WHAT IS A FLOTILLA? WHO WILL LEAD THE FLOTILLA?
This is a casual flotilla without a ‘theme.’ This is NOT an adult-only flotilla, a party yacht week, or a flotilla focusing solely on hiking or wines or yoga. We’re laid back and run our flotillas that way. We like to do a variety of activities both on the water and on the land. Of course, you’re welcome to explore as you see fit. There is a no ducks-in-a-row mentality; a flotilla offers you independence with peace of mind as well as fun and camaraderie with other flotilla sailors. We cap the flotilla at 4 boats so you have a chance to meet other like-minded people with out a super crowd.
The NauticEd team are experts at charters—we will provide pre-charter advice, set the course and itinerary and include recommendations on things to do and see. Along with flotilla leader, Mike Soutos, we’ll provide options for moorings (marinas, mooring balls, or perhaps you prefer to anchor under the stars) as well as optional activities along the way.
Local Greek captain and NauticEd affiliate Mike Soutas of Oasis Sailing – Lefkas will lead the flotilla on the lead Beneteau 43 cabin boat. Mike is a local Greek captain (but speaks perfect English), has sailed the area for years and years, and knows all the best (and hidden) spots.
Social Activities include welcome happy hour (at cost), 2 organized dinners and moorings (pre-paid), and a detailed list of optional excursions on land (history walking tour, massage, wine tasting, cave tour, etc) organized and coordinated by flotilla leader Mike.
Qualifications to Bareboat Charter
Licenses: To skipper a charter yacht in Greece, you must have an appropriate sailing license. There are several accepted licenses including the ICC, and the NauticEd SLC. If you are unsure if you qualify, please ask us and we can assist. If you have experience but do not have a license, visit www.nauticed.org/SLC or contact NauticEd today. Without a doubt, you should be competent at Mediterranean Mooring and have significant sailing experience in your resume.
‘Home” Base & Travel Information
We will be embarking and disembarking from Lefkas.
You can fly direct from many places in Europe to Preveza airport (PVK) which is about a 20-minute taxi ride away from the Lefkas Marina. There are flights direct from Athens via AegeanAir or Sky Express. You can also fly into Athens and take a comfortable bus ride (about 4 hours) through the Greek countryside. The highway is wide and modern.
Many people choose to explore other parts of Greece before or after the sailing vacation.