• Another beautiful way to celebrate Sail for Pink Day, a day dadicated to the fight against breast cancer! For the 5th year we participated in this special day with our friends and we had some unique moments during our trip. The day started from Kalamaria along with many other sailing yachts from Baxevanis Sailing School. First getting to feel comfortable with the boat for the new participants and some basic safety rules and sailing instructions. After a while we opened sail to join the rest of the fest which took part in the city center. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

We headed to the White Tower of Thessaloniki where we joined other crews and sail close to the city cente. The day was sunny and a light wind helped us open our sails and take part to a mini reggata race where everyone really enjoyed! We had the chance to meet new friends and taught them into some basic sailing skills. Lots of photos and videos and small talk during our trip in a very special day that made everyone happy!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
The day ended after noon when we returned to our base after shared lots of laughs and more of sailing from everyone on board. New skippers raised and new friendships started as always when people meet at sea... We need to thank anyone who helped for that event to take place and our new friends who joined us on a very special day! We all wait for you again next year to share unique moments on board!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Free, unique, adventurous, eco-friendly and fun are only a few of many characteristics of sailing vacation! So why not to include, in such an experience, your whole family? This is the best way to move away from everyday routine or the same old traditional way of having vacations and instead you’ll get your own little paradise aboard a sailing yacht which will take you on another magical destination each day. To do so we provide you a few tips to get the best from family sailing vacation:
 
 
1 Sun cream and water
 
Two most important things to have aboard for you and your children are sun cream and water. You need to protect you and your children from Sun with sun cream, hats, glasses and spend as many time as possible under the shadows. Second thing is water as you need to keep your crew hydrated.  Also you have to keep in mind that food need to be stored properly and that you need to eat as healthy r as possible.
Oh one more thing very important aboard are swimsuits, do not forget to bring your swimsuits.
 
 
 
2 Safety
First safety precaution is to let know your charterer that there will be children aboard and how old are those children. If there are and special treatment required for you or your kids do not hesitate to ask. Also if your kids tend to wander around it is good to ask your charterer for the safety net for the yacht just to prevent any wandering overboard. Also good precaution measurement for elder crew members who get a little bit tipsy after too much relaxing.
 
 
 
 
 3 Crew
 
Even if you are experienced sailor it is always recommended to have a skipper aboard while sailing with your wife and kids. Otherwise it is just to exhausting to entertain your kids, entertain your wife and sail in the same time. Therefore, it is recommended to rent a professional skipper who will help you in navigation, teach you a lot about local area, appoint you to the best places, advise you regarding any needs you have and entertain you and your whole crew, he will be your skipper and a tour guide. As it usually goes you hire a skipper but in the end you get a buddy. 
 
 
 
4 Relaxed Timetable and itinerary
 
Keep in mind that you are here for vacation, to relax and enjoy, and not to run from sight to sight just to see as many as possible and eventually end up exhausted. Pick a few destinations you would like to visit, not too far away from each other and suitable to your needs and desires. Few places that will provide you a great experience to whole crew and which will leave you enough time to take a stop anywhere you want for a swim or relaxation.  And for the first destination always pick some close place so you can acclimatize to a boat without exaggeration.
Good thing that we are always ready to prepare you an itinerary suitable to your needs. But the fact is that you’ll define your route on the way. There’s always some secret bay you will visit or destination where you’ll want to stay longer than predicted. Just keep an open mind and enjoy.
 
 
 
5 Additional Fun
 
Bring some additional accessories for your kids.  Although technology always comes handy with games and cartoons, maybe this time you should think about some watersport equipment as skies, tubes, snorkeling gear, stand up pedals, kayaks etc. Maybe even fishing gear for some quality time on the deck with your kids during the evening.  Leave IPads and smart phones for bed time. The best part of watersport equipment is waking up your inner child. It usually ends up with you using the gear almost as long your kids if not even more.
 
 
 
6 Get kids involved
 
One of the best features of sailing is having a unique experience. Doesn’t matter if you have skipper or you are skipper involve your whole crew in sailing. I do not believe that there is anybody who didn’t react with a big ”wooow” while seeing hoisting and adjusting a sail for the first time in reality.  Some of our best skippers, even after years and year of sailing, still have little silent ”wow” each time they set the sails. Although sailing demands huge amount of expertise, with professional sailor aboard sailing can be a great fun for your kids but also it can be educational.
 
