Colourful dinghy sails rigged and ready on a beach in Greece

Dinghy Sailing

Inclusive Activity at our Beach Clubs in Greece

Dinghy Sailing Holidays

We offer fantastic Dinghy Sailing holidays in Greece, and both our active Beach Clubs in Greece are the ideal locations for both beginner or expert dinghy sailors. Our beach clubs are well equipped with a selection of dinghies and catamarans for all abilities and our friendly RYA qualified beach team offer support to suit your specific needs.

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Dinghy Sailing is an inclusive activity at our Lixouri Bay beach club in Kefalonia, Stira Bay beach club in Evia and our Villa Club holidays.

Because we have the fantastic dinghy sailing areas virtually to ourselves, both our beach clubs are very safe and really inspire confidence on a dinghy sailing holiday, which is an inclusive activity.

Reliable cross-shore winds, well-maintained equipment, safety boat support and friendly instructors all help in providing that perfect dinghy sailing holiday. Morning light southerly breezes switch direction over lunch and winds build in the afternoon for more exciting dinghy sailing conditions.

Dinghy Sailing Gallery

Colourful yellow sail on a dinghy
Going fast in a dinghy across the water
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Colourful yellow sail on a dinghy
Going fast in a dinghy across the water
Two people leaning out of a dinghy
Black spinnaker on a racing dinghy
Sailing downwind on a dinghy
colourful dinghy sails and a sandy beach
A child is learning to sail on a dry land simulator
Sea view with the tops sailing dinghy sails and also a person wing surfing on the sea
View across a beach with sailing dinghies moored in the sea
A group of woman pose on a sunny beach. On their left are a small motor boat and some sailing yachts.
A person stands in the sea directing a sailing dinghy into shore
two sailing dinghies sail towards the camera. They are RS NEO dinghies with blue and white sails
A family of three sailing on a Topaz 14 catamaran
Family rig windsurf sails on a beach

Dinghy Sailing Locations

Lixouri Bay Beach Club, Kefalonia

Prices from: £425pp inc
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Stira Bay Beach Club, Evia

Prices from: £480pp inc

Villa Club Holidays

Prices from: £685pp

The Highlights

  • Free access to all our well-maintained dinghy equipment
  • Friendly and experienced RYA qualified beach team
  • Exclusive safety patrolled sailing area
  • No need to rig or derig… just hit the water
  • Free support clinics
  • Free children’s group sessions
  • Cat blasts are free of charge
  • Regatta day and Sailaway

Key Points

  • Selection of new equipment
  • First class support
  • Breezy afternoons
  • Sail-away & regatta days
  • Great for kids
  • RYA qualified beach team


For Beginner Dinghy Sailors

On a beach club holiday we focus on the basics of dinghy sailing in a relaxed environment and in a stunning location. As part of the inclusive group support clinics we’ll cover the following :

  • Safe sailing – the basic rules of safety in dinghies, including shallow water capsize drills so you can be confident in the water.
  • Rigging of equipment – Correct rigging and sail reefing is important to learn and really helps feeling comfortable on the water.
  • Launching and landing – Getting in and out safely and easily is super easy when you know-how.
  • Turning around – Known as Tacking and Gybing – it’s much easier than it looks.
  • Sailing in all directions – Learn the skills to feel comfortable in a dinghy in all directions ( points of sail )
  • Theory – Some basics so you’ll understand the practical side of things when you get going.

Support Clinics

As part of our beach club holiday package we offer free group tuition called Support Clinics.  We focus on beginners early on in the week lead to more advanced skills as the holiday goes on. Our beach team will  talk you through the theory of dinghy sailing, run land and water demos, and get you out on the water as much as they can and as quickly as possible.

Man teaching two people how to sail a dinghy. They are on a beach
RYA courses

For Intermediate Dinghy Sailors

If you can sail a dinghy around a triangular course and tack and gybe this is for you. Boost your confidence by dinghy sailing in moderate winds and learn intermediate skills that will help improve your overall technique. As we pretty much have the dinghy sailing area to ourselves, it’s a really good stress-free environment to practice these intermediate skills. Breezy afternoons and cross/cross-offshore conditions at both our clubs really help too. As you’re out on the water the majority of the support takes place from the safety boats.

For Advanced Dinghy Sailors

We offer specific advanced clinics for experienced dinghy sailors looking to improve their skills. Flying spinnakers, roll tacks, using a trapeze, race techniques and trim are some of the more advanced techniques we’ll aim to cover.

Inclusive Regatta Days

Everyone loves a race, and everyone can get involved in our weekly regattas. We hold the infamous dinghy sailing Regatta at Lixouri Bay and Stira Bay beach clubs at the end of the week. Sign up, choose your weapon and race around the set course.

Inclusive Sail-Away Days

As part of your dinghy sailing holiday in Greece we offer amazing half-day excursions using the dinghies. Kind of like Swallows and Amazons but without the raincoats. Set the sails on our fleet of brand new RS dinghies and after a leisurely hop across the bay discover hidden coves and secluded beaches. Throw in a support boat, some friendly beach staff and an ice box stuffed full of cold drinks and you may well have found the highlight of your beach club sailing holiday in Greece.

Sailing dinghies on a beach in Greece

Kit List

We pride ourselves on having great kit that is regularly updated. Pre-booking isn’t needed, just wander down and off you go. We also have safety boats ready to go, and a full range of buoyancy aids for security. Here’s a selection of what we might have rigged and ready for you on the beach.

  • 2 to 4 person dinghy

    RS Quest

    A fast modern 2 to 4 person dinghy with features that move the game forward. Big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 pupils – perfect for Mum or Dad and youngsters – small enough to handle easily ashore and afloat. Durable roto-moulded polyethylene construction – space and stability – reefing, asymmetric spinnaker, trapeze, stowage and a host of other options. It’s not easy to make it all work but RS development team have nailed it on this boat.

  • Single-hander boat

    RS Neo

    A single-hander with a sparkling performance, easy handling and real durability, the RS Neo delivers maximum reward for minimum hassle. A step-up in speed without the demands of more radical designs. The RS Neo is accessible, exciting and great for a sail around the bay.

  • Compact boat for 2 or single-handing

    RS Zest

    The brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older generation rivals. Class-leading space for two sailors, yet small enough for convenient single-handing. This is a boat to get you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing – no hassle – no end to the fun.

  • RS 500

    The RS 500 is a high-performance vessel, only available at Lixouri Bay Beach Club. It’s a fast and exciting trapeze double hander, used in world championship racing so it’s a vessel for intermediate to advanced levels only.

  • Topper Topaz Uno

    The TOPAZ Sailing System delivers versatility without compromise with a breathtaking range of rig options from simple single-hander right through to new generation gennaker sailing. Simply choose a rig to satisfy the sailor or sailors on the day. It is easy to handle and very robust and provides a great introduction to sailing as well as being an ideal family multi-purpose dinghy.

  • Topper Argo

    Spacious, comfortable multi-purpose sit-in sailboat with an asymmetric spinnaker rig and optional single trapeze. Outstanding versatility. Ideal for teaching, learning, club racing and recreational fun and family sailing.  Superb performance and exhilaration coupled with a smooth, well mannered and controllable ride.

  • Topper Omega

    Omega is just as happy sailed one up, two-up or even seven up. The combination of the stability and performance together with reefing and easy control systems mean the Omega is the ultimate multi-purpose family sailboat.  The Omega delivers versatility, comfort and performance without compromise.

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