailors are guaranteed a warm welcome.
Whichever destination you choose to take a sailing course or flotilla holiday you’re sure to return home with much more than a good tan. Great friendships, new skills and amazing memories all form part of adventure holidays at sea – so be brave and dive in!
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