 
 
7 Education
 
Beside learning about sailing, your vacation could be a great opportunity to educate yourself and your kids more about local history, hear great local myths and legends and explore local area.
 
 
 
8 Activities
 
But it should go far more from just sailing, learning and swimming. You should participate with your crew in some activities in local area. Whether it is biking, hiking, kayaking, zip line, rafting or even donkey riding. It is important to keep in mind, while picking a destination, what could we as a family do there   Great thing is, if you are sailing with us, you can just ask us and we will tell you which activities you should try with your family.  
 
 
 
9 But don’t forget yourself
 
It is a family vacation and kids have a huge role in it, but after you give them IPads with cartoons and sent them to bed, do not forget to enjoy with your better half. We always recommend a nice glass of wine on the deck. You’ll maybe feel a little bit chilly from fresh evening air but do not be confused, our evenings are hot and those fillings you’ll experience are just a first symptoms of falling in love all over again.
 
 
 
10 There is never enough photos and videos
 
  There are two main reasons why to take as many photos and videos as you can:  
To show everybody how awesome your vacation was
To remind your self during winter everyday routine what is waiting for you next summer again. Do not worry we have all equipment needed for a nice little photo and video memory.  
 
Now could you tell us that family sailing isn’t the best quality time you can have with your family.
  To find out more about family sailing or to get a tailor made offer contact us or visit www.yakosailing.com
Dream with us...

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Who said that winter time is no good for sailing?

A beautiful December's day we had one of the most

colorful sailing experiences! Arrival at midday from

Aretsou bay in Thessaloniki and with a perfect wind

we set sails! Dressed up warm but comfy we started

our route close to the shores of Thessaloniki,

meeting lots of others who had the same idea with

us!

 
 
 
 
 

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A good wine, the appropriate music and the sea made
 
 our day a magic one, with breathtaking views of the sky and
 
the city from the seaside! Lots of photos taken to catch
 
the moment but never enough! The sunsed ended our day
 
with a unique way and we gave the promise for a next
 
one...
 

 

Live an experience like this and many more with YAKO SAILING in Greece and get into a dreamworld! With
 
many surprises and events we create unique moments and great memories for you! Dream with us...
 
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YAKO SAILING turns a new page this summer and moves the
 
base of our harbouring at the most luxurious resort of the Balkans!
 
Our new base at the 5* Mirragio Thermal Spa Resort in Paliouri,
 
Halkidiki offers all the comfort and safety could imagine!
 
A perfect marina with great services of anchoring, catering and
 
many more is in the service of all our friends! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The resort has a variety of facilities, all of them at the disposal of
 
YAKO SAILING! Beach bar, pools, restaurant, Spa center
 
mini market and many more in the best resort of Halkidiki!
 
The staff of the Mirragio Thermal Spa Hotel is always ready to
 
provide the services needed and make your stay in the Marina an
 
unforgettable one!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dear friends,

Another beautiful sailing year, with many new friendships, exciting moments, events and excursions that brought us together, has come to an end! We would like to thank you for choosing YAKO SAILING for your sailing adventures and sharing your precious moments with us.

Our goal is to make the best out of your valuable time that you dispose to us and to create the ideal circumstances in order, every travel with YAKO SAILING, is a most unique experience.

We aim for the best and the constant improvement of our services. For that reason your opinion and comments are valuable to track and reduce our week points and to reinforce our advantages. Do not hesitate to contact with us for any matter before, during or after every trip. In that way our team and partner's network can evaluate the situation and react, in the most efficient way for your convenient.

Our wish is to have you again in our companionship throughout the rest of the year. For that we organize events and activities (excursions to ski resorts, mountain and traditional villages etc.) during winter time. Information and details for every happening you will find through our newsletters or here: https://www.facebook.com/yakosailing/?fref=ts

Your smile and satisfaction after you be a part of the YAKO SAILING experience give us the strength to continue with the same urge, offering you the best services and create magic moments for you.

We wish you a beautiful and productive winter and we hope to have again the joy to create with you new, exciting, sailing and not only, stories, with moments full of excitement and unforgettable memories. Dreamwithus...

Sincerely yours

YAKO SAILING TEAM

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Σας ευχόμαστε έναν όμορφο και παραγωγικό χειμώνα και ελπίζουμε να έχουμε ξανά την χαρά να δημιουργήσουμε μαζί σας, νέες όμορφες ιστιοπλοϊκές και όχι μόνο ιστορίες με δυνατές συγκινήσεις και μοναδικές στιγμές.

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