Flotilla Sailing with Sailing Jollies

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Amazing Events you shouldn’t miss

Are you interested in joining one of the great sailing events that take place in Greece, Turkey and Croatia in 2016? You are at the right place! Richard, the founder of the Sailing Jollies, promises that you will have the greatest time of your life, exploring hidden beauties.

 

Greece: 4 weeks in April 2016 and October 2016
Croatia: 1 week in May 2016
Turkey: 1 week in November 2016

The Sailing Jollies Story

In September 2010, Richard Rowe was asked by a small, reputable family business called Omegasail, if he would like to deliver a yacht at the end of the season back from Corfu to Athens for the winter. Rather than do it non-stop in the traditional delivery sense, Richard asked for a week to do the trip, turning it into a kind of ‘training holiday charter’… and so it all began. Rich is now an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (since 2011) and RYA Cruising instructor since 2013.

The concept of the ‘Sailing Jolly’ was born out of a realisation that for those developing their sailing from Day Skipper to Yachtmaster, there often isn’t much out there in the marketplace specifically designed to help you get the requisites you need. Today, the Jollies and Omegasail joint membership is close to 300, with their bi-annual April run to Corfu, and the return in October, being extremely popular, selling out way in advance.

The April and October trips are run over two weeks, split into legs between Athens and Kefalonia (circa 220 nm) and Kefalonia to Corfu (c. 110nm). There is no set itinerary or agenda and a daily skippers’ meeting will decide on the destination. On the easier leg, we like to give people more independence once we know they are good, safe sailors, but on the longer passage, the yachts will go together for ‘safety in numbers’.

Week 1: 2nd – 9th of April 2016

Mission to Monemvasia

Lead Yacht: “Sea You” – Bavaria 51 – 5 cabins

Bareboats available to accompany

Individual berths: £345/p.p. Single Cabin Use: £500/p.p.

33-46′ Bareboats: from €900

Located in the southestern Peloponnese, Monemvasia, is a stunning medieval city and amongst the most impressive places in Greece.

Week 2: 9th – 16th of April 2016

From Athens to Kefalonia (via Corinth Canal)

Lead Yacht: “Sea You” – Bavaria 51 – 5 cabins

Bareboats available to accompany

Individual Berths: £345/p.p. Single Cabin Use: £550

Bareboats 33ft available: €900

The famous Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. The canal is 6.4 kilometers in length and only 21.3 meters wide at its base.

Kefalonia
KefaloniaThe jewel of the Ionian Sea

Week 3: 16th – 23rd of April 2016

From Kefalonia to Corfu

Lead Yacht: “Sea You” – Bavaria 51 – 5 cabins

Bareboats available to accompany

Individual Berths: £345/p.p. Single Cabin Use: £550

Bareboats 33ft available: €900

Kefalonia is a large island with diverse and dramatic scenery. The island has many wonderful bays and inlets which help to form its unusual shape. The northern rocky coastline has small and clean, pebble beaches whilst those on the southern shores are long and sandy.

Week 4: 23rd – 30th of April 2016

Corfu Roundtrip

Lead Yacht: “Sea You” – Bavaria 51 – 5 cabins

Bareboats available to accompany

Individual Berths: £345/p.p. Single Cabin Use: £550

Bareboats 33ft available: €900

The island of Corfu is located just off the West coast of Greece. Corfu enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate along with excellent beaches making it a popular destination for holiday makers. Corfu is very green and has a lush vegetation which is dominated by over 2 million olive trees..

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CorfuA great combination of historical and natural beauty
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SplitThe most famous city in Croatia

Stunning Croatia Week 1: 21st – 28th of May 2016

From Split to Dubrovnik

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

The second-largest city in Croatia, Split, is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s been really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years.

Stunning Croatia Week 2: 28th of May – 4th of June 2016

From Dubrovnik to Split

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that have protected a civilised, sophisticated republic for centuries.

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DubrovnikThe medieval meets the modern
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CorfuA roundtrip to explore its best spots

Greece: 8th – 15th of October 2016

Corfu Roundtrip

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

‘Warm up’ – easy cruising week around Corfu, visiting such gems as Paxos (Gaios and Lakka), Platarias, Mourtos, Syvota, Parga, Corfu Town.. plenty of training opportunities and great socials. Suitable for beginners. 51 foot yacht with individual places, plus a variety of bareboats upon request, 33 and 38 footers.

Greece: 15th – 22nd of October 2016

From Corfu to Kefalonia

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

One way from Corfu to Kefalonia, 110 miles, nice and easy, allows time to sail even against the wind and time for more practice drills like man overboard and berthing (reverse anchoring and alongsides). Suitable for beginners, with only one ‘long’ sail required from Paxos to Preveza (only 33 miles, 5-6 hours). Up to 9 yachts – 3 led by professional Yachtmasters with individual berths and cabins on offer, 4 x 33 footers (900 euros per week only) and 2 x 38 footers (1000 euros per week) available as bareboats for Day Skippers and above.

Kefalonia
KefaloniaA must visit Ionian Island
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Corinth CanalA great experience

Greece: 22nd – 29th of October 2016

Kefalonia to Athens

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

More challenging one way from Kefalonia to Athens, via the stunning Corinth Canal. 220 miles, taking in places like Mesalongion, Trizonia, Galaxhidi, Kiato, Corinth, Korfos, Aegina en route. Longer days, early starts, night hours, possible 60+ mile passages for those looking to tick the right boxes towards Yachtmaster. Up to 9 yachts – 3 led by professional Yachtmasters with individual berths and cabins on offer, 4 x 33 footers (900 euros per week only) and 2 x 38 footers (1000 euros per week) available as bareboats for Day Skippers and above.

Greece: 29th of October – 5th of November 2016

Saronic Gulf

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

A more gentle wind-down week in the Saronic Gulf, lead yacht 51 feet, with individual places, plus a variety of bareboats upon request – 33 and 38 footers. Taking in places such as Aegina, Perdika, Poros, Vathi, Epidavros, Hydra, Ermioni, Spetses depending on conditions and what guests prefer.

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Saronic GulfSafe anchorages and gentle winds
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MarmarisOne of the most beautiful areas in the Turkish coastline

Turkey: 5th – 12th of November 2016

Marmaris/Carian Coast

Individual Berths: £365/p.p.

Single Cabin Use: £600

With fair winds, stunning bays, sheltered anchorages, magnificent scenery and numerous ancient sites along the coastline, a holiday sailing through the Turkish Islands is perfect and Marmaris is an ideal starting point from which to begin your sailing holiday in Turkey.

Marmaris town is very historical and is built adjacent to the Suleyman Castle. The winding streets around the fortress contrast with the bustle of the bazaar behind it.

If you are interested in any of these amazing events please contact us info@sailchecker.com for more information.

The availability runs out very quickly and many places are already sold out. Save your place as soon as possible!

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