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Old 15-01-2018, 14:11   #1
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Basic boat handling training

Hi,
Wondering if there is anyone in the lefkas/ preveza area in early march that would be interested to show my self and partner the basics of handling our newly purchased monohull for a few euros.

From rigging the sails to anchoring and putting the boat on points of sail. I have read many mAny books along with substantial offshore motorboat knowledge. ( no sail experience) im thinking a few days to possibly a weeks worth of learning.


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Old 17-01-2018, 17:34   #2
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Sounds like a good plan Luke ..but as an aside ...how did you go with your purchase ..I’m in the market for a boat in July ..thinking Croatia too..what did you decide on in the end and how was the experience ?
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Hi mate,
Yeah we looked at many boats with no real experience, other than the research on different designs and principals.
I really wanted somthing of good blue water status but after going through many vessels what we ended up going with was more of a cruiser type design.

Reason for this was i could afford something abit newer, ( being i currently dont have a huge amountof knowledge on fixing systems and something newer “feels” more manageable. See how that goes..) and the amount of time we would spend hopping around different locations as apposed to big crossings, a lighter more maneuverable boat out weighed offshore proformance and those type of layouts.

Purchase was fairly simple step by step, watch the rates. If your spending a decent amount it dosnt take much to throw out your budget if the rate slides..
We brought through williams and smithells, english mob so it was straight down the line.

All that being said, im 26, and have zero sailing exp. the first sail boat i stepped on was the the one we ended up buying. After looking at about 20 others..
So i 100% winged our boat buying situation. Gota start somewere haha and everthing has been fine so far.

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Thanks for the prompt reply . Do you mind if I ask what you bought , where and how much it cost all up .. I’ve had minimal experience of sailing too and have the same plan to hire a skipper .. I’d love to know more detail if it’s possibke
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We brought a 2005, 38.5 dufour grand large.
$107,000 aud
The survey was about $1000
We spent 5 weeks in greece chassing different boats,
Insurance was $1200 a year with pantanieus australia.
Australian flag rego is $1500 once off payment.
Its on the hard at the monent ( during their winter and so we could come home and enjoy our summer for the last time in a while.) 5 months of shipyard is around $1800

When i get back to it next month ill put new solar on her. The stuff on the moment works ok, but is fairly dated compared to the stuff out now.

Ask me anything mate, iv just done it all and researched the **** out of everything before i did..
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Great reply Luke much appreciated .. sounds like you did a thorough job and got through with a good deal .. I’ll be in touch again if I may ?
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Yeah no worries,
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What if you take a sailing course at Greece .. you will need sailing license (if you haven’t one already) in Greece and most of the countries in med !!
At Lefkas there is a very good sailing club .https://www.nole.gr

They have very goods sailing courses and they can also arrange for fast private courses for you and you partner ..
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Thank you Stakaman .. I’ll keep their name on file
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What if you take a sailing course at Greece .. you will need sailing license (if you haven’t one already) in Greece and most of the countries in med !!
At Lefkas there is a very good sailing club .https://www.nole.gr

They have very goods sailing courses and they can also arrange for fast private courses for you and you partner ..

Many people have told me a licence is not required ( by law ) besides croatia.
I do have and Australian skippers licence, although its only motorboat.

This is the only reason iam after some “cash” training, originally i planned to get private training through a course..
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Many people have told me a licence is not required ( by law ) besides croatia.

I do have and Australian skippers licence, although its only motorboat.



This is the only reason iam after some “cash” training, originally i planned to get private training through a course..


No that is wrong info ..
By law you need license and insurance..
If you have time take the course at Greece.
(April -may )the prices are ok for 2person private Intensive courses .
Pm me if you decide it ,I can help you find private courses at 3-4 sailing schools (Corfu -lefkas-Athens -Crete )
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