LAST MINUTE - Fun & Social Week Sailing in Greece

Update: We're looking at a week later (1st April - 8th April) to better fit everyones current plans

Hey there, I am running a last minute trip going to Greece, sailing from Lavrion.


[ Click here to get in touch for more details ]

What?
Chilled and social trip around the waters of the Saronic i.e. from Athens. We'll be nipping into the amazing islands around the area and indulging as much culture as makes sense.

I've sailed down in Greece in the last two years and really enjoyed it.  There are plenty of lively places to stop off and great places to go.

Who should come?
All experiences welcome. I'm a keen sailor so the plan will be to get in plenty of miles rather than just sit around drinking ouzo, although that is likely to happen at some stage. 

As a warning, this is best for the young and young at heart. If you're an early to bed type this might not be the best trip for you. I'm 32 we like to have a good drink and the odd party now and then. We'll also be sure to get plenty of relaxing in! 

[ Click here to get in touch for more details ]

The boat(s), Crew & Skipper(s)


• 2015 51ft Bravaria cruiser with 5 cabins

• Planning on having ~6 people on board so that we've got plenty of space.

• Skipper is Duncan Malcolm, I have over 15 years experience sailing and have my Yachtmaster Coastal.


(Exact boat may vary)

Weather prediction
Probably better than London. Weatherspark reckons an average daily high of up to around 18-20 degrees. As it's early season there's a risk of it being windy/wet so worth bringing a jumper and water proofs.

https://weatherspark.com/averages/32181/3/Athens-Athina-Attica-Greece



Cost
Charter costs this time of year with 4-5 people will work out at £250 per person including final cleaning + £12 temp member fee for non-members.

Full payment due immediately. I'll email you bank details. First come first serve on spots as this is quite last minute!

We'll share food, fuel and any marina costs. I've looked up flights and there are some very reasonably priced flights at decent times.

This is a shared cost trip as per the LSC club trip guidelines.


How to sign-up

RSVP to this event or if you're not a meetup member email me: d {a) duncanmalcolm.com or click here to fill in the contact form.


Itinerary 
Currently x3 are flying from LGW and arrival times are 17h15 and 20h25 on the Friday evening. 

- Friday 24th March / Saturday 25th March - Travel to Athens

- Saturday, 25th March midday - Meet at Lavrion Marina in Greece, check-out boat go sailing!

- Saturday, 1st April 9am - boat check-out

I would recommend flying to Athens on Friday evening you can stay on the boat friday evening for 25eur.

Possible destinations

Paros is a favourite destination in Greece below are other places that we could visit. All subject to weather, wind and what people are up for.

Paros - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paros 
Kea - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kea_(island)
Aegina - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegina
Nafplio - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nafplio
Astros - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astros,_Greece
Ermione - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermioni 

Upfront and Open notes

By joining this trip you accept that the Skipper has the final decision on activities and the itinerary, with safety of crew and the yacht in mind. 

This is a volunteer based trip, so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of myself as Skipper or on the part of any crew member. You take part at your own risk and if you wish to have insurance cover it is your own responsibility to arrange it. 

The Meetup ® event host is an occasional event-host and not a professional organiser (as such term is defined under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992); accordingly this event shall not be construed as a “package tour” or "package holiday".


The weekend will go ahead provided that we have a minimum of 5 crew. If it has to be cancelled due to insufficient people or cancellation by the charter company you will be refunded in full for all monies paid.