Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, RYA HORC Training Centre, Greece

The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club Sea School

RYA Training Centre number T920765595

HORC is a recognized Training Centre of RYA (the British Royal Yachting Association), following the most strict guidelines and procedures

Our aim is to provide a wealth of knowledge, not only to cope with plain sailing or motor cruising but also to be able to cope in demanding situations.

Qualification as an RYA graduate is the ultimate aim of many skippers, both professional and recreational.

2022 Schedule

  1. Theory: Day Skipper 18-22 May 2022
  2. Practical: Competent crew, Day skipper, Coastal Skipper 23-27 May 2022
  1. Theory: Coastal Skipper 20-25 June 2022
  2. Practical: Competent crew, Day skipper, Coastal Skipper 27 June - 1 July 2022
  1. Theory: Day Skipper 18-22 July 2022
  2. Practical: Competent crew, Day skipper, Coastal Skipper 25-29 July
  1. Practical: Competent crew, Day skipper, Coastal Skipper 22-26 August 2022
  1. Theory: Day Skipper 19-23 September 2022
  2. Practical: Competent crew, Day skipper, Coastal Skipper 26-30 September 2022


  1. All pre-learning, exams and courses are delivered in English
  2. Our approach is ‘from zero to hero’, there are no extra requirements from those of the RYA
  3. The student to instructor ratio is no more than 1 to 5
  4. The duration and the content of the courses offered is according, if not exceeding, to those of the RYA
  5. We provide all the necessary course material and aids
  6. HORC will also provide extra multimedia content, equipment, models, labs etc

The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club Sea School

Operating Base Location Theory classes are delivered in the HORC clubhouse in Mikrolimano Piraeus, in the classes, auditorium and laboratories, as required.
For practical classes we are using a Pogo transat class A boat, with certifications and equipment that exceeds the highest level of requirement.
The boat is berthed in the pier of HORC in Mikrolimano Piraeus. 2019

HORC RYA Sailing Courses

The Ηellenic Offshore Racing Club has been delivering sailing courses since 1969 to over 26.000 sailors.
During that time we have listened intently to what our customers really ex-pect from a modern Sailing School and continuously ensure these demands are met.
For this reason we are happy to announce that from this year on we are an Official RYA Recognised Training Centre.

We are fully equipped to provide everything within the RYA cruising scheme from beginners courses or the complete 9 day combined Day Skipper pack-age, to advanced commercial Yachtmaster courses.
We decided to train on a very special racing - cruising yacht, Pogo 850. We are unique amongst all the sailing schools locally in that we have such modern and demanding yacht and have invested heavily
in dedicated shore based facili-ties, reception and a crew study for our clients.
You simply will not find a better equipped RYA sailing course provider locally.

  1. UK Royal Yachting Association Accreditation
  2. UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency Accreditation
  3. Fleet berthed stern-to on floating pontoons for safety
  4. Dedicated shore based fully air conditioned training rooms
  5. Crew study area with wifi
  6. Open seven days a week

What's included?

  1. Weekly sailing courses continental style breakfasts & light lunch.
  2. Complimentary bottles of wine on arrival and a tuck cupboard of treats plus a large bowl of fresh fruit
  3. Spinlock Deckvest 5D lifejackets
  4. Full hands on training you do all the mooring and steering during your sailing course
  5. You will learn tricky Mediterranean style mooring, reversing in, and normal alongside mooring
  6. RYA Sailing Instructors full of enthusiasm, sympathetic to how it feels to learn something new.
  7. All mooring fees & fuel are included in your RYA Sailing Course

The RYA courses we offer:

  1. Competent Crew
  2. Day Skipper Practical
  3. Day Skipper Express
  4. Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course
  5. Yachtmaster Coastal & RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
  6. Powerboat Level 2
  7. Day Skipper Theory
  8. Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
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