Our history

Creating holidays for over 40 years

Tracing our heritage back to 1974, we are the world’s leading sailing holiday company, delivering unforgettable sailing adventures in some of the world’s best cruising grounds.

We first set sail from Aegina, on Greece’s exquisite Saronic Gulf, with just seven 25ft Snapdragon yachts. Led by Skipper Janet Green, her Australian hostie Megan and English engineer David Archer, the sailing holiday was so successful that seven more Snapdragons were built, making the first ever flotilla fleet.

Since those early days, we’ve developed bareboat routes and flotilla itineraries that take in the best of our destinations. Go your own way and explore to your heart's content on a bareboat charter, or add a sociable twist on a flotilla, with the security, comfort and support of a lead crew just a VHF call away. From seven days of exciting sailing in the Saronic to two weeks on a chilled-out Caribbean adventure, we’ve got the world's best cruising grounds covered.

All these years later, we’re just as passionate about sailing as we were when we first started. We offer bareboat charters in 25 destinations and flotilla sailing holidays in four countries, while our fleet has grown from seven to 538 yachts. We have also set up sailing schools around the world to share our knowledge and passion, and pass on the thrill we first felt over 40 years ago.

Whether you’re looking for a tailor-made sailing holiday, a skippered or yacht charter, a flotilla or a sailing course, we’ll look after you every step of the way.

 

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Destinations worldwide
14
Flotilla routes
48
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
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