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One week sailing in the Cyclades starting in Mykonos and finishing in Kos. If you have seen pictures of perfect Greek islands with whitewashed houses on sun-drenched hillsides and thatched roofed windmills, it’s likely a picture of one of the 200 or so Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. These are the islands that define Greece. Sailing from Mykonos to Kos you will explore beautiful bays and coves, historic sites and scenic beaches, quiet villages or busy tourist destinations depending on the weather and the plans you make with your fellow crew. The sailing conditions could be calm to fresh winds ideal for fast sailing between the islands, both of these conditions and any longer legs are handled perfectly by this Beneteau 57 (58 ft sloop). No previous sailing experience needed but this is the chance to learn to and/or improve helming, navigating, sail trimming, skippering as well as plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, yoga, jogging ashore and generally helping to run a world girdling 58 foot yacht and always the opportunity to sit back and relax as your friends sail you onto the next leg.
We will be with Pete on his 58 ft sloop again which we caught up with in the Balearics and Ionian Sea last year following two weekends out of Dartmouth and you are invited to be his guest for a contribution of £433 which will go towards your breakfasts; lunches with local wine; fuel; mooring and marina fees; customs charges and safety equipment together with any associated expenses. In addition you will buy your own flights and transfer to/from the boat and holiday insurance (specific requirements will be advised shortly). All you need are clean, non-marking soles for use on the boat and the agility to scramble on and off a dinghy to go ashore. The yacht is equipped with all safety equipment that complies or exceeds the mandatory recommended requirements for vessels sailing throughout the Mediterranean and offshore, including ocean crossing; however, it is not operated as a commercial vessel (please contact the organiser if you require further information).
The yacht is stunningly designed and fitted with every conceivable luxury, she has a vast deck area and a breathtaking interior, including a large saloon and 4 en-suite cabins (sleeping 8). We will be using the three double cabins (7 people on the trip) so it is important that you are either flexible or that when you book you ‘buddy’ up with someone you are willing to share a cabin/double bed with; however, there is a cabin with bunk beds and saloon space along with an extra sofa in the largest double cabin which offers more flexibility. There are 3 showers and 4 heads on board. This is a very comfortable boat and a beautiful area for sailing. Everyone on board is encouraged to help with sailing and expected to give a hand elsewhere (there is NOT a host/ess included).
See also the two week trip in September to the Dodecanese. Please ensure you have at least 6 months left on your passport covering the date you plan to return to the UK.