I fell in love with Drascombe boats on seeing one at the London Boat Show back in the ’70’s but never had the chance to sail one. I spotted one of Dragon Drascombes luggers while on Flotilla a few years ago and promised myself a trip one day, a dream I finally realised in May. My wife is a nervous sailor but Vliho provided a perfect introduction to the Lugger for her, the boats are really well laid out and maintained, the situation is idyllic and the accommodation is really good (we stayed at Geni Gardens), by the end of the week she was asking when we could come back. It was great to be able to pop into Nidri in the boat, pick up stuff for a picnic, then go and sail to a secluded beach for lunch and a swim. Back in the late afternoon for a meet-up at the Hotel, then a gentle stroll to the Taverna for evening meals (there is a choice of 3, all good, within a short walk). Itinerary is very flexible so we could look at the conditions and make plans accordingly, and Phil is on hand with advice as needed. We also enjoyed the company of the other sailors!
All in all, a great holiday, we would thoroughly recommend it, and one way or another, we’ll be back!