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Κυριακή, 13 Μαΐου 2012

Another happy delivery for team Arwen

Another happy delivery came to pass for team Arwen.
The passage was skippered by Stergios Kondos. This was his first time skippering a yacht and navigating at the same time without the aid of GPS.
The result for him althought stressful, it was succesful.Our ''new'' skipper got a real time experience, delivering the yacht on time for her charter clients.

Κυριακή, 6 Μαΐου 2012

RYA Sail Training Trip for Eligible Skippers

RYA Sail Training Trip for Eligible Skippers
Arwen our Elan 340 will run a training trip on July 2012 from 21/07 - 11/08 .
There will be one 14 days training trip with only 3 candidates on board and an RYA/MCA/YMO skipper.
At the end of the trip the skipper will sign the candidates log books, so make sure you bring one.
In every leg of the trip one candidate will act as skipper while the rest will be his crew.
At the end of each leg a new skipper will be appointed and a debrief will be held for all.
The Eligible Skippers are expected to do the following  :
Yacht take over and hand over : Not only the yacht and its equipment but the provisions, victuals and navigational records too.
Crew briefing: Dietary needs, medical history ,sailing experience.
Safety briefing : safety equipment, corse of action in an emergency. 
Victuals: Make a menu, brake down to provisions and make a storage plan.
Weather considerations: weather forecast related to the area we sail.
Navigational considerations: prepare the next leg taking into account navigational hazards, ETA, weather, crew ability, boat ability, notices to mariners etc.
Trip execution: Each candidate acting as skipper, at his wach should do the following.Navigate without the use of GPS, fill the log book every hour, run the ship, observe the rules of the road, organize the crew and the watch system and be prepared to answer any question the skipper might ask at any given time. 
Destination :Trip is Kalamaki to kalamaki .Rodes or even Kastelorizo is the mid trip destination via Mykonos or Santorini and other islands depending on weather .

The aim of the corse :The aim of the corse is to provide potential skippers with local knowledge of the most important charter routs on the Aegean .
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please note that this is not a pleasure cruise. It is a real hands on experience and there is allot of work in it.
Candidates must know well the art of costal navigation. Skipper will help but there is not enough time to learn the basics.
Legs will be longer and harder than expected (12-27 hours).
For schedule  and price quotation click here