If you’re looking to hone your sailing skills, the sessions offered by Sailing Holidays (+4420 8459 8787; sailingholidays.com) may have a seductive glow. The company runs seven-day RYA-accredited Competent Crew courses from Corfu, designed “to take you from novice to valuable member of the team”. Participants spend the full week on their yacht, learning sail trimming, knots and how to steer on a compass course. From £890 per person, half-board, or from £1,140 including flights.