I’ve just been sent a link to a very nice diary created by two people who sailed with us recently. It describes their sailing holiday and a visit to Athens.
We first met Ben MacDermott last year. His mother Lycia asked us to provide an instructor for a yacht they had chartered. Lycia had passed her RYA Day Skipper course in the UK but felt she needed more practice to gain confdence. While helping Lycia our instructor, Karen Robinson, also put Ben and his fellow crew through a Competent Crew course.
This year Lycia again chartered a yacht and asked for an instructor on board. The yacht was Southern Cross, a Sun Odyssey 37, which is available through the school to those who have passed their Day Skipper certificate or higher.
Ben had progressed to taking his RYA Day Skipper course and his girlfriend, Becky, joining the crew for the first time, took her RYA Competent Crew.
They have a well-written description of their trip on their blog with a scrapbook of the route here.
There are some nice photographs of Southern Cross on
this page for those who are interested in a similar charter with tuition.
We love to hear from our students so send me your news – have you been on a flotilla or bareboat charter? Have you bought a boat?
I look forward to hearing from you.