Greek Sails Yacht Charters - The Best from Greece


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Greek Sails is a family owned and run yacht charter company, established on the beautiful Greek island of Poros since 1981.


Our location at the heart of the Saronic Gulf provides an ideal cruising ground for sailors of all levels of experience. Beginners or families with small children will enjoy the short distances between picturesque harbours and bays in the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs, whereas more experienced sailors might use Poros as a starting point for a cruise to the Cycladic Islands or the coast of south-eastern Peloponnese.

Our fleet consists mainly of Jeanneau yachts. Being experienced sailors ourselves we feel that these offer our customers the best value for money without compromising on sailing performance and safety.

Our location at the heart of the Saronic Gulf provides an ideal cruising ground for sailors of all levels of experience. Beginners or families with small children will enjoy the short distances between picturesque harbours and bays in the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs, whereas more experienced sailors might use Poros as a starting point for a cruise to the Cycladic Islands or the coast of south-eastern Peloponnese.

Our fleet consists mainly of Jeanneau yachts. Being experienced sailors ourselves we feel that these offer our customers the best value for money without compromising on sailing performance and safety.

This is very similar to skippered charter. You sail on a yacht along with other couples or individuals and of course the skipper. This is a great way to experience the joys of yachting at a fraction of the cost.

The choice of food and drinks on board is usually decided and bought by the participating crew. Most evening meals are eaten ashore in the wonderful local taverns.

Route is decided by the crew with the input of the skipper to cover aspects of safety and comfort. A typical day would involve leaving the port around 10:00 sailing to a sheltered bay for a swim/ snorkel/ sunbathe and lunch, arriving around 17:00 at the port of choice with plenty of time to see the towns, have dinner and explore the night life!


Bareboat Charter
Chartering a yacht on a bareboat basis is hiring a yacht of your choice with its standard equipment and sailing it with a crew of family or friends.

We provide:

Fully equipped and insured* yachts, with all the required safety equipment, a good set of sails and engine, bed linen and blankets, and enough galley equipment to prepare basic meals.
Additional costs during the charter:
Fuel. You take the yacht with a full tank of fuel and you refill it at the base upon return.
Water. Whenever you refill (5 – 10 Euros per fill) in the ports on route.
Mooring fees in all the ports except at base.


Limitations:
The skipper and at least one of the crew must have experience in sailing and yacht handling. The skipper must be holder of a skipper’s qualification (e.g.. RYA Day Skipper or equivalent). The yacht must be no further than 40 NM from base two days before the end of charter to ensure its timely return.

Technical Support: 
The base staff provides advice and technical support free of charge, providing the yacht is within 50 NM of the base. Beyond this, technical assistance may be provided by either base staff or independent technicians (where available) at your cost. You may be requested to move the yacht to a better location in order for a problem to be solved.

You are required to report all problems with the yacht as soon as possible and get permission from base staff before making any repairs yourselves.

Flotilla

Flotilla sailing is a fleet of yachts sailing together, with the assistance/ guidance of the lead crew. A top choice for sailors who feel they need some assistance, mainly with getting in and out of harbours, and experienced sailors who like the social aspects of sailing in a group whilst having the privacy of their own yacht.

Upon arrival in Poros you will be shown your yacht by the lead crew and will get the chance to meet the crews of the other yachts in the fleet before going out to explore Poros and get supplies for your yacht.

The next morning there will be a briefing by the lead skipper who will explain the sailing route, the do’s and don'ts and will answer any questions you might have.

During the week the lead boat crew takes the stress out of mooring in unfamiliar harbours, helps you with getting supplies, assisting you on technical matters with the boat and generally contribute to making your holiday more relaxing. They organise a barbecue, punch party and other fun activities during the trip so that the crews get together and share sailing (and other!) experiences. 

You will be given a briefing each morning (destination, weather, lunchtime anchorages, etc.) and the lead crew will help you depart for the day's sailing, if required. You then sail independently until you meet at the destination harbour.

The minimum required qualification to join the flotilla is “RYA Day Skipper” or equivalent. We do offer specific pre-flotilla courses as well so please contact us if you have any doubts about the certificate or sailing experience you have.

Typical Routes

The flotilla route is split in to two areas sailing north from Poros the one week and south the next. So depending on the length of your holiday you can sail north, south or both.

A typical north route visits the ports of:

* Perdika on the southern end of Aegina island.
* Vathi the tiny fishing port on the west side of the Methana peninsula
* Aegina
* Epidavrus. Visit the ancient theatre
* Free sail day. Methana, Korfos,Hydra, Russian bay on Poros Island
* Poros Island

And a typical south route

* Ermioni
*Plaka (Leonidion) on the mainland Peloponnesus
* Astros or Nafplion once the capital of Greece
* Beach party night in a bay near Porto Kheli
* Free sail day. Spetses, Hydra, Dhokos island
* Back to Poros

Greek Sails Yacht Charters Greek Sails is a family owned and run yacht charter company, established on the beautiful Greek island of Poros since 1981.
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