Sailing courses in Italy


Sailing in Italy – Pisa, Tuscany.

Come sail with us in Italy – visit the ITALIAN SCHOOL WEBSITE to book your course!

During the courses, we ensure the same syllabus and same level of teaching, as we provide in our Caribbean base. To learn more about what to expect on the course and how to prepare for taking courses in Italy, please download Joining Instructions  (in Important Details section).

At our base in Italy the training centre supports the entire RYA Sail Cruising Scheme courses on all levels, we teach the following courses in Pisa: 

RYA Competent Crew Practical 

RYA Day Skipper Practical

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

RYA Yachtmaster Prep Week

Yachtmaster Fast Track Xpress

RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore theory

RYA First Aid


In Pisa we also offer day cruises, sunset sails, as well as vacations for singles, families and friends, yoga & sail retreats, and a spectacular sail, bike, and vineyard tour as well as special events.

Women at the Helm was created in Italy and we continue to focus on it in our programs.

We participate in many Regattas, including the 151 Miglia, the Giraglia, and the RORC Middle Sea Race.  We start our Atlantic journey with deliveries to Mallorca and to Gibraltar on the way to the Canaries before the Atlantic Crossing back to the Caribbean.

From our base in Pisa, Italy, we sail along the Tuscan coast and either explore the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago or the picturesque coastline and small towns of Liguria.  We navigate north all the way up to Portofino via Cinqueterre and the Gulf of Poets and in the south and west we sail to Elba, Capraia, and Corsica with occasional jaunts to beautiful Sardinia on our mileage builder courses.  


Included Safety equipment

Docking fees

Fuel, water

Didactic materials

Not included Food provisioning to share with other students

Transport to and from the school


Duration Depending on the selected course
Bring along Please download “Joining Instructions” below



Minimum rate of 3 Students – Maximum of 5

Depending on the selected course

Marina di Pisa, Italy