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Superstitions in Sailing – Luck and the Supernatural

Superstitions! Those widely held, yet irrational, beliefs in supernatural influences - especially when it comes to good or bad luck. Sailing lore is full of them dating back to the time when sailors were wholly at the mercy of Mother Nature. Some sensible and some downright weird – here is a collection of sailing superstitions from around the world to bear in mind for your next sailing trip. Beware the Crimson Sunrise "Red Sky at night, Sailors delight; Red Sky in the morning, Sailors..

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Dealing with Seasickness on a Sailing Holiday

Feeling queasy on a boat? Anyone who suffers from motion sickness will likely feel seasick too. Even the strongest stomachs can turn in rough weather. It’s an unpleasant experience that can detract from the joys of sailing on the open sea, but with a few pre-cautions you can reduce the likelihood and relieve some of the symptoms of seasickness. Why do we get seasick? When the motion you sense on a boat with your inner ear is different from the motion you can see, it causes motion sick..

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Know your knots – essential knots for Sailing

Even if it's the first time you have ever been on a boat, learning a few basic knots is not only fun, but useful too. Any competent crew member should be able to tie these basic knots. Bowline The King of Knots! If there is only one knot you ever learn - let this be the one! A useful, strong non-slip loop knot for so many situations, not only sailing. The key to getting this right is the first twist of the rope. Then you can follow this cute anecdote to help you remember the moves. “T..

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Paradise amongst the pine trees, visit the east side of Sithonia, Halkidiki

The east coast of Sithonia, Halkidiki is a boating paradise where you can spend many a day exploring the different beaches and secluded bays nestled between the craggy rocks and pine trees. The natural environment is spectacular with the blue of the sky only matched by the blue of the sea. It is an ideal place to enjoy a lesser known area of Mainland Greece by boat. The area is famous not only for its beauty but also its food and hospitality. Follow our suggestions to explore the best that th..

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Sailing to Magical Mljet

Struggling to reef in the mainsail in the blustery wind, we could see the small port of Pomena in the distance, cheerful red Karlovačko umbrellas lining the port. And an ice-cold Karlovačko was just what we needed after a morning of bracing sailing on the Mljet channel between the Peljesac peninsula and Mljet Island. Here we were at last at Mljet Island, the highlight of our cruise. As soon as the boat was moored safely, Matt and I left the rest of the crew to order the beers and went in sear..

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Great summer sailing destinations in Greece – part 2

In the previous article (Part 1) we shared some top destinations in the Ionian Sea and Cyclades Island complex. Here are some more great destinations to consider before booking your boat charter. Northern Sporades marine park Location:  Sporades Islands, Central Greece – Aegean Sea Closest airport: Skiathos ‘Alexandrios Papadiamantis’ International Airport Boat Pick up: Skiathos Harbour Special Features:  A Scattering of islands for those that like to sail o..

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Great summer sailing destinations in Greece – part 1

With its myriad of islands, it is sometimes difficult to choose where to book your sailing holiday in Greece. This two part blog series picks out a few of the best destinations with some useful information to make it easier. Lefkas (or Lefkada) Location: West Coast - Ionian Sea Closest airport: Preveza –Lefkas Aktion Airport Boat Pick up: Lefkas Harbour Special Features: Lefkada, home of poets, has steep white cliffs along the western coast of the island, after which ..

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Classic Cruise plan "Southern Pearls" (Dubrovnik - Split)

There is  nothing more relaxing than cruising the Adriatic Sea on board one of our vessels. This Southern Pearls cruise transports you along a beautiful coastline to picturesque islands. Pack your swimming gear, a couple of shorts and T-shirts and jump on board for a most memorable eight day dream journey. You deserve some total relaxation in the hands of our most capable captain, his crew and, of course, the chef. The order of the day will comprise swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing w..

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Classic Cruise plan "Southern Explorer" (Split - Split)

This journey offers island hopping at its best. All you will need is your swimming gear, a couple of T-shirts and shorts, and you're ready for a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Just imagine eight days of pure relaxation while the captain, his crew and the chef take care of your every need. On the Southern Explorer cruise, swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing are how you'll spend your mornings, and the afternoons are your's to choose either to delve into gastronomic delights in great restaurant..

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Classic Cruise plan "Kvarner Bay of Islands" (Opatija - Opatija)

Grab your swimming costume, a sarong, a couple of T-shirts and shorts, and you'll be set to go on an enjoyable and memorable eight days cruise of the spectacular islands in the northern Adriatic sea. Let our very capable crew and captain take special care of you to give you a totally relaxing experience, not to mention the chef who will satisfy you with gastronomic delights. Days are spent swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling in beautiful bays in the crystal clear Adriatic sea. In the evening..

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