What’s New for 2020

What’s new for Sail Ionian in 2020?


We start the 2020 season on Sunday 12th April and to encourage early season sailing, we are offering 30% off holidays during April. Enjoy some Easter sunshine whilst sailing the Ionian – empty bays and peaceful habours await. Direct flights from London Gatwick to Preveza start with EasyJet on Sunday 29th March. If you’re thinking about sailing in April, take a quick read of my previous blog post here!

Of course we are still offering Sunday and Wednesday starts during the season, our flexibility allows you to take advantage of cheaper midweek flights. It also means that you get to explore the notoriously busier harbours like Fiscardo & Kioni over a weekend when most charter companies are on turnaround – bonus! Saturday starts are also an option on a number of yachts. Best to contact us directly to see if your preferred start date is available on the yacht you’d like – email us now.

We’ll be running several group RYA courses early season too – £500 pp in April for RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper, or only £1600 for a private couples’ course – that includes the private charter of a yacht, and the instructor! Group and private RYA courses are running throughout the season April-October.

We have three new boats joining our already impressively modern fleet – Bavaria 37 Whispering Angel, Bavaria C45 Scugnizzo and Bavaria C50 Frank. These yachts arrive with us in the Spring and will be available to charter bareboat (subject to experience and qualification) or skippered from the end of May 2020. Featuring features such as solar panels, air conditioning and electric winches, these yachts are at the highest of standards. Blog posts on each of these to follow shortly…

Our flagship vessel WYVERN Bavaria C57 is available for luxury skippered or crewed charters from our base in Vliho on Lefkas. She is perfect for groups travelling together, families and couples alike with 3 or 4 flexi cabin layout, bunk cabin and separate skipper’s cabin. Fully air conditioned throughout, deck sunbathing cushions, huge transom and roomy cockpit – this yacht provides luxury accommodation at the same time as seeing some of the most beautiful places around the Ionian.

Our informal flotilla returns due to popular demand, running during the school holidays in May, July, August and October, as well as a couple of extra May and June dates outside of the school holidays – ideal for couples or friends looking for some relaxed flotilla assistance. The route is totally flexible and we only take a maximum of 8 yachts on flotilla at a time so this small group sailing is personalised completely to our guests.

Have a question on any of the above? Email me on izzy@sailionian.com 🙂

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