• Göcek Sea School - RYA Training Centre - Portway Turkey
  • Göcek Sea School - RYA Training Centre - Portway Turkey
  • Göcek Sea School - RYA Training Centre - Portway Turkey
  • Göcek Sea School - RYA Training Centre - Portway Turkey
  • Göcek Sea School - RYA Training Centre

Göcek Sea School RYA Training Centre

Sailing in the clear turquoise waters of the Gulf of Fethiye or catching the zephyrs in your sails, which gust through Gocek’s Twelve Islands, yachting in Turkey is the experience of a lifetime. Gocek Sailing School is based in Turkey’s most popular region for sailing, and in the most perfect location for learning to sail or perfecting your sailing skills.

Who We Are

Since 1996, when Gocek Sailing School started the first official RYA courses in Turkey, this well-respected school has been organising courses at all levels; from Competent Crew, through to Day Skipper, Coastal and Offshore Yacht Master. We also run our own independent courses for those without sailing experience to prepare for a flotilla holiday, for which this region is so famous.

Gocek Sailing School is also an examination centre for the United Nations' ICC (International Certificate of Competence).

All Göcek Sailing School’s English speaking RYA instructors are qualified to the highest level, and with many years of sailing experience between them, there is no aspect of sailing with which they are not thoroughly competent.


All courses include a minimum of four hours night sailing, which for many students is the high point of the week. Courses, except START YACHTING, are for five days and most courses bring students together at different levels of training. All courses and examinations are conducted in English.

All levels of RYA sailing courses are taught and some of our students end up becoming professional sailors. Others buy their own boat, which they keep it in this sailing paradise.

A sailing course at Gocek Sailing School may change your life!

Practical Sail Training Courses

 Start YachtingCompotent CrewDay SkipperCoastal Skipper
What is it ? An introduction to sail
cruising for novices
A course for thouse
wanting to be active crew
members, not just
Take charge on short
passages under
Skipper more challlenging
passages by day & night
Pre-course Experience None None 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night
hours on board a sailing
15 days, 2 days as
skipper, 300 miles, 8 night
Assumed Knowledge None None Basic navigation and
helmsmanship. It is
recommended you attend
the Day Skipper
shorebased course
Boat handling to the
standard of Day Skipper
and navigation to
shorebased Coastal
Minimum Duration 2 days 5 days. Often run over 3
weekends or 3 days plus
a weekend. If you have
done the Start Yachting
course, this course can
be completed in 3 or 4
5 days, either as 3
weekends or 3 days plus
2 days
5 days
Minimum Age none  none 16 17
Course Content Steering a yacht, sail
handling, ropework, safety
on board
Basic seamanship and
Pilotage, boat handlings,
seamanship and
Passage planning, pilotage
by day and night, boat
handling, safety and
emergency situations
Ability After Course Basic knowledge of
yachting. Reduces the
time needed to complete
the Competent Crew
Able to steer, handle
sails, keep a lookout, row
a dinghy and assist in all
the day to day routines
Able to skipper a small
yacht in familiar waters by
Able to skipper a yacht on
coastal passages by day
and night