Do I need sailing experience or a qualification?

If you have some previous skippering experience you can join a flotilla and skipper your own yacht. Your experience will be either from a previous flotilla holiday or from yacht sailing in the UK. At least one other person should be competent crew standard.

At present only the port authorities in Croatia and Mallorca require an internationally recognised certificate of competence for the skipper of a flotilla yacht, eg RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) or RYA Day Skipper Practical.

The RYA ICC will in the near future be required by Greek and Turkish port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA sailing schools in the UK such as Hamilton Sailing or Brixham Sea School  

"The cleanliness and presentation of the boat at the start was the best I have ever experienced. The lead boat crew, John and Elsa, were superb in every way. Transfers were seamless. The booking process and pre-trip service from your head office was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
Fethiye flotilla in Turkey 2014 - C.J

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