Dolphin Spotting in Greece

Dolphins are fascinating sea creatures and have a special place in human hearts. You'll love to see these glimmering mammals if you come across them when you're sailing with us.  “...To the Dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage” - Plutarch Dolphins appear frequently in Greek mythology. In [...]

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News & Advice from the Front Line

Everyone keeps asking me how things are in Greece. I was visiting the UK last week so haven't been able to give an up to date answer until now. I arrived back yesterday - on the day Greece was due to pay the IMF and didn't ... Today there are rumours and counter-rumours flying about. [...]

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Summer Internship – Marketing & Admin

We’re looking for a bright, enthusiastic young person to join our team as an office intern for the summer season. We’re based on the pretty island of Aegina, close to Athens. Aegina has great beach life, cafes and bars and you’ll soon make new friends. We teach people from all over the world to sail [...]

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Special Offers for 28 June

We're booked up for most of June and July - apart from one week. For some reason I haven't been able to fathom, there are few bookings for courses starting Sunday 28 June. It's a lovely time of year to come sailing and normally one of our most popular weeks. But not this year .... [...]

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Join our 4th Yacht Sailing to the Cyclades!

Due to demand we've been persuaded to run four yachts on this year’s May mile-building trip, making it the biggest we've run to date. There are two final places available - and they will go to the first two people to book. The adventure starts at Kalamaki Marina on Saturday 16 May – just over [...]

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Calling All Would-Be Catamaran Racers!

Join us on a 38ft catamaran and participate in the 6th International Catamaranscup Regatta, 24 - 31 October 2015.   The catamaranscup is an international regatta for cruising catamarans, organised by Istion Yachting. It combines a sailing race with a holiday in the Greek islands. There are many side events such as cocktail parties, beach barbecues, dinners [...]

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Early Season Savings on RYA Courses

It's now just four weeks to the start of our 2015 sailing season. Normally we only run one training yacht for the first month but this year, due to demand, both our boats, Phoebe and Philip, will be sailing with 3 or 4 students on each one. We have a very few last minute places available for late [...]

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Try an RYA e-Book

I love books - the feel of them, the smell of them ... but a couple of years I was converted to a Kindle, especially for travelling. The big advantages for me are its relative weight (on a one-week holiday I could easily get through 3 big paperbacks), the fact that I can increase the [...]

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Five Gift Ideas for Sailors

If you're looking for a present for a sailing friend or partner, here are five ideas that can all be ordered online. I've included links to Amazon or other suppliers to help you shop quickly. 1. Monocular A monocular has some advantages over a pair of binoculars. You only need to focus one eye so the [...]

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May Milebuilder to the Cyclades

Join us for a sailing adventure this spring. Improve your skills and explore a picturesque sailing area. You'll be on a big comfortable yacht with pleasant company. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, hurry and book a place on our May milebuilding trip to the Cyclades. Our mile-building trip is an opportunity to experience big boat sailing in [...]

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