Training tours

Training tours

This summer, Join the Crew (JTC) headed to Greece to host several training tours. Our spring session began with two groups of young people wanting to improve their knowledge of ships, wind and waves. Since participants already demonstrated a certain level of knowledge – some had sport boat licenses or even the sport coastal ship-license – we were able to skip the introductory material and jump right into our training program, which included hard skills such as handling the ship under sails on the water or under power in the harbor. One of…continue reading →
Sailing Malta

Sailing Malta

Two weeks ago we set off for another (perhaps last?) sailing trip this year to the Mediterranean on invitation from Sailing Island, to test one of their Pogos by Malta – maybe we can collaborate next season… The Pogo 40 is a class 40 yacht, upgraded to a racer/cruiser. It is more of a racer though, since there are no doors, only curtains, no stern shower, practically no storage space and no bilge. BUT there is a squarehead-mainsail, water ballast, central navigation station, dual rudder, tiller steering, and retractable genakerboom. All in all…continue reading →