Crewed Sailing Journey- September 2019
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be lead by crew who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
• Boat: Jeanneau 58' Monohull 2019 Model w. 3 guest cabins for 6 passengers + crew cabin | Cost: $14,600 Full Boat
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective Captain + Private Chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with recommended 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, outboard motor, onboard wifi, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and amazing memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Charlotte grew up in New York City sailing on her family's Seafarer 31'. At the age of six, she began sailing dinghies at her local yacht club. She became active in her yacht club's PHRF racing and crewed in regattas up to the national level. Charlotte further pursued her passion by teaching sailing every Summer in New York at Manhattan Sailing School and Hudson River Community Sailing, all while completing her studies in Psychology and Sociology at Hunter College.
Charlotte now lives and works full time as a captain in the BVI. She has 17 years of sailing instruction under her belt, over 6,000 nautical miles offshore delivering yachts, and both USCG and BVI Captain's licenses. In her spare time, she can be found island hopping, hiking, reading, racing in regattas around the Caribbean, throwing extravagant dinner parties, diving, and falling off surfboards.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. biglittlenyc.com/flannery IG: flannerykk
Beginning in Athens, we sail along the Saronic Gulf stopping at the famous islands of Poros, Hydra, Spetses, and Aegina. With numerous bays to explore with secluded beaches around the corner from historical towns in the backdrop, the Saronic Archipelago is the prime yachting area of Greece. With a perfect mix of rustic towns and uninhabited anchorages, vacationing the Saronic Islands is one voyage not to miss.
The islands situated in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens are among the most beautiful and interesting of all the Greek islands.They are favorites close to one another, usually within a two or three hours sail. Long stretches of sandy beaches, fragrant pine forest, and rocky capes against a backdrop of brilliant sunshine and crystal blue water provide an infinite variety of scenic beauty.The cultures and people are as varied as the settings, luring visitors with pottery, sponges, pistachios, and almond cakes, which are available at shops and restaurants along the narrow, winding streets of the island towns
Marina: Olympic Yachting Lavrio, Port of Lavrio
Boat name: Atlas
Embarking: Meeting time is after 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Upon arrival at the marina, look for the boat flying a Sailing Collective flag. If you have any problems finding your boat, ask an Olympich Yachting rep to point you towards Atlas or Cpt. Charlotte. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your luggage at the marina and explore the area. If you plan on arriving after 7 p.m., please let us know as soon as possible and we so we can make accommodations!
Disembarking: You will arrive back to the marina by sunset on Friday, October 4, and spend the last night on the boat at the marina. Disembarking is by 9 a.m. the next morning, Saturday, October 5. Your crew can help arrange a taxi for you if needed.
Athens International Airport: El. Venizelos Airport is the closest airport to the marina.
Useful links for transportation to the Marina:
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Tips are split evenly between the crew and it is common to offer 15 to 20 percent of the cost of the carter. Gratuity can be offered in Euros or Dollars, PayPal or Venmo. Don't be shy about being in touch with Sailing Collective or your crew if you have any questions about this!
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Poros is a small charming island full of picturesque villages and traditional architecture. Some of those villages are fishing settlements located near beautiful beaches, while others are close to the mountains surrounded by green vegetation. The capital of the island is characterized by beautiful two-story houses with tiled roofs, colored walls, wooden balconies and narrow windows. At the center of the city you can find the Town Hall, the Archaeological Museum, the Public Library and the Exhibitive and Cultural Hall. There are plenty of places to visit in Poros, the beach of Kanali with crystal clear waters and fantastic “tavernas” to enjoy a Greek feast, as well as the beaches or Askeli, and Monastiri.
The island of Spetses is one of the most popular weekend destinations for Greeks. With a rich historical background, it has all the ingredients for an unforgettable sailing holiday. Tranquil and cosmopolitan, is full of wonderful beaches, great dining and gorgeous verdant scenery. The island has great restaurants and shopping, after a day relaxing in some of its wonderful beaches, one can go and enjoy the fantastic night life. Cars are not allowed in the island, only bicycles and motor bikes.
Nafplio is probably one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, it is a unique spot which combines the medieval atmosphere of the old town with great nearby beaches and easy access to important archeological sites, such as Mycenae and Epidavrous. Nafplio was the first capital town of the modern Greece and it shows in the aristocratic style of the town. Full of cafes and gorgeous shops, you’ll surely enjoy your stay in this stunning settlement.
Hydra is probably the most popular island of the group. The town of Hydra is a paradise-like place closed to any type of motorized vehicle, and not having any roads except for donkey paths. It is full of red-tile traditional houses, old mansions and stoned paved narrow alleys. The protected port is bordered on all sides by hills, making it particularly picturesque. Stroll the town, sit in a cafe watching the boats and water taxis glide by, take a donkey ride, or climb to the old fort, this is a town that will relax you as you enjoy your day. Hydra is the perfect island for combining tranquility and fantastic night life.
New Epidavros is located 8 km off Ancient Epidavros. Its population of 1500 inhabitants triples during summer. The landscape here is varied, as the village is laid out on rocky slopes, amid the ruins of a Venetian castle. At the foot of the slope a gorge of unique beauty is formed, known as the Gorge of Vothila, one of the most beautiful ravines in Greece. In the opposite direction, another slope is covered by a wonderful pinewood. Definitely a must-see in your list!
Beautiful and touristy Aegina was the first capital of Greece after the Turkish domination. It is a lordly, self ruling island, busy all the year round because of its proximity to mainland Athens and the Port of Piraeus. While in this island, the visitor has the chance to admire the famous Afaia Athena’s' Temple, which is equidistant with the Acropolis and the temple at Cape Sounio. Ideal for swimming is Faros Beach and Marathonas.
The Jeanneau 57 is not only beautiful, but functional, and comfortable. Every detail has been conceived to offer the highest quality cruising experience. She is a pleasure to sail and is responsive to touch, her electric winches and bow thrusters make her surprisingly easy to handle.The deck is quite livable with dedicated spaces for relaxation while the contemporary interior reflects a long nautical heritage
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