At the beginning of January 2022, can you go forward in your thoughts six months and envisage sailing, swimming, exploring and having a relaxed holiday in the South Ionian Sea, sailing a Drascombe Lugger? Yes, this is more than achievable, take a good look at our client reviews of 2021 and in previous years. They are impressive! These set out the arguments for booking with Dragon Drascombe Ltd, sailing Luggers in the sun.
To summarise these recommendations I quote Katy, Stephen, Peter and many others on their findings:
Firstly, Geni Garden apartments are a perfect base, great accommodation, fantastic waters-edge environment and attentive owners Franz and Poldi to look after your every need, not forgetting their daughter Sandra. Brilliant people. Along with this Vliho Bay is a safe and enclosed area to get accustomed to sailing, with great sailing in and around the Meganissi island. It goes without saying, all groups love this stable, warm climate and the predictable winds. From the shaded apartment balconies in the morning you can venture out on the Lugger under engine to visit the bakery at Vliho for the morning’s fresh bread and Greek delights, returning to have an idyllic breakfast on the apartment balcony. What a great start to the day!
Acclaimed by our clients, there is no strict program to sail. It’s about your decision to sail whenever it suits. We at Dragon Drascombe will accommodate your program. To sum up, we offer a well regulated, safe and organised package, which enables our clients to feel looked after and given full security oversight, but without infringing on their freedom on holiday. What more can we say!
New for 2022
Yes, another Lugger to the fleet, Katerina is in the process of being rebuilt. I purchased her on the east coast in November, and she was in very poor structural condition, left bouncing up and down on a drying out mooring, hence severe damage to the hull, centre board/rudder casing. To commence, she has been totally stripped out, power washed and new Drascombe joinery has been pre-fitted prior to her total colour respray.
My rebuild blog on Katerina will be displayed every 2 weeks on the website, complete with pictures.
More great news for 2022, we have commissioned Dick at R&J Sails to make and supply two sets each of:
- Batten roached main sails
- Batten roached mizen sails
- The upgraded full racing size Genoa head sails. For those wishing to sail these Luggers to their full potential, this is the best sail rig possible and so great in the Southern Ionian Sea.
For those out there considering family, group or just single person holidays this coming summer of 2022, take a good look at our venues:
- Our base at the wonderful Geni Garden apartments
- The incredible Villa Eleanor
- The quiet and waters edge George Studio 2 bed apartments
- Our new venue at the Hotel Iris, which is just 1 km from Nidri
- Not forgetting the Armonia hotel and apartments, a great venue for groups
To conform with current Covid regulations, the initial deposit has been reduced to 20% on confirmation, with the balance of the 50% deposit due on 1 March.
Our full terms and conditions are available on the website.