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! 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!


Action packed holidays for families who can’t sit still!   If you are a family looking to take the youngsters on an action-packed learning experience while exploring the real Greece, then an RYA training course involving the whole family could be for you. Ideal for unqualified yet keen sailors-in-the-making, an Read More
An article I wrote recently for a magazine…   With sheltered islands, crystal clear waters, steady winds and the kind of scenery from the Mamma Mia films, the Ionian is a stunning part of the Mediterranean and certainly one of the best sailing areas in the entire world. It’s no Read More

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 13, 2018

It’s holiday time…   With the winter weather closing in and Christmas rapidly approaching, it’s time to leave the office for a few weeks and enjoy some well-earned time off. WOOP WOOP it’s Friday 14th December which marks the end of the working year for the majority of the Sail Read More

Top 10: Anchorages

Posted on December 7, 2018

In this post, we share some of the highlights of the Ionian with you   The well-known cruising ground of the Southern Ionian is becoming more and more popular year on year – certainly to the taverna owner’s delight! If you’ve sailed the Ionian or visited the likes of Lefkada, Read More
Bavaria 33 Calypso Sail Ionian

A Typical RYA Course Week

Posted on December 4, 2018

Wondered what an RYA course is like? Read about the week from our instructor’s perspective   I suppose there is no ‘typical’ RYA course week… Every week is very different. Different students, different abilities, different weather, different dynamics onboard – all of these different courses that us instructors get to Read More

Beat The Crowds – Sail In April

Posted on November 29, 2018

Why I think April is The Best time in the Ionian   With EasyJet starting their flight schedule from London to Preveza a WHOLE MONTH earlier than usual on 29th March next year (one of the rare moments I will thank EasyJet for making our lives easier saving us from organising Read More

NEW YACHT Bavaria 46 Style Te Anau

Posted on November 20, 2018

Introducing Te Anau, our brand new 2019 Bavaria 46 Style!   We have a late entrant to Sail Ionian’s new yachts for 2019! Drum roll please….. big welcome to TE ANAU! Te Anau you say? How does one pronounce Te Anau? What is Te Anau?! Well Te Anau is our Read More
Bavaria C45 Sail Ionian

NEW YACHT – Bavaria C45 Hummingbird

Posted on November 2, 2018

An Introduction to hummingbird, our shiny new Bavaria c45   Hummingbirds are small, colourful birds with iridescent feathers (see below). Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise. The only similarity I can recall Read More