Crew Club

All About the ICC

We've recently had several students ask about the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). It's a little complicated but here are the answers to the most common questions. The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft is more commonly referred to as the International Certificate of Competence or simply ICC. An ICC provides the holder with evidence of [...]

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Autumn Argolic Adventure

You've passed your RYA course. Congratulations! Now what you need is some practice ... Why not join us for a week's sailing to the picturesque Argolic Gulf at the beginning of October? The Argolic Gulf is one of the prettiest, yet most unspoilt, areas of Greece. With high mountains as a backdrop, you'll visit typical Greek fishing [...]

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How to get into a dinghy …

Thought I'd share this great little youtube video with you. If you're over 50 you may struggle to climb back into a dinghy from the water. Here's a suggested way to do it: I'm offering a prize of a nice RYA sailing book to any of our students over 50 who can prove with a [...]

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In Memory of George Burton

George Burton, the founder and Principal of Aegean Sailing School, sadly passed away in York at the end of February after a short illness. George was a man with a big heart and big personality. He first learned to sail in the Sea Cadets and qualified to skipper open boats by the time he was 12 [...]

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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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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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Dramatic Rescue of MOB in the middle of the Pacific

A British man has told of the terrifying moment he was washed overboard from a yacht in the middle of the Pacific Ocean - then watched in horror as it disappeared from sight. Andrew Taylor, who was taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a global race for amateur sailors, spent 90 [...]

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Get Your Radio Licence – Be Prepared For Chartering Anywhere

Some countries now ask for a marine radio operator's licence in addition to your skipper's licence if you want to charter. There's no sign of it in Greece at present. (Radio use is pretty poor here as a consequence ...) Even if you don't have to have a licence for chartering it makes sense to [...]

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Discover the Skills for a Happy Crew

Our aim is always to give you the very best experience possible - in every way! With a new season about to start our boats are ready to go! They look great, polished and shiny, with everything serviced and checked, ready for the first students to arrive on Sunday. Now that winter maintenance is complete, [...]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Outstanding.

This week I’ve been taking a look at our Feedback Book.  That’s the book where we keep the feedback forms each student completes at the end of their course. These are examined by the RYA as part of our annual inspection. Feedback is invaluable to us as it tells us both what we’re doing right [...]

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