Aegean Sea Islands cruise (Greece)

CNCE Sailing programme 2015
Aegean Sea islands cruise, 18 July – 1 August 2015
We propose a two-week cruise out of Alimos marina near Athens, touring the Cyclades
islands in a clockwise direction and reaching the Argosaronic coast on the way back. Those
unable to participate in the whole cruise will have the possibility to join/disembark at
Amorgos or Ios. Our tentative schedule is as follows:
Saturday, 18 July
Alimos marina – Cape Sounion (offshore anchorage)
25 NM
Sunday, 19 July
Sounion – Merihas/Loutra Kythnos
24 NM
Monday, 20 July
Kythnos – Paros (Naousa harbour)
50 NM
Tuesday, 21 July to
Tuesday, 28 July
Touring the islands in the vicinity and south of
Naxos: Donousa, Ano Koufonisi, Schinoussa, Iraklia,
Amorgos and Ios
Wednesday, 29 July
Despotiko/Antiparos – Serifos (harbour)
30 NM
Thursday, 30 July
Serifos – Poros (harbour)
60 NM
Friday, 31 July
Poros – Alimos marina
25 NM
The schedule will be arranged so that each day we normally sail no more than 6 hours,
unless the crew decides to further enjoy by staying longer out at sea. There will be no night
passages. It is possible that an early morning departure will be necessary in order to avoid
strong and gusty (meltemi) winds at the open sea. Stops for swimming and excursions on
firm land are foreseen.
We will charter two superb 4-cabin yachts, both fully equipped with bimini, spray hood, bow
thruster, GPS + plotter, dinghy with OB motor, autopilot and iTunes music player, the very
same we had in the course of the Cyclades 1014 cruise: the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 439
"ESPERANZA" and the Beneteau Oceanis 45 "MONTE CRISTO".
The two crews will sail in tandem, i.e. along the same itinerary and following a common
program on land, while on board each skipper will act in full independence.
It will be possible to join only for a particular section of the proposed route. However,
priority will be given to those wishing to participate in the entire cruise.
No sailing experience is required, but crew with the appropriate qualifications and those
interested will be invited to occasionally skipper/co-skipper the yacht and/or serve at the
helm and/or follow a navigation training course on board. People normally suffering from
seasickness are kindly asked to abstain.
Participation in the charter fee is fixed at 60 € per day and person. Appropriate
arrangements will be made for sharing a cabin if necessary.
Please note that the charter starts on Saturday (noon) 18 July and ends on Saturday
(morning) 1 August. We intend to sail off the soonest possible upon embarkation
(18/07/2015) and the yacht has to be back at Alimos marina the night of 31/07/2015.
This is a leisure, not a sports cruise. Where a decent tavern is available, lunch and
particularly dining will take place on shore. The crew in the galley will only prepare light
meals, breakfast and drinks. The corresponding provisions, as well as harbour fees, fuel and
water are paid extra, shared equally among those on board, skipper included.
The cruise is co-organised by Dimitri Chronopoulos and Pedro Tarno. Any member of the
CNCE club wishing to join the sailing party should contact either Dimitri Chronopoulos by
sending an e-mail to: [email protected] / by calling him at his office
through the Commission telephone exchange (0032 229) ext. 60095/50825 / at his personal
mobile tel. no. 0032 473 652631 or Pedro Tarno by sending an e-mail to:
[email protected] / by calling him at his personal mobile tel. no. 0032 468 180604.