No Fires on Aegina

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with us enquiring about whether we are all right. We have been lucky enough not to have had any fires on Aegina. Like most of Greece we have pine covered mountains and so we are vulnerable like everywhere else. I posted a photo of the fires on [...]

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Talkin’ Like a Pirate

Ahoy, me hearties! Did you know that September 19th be International Talk Like a Pirate Day? We be celebratin' this by talkin' like pirates all day (or as much as we can) t' raise funds for t' Jubilee Sailin' Trust. If you be (un?) lucky enough t' be sailin' with us that week you'll have [...]

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King and Vieler families’ sailing holiday

On 4 August we welcomed Paul King and his sister, Lesley Vieler, with their families. Paul lives in England and Lesley in South Africa. Their children are very close in age and get on famously, but had not seen each other for two years. There was great excitement when they all arrived and met up [...]

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Late Season Offers

We are now fully booked until 23 September. Here is our current availability and special offer prices on late season bookings:      23 September - plenty of places - price now 800 euro / 550 UK pounds      30 September - 2 places left - price 750 euro / 515 UK pounds - NOW FULL [...]

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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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A Church for Sailors?

Came across this the other day - I can't remember where but if I do I will post a credit. I thought it was great. We've got plenty of wind here at the moment but there are days ...

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Crew with an International Flavour

One of the interesting things about our school is the wide range of nationalities and countries of residence that our students come from. This picture shows the crew of Zotelot on our 5 May course. From left to right we have: Issa-Ahmed Sidibe (from the Ivory Coast, now living in Switzerland), Jason Hickman (British, now [...]

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Photos from the Quilombo trip

Mike West, one of our guest instructors, recently helped to take Quilombo, a 50 foot ketch, parr of the way from Aegina to Devon. Their journey took them through the Corinth Canal and across the Ionian. They then made their way via Sicily, Ibiza, and the south coast of Spain, arriving in Almeria on 24 June. [...]

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And we had a stowaway on the trip as well!

While on our Evia trip we also found that we had a guest who was not on our passenger list. Cecil the cicada had great acoustic talents and accompanied us for many miles clinging to the underside of the bimini. He disappeared as we neared Evia - we hope he flew to land rather than [...]

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Passport discovery at Cape Sounion – What Would You Do?

Ian and I recently made a trip to Evia. We were with George and Anne Johnstone, who sail with us each year. We try to take them somewhere that they have not been before and this year we decided to head towards the island of Evia. On the way we anchored for lunch in one of the [...]

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