Aegina / Greece

Democracy ends at the Gangway

I've heard George, my husband, use this phrase from time to time. George joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor at the tender age of 14. I always imagined this was a saying he had been taught then. Perhaps it had first been uttered by Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir Walter Raleigh, or some other [...]

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Discover the Skills for a Happy Crew

Our aim is always to give you the very best experience possible - in every way! With a new season about to start our boats are ready to go! They look great, polished and shiny, with everything serviced and checked, ready for the first students to arrive on Sunday. Now that winter maintenance is complete, [...]

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Pretty little Bistiou. Idyllic, but with a sting at times …

I like to share with you some of the lesser known anchorages we have visited. Today I'm going to tell you about a secluded cove called Bistiou (Μπιστιου in Greek) on the north of Poros island. We found it in Nicholas Elias's excellent Greece Sea Guide many years ago. It isn't very easy to spot the [...]

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The Puppy’s Tale

Sometimes you make a decision knowing it will cause you problems but you just have to go with it ... It happened as I was on my way home, shortly before dusk. Earlier in the day I'd discovered I had two bald tyres. I hadn't had time to do anything about them so I was [...]

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A secret anchorage on Hydra

Most people who sail in the Saronic want to visit Hydra; few want the hassle that goes with it. Athough beautiful, it's a bit of a nightmare for yachts. A night spent in Hydra often involves fouled anchors, boats rafted up on top of each other, and generally some stress and shouting ... It's much [...]

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Sailing Close to the wind …

Novice sailors often find the most difficult point of sail is sailing as close to the wind as you can get - sailing to windward, or close-hauled. You can't sail directly into the wind so you have to steer what is called the best course to windward in English nautical terminology. This means pointing your [...]

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Saronic Sailing Video

I don't often get a chance to sail during the summer but last week I managed to escape the office for a day and sail from Poros back to Aegina on Phoebe, our Sun Odyssey 45.2 Here's a short video taken during the trip. Relax and enjoy! http://youtu.be/L-p6VZ28DLw

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Join the first Aegina Fun Rally 18-25 May!

Do you get a buzz from a little competition when you are sailing? Do you enjoy the company of like-minded people in the evening? Come and sail with us in May on our Fun Rally around Aegina and the Saronic Gulf. Aegean Sailing School plans what we hope will be a perfect blend of off-shore [...]

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Learn to sail over the winter with our weekend courses

Learning to sail is a great way to meet new people and to explore the Saronic Gulf. Why not join us on one or more of our winter weekend courses and you'll be all ready to use your new skills next Spring? Our weekend courses run between November and March. The sailing courses will be [...]

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Last Minute Places on April Courses – up to 40% off!

  Although we run some courses over the winter our main sailing season starts on 8 April this year. The spring sunshine has arrived and we are looking forward to a wonderful sailing season. The Greek islands are as beautiful and as peaceful as ever, far removed from any protests you may see on TV [...]

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