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New to Sailing?

Discover why so many people fall in love with sailing

Often seen as aspirational, our holidays actually make yacht sailing available to all. You don't need any previous experience to start and the cost is comparable to a villa holiday.

Just a few reasons to start sailing:

  • We offer wide range of sailing holiday experiences for all abilities and budgets
  • There are 30 worldwide destinations to choose from
  • You can combine a beach club holiday with a sailing holiday
  • Sailing is perfect for families, couples, groups of friends or anyone looking for fun out on the water
New to Sailing?

Your Sailing Options

Yacht Charter with a private Skipper

Charter one of our yachts in a destination of your choosing. Add one of our qualified Skippers to sail the yacht and take complete responsibility for your safety afloat.

Read more about our yacht charter holidays.

Private Beach Club – World-class sailing & activity centre

Club Vounaki is our premium sailing and watersports activity centre, where whatever your age, experience or interest you can enjoy an action packed or completely relaxed holiday, on or off the water.

Read more about Club Vounaki.

Stay and sail from Club Vounaki in Greece

A Club Flotilla holiday means you’ll enjoy a week at our Beach Club in Greece, with 3 days learning the sailing basics. Then during your second week with your newly acquired skills, you’ll set sail with a Flotilla of 13 other modern yachts, so you can explore the seas together.

Read more about our Club Flotilla holidays.

Flotilla - Social Sailing with support

Our Flotilla sailing option consists of 14 yachts sailing together. You’ll be chaperoned by a Sunsail lead boat with qualified skipper, engineer and hostess for 24/7 support. Plus choose a Family Flotilla during School Holidays and a Kids Activities Coordinator will entertain the kids (click for details)

Read more about flotilla sailing holidays.

Learn to sail so you can sail yourself

You can learn to sail! We have UK based courses to enable you to join a flotilla holiday, charter your own yacht, or you can choose to take a 2 week holiday and complete your yacht training course at our Beach Club in Greece before joining your flotilla holiday.

Read more about our Sailing School Courses.

Sailing Destinations

We've selected the best sailing locations around the world, but not all are suitable for first time sailors.


Italy sailing holidaysLight winds and simple navigation combined with warm deep waters make this one of the perfect places to start sailing. Add in the café culture, quayside moorings, fine food and wine and you get a great balance between relaxation and fun.

Explore our Mediterranean sailing holidays


St Vincent and The Grenadines Sailing HolidaysThe Caribbean offers a pace all of its own. Consistent winds in sheltered waters make for exhilarating yet controlled sailing conditions. Moor off idyllic beaches, relax with a rum punch and enjoy genuine Caribbean cuisine.

Explore our Caribbean sailing holidays

Learn about our Yachts

Sunsail 32i - 2 Cabin Monohull YachtWe pride ourselves on the quality and condition of our yachts.

  • Hot water on demand, ice in the fridge, full length beds, flushing toilets and fantastic sea views
  • Fully stocked galley, just add your local produce for the best lunches enjoyed on deck.
  • You won’t find a yacht older than 6 years in our fleet.
  • Our boats are fully maintained by qualified engineers and fully refitted at the start of each season to ensure our quality.

What our customers are saying

We had a great time. It's the perfect sailing destination. Especially for relatively inexperienced sailors like ourselves. The wind is consistent but not too strong - all in an idyllic setting; silver sands and torquoise waters. And there's mooring bouys instead of harbours, much easier to hook up to than mooring with lots of people watching!

Julian Ronnie British Virgin Islands (BVI)
One Week Flotilla Sailing Holidays

We had a fantastic time. First trip on a flotilla and with an 8 month old baby! Not much wind, but as we were not very experienced this was no bad thing.

Martin Stone Kalamos Flotilla Sailing Holidays

It was our very first flotilla so it was good to be in safe hands. The staff were both very friendly and professional in their approach. They work extremely hard with hardly any time off to themselves during the flotilla.

In the space of a week we learned so much from having to do everything ourselves (just the two of us on board) and just through being in contact with the very knowledgeable staff. You could socialise with others and at other times be on your own (there were a few organised meals and barbecues) so the balance was perfect.

Jan Shoulders Vounaki Flotilla Sailing Holidays