How to sail: Beginner’s Guide to sailing

Not everyone is lucky enough to go sailing throughout the year, and it will help you just to read through this manual to remind you the essential elements of sailing once again.

Thank you for taking time to read this guide by our team of experts in Mediterra Yachts.

No one is perfect and you might just miss something in your holiday afloat that could cause you problems.

What if you forgot to switch on your anchor light …while at anchor at night and someone hit you? A very minor thing to do but easily forgotten after a day’s adventure on Greek waters!

It would be your fault and you could have to return to Greece later in the year to defend yourself in court, possibly for the deaths of some of your sleeping crew as well.

What if you were caught out in building winds that you hadn’t spotted in the weather forecast, had to spend a couple of days sailing to a marina and hadn’t accounted for such a problem with adequate food and water?

People frequently do this and it can lead to serious problems for everyone aboard.

What if you forgot to refuel before sailing… to an anchorage off an uninhabited island for the night and the tank ran dry as you tried to get out of the bay in a building lee shore?

Watch the guide here>>

To that extent it will really help you to watch this through from beginning to end and remind yourself – or learn from scratch if new to sailing – of the many things that go into having a fun and serious incident free time sailing on our boats. Everyone gets into scrapes at sea (these make for great stories in the taverna in the evening) but the best scrapes are the ones you walk away from with no one hurt and the boat intact!

If watching the  manual wasn’t enough you can always contact us, so our experienced crew and skippers will accompany you through your sailing trip in Greece.