Crew Club

Photos of Astarti – Older but in Great Condition!

A few weeks ago I posted about Astarti, the Sun Odyssey 42.2, that has recently been made available for either charter or RYA courses from Aegina. Another recent addition, to our staff this time, is Benjamin Schmidt from Luxemburg. Ben is with us on an international internship for six months. His background is photography so [...]

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Happy Birthday Mark Cooper!

A toast for Mark's 50th birthday Monday was a landmark day for Mark, our Chief Instructor, as he reached his half-century. He's been sailing since he was a child and his phenomenal sailing knowledge and experience, coupled with his cheery disposition, make him a very popular instructor. Raised in Cornwall, the county at the 'foot' of [...]

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First Day Skippers of the 2014 Season

Four successful students sail back to our base with their instructor after completing their RYA Day Skipper Practical on Phoebe, our Sun Odyssey 45.2. Congratulations to Ian Dodson from Ireland, Marc Bigler from the UK, Maria Besi from Greece, and Jennifer Kurt from Germany, who all passed their practical course last week. It was lovely [...]

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Dramatic Rescue of MOB in the middle of the Pacific

A British man has told of the terrifying moment he was washed overboard from a yacht in the middle of the Pacific Ocean - then watched in horror as it disappeared from sight. Andrew Taylor, who was taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a global race for amateur sailors, spent 90 [...]

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Get Your Radio Licence – Be Prepared For Chartering Anywhere

Some countries now ask for a marine radio operator's licence in addition to your skipper's licence if you want to charter. There's no sign of it in Greece at present. (Radio use is pretty poor here as a consequence ...) Even if you don't have to have a licence for chartering it makes sense to [...]

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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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Eucrante – our third yacht for 2014

This is Eucrante, who joins us as our third training yacht for 2014. Eucrante is perfect for one or two couples and for families who want to learn to sail in the sun. We're mainly going to use her for private tuition, although it's possible we may run one or two group courses on her if we [...]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Outstanding.

This week I’ve been taking a look at our Feedback Book.  That’s the book where we keep the feedback forms each student completes at the end of their course. These are examined by the RYA as part of our annual inspection. Feedback is invaluable to us as it tells us both what we’re doing right [...]

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Mountains, Castles, & Distilleries – Join our Scottish Highlands Adventure 2014

I'm pleased to announce that we'll be running a tidal sailing trip to the picturesque west coast of Scotland next Spring. This will follow a similar route to our successful trip last year. As previously, we'll sail with two yachts for two weeks and you can join us for either one or both weeks. Each [...]

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RYA Day Skipper Certificates – Old & New

     Day Skipper is one of the most popular RYA courses as it leads to an internationally recognised certificate. I've found that people who passed their Day Skipper several years ago are unaware that the certificate has changed.      This post tells you about the old and new forms of Day Skipper certificate [...]

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