In our July 2021 newsletter:
- Aegean600 on the Pogo50: 4th in real time. What an experience!
- New yachts in our fleet: Solaris40 Aeneas and Pogo44 Apollo
- Yachts for sale: X-Yacht X4.3, Pogo50, Pogo12.50
- “Train & Race” udpates: Hydra race 23-31/October/2021 on Solaris40 and 13-20/November/2021 Train & Race on Pogo12.50s
- Sailing destinations: Leonidio & Fokianos bay. So close, so beautiful
During 4-8/July we raced the inaugural edition of the Aegean600 race on board the Pogo50 and the excitement still resonates in our souls. This is by all means (one of) the greatest offshore race of up to 1000nm: tough, tactical, versatile, in the world’s most beautiful sailing playground, the Aegean sea.
Our Pogo50 Eros, under the guidance of our skipper and navigator, Andrea Caracci and with a multinational charter crew, finished 4th out of 39 boats in real time. Ahead of us a Farr72, a TP52 and a beautiful Scuderia65. Behind us many fast boats: Swan62, Farr45, One-off full carbon 46 racer, Xp44, X4.6…
Poseidon did not offer us the much expected downwind ride of our lives for the first 300nm. Instead we had to negotiate light south winds till Kassos island, after which the meltemi finally came but we were already pointing upwind towards the north.
The critical point of the race was at the south side of Kassos island, were we managed to overpass 6 boats by “reading” correctly the clouds and local conditions, a tactical move for which Andrea Caracci deserves full credit. During the ~300nm upwind part that followed, we managed to maintain and extend our lead from the boats that tried to chase us.
Congratulations to all the team: Andrea, Alex, Alexis, Celine, John, Michalis, Ruslan, Stavros, Theodora and Tim.
Already looking forward to competing the 2022 Aegean600 edition.
Majestic sceneries at the starting line
Nice to have a helicopter above the starting line
Before the start
In between shifts
In the Santorini Caldera
New yachts in our fleet: Solaris40 Aeneas and Pogo44 Apollo
- Pogo44 Apollo
- Solaris40 Aeneas
As usual in our fleet, both are fully equipped for performance sailing: carbon mast, carbon bow sprit, max width traveller, Code0, Spinnakers…
Comfort features are there too: bimini, cockpit table, cockpit shower, electric wc, two fridges, heating, solar panels, electric dinghy outboards…
The day Covid restrictions ended, naturally, we went out sailing. On the new Pogo44 of course!
Our Pogo44 Apollo on anchor in Kythnos
For reservations contact us at:
Yachts for sale: X-Yacht X4.3 Xenios, Pogo50 Eros, Pogo12.50 Pikku Myy
For sale: X4.3 Xenios
For sale: Pogo50 Eros
For sale: Pogo12.50 Pikku Myy
After selling Pogo12.50s Hermes2 in November 2020 (now sailing in Denmark) and Hermes3 in February 2021 (stays in our fleet under charter management), we now have three more boats on sale:
- X-Yacht X4.3 Xenios (built 2017). 300,000€ VAT not paid
- Pogo50 Eros (built 2016). 595,000€ VAT paid
- Pogo12.50 Pikku Myy (built 2017). 285,000€ VAT paid
The X4.3 and the Pogo50 have been in our charter fleet for 5 seasons, whereas the Pogo12.50 is a private boat that we have been managing since her maiden trip from Brittany to our base in Greece.
If the new owners wish, we are eager to keep all boats under our charter management. This will allow covering annual expenses and possibly more than that, without any restriction on the desired periods and duration of private use.
Potential new owners can test sail Eros and Xenios by chartering for an unlimited number of days. The charter price will be fully deducted from the selling price to be paid in early November 2021.
Contact us for full specifications and information:
“Train & Race” udpates: Hydra race 23-31/October/2021 on Solaris40 and 13-20/November/2021 classic Train & Race on Pogo12.50s
Following the increased demand for Train & Race events, we have decided to have two events in the Fall 2021 programme:
- 23-31/October/2021: Hydra Race on the Solaris40
- 13-20/November/2021: Classic Train & Race on multiple Pogo12.50s
Hydra Race: 23-31/October/2021 on the new Solaris40
Saturday October23rd: Arrival in our base in Lavrio
4 full days of training around the Cyclades.
Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules)
Thursday October 28th at 10:00: Hydra Regatta leg 1, 36nm
Friday October 29th at 10:00: Inshore race near Hydra
Saturday October 30th or Sunday October 31st Return to Athens by ferry (for those who need to catch a flight back home)
Saturday October 30th : Relaxing in Hydra (bars, tavernas…)
Sunday October 31st: 10:00: Hydra Regatta leg 2, 36nm. Return to our base in Lavrio ~23:00
Monday morning November 1st: Departure
There is no price difference for Option 1 or Option 2.
Solaris40 Aeneas with a long carbon bow sprit and carbon mast
13-20/November/2021: Classic “Train & Race” on multiple Pogo12.50s
Saturday November 13th Arrival in our base in Lavrio
November 14th: 1 day of navigation in the Cyclades.
November 15-16: 2 days of non-stop navigation.
November 17-19: 3 full days of training around the Cyclades. Afternoon theory courses (tactics, weather, rules)
November 20th: DEI Regatta 20nm in Faliro Bay. Return to base
Sunday morning November 21st. Departure
Skippers: Andrea Caracci , Pietro D’Ali, Benoît Charon, Charly Fernbach
Boats: Solaris40 and Pogo12.50s (max 5 participants per boat) respectively
Price: 1350€ per person (all included except food and drinks)
For more information and the complete programme visit our Train & Race tab.
We remind to all our participants of the March 2020, November 2020 and March 2021 editions that were cancelled due to Covid, that they are very welcome to join one of our upcoming events.
See you there!
Sailing destinations: Leonidio & Fokianos bay. So close, so beautiful
Some times the Saronic gulf gets crowded. This is a good opportunity to head to the picturesque port of Leonidio (Plaka) and the nearby Fokianos bay. They are located just ~65nm from Lavrio
The little town of Leonidio has a nice, deep, and safe port called Plaka Leonidiou, with its own settlement. There is everything you need in this tiny seafront village: good tavernas, minimarket, water, two beaches. All in a beautiful scenery with the steep hills right above the sea.
- For those who love rock climbing , in Leonidio there are over 2500 (yes!) routes of all levels in the 250m high nearby crags.
- Excellent fresh fish
- Try the local eggplants (aubergines)
- Ducks swim around the little fresh water stream exiting in the middle of the port
Fokianos bay is just a few miles south of Leonidio. The best spot for anchoring is the little inner cove in the north east where there is even a small dock. You can go there for a swim, or even spend the night.
Unspoiled natural beauty, good shelter, olive trees down until the sea front, crystal clear waters…one of these places that make you think: this is why we love sailing in Greece!
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