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For unique 30 years anniversary day.
We left Kala Nera to a one-day trip in the Pelion Bay.
Arrived in a small cove of an isle, we swamm with our little pirates, they were just my family, the sun and the transparent blue waters. We enjoy a great meal with a delicious anniversary “Mille-Feuille”. After bathing a second time, we return to our home port with the chance to set the sails. Innoubliable.
Thank you so much Charlotte and Marcos.

A really great day out.

Initially I though 80€ for a boat trip was a bit expensive comparing it to previous holiday boat trips. But this is no ordinary boat trip! The whole day was amazing. Charlotte, our hostess kept us supplied with cold drinks and fresh fruit on our journey out across the bay towards Trichori island. We then anchored for about 3 hours just offshore and had time to swim in the beautiful calm clear sea before lunch was served. And what a treat that was – lots of delicious, homemade local dishes and fresh bread all served with cold wine and beer. This was followed by dessert and coffee and more swimming and sunbathing on this beautiful boat. Once we were ready to start our journey back everything had to be cleared away as by now the wind had got up and the sails were up and we were ready to sail back across the bay. This was very exciting especially for the 2 children in our group. A really wonderful day with a great crew of Charlotte, Marios and his son.



Things to do on a sailing holiday….

So, the wind is a tad light, how about DIY water skiing ?  ….. Well almost! Filmed off the Island of Evia, Greece, summer 2014,

Auto Pilot

A well- trimmed yacht with the sails corrected set, should in theory hold its own course. But how many people have actually seen this done? The beauty of a John Alden yacht is that it really will sail itself. This short video shows how – this yacht is not on electronic autopilot. All this is from the pedigree of the yacht itself.

Launching Nereida

The Spring repainting is all done and Nereida is ready to go back in the water.

No photographers were squashed during the making of this film.

John Alden Classic Yacht
Classic Sailing Yacht
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