Sail Ionian Blog

Sail Ionian’s Blog

Light-hearted articles about sailing, Greece and other topics of interest…


Hello and welcome to the Sail Ionian blog! Thank you for coming by this page, I hope you find something interesting to read… feel free to leave your comments or if you have any specific questions, please email me on izzy@sailionian.com! I’m always looking for new ideas too so if you have an idea please do let me know. Hopefully I’ll be looking to write a couple of posts a week, if you notice I’m slacking, send me an email!

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Covid-19 Outbreak

Posted on March 20, 2020

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What do we know so far?   Covid-19. It’s taken over the global news headlines, it’s the only thing everyone is talking about… And for good reason, this has so far closed international borders, constrained families to the 4 walls of their homes and caused panic buying in the supermarkets! Read More

Change in Charter VAT Rates

Posted on February 28, 2020

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Changes to VAT on European charters in 2020   Greece has just ratified an EU ruling regarding VAT on yacht charters which affect all charters for 2020 and beyond. After the meeting between the President The European Committee for Professional Yachting and the Directorate of Tax Legislation, it has been Read More
Thanks to Alex & Corey, we will be running a number of First Aid courses throughout the season   Two of our RYA Cruising Instructors have been studying hard, and the long hours with their heads buried in books have paid off as both Alex & Corey passed the RYA Read More
A recent magazine article I wrote on why sailing beats all-inclusive hotel resorts… The dreary weather in the UK that the first couple of months of the year bring with it make it the perfect time to book your summer holiday, ditch the January blues and start thinking about sunning Read More
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7 Essential Knots to Master

Posted on February 12, 2020

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It’s knot rocket science – these knots make the difference between a crew member, and a useful crew member!   1. Bowline The sailor’s most useful knot. Simple & strong, very stable and can be used to make a standing loop in the end of a line – good for Read More

Sail Ionian’s Pledge to Sustainable Sailing

Posted on November 27, 2019

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We are turning green(er)!   Sail Ionian are committed to encourage sustainable sailing holidays so we are making an even bigger effort for the 2020 season to decrease our impact and our guests’ impact on climate change. Our major changes for next season include a number of the fleet having Read More

Recycling in the Ionian

Posted on November 27, 2019

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Let us all be the change   Sun, sea & sailing – what the Greek islands are famous for! A culture of fantastic food, charming people and a beautiful summer climate, as well as the extraordinary history that surrounds this country, are just some of the reasons why tourists from Read More

NEW YACHT – Bavaria C50 Frank

Posted on November 15, 2019

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Meet our new Bavaria C50 Frank!   Our biggest addition to the Sail Ionian fleet for 2020 is a brand new Bavaria C50 called Frank! It’s a unique name for a yacht but a boat this luxurious (yup electric toilets and everything!) available for charter is also pretty unique so Read More