Monday, 17 July 2017

We're leading a Charter Flotilla in the Greek Isles

16 July 2017

We are very sorry our blog has been a bit quiet lately but we have been very busy since arriving in Poros in Greece in mid-June to spend the northern summer leading a Charter Flotilla.

Our Greek Sails Flotilla all rafted up for a beach party at Dhokos Island.

It all happened in a bit of a blur as we responded to a Facebook post a friend sent us about what turned out to be a great family company called Greek Sails that was looking for a couple to lead one of their flotilla groups. On a whim, we sent of some details about ourselves and our sailing experience and before we knew it we were booking tickets to fly to Athens.

Our job is to lead a flotilla of up to ten charter yachts around the Greek Isles, assist with berthing and deal with all port police details etc and generally make sure the charterers enjoy a safe and very enjoyable sailing holiday.

Karen at the helm of 'Enigma' our 37ft Jeanneau Flotilla lead boat.
We are now on our fifth week and have to say while the seven day and night a week nature of the job is a little full on, we are having an awesome time and meeting a very diverse group of incredible people from all over the world. 

We plan to post a lot more detail about what it's like leading a Charter Flotilla, the awesome places we have been visiting, the amazing food experienced in harbour side tavernas and some of the funny incidents along the way. In the meantime please be assured we have not dropped off the planet and enjoy some photos of our Greek adventure as a taste of what's to come.

One of our Flotilla dinner's at Nea Ephidevros
Sunset on 'Enigma" at Angistri.

This fixer upper may be a job too many.
"Enigma' in the beautiful little harbour at Vathi
The harbour fortress at Nafplion

The unbelievable ancient theatre of Ephidevros

Beach party on the Island of Dhokis.

Our clients quickly become our friends and it's so sad to see them head home.

Another raft up.
Dinghy race organised for the younger ones on the latest flotilla.

Another group of happy Greek Sails clients.
Good night from the Greek Isles.

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  1. Hi Karen and Rob, Great meeting you and thanks again for all of your help during our family's first sailing trip, first sailing flotilla sailing trip, and si many other firsts. Jason, Mary, Anthony, Christina, and Michael

    1. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first family sailing experience .... Sailing to us is a way of life and we truely love it ... We hope our paths cross again Cheers Rob and Karen


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