Crew Club

Latest News – Charter The Southern Cross

Once you have passed your RYA Day Skipper course, the next step is to get some experience of being in charge of a yacht without an instructor on board. We have something new to offer in 2009 - the chance to charter a 37 foot yacht from Aegina. The photographs above are of The Southern [...]

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Aarr! Pirates be Waitin’ at NOAs

Well, the best laid pirate plans come adrift at times. We didn't manage to celebrate ITLAPD quite as we'd hoped due to a number of unexpected problems. However, here are three pirates waiting to welcome in our yachts outside NOAs cafe on Aegina. Three fearsome wenches if you ask me ...

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Photos from Agathi, Natali, and Janet – 9 September course

Here are some photographs that I have been sent by Agathi Vallianatos, Natali Fili, and Janet Mehers, who sailed on Erofili with Martin on 9 September. Also on board were John Mehers and Natasha Chia. At this time of year we generally get a number of people travelling alone as well as couples. It is really nice to [...]

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Papazafs Pirates

During the week 16 September we augmented our normal fleet (well, fleet is a bit grand but it sounds good ..) with Papazafs, a Dufour Atoll. As we celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day during that week the crew planned to return to Aegina dressed as pirates and flying a suitable flag. They stopped [...]

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King and Vieler families’ sailing holiday

On 4 August we welcomed Paul King and his sister, Lesley Vieler, with their families. Paul lives in England and Lesley in South Africa. Their children are very close in age and get on famously, but had not seen each other for two years. There was great excitement when they all arrived and met up [...]

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Crew Photos from 22 July Courses

Here are some great photos of Ian and Suzanne, our instructors, with their students - Shukri (Chuck) Alfa, Georgina Lawrie, Valerie Krizan, Jon Papworth, Peter Clouting, and Ruth Bordoli. There is also the first photograph we've had of Zotelot's spinnaker - I must put it on our website. Click on the thumbnails for a larger [...]

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Crew Photos from 15 July Courses

Here are two nice photographs taken of our yachts returning from their courses to Aegina on Friday afternoon. In the green corner, on Zotelot with Suzanne Bourke, are Pater and Gail Stanway from the UK, who sailed with Suzanne in New Zealand last year, and Tim Black and Aggeliki Christou from Switzerland. And in the [...]

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Crew with an International Flavour

One of the interesting things about our school is the wide range of nationalities and countries of residence that our students come from. This picture shows the crew of Zotelot on our 5 May course. From left to right we have: Issa-Ahmed Sidibe (from the Ivory Coast, now living in Switzerland), Jason Hickman (British, now [...]

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Our First RYA Powerboaters!

Our first powerboat students are busy in our RIB as they moor in the little harbour close to our home. They ahd almost finished their two-day RYA Powerboat Level II course. I took the photo below as they sped towards the harbour entrance. You can see how nice and quiet the area is - perfect for novices to learn in. [...]

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Keep on Sailing, Chuck

Shukri (Chuck) Alfa from Beirut recently completed his RYA Day Skipper course with us. Chuck is our oldest student to date. He was born in 1935. He's keen and strong and looking forward to many more years sailing. One of the great things about sailing is that it is not a sport that is solely for the young and super fit. [...]

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