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From the Deck of Your Own Yacht

The Start of Flotilla Sailing in the Ionian Sea


Flotilla sailing enables thousands of people every year to charter a yacht and enjoy a holiday in a sunny foreign location: a group of boats sails together under the guidance of a lead crew. In 1974, the first holiday flotilla of eleven yachts set off from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf of Greece and no-one involved could have had any idea that they were at the beginning of something that would grow so big. It is now possible to go flotilla sailing in every continent of the world. The author traces how flotillas originated, how new cruising areas were opened up and new companies formed. He worked closely with the pioneers of this form of tourism who willingly contributed to the research into what they called 'the time of our lives': managers in one or other of the companies, skippers or engineers in charge of the boats, and clients. The second part of the book looks in detail at changes in some villages and harbours of the Ionian Sea, an area where much of the development has occurred through the influence of the

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Cordee Code: CNF038
Author: Mike Jakeways
No of Pages: 128
Page Size: 170 x 240 mm
ISBN 10: 0956187005
ISBN 13: 9780956187000
Publisher: Flomo Publishing
Published Date: March 2009
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 360g

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