Staff & Student News

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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The Puppy’s Tale

Sometimes you make a decision knowing it will cause you problems but you just have to go with it ... It happened as I was on my way home, shortly before dusk. Earlier in the day I'd discovered I had two bald tyres. I hadn't had time to do anything about them so I was [...]

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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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In Memory of Ian Blayney and ‘Turkish’ mooring.

As you may know from my last post, I prolonged my recent visit to the UK so that I could attend the funeral of a dear friend, who was well known in sailing circles in Greece, Turkey, and beyond. Ian Blayney (‘Lord’ Blayney as he was known to his friends) and his wife, Bette, sailed [...]

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We’re giving away champagne!

Emilia Melody Wright aged 3 days Our grand-daughter, Emilia Wright, was born in Cambridge on Sunday 3 February. She is absolutely perfect and we’re delighted with her. To celebrate her birth, we’re giving away a bottle of champagne to the next five people who book with us (one lucky person has already won a bottle [...]

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Learn in Greece then sail in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico …

Here's more sailing inspiration from a former student. I received this email from Marc Beerts, who was living in London when he first came sailing with Aegean Sailing School. Hope you are all doing well. Just a quick note to say hello. I took Competent Crew with you way back in 2008 and then did [...]

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Fourth Time Lucky for a Charter in Canada

We love to hear from former students and how their sailing is progressing. Ken and Linda Mann from Alberta learnt to sail with us in April of this year. They spent 12 days at our school, completing their RYA Competent Crew, RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship, and RYA Day Skipper Practical courses. They planned to [...]

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Follow the Sailing Princess

~ a non-swimmer's guide to adventures that are scary as heck, fun like crazy, & living to tell the tale! Princess Cox sailed with us in November 2011. Formally a self-confessed workaholic she was bitten by the sailing bug in the Netherlands, encouraged by us, and is now taking much overdue holidays on a quest to complete her RYA [...]

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Same Great Service … Better Premises!

We are moving to new premises. From next month our office will be at Neoptolemou 8, Aegina Town, Aegina 18010. Here's a Google map showing where we will be and how to get to us from the ferries: [googlemaps http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=210063742180576950083.00049b34b0e8fc7137fe8&ll=37.744759,23.428259&spn=0.008144,0.013733&z=16&output=embed&w=640&h=480] The new office is convenient for ferry and hydrofoil arrivals. For those of you who [...]

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Living the Dream: Atlantic Sailor & Cruising

Jonathan Davies from Edinburgh began yachting with us in 2005. He has since gone on to complete an Atlantic crossing with the ARC, passed his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, and recently became qualified as an RYA Cruising Instructor.

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