The Latest Picture and News of Valentine

This is a nice photo of Valentine taken last week. She sails beautifully and is very comfortable here in her home waters of Greece. On board are the Ewing family from Oregan, USA. Sam and Catherine Ewing successfully completed a 9 day combined Day Skipper theory and practical course, while Rees and Spencer obtained their [...]

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LAST MINUTE OFFERS 15 & 22 JULY

15 July - 1 place at half price. Just 425euro/290UKP sharing a cabin or 510euro/300UKP for single occupancy. 22 July - 2 places at 550euro/380UKP sharing or 660euro/455UKP for single occupancy. Price includes all yacht expenses, 5 days tuition, 6 nights on board, RYA course book, linen & towels, food for breakfasts and lunches. Contact us [...]

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RYA Powerboat I and II in July

We have been recognised to run RYA Powerboat Level I and II courses from Aegina. The first courses will be run at the end of July - dates and prices coming here soon but meanwhile please contact us for details.

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Flaming June – Hottest Weather for 110 years

Phew! While the UK and other places have had torrential rain, we have had an amazingly hot week. Even on Aegina, which is a few degrees cooler than the mainland, temperatures have reached 42° - 43°. This is unheard of for June and is the hottest weather for 110 years.  At least eight people died of [...]

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NEW – RYA Certificate Translations

The RYA is providing translations of their practical certificates in a number of languages. This should help acceptance of the qualifications. German, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, and Croatian translations are already available on this page of the RYA website and others (including Greek) will be coming soon. 

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Special Offers for 1 July and 15 July

These are our current last minute offers for bargain hunters. 5 days sailing in the sun, 6 nights on board. 1700 Sunday 1 July: 2 places available at half price. 425 euro/290 UK pounds per person sharing a double cabin, or 510euro / 350 UK pounds for single occupancy. 1700 Sunday 15 July: 2 places [...]

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We’re Getting Ready for the Launch

We will be running RYA powerboat courses on Aegina from this summer. Our recent inspection went well and we have been recommended for recognition by the RYA. This year we will be using 'Tutti Bene' for courses. She is a Lomac 520 with a 75HP Mercury engine. The name means 'Quality of Life' - what [...]

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Well Done Team New Zealand

In honour of our visiting instructor I'm going to support Emirates Team New Zealand in the Americas Cup. Having beaten Luna Rossa 5-0 for the Louis Vuitton Cup they now have to challenge Switzerland, the current holders. It should be exciting racing. You'll find the official Americas Cup site  here

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Review of hand-held VHFs

Among the recommendations of the MAIB report into the sinking of the yacht Ouzo, with the loss of her three crew, was that every yacht should carry a waterproof handheld VHF radio. There are many occasions when it's useful to have a waterproof radio that can be used in the cockpit and, in the event of being [...]

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Irish Weather Forecasting Machine

I came across this yesterday on a sailing forum. I know it's been around for a while but it's still amusing.

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