Bernard Moitessier
A sailor's joys are as simple as a child's.
Sir Francis Drake
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
Howard Bloomfield
Cruising has two pleasures. To go out in wider waters from a sheltered place and to go into a sheltered place from wider waters
Robert N. Rose
Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made
Whoopi Goldberg
When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea
Anne Davison
A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.
R.D. (Pete) Culler
Boats, like whiskey, are all good.
Ernest Hemingway
The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats.
Old Norwegian Adage
There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.

SAILING INFORMATION

Daily Check Routine

  • Check engine water level. (In case of a fresh water cooling system engine).

  • Check Engine oil level.

  • Check that there is no water in the water separator fuel filter.

  • Check immediately after starting the engine and periodically while it is running that the water is coming out of the exhaust.

General Information

  • The electric anchor winch and electric fridge should only be operated when the engine is running. This is to prevent an excessive discharge of the batteries.

  • Whenever you leave the boat turn the main battery switch to OFF position.

  • Before starting the engine check the gear lever to be in neutral position. (usually vertical)

  • Yanmar and Perkins engines are right turning, while Volvo engines turn left. Ford engines can be either right or left turning.

  • Hoist the main sail only with the bow turned against the wind and hold this position until the sail is fully up. Make sure you have loosened the boomvang and reefing lines before. When the sail is fully up and tied loosen the Balanchine slightly.

  • The first and last sail to be taken up and down is the main sail.

  • Never tow the dinghy from the stem while you are cruising. It is not only forbidden by the port police, but the insurance will not cover a loss or damage and you loose speed! If you stow the dinghy inflated on deck make sure it is not in the way of ropes which may cause damage. You should always tie it down securely.

  • When you are cruising make sure all hatches and portholes are closed so that no water does enter the boat.

  • If there is no water remaining in any tank close the water pressure switch on the control panel Otherwise you will damage the fresh water pump. If there are two tanks, connect the full tank and close the empty one. Turn on a tap until water flows to allow for the air in the system to escape.

  • Never drop paper or any other objects in the toilets.

  • Do not make any modifications to the boat, engine or equipment without reason or purpose.

  • Use only a pencil to draw courses or write notes on a chart.

  • When you heave up anchor take care that the anchor winch is not pulling the boat, but you move the boat slowly under engine towards the direction where the anchor is placed. This way you don't risk overworking the anchor system.

  • Always wear suitable shoes on deck and gloves when you work with the anchor to protect yourself from being hurt.

  • Before getting prepared to anchor in port ensure that the water is deep enough so the rudder hit the ground with swell caused by the ferry boats arriving or leaving the harbour.

  • In case of an accident, theft or damage, the charterer must immediately inform the charter office, who will in turn inform the insurance company and / or owner. In case of theft you also must make a written report at the local port police where the theft occurred.

  • In case of immediate necessity of salvage or towage you must consider the following: always take all measures possible to avoid towage by any vessel. In case it should become unavoidable please contact us through Hellas Radio (Channel 16). If you cannot reach us negotiate the price to be paid in writing with the other captain of the vessel before accepting towage. If you are requested to fill out any forms please contact the office before signing.

  • There are very few laid mooring in Greece so most times you will have to use the anchor. Use your Greek Water Pilot to guide you to the safest mooring dock within your chosen harbour. Be aware of the nature of the sea bed when anchoring and because in some ports the traffic is high and dense take care not to anchor on top of other ones and remember not every one will be as considerate as you.

  • If you have children on board, let them sit outside but always in the cockpit wearing a life vest.

  • When you moor in a port, always have a fender between your yacht and the quay, so even if your anchor    for any reason is unable to keep you in position, the yacht will not touch the quay. Take care of the swell that big ferries cause and avoid mooring the yacht close to the place these boats anchor.

  • While refilling either water or fuel tanks, make sure not to mix fuel with water or water with fuel. In both cases the situation becomes unpleasant and difficult to be repaired.

  • Keep always an eye on the hour counter of your motor and make sure that you have sufficient amount of fuel in your tank. The fuel gauge is not always reliable, so check the hours that you have used the motor.

  • According to the clause 4.i of your contract, two days prior to the termination of the charter the Yacht's port of call shall lie at a distance not greater than forty (40) NM from the point at which the Yacht is to be returned to the Owner. Please note that a delayed arrival will affect the next charterers holidays.

  • You are kindly requested not to throw plastic bottles, cans or any other waste in the sea. Keep them on board and remove immediately at the first harbour.

CAUTION : The yacht is equipped with DSC VHF, DO NOT PRESS DISTRESS SIGNAL BUTTON UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY (FIRE - COLLISION - GROUNDING -SINKING).
The penalty for the unnecessary use amounts to Euro 1500 and will be charged to your account.

Corfu Yachting - Wish you a nice trip.
Office tel.: 0030 2661099470, Mobile available 24 hours: 0030 6977492899, home tel.: 2661091450

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