Sailing

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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Adoption of Resolution 40

This table shows the countries that have adopted UN Resolution 40. These countries have implemented the International Certificate of Competence for Pleasure Craft (ICC), and the table gives the name of the authority that you should contact to find out how to get your ICC if you are a citizen of that country. If your country is [...]

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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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Epidavros – Not to Be Missed!

© Ivan Varyukhin | Dreamstime.com Many people like to combine their sailing holiday with sight-seeing. It's easy to spend a day or two in Athens visiting the famous historical sites. But there are other notable places that you shouldn't overlook. One of the most spectacular is at Epidavros, in the hills above the Saronic Gulf. Epidavros (also spelt [...]

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Important Change to Day Skipper Certificate

One of the key announcements at the recent RYA Yachtmaster Instructors' Conference was that, from 2017, there will be a single RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate. The distinction between Tidal and Non-Tidal Practical courses will end. This brings the RYA in line with other international sailing schemes who do not differentiate between the certificates obtained [...]

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Dolphin Spotting in Greece

Dolphins are fascinating sea creatures and have a special place in human hearts. You'll love to see these glimmering mammals if you come across them when you're sailing with us.  “...To the Dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage” - Plutarch Dolphins appear frequently in Greek mythology. In [...]

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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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