The crew on our Spring milebuilding trip to the Cyclades returned safely to Kalamaki Marina this morning. They stopped off at Aegina last night where we took this picture. On board were: (back row - left to right) David Germond (UK), Gabriel Chimisliu (Romania) , Horatiu Florecsu (Romania), Ed Kilgour (Canada), George Burton (our Principal), Les Jones [...]
This is Timothy Gordon, Anna Gordon, and Miriam Gordon, who passed their RYA Competent Crew course with us on 13 April 2007. We would not normally expect anyone under 13 to have the concentration to pass the course but these three were superb. They are all competent dinghy sailors and their knowledge of nautical terms, [...]
This lovely lady is Harmony, a Beneteau 50, owned by John and Caroline Robinson. John successfully completed his RYA Day Skipper course and Caroline her RYA Competent Crew course with us in 2006. Prior to his course, John sailed Harmony 780 miles from Eastbourne to Liverpool, enduring a Force 10 en route. In July 2007 [...]
We have bought each of our yachts a Kim pickup sail for this year. As both our yachts have swimming platforms it is relatively easy to bring back a person who has fallen in the water. This is not the case on all yachts. As many of our clients intend to sail short-handed, perhaps as [...]
Ian took this photograph of Valentine and Zotelot moored alongside each other at Ermioni - an attractive village on the mainland side of the Hydra Channel.
Georgina Lawrie is one of our most regular clients. She came to do a Competent Crew course with us in 2006, stayed for a second week, and then went on our milebuilder to the Cyclades in October. This year she successfully completed her Day Skipper course and sailed for an additional week to gain more [...]
If you want to learn more about how to properly trim the foresail, there's a good article by Richard Thomas on the Mainsail website - see Trimming the Headsail