2014 Sailing Cruises

2014 Sailing Cruises

July 26th - August 2nd – Come Sail and Freedive in the Aegean Sea

Freediving Club Greece would like to invite You, our selected friends from around the world, to a sailing freediving adventure across the Greek islands. The boat for our journey will be a Beneteau Oceanis 46ft sailboat sleeping up to 6 guests, our skipper and your host and guide.

The plan is to set sail from our port in Alimos on the afternoon of Saturday 26th July and returning on Saturday 2nd August.

Itinerary

The trip’s schedule will be very flexible with the main element in mind being to run two freediving sessions per day (morning / afternoon) or one long session spanning all morning and be able to spend the nights in safe port. Weather dependent the main destinations of our cruise will be the islands of:

  • Aigina with its amazing bays
  • The picturesque island of Ydra
  • Spetses with its colorful harbor 
  • On the return leg of the trip we will also be sailing to Poros and Dokos before returning to our home port of Alimos.

The Freediving

Our trip will be planned so that we have access to deep water during the mornings for some depth training and in the afternoon after a leisurely nap we can have another session which will either be a fun session in picturesque reefs or another depth session.

These sessions will be run using a fixed line and buoy or if deeper diver and safety concerns dictate it we can use our in-water counterballast system for additional safety. The sessions will be supervised and safety will be provided by myself and extra Instructors if needed.

You can check out our last trip in October 2013 which took us through many of the same spots we will be visiting this July: http://vimeo.com/79600399

Our boat

Our 46ft Beneteau Oceanis has 4 double cabins for passengers and two single bunks for the boat’s hosts. It offers full kitchen facilities where we can prepare our meals. The 46ft Oceanis is fully equipped with toilets/bathrooms, fresh water supply, power generator and all amenities needed to make our trip a wonderful experience. During our trip we will be taking care of all the sailing so you can lay back, relax and enjoy yourself. If however you wish to get involved and have some sailing experience we are more than happy to let you help out with the daily routine of sailing the Oceanis 46’.

 

Fees & Costs:

During this trip we can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests.

Participation fees are €950 per guest per week

If you sign up with a friend/partner the participation fee is discounted to €850 per guest per week – for larger groups please let us know and we will prepare an offer for you.

The final date for signing up is June 30th 2014 but places will be offered on a first come first served basis and are expected to go fast.

This includes: airport pick-up and drop off, 7 days live-aboard on the Beneteau Oceanis 46’, all freediving activities (you will need your own personal freediving equipment. Equipment can be provided to you for a small fee if you do not own / do not wish to bring your own – we will provide you with lead weights free of charge), port charges etc.

What is not included:

  • Damages caused by guests to the boat – these have to be settled before the end of the trip and our return to Alimos (highly unlikely to happen but we have to mention it)
  • Your food – the plan is to do our shopping in Alimos prior to our departure and then we will be preparing our meals at the boat’s kitchen. You are kindly asked to state your dietary needs and preferences at the time of your booking or even send a specific grocery list. The cost of our grocery shopping will be split amongst the participants. We expect that this will be around €50-70 euro for the whole week unless you have a tendency for extravagant / high cost food items.
  • Fuel for the boat in case we are not sailing and need to motor to our destinations (this will not exceed €50 for the week per guest).

Getting here

Arrivals for this trip should be planned for the afternoon or evening of Friday 25th or early in the morning of Saturday 26th July. Your arrival airport is Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Int Airport (ATH) were I will be waiting to pick you up and take you to Alimos – a short 25min drive - where you can start settling in on our boat. Departure for the islands will be the on the afternoon of the Saturday 26th. Our return to Alimos is planned for Saturday 2nd August in the morning. After this we will provide all assistance to get you to Athens Airport for your return flights.

Booking your spot

Please fill in and return the form bellow to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30th the absolute latest (book as soon as you decide you want to join the trip as there are very few spots and are expected to go fast). As you see this trip is a small and fun cruise for friends and places will go on a first come first served basis. We hope to see you onboard the Oceanis 46’ for a week of Sailing the Greek Islands.

Please fill in ALL FIELDS marked with _________. If you do not have all information please send us the information you have at this time and resend the form when you have the rest of the info.

Personal Information:

NAME: _________

FAMILY NAME: _________

NATIONALITY: _________

DATE OF BIRTH: _________

E-MAIL ADDRESS: _________

PHONE NUMBER: _________

Arrival Information

Arrival Date in Athens: __________

Details of arrival: _________ (Flight no. etc)

Departure Information

Departure Date from Athens: ________________

Are you coming to the Freediving Club Greece Sailing Cruise with non-diving company/family/friends that will be joining us onboard?

Number of Adults:______ Number of Children:______

A non-refundable (for cancellations after June 30th 2014) registration deposit of €300 is required to book your place at the Freediving Club Greece Sailing Cruise. Please note that spots on the cruise will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Have you sent the registration deposit? YES / NO

By submitting this registration form you agree to all terms and conditions as described in this document and on the event webpage.

Deposits must be sent to the following account:

  • Bank Details:
  • Eurobank EFG

Saronida Branch, Saronidas 41 & Kefallinias

Saronida, Attiki 19013

Account Holder: Stavros Kastrinakis

Account No. 0026.0471.70.0200131854

IBAN GR 5102604710000700200131854

BIC/SWIFT ERBKGRAA

When sending your booking deposit please include YOUR NAME and the phrase “ 2014 Sailing Cruise” on the bank transfer.

* Any costs mentioned in this document refer to costs shared by all participating freedivers in order to cover the running costs and expenses of the event.

 

Thank you

Stavros Kastrinakis