Crewing on our first offshore sailing race – in the rain

Crewing on our first offshore sailing race - in the rain 22 JUNE, 2017 Sailing Sailing races By Helen Iatrou Soaked to the bone from the waist down, a little cold and exhausted but in a state of unfettered bliss. That’s how we felt as we walked through the door of our...
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We got our sailing licences!

We got our sailing licences! 26 MAY, 2017 Sailing Sailing lessons "This is not the end. This is only the beginning," as accomplished yachtsman and respected educator Kostas Manthos, who heads our local sailing club, always tells us. We excitedly gathered at the...
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Playing with cats at the East Med Yacht Show

Playing with cats at the East Med Yacht Show 22 MAY, 2017 Sailing Yacht shows Lovingly-restored classic cutters, yawls, catamarans and sleek mega-yachts rubbed fenders at the East Med Yacht Show, held in early May in Greece’s port city of Piraeus. We managed to head...
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Weekend sailing lesson: From Athens to Aegina island

Weekend sailing lesson: From Athens to Aegina island 9 MAY, 2017 Sailing Sailing lessons In one of our final practical lessons for our Greek sailing licences, we excitedly packed waterproof bags and set off for a weekend-long lesson that involved sailing from our club...
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First night sail! Sailing from dusk till nightfall

First night sail! Sailing from dusk till nightfall 13 APRIL, 2017 Sailing Learning to sail It was a warm Spring day in Athens and we were excited to don our full gear and head out for our night sailing lesson with Nautical Club of Palaio Faliron instructor Lazaros on...
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Nothing but smooth sailing: Lesson no. 3

Nothing but smooth sailing: Lesson no. 3 24 MARCH, 2017 Greek-Brit salty sailor Evan took us out on Giorgio, a cruising yacht, for our third practical sailing lesson on the Saronic Sea, south of Athens, which turned out to be a pretty chill day on the water. Giorgio,...
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