Join our 4th Yacht Sailing to the Cyclades!

Due to demand we've been persuaded to run four yachts on this year’s May mile-building trip, making it the biggest we've run to date. There are two final places available - and they will go to the first two people to book. The adventure starts at Kalamaki Marina on Saturday 16 May – just over [...]

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Try an RYA e-Book

I love books - the feel of them, the smell of them ... but a couple of years I was converted to a Kindle, especially for travelling. The big advantages for me are its relative weight (on a one-week holiday I could easily get through 3 big paperbacks), the fact that I can increase the [...]

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Five Gift Ideas for Sailors

If you're looking for a present for a sailing friend or partner, here are five ideas that can all be ordered online. I've included links to Amazon or other suppliers to help you shop quickly. 1. Monocular A monocular has some advantages over a pair of binoculars. You only need to focus one eye so the [...]

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May Milebuilder to the Cyclades

Join us for a sailing adventure this spring. Improve your skills and explore a picturesque sailing area. You'll be on a big comfortable yacht with pleasant company. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, hurry and book a place on our May milebuilding trip to the Cyclades. Our mile-building trip is an opportunity to experience big boat sailing in [...]

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Sail the Southern Ocean – from your tablet!

Do you want to race across the Southern Ocean or around the world ... but without taking leave or getting wet? Join THE GAME, the Barcelona World Race virtual regatta. THE GAME is an online sailing simulation game. The main objective is to compete against other players to try to win the round the world regatta. Players [...]

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Travelling Alone? You’ll Have A Great Time…

Are you considering a sailing course but are worried about coming alone? About a third of our students come sailing by themselves, so it isn’t unusual, but I can fully understand it may seem a bit daunting, especially for females. This video features a couple of ladies who came on a Competent Crew alone. They [...]

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Helicopter View Of Aegina Island

An unusual video of the pretty island of Aegina, where we are based, taken from a helicopter flying over the main town and some of the historic sites and coastline of the island.

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Which ActionCam For Your Sailing Trip?

Most of us like to take loads of pictures when we’re on holiday. A sailing holiday or course has particular challenges, as the camera you use must be able to withstand bumps and splashes. Actioncams are perfect for capturing videos and still photos out on the water but, with several on the market, which one [...]

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Last Chances for Summer Sailing

  It's always disappointing if you miss out on something you want to do. Our group sailing courses for July and August are almost fully booked but there are still places left on certain dates. Don't wait any longer if you want to sail with us this summer ... If you want private tuition on [...]

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Democracy ends at the Gangway

I've heard George, my husband, use this phrase from time to time. George joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor at the tender age of 14. I always imagined this was a saying he had been taught then. Perhaps it had first been uttered by Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir Walter Raleigh, or some other [...]

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