Argolic Exploration – 7∼14 May

Our first 2016 mile-builder will run from 7 to 14 May and will explore the beautiful, unspoilt Argolic Gulf on the eastern Peloponnese. This area is one of Greece’s best secret sailing locations. You’ll visit the historic city of Nafplion in the north, the unique and stunning island of Monemvasia in the south, and many picturesque ports in between.

This trip is planned as a ‘Sail in Company‘, which is like a mini-flotilla. Unlike big flotillas with lots of yachts, just four boats will sail in company to explore this scenic area. The lead boat will take care of route planning and will make sure you experience the best of the Argolic coast with its high mountains and pretty ports. Sailing in company doesn’t mean everyone sails together all the time  … unless you want to, of course. You’ll just keep in radio contact during the day and meet up each evening.

The total distance sailed will be around 200 nautical miles. In order to have plenty of time to look around the ports you’ll visit, we’re going to start the trip a little earlier than normal. You should aim to be at our base any time from midday on Saturday 7 May and the yachts can leave as soon as their crew are ready.

You’ll return to Aegina on Friday night and can stay on board until the following morning. We’ll arrange a final meal for all the crew and you can get assistance in completing your logbook entry for the week.

Full joining instructions and plans of the ports will be provided to you before the trip so you can begin to draw up passage plans. Like all sailing, the final route may need to be altered a little depending on the wind and weather at the time.

You can join the exploration in different ways. You can take a cabin on the lead yacht, or charter one of our bareboats, either with your family and friends, or as a boat-share.

Lead Yacht:Helena – 2013 Bavaria 45 Cruiser with 4 cabins and 3 heads.

The largest yacht, Helena, will have an RYA instructor on board. You can book a cabin on this boat for either one or two people. It’s perfect if you want to practice your crewing skills prior to taking a Day Skipper Practical course, or if you’ve passed Day Skipper but feel you need a little more supervised experience before feeling confident enough to charter a yacht by yourself..

Single Cabin: 1020€ / £750 p.p. Couple/friends sharing:Individual berths: 850€ / £630 p.p.

Price includes everything except getting here and evening meals ashore. Crew Club Members – 5% discount applies.

Bareboats: If you’re ready to take on being in charge of a yacht, you can choose one of our other boats to sail bareboat, with your friends or family. You’ll have the added re-assurance of the other yachts should you need support, plus the social side when the boats meet up in the evenings.

We have three yachts available for bareboat charter for this trip. Each  of them has three cabins and two heads, and can sleep 6-8 people.

Bazinga – 2014 Bavaria 41 – whole boat 2180€ / £1650

Eucrante – 2011 Oceanis 40 – whole boat 1750€ / £1320

Challenger – 2006 Bavaria 42 Cruiser – whole boat 1750€ / £1320

Prices are for charter of yacht and all equipment plus end cleaning. You will also need to leave a refundable security deposit.
Crew Club Members – 5% discount applies.

Boat-share: Don’t have enough people to make up a crew for one of our bareboat yachts? There may be an opportunity to boat-share by booking a cabin on one of the yachts. You’ll take it in turns to be skipper for the day and will split the costs such as fuel, mooring dues.

We’ll do our best to match you up with others who want to share. The price will be around 600€ – 800€ depending on which yacht and how many people are on board. Please contact us to register an interest in boat-sharing.

This is for you if you want to charter a yacht to sail yourself, but with assistance to hand, and to see beautiful and unusual scenery.

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