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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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Snorkel the Sunken City

A popular request in my recent survey was for information on lesser-known places to visit in the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs. The first one that I will tell you about is the Sunken City of Epidauros. (Epidaurus is pronounced Epidavros - 'u' following 'a' in Greek makes a 'v' sound). You'll find the Sunken City [...]

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What to do after Day Skipper 4: Skippered Charter

This is the last of my posts about what to do once you pass your Day Skipper. It covers skippered charter. The information is based on what happens in Greece, as that is the sailing area I know best, but some things apply all over the world. With a skippered charter you get a boat and - not [...]

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What to do after Day Skipper 2: Flotilla Sailing

I hope you're having a great summer. I've just returned from visiting my baby grand-daughter in the UK for a week and enjoyed having cooler weather than we get in Greece at this time of year. Here's the second of my posts on the sailing options for you once you have passed your RYA Day [...]

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Argolic Adventure / Skipper Masterclass 9 September

Join our special six-day Masterclass to the Argolic Gulf starting at 6.30 pm on Sunday 9 September. The Argolic is the next gulf west of the Saronic where we are based. It frequently has stronger winds than the Saronic but it's a little far to reach on our normal 5-day RYA courses. There are some [...]

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What’s Hot? Last places in July/August and Special Trips this Autumn.

Well, Greece is pretty hot just now! It's lovely and cool at sea but perfect for those who love the sun. We've had temperatures in the high 30s and lots of good winds so there has been some wonderful sailing. I've put up some photos and a video on our Facebook page. We still have [...]

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Good News for UK customers – lower £ prices!

The problems facing the eurozone have resulted in a change in the euro/sterling exchange rate recently. This has enabled us to lower our prices for new* bookings paid in sterling. NEW STERLING PRICES FOR JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2012 RYA sailing courses on 44’ or 45’ yacht with maximum of 5 students per yacht. Price per [...]

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Telephone Problems – January 2010

We have a problem with our telephone number (0030) 22970 32265 at present. I apologise to anyone who has been trying to contact us on that number. I am not sure quite what the difficulty is. We have been trying to rationalise our use of ISDN, ADSL etc. prior to a move to a new [...]

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The De Smet Hippy Experience

Hydro therapy - 5 days after the operation In January I travelled to Gent in Belgium for a hip resurfacing operation with Dr Koen De Smet. Several people asked me to post about my experience there but I was waiting for some photos to arrive. They are now here (no gory ones) so read on ... I have [...]

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Fire on Hydra

  This dramatic picture was taken from our yachts as they sailed in the Hydra Channel. It shows the blaze that ungulfed the island during last month's unprecedented hot weather. The record temperatures and high winds were a lethal combination that led to large fires in many areas of Greece.

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