Our Spring Milebuilders Return to Athens

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 [...]

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Our Youngest Competent Crew

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, [...]

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Harmony

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 [...]

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Kim Pickup Sail

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 [...]

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A Nice Picture of Our Boats

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.

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Karen Robinson – Guest Instructor

We are pleased to introduce Karen Robinson, who will be running some courses for us in 2007. Karen has been sailing since she was 7 years old and is an RYA Commercial Yachtmaster and an RYA Cruising Instructor. We have had our eye on her since she applied for a post with us after qualifying [...]

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Some of Georgina’s Photos from her first course with us

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 [...]

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Coastal Skipper Sailing April 2007

Here are some photographs sent to me by Vladlen Lisovik after his Coastal Skipper course in May. He also published an account of his trip in Russian which you will find here This was quite a tough course where they did a high mileage and 3 night sails. If you want to find out more [...]

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Sylvia’s Boat

Here is the first post with photographs that have been sent to me by former clients. This was sent by Paul Lear who says The boat is small, old and a classic form, but still it sails so much fun to be had! Well done, Sylvia .. good sailing. Click on the thumbnails for a [...]

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It’s Our Annual Inspection Next Weekend

One reason why RYA schools have a good reputation is that they are all inspected on an annual basis. The boats and safety equipment are checked, as are the instructors' qualifications and feedback forms from students. This year will be particularly important for us as we have applied for recognition to run Powerboat courses as [...]

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