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Flights to Athens airport

  Finding suitable flights is an important part of making arrangements for your sailing holiday. Our base on the lovely island of Aegina is easy to reach from Athens International airport and I've gathered some information here to help you find the best flights. Athens International airport is called after Eleftherios Venizelos, who was an eminent Greek [...]

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What’s the weather going to be like?

Our clients often ask me what weather they can expect during a particular month. Recent times have seen changes in the weather in Greece, like everywhere on the planet. It’s not as predictable as it was 20 years ago. As sailors you'll be interested in both temperature and wind but in this post I’ve only covered temperatures. I’ll [...]

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Aegean Pilot Books … from Santa Claus or Amazon!

Rod Heikell’s pilot books are well known as cruising guides to Greece. They are all fully illustrated with up-to-date plans, photographs and interesting articles on local history and customs as well as pilotage information. If you plan to charter or sail your own yacht in Greek waters next year why not ask Santa Claus to [...]

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How to Tie a Bowline in less than 5 Seconds

Do you struggle to remember how to tie a bowline? Many people learn the ‘rabbit comes out of the hole’ method when they are children but it never worked for me. I must have been taught to tie bowlines about six times but, after a week or so, I had forgotten how to do it. [...]

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The International Certificate of Competence — Are You Eligible?

Many European countries require the skippers of pleasure boats to be able to provide evidence of their competence. It is generally useful, and in some countries† essential, to carry an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) As an RYA recognised training centre we can carry out tests for the ICC for eligible candidates. If you have successfully completed [...]

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APRIL FOOL’S DAY SPECIAL OFFERS

This isn't an April Fool's trick but you'd be a fool not to take advantage of our special prices if you can sail on any of the following dates ... 17 – 23 APRIL: 6- DAY SPRING SAILING – 2 PLACES AVAILABLE - 40% OFF! We have two places available from 18:30 Sunday 17 April [...]

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Roses Blowing in the Wind

A wind rose is a graphic tool used by meteorologists to give a picture view of how wind speed and direction are typically distributed at a particular location. In most parts of the world strong winds usually come from certain directions and the frequency of winds from each direction varies throughout the year. This can [...]

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Online Essential Navigation Course now Live!

sign up for the new RYA Interactive online course

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Weekend Powerboat Courses January-March 2011

learn to drive a powerboat on Aegina this winter

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Someone needs to do the RYA Basic Navigation and Safety Course ….

My daughter sent me this post from today's Sky News. It is almost unbelievable. A sailor had to be rescued after he ran out of fuel circling the isle of Sheppey when he thought he was sailing around the UK coast. He was trying to navigate using only a road map and took a wrong [...]

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