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May 2017 Cyclades Milebuilder

Mile building trips are a great way to build up your experience before you head off on your own. They are also perfect for you if you don't have family or friends who enjoy sailing. Ophelia, our friendly octopus, is here to tell you about the trip we are running from 6 - 13 May 2017. You'll [...]

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All About the ICC

We've recently had several students ask about the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). It's a little complicated but here are the answers to the most common questions. The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft is more commonly referred to as the International Certificate of Competence or simply ICC. An ICC provides the holder with evidence of [...]

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Adoption of Resolution 40

This table shows the countries that have adopted UN Resolution 40. These countries have implemented the International Certificate of Competence for Pleasure Craft (ICC), and the table gives the name of the authority that you should contact to find out how to get your ICC if you are a citizen of that country. If your country is [...]

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Autumn Argolic Adventure

You've passed your RYA course. Congratulations! Now what you need is some practice ... Why not join us for a week's sailing to the picturesque Argolic Gulf at the beginning of October? The Argolic Gulf is one of the prettiest, yet most unspoilt, areas of Greece. With high mountains as a backdrop, you'll visit typical Greek fishing [...]

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Private Sailing Holidays in Greece

Have you always wanted to sail in Greece on a relaxing holiday or maybe learning to sail - but don't like the idea of sharing a yacht with strangers? We specialise in private sailing holidays, with or without tuition, for couples, groups of friends, and families. On a private sailing holiday you don't have to worry about sharing [...]

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Epidavros – Not to Be Missed!

© Ivan Varyukhin | Dreamstime.com Many people like to combine their sailing holiday with sight-seeing. It's easy to spend a day or two in Athens visiting the famous historical sites. But there are other notable places that you shouldn't overlook. One of the most spectacular is at Epidavros, in the hills above the Saronic Gulf. Epidavros (also spelt [...]

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Important Change to Day Skipper Certificate

One of the key announcements at the recent RYA Yachtmaster Instructors' Conference was that, from 2017, there will be a single RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate. The distinction between Tidal and Non-Tidal Practical courses will end. This brings the RYA in line with other international sailing schemes who do not differentiate between the certificates obtained [...]

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Cyclades Circuit 1∼8 October

Join us sailing around the world-famous Cyclades. This group of islands, set in the centre of the Aegean, have the picturesque villages with brilliant white houses and churches that often feature on postcards of Greece. This year our mile-building trip to the Cyclades will take place on 1 - 8 October. The water is often still warm enough for [...]

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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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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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