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Skipper and the crew

Skipper and the crew

The simplest way to enjoy cruising the Greek islands is renting a yacht with a skipper

Skipper is your host and the captain of your yacht. He is responsible for the crew’s safety, wellbeing, but also for the safety of the rented yacht. With a skipper, sailing the Greek islands is a great pleasure, but a successful and safe cruising requires team work of both the skipper and the yacht’s crew.

Cruising the Greek islands is quite relaxed, because it is a safe and calm sea area. Still, it takes some team spirit to ensure that all the maneuvers, like anchoring, rising the sails, or entering a marina, are done with maximum enjoyment and minimal stress.

Active participation of the crew, along with the skipper, in steering the Yacht
Active participation of the crew, along with the skipper, in steering the Yacht


Characteristics of a good skipper:

  • Responsibility: they are responsible for all the aspects of ship’s operation during the cruising.
  • Skills: he must master sailing and navigation skills. Give confidence to the crew. Communicate well. Assign tasks to the crew that match their experience.
  • Knowledge: good knowledge of the Greek islands and the area that is sailed.
  • Patience: must be patient with inexperienced crew members.
  • Initiative: encourages crew members to get involved in route planning, navigation and other fine and more advanced aspects of sailing.


Renting a yacht with a skipper for cruising the Greek islands will make you feel safe, because before the departure, skipper does the following:

  • Plans the route in detail.
  • Organizes a crew meeting before departure.
  • Shows and explains all the key yacht equipment to the less experienced crew members, so they can understand its use during the sailing.
  • Explains all the safety equipment to the crew: how, where and when it is used.
  • Makes sure that the crew is equipped with appropriate clothing and personal safety equipment.


What makes a good crew

  • Key qualities: positive attitude, sense of humour, tolerating other people in an enclosed space.
  • Willing to learn: have an active role in all the aspects of sailing that renting a yacht provides. You can always consult with the skipper and learn something new about operating a boat.
  • Caution: carefully listen to skipper’s instructions. Ask if you don’t understand something.
  • Team spirit.
Team spirit and good company make renting a yacht with a skipper a phenomenal experience
Team spirit and good company make renting a yacht with a skipper a phenomenal experience


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