Crew Club

Choosing the right level of sailing course

One of the advantages of the RYA scheme is that you can enter at any point that is appropriate to you. You don't have to start at the beginning if you already have plenty of sailing experience. For example, George, our Principal, spent 35 years in the Royal Navy and first skippered a small boat [...]

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In Memory of Ian Blayney and ‘Turkish’ mooring.

As you may know from my last post, I prolonged my recent visit to the UK so that I could attend the funeral of a dear friend, who was well known in sailing circles in Greece, Turkey, and beyond. Ian Blayney (‘Lord’ Blayney as he was known to his friends) and his wife, Bette, sailed [...]

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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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What to do after Day Skipper 3: Yacht Charter

Here's my third post about what to do once you pass your Day Skipper course. For most people the end goal in learning to sail is to be able to charter a yacht themselves. Chartering is normally sub-divided into skippered charter (sometimes called crewed charter) and bareboat charter. I'll cover skippered charter in the next post. This is about [...]

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What to do after Day Skipper 1: Mile-Building

Recently several people have asked me to suggest what they should do after completing their RYA Day Skipper course so I've decided to make it the topic of my next posts. There are three main options - mile-building, flotilla sailing, and bareboat charter. Each of these has different advantages and drawbacks and you may want to try more [...]

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George discusses sailing with Princess Anne!

George Burton, our Principal, mixing in Royal circles... He attended a Christmas party In London for the Not Forgotten Association. This is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. At the event he had the opportunity to meet [...]

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Happy New Year from Aegean Sailing School

Here is a little video to send you our best wishes for 2013. Click on the arrow to see our greetings. We hope to see you again next year!

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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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