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What to do after Day Skipper 4: Skippered Charter

This is the last of my posts about what to do once you pass your Day Skipper. It covers skippered charter. The information is based on what happens in Greece, as that is the sailing area I know best, but some things apply all over the world. With a skippered charter you get a boat and - not [...]

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What to do after Day Skipper 2: Flotilla Sailing

I hope you're having a great summer. I've just returned from visiting my baby grand-daughter in the UK for a week and enjoyed having cooler weather than we get in Greece at this time of year. Here's the second of my posts on the sailing options for you once you have passed your RYA Day [...]

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Argolic Adventure / Skipper Masterclass 9 September

Join our special six-day Masterclass to the Argolic Gulf starting at 6.30 pm on Sunday 9 September. The Argolic is the next gulf west of the Saronic where we are based. It frequently has stronger winds than the Saronic but it's a little far to reach on our normal 5-day RYA courses. There are some [...]

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The De Smet Hippy Experience

Hydro therapy - 5 days after the operation In January I travelled to Gent in Belgium for a hip resurfacing operation with Dr Koen De Smet. Several people asked me to post about my experience there but I was waiting for some photos to arrive. They are now here (no gory ones) so read on ... I have [...]

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Fire on Hydra

  This dramatic picture was taken from our yachts as they sailed in the Hydra Channel. It shows the blaze that ungulfed the island during last month's unprecedented hot weather. The record temperatures and high winds were a lethal combination that led to large fires in many areas of Greece.

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