2019 MILE BUILDER EVENTS
Our focus is that you are able to safely and confidently skipper a yacht in all weather conditions; day or night. Furthermore, we strongly believe that in order to become a good skipper, you must first have all the seamanship and nautical skills of a good sailor. To gain these skills, you will be expected to rotate between all crew positions and under the guidance of your skipper/instructor, you will learn how to trim your sails, perform sailing maneuvers, use weather forecasts, navigate using GPS and paper maps, perform harbor maneuvers, anchor and lastly, how to manage your crew. more...
THE YACHT - POGO 36
Delivered in 2017, this yacht is the successor of the highly popular Pogo 10.50. Her robust structure, wide beam that provides unparalleled form stability, double tillers, deep keel and carbon mast are evidence of her strong oceanic racing roots. The new features, inspired from the yards’ latest racing boats, are the more pronounced chines which together with the voluminous bow sections offer great form stability allowing her to glide over the waves at high speeds. The designer office of Finot-Conq, opted for a set of windows facing towards the front, offering tight sheeting angles and a very aggressive look! The upwind sail area is 74m2 and downwind fun begins with a 120m2 Asymmetric A2 spinnaker!
The yachts' accommodation plan can be found here
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
In addition to the skipper, 6 more crew members will share the accommodation plan which includes 3 double cabins and 1 single berth in the communal area. A full galley, heads with hot water and a cockpit shower are also available. Before the event there will be a crew meeting to provide final details, answer any questions and of course, get acquainted.
Starting in 2019 and contrary to previous years, Mile Builder Events will not be held on predefined dates. If you're interested in joining, fill out the Registration Form stating the period(s) you are available and we will try to make it happen! The yacht charter always begins and ends on Saturdays at Olympic Marine near Lavrion about 30km from the Athens airport. So check-in is on Saturday at 17:00 and check-out on the next Saturday at 09:00. Return flights can be arranged after that.
Per person the cost is 1,450 CHF and includes:
Yacht charter (full set of sails, linen, towels, final cleaning)
Charter guarantee insurance
Hands-on training on sail trim, sail changes and maneuvers, harbor maneuvers, anchoring and navigation
Each participant should also account for:
70€ payable upon check-in towards the “bord kasse” which should be enough to cover diesel-water top up, marina fees and supermarket costs for breakfasts and lunches on board
Food and drinks (approximately 350 € per person) and travel to and from Athens
The penalty for cancellation is 50% of the fee if you cancel one month before the event, otherwise 100%. If you cancel and your spot is filled by someone else, your fee will be returned.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Participation is conditional on providing a signed copy of the Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement here
All participants are required to wear adequate clothing depending on the weather conditions. Foul weather gear, sailing shoes, sailing gloves, hats, sunscreen are essential.
Basic boat rules to be adhered by all participants
During the event, keeping the yacht and all its communal areas clean and tidy is the responsibility of all participants
All participants will respect others privacy
Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will not be consumed while at sea. While not underway, alcoholic beverages may be consumed, provided they do not hinder the participants’ seamanship
Failure to comply with the above rules or failure to adhere to the skippers recommendations, may result in the skipper ending your participation at his discretion
For your safety and well-being, medical conditions should be disclosed to the skipper prior to the event so that they can be relayed to medical personnel in case of injury or communication inability
If you are concerned of seasickness, you should consult with your doctor
It is recommended you have adequate travel and accident insurance
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration is open and is final only when you have transferred the event fee to the bank details that will be emailed to you. Please fill in the Registration Form stating period(s) you're interested in and we will contact you with the next steps.