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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Chief Instructor Vacancy

We're looking for a Chief Instructor to lead our friendly and enthusiastic team of sailing instructors. Candidates should have a wide range of experience instructing at all levels and should feel confident that they can promote the vision and values of Aegean Sailing School. All applicants must possess RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Sail, up to date commercial endorsement and [...]

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Summer Internship – Marketing & Admin

We’re looking for a bright, enthusiastic young person to join our team as an office intern for the summer season. We’re based on the pretty island of Aegina, close to Athens. Aegina has great beach life, cafes and bars and you’ll soon make new friends. We teach people from all over the world to sail [...]

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Happy Birthday Mark Cooper!

A toast for Mark's 50th birthday Monday was a landmark day for Mark, our Chief Instructor, as he reached his half-century. He's been sailing since he was a child and his phenomenal sailing knowledge and experience, coupled with his cheery disposition, make him a very popular instructor. Raised in Cornwall, the county at the 'foot' of [...]

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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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George discusses sailing with Princess Anne!

George Burton, our Principal, mixing in Royal circles... He attended a Christmas party In London for the Not Forgotten Association. This is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. At the event he had the opportunity to meet [...]

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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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