Mediterranean Mile Building and Distance Sailing
Sail Ionian are pleased to offer mile building cruises around Greece giving you the opportunity to gain further valuable sailing experience and log more miles. They are extending outside of the Ionian in order that you can experience different wind conditions, offshore sailing and more challenging navigation.
Our trips are ideal for anyone wishing to work towards further RYA sailing qualifications or simply gain more confidence offshore. You will be living on a yacht for extended overnight passages and sailing in a more challenging environment. This gives all crew signing up for these trips the opportunity to plan and organise passages if they want this experience. We also have time toward the end of the full trip for anyone wanting to develop and practice other skills such as MOBs with the instructor. Many of the destinations on route are weather/crew dependent but there will be no shortage of time at sea!
What Trips Are Available This Year?
The following trips are available for 2013 in May and Septemebr
Join a yacht with up to 5 others and go sailing!
Vilho - Inland Sea - Corfu - Zante - Killini - Mesalongisi - Lefkas. (7 Days)
Charter your own yacht with Instructor/skipper to build your miles around Greece (focus on night pilotage,downwind sailing techniques,navigation and advanced sail trim - specific requests catered for also). Ideal for Day Skippers wanting more experience. Any week.
If you are interested in any of these trips please contact us.
What Can I Expect?
A mile building trip will let you experience all aspects of sailing, including night passages.
Night passages will be divided into watches of 2, 3 or 4 hours, depending on passage duration, sea conditions, crew numbers and experience. All crew are actively involved in helming, sail trim, navigation, catering and generally running a professional yacht. An experienced skipper is on board to assist and provide instruction where required, but the crew will be responsible for sailing and decision making on board.You will be expected to take part in all aspects of running the yacht with opportunities to learn, ask questions, while building confidence and knowledge.
We allow time on each of the legs for weather anomalies and may vary our route and timings if necessary. Any spare time may be used quizzing the skipper, learning more and exploring on land some of the places you visit. We try to ensure you have ample time for the adventure.
When on board basic provisions are supplied but as crew you are expected to take part in provisioning of your yacht and the preparation of meals. You will be responsible for your own food and drinks when ashore and any fresh items bought on route as well as any luxury foods you would like on board. We may also be lucky and, providing someone on board is happy to clean fish, you may have fresh fish as a supplement to our ships stores!
All boat expenses - yacht fuel, sheets and pillows/cases, mooring fees, basic provisions, snacks and meals on board, water. All yachts are fitted with more than the necessary safety gear.
For more information, or to make a booking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com