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July 2020
Ionian Sailing

Lefkas, Greece

Check out the historic 2015 LIG Greece sail: in the Saronic Sea  


Destination:  The Ionian Sea - from Lefkas

Dates:  July 4 to 11, 2020
Length of sail trip:   7  days

Cost Estimate $1200 to $1600 per person
airfare not included). See below for details

More information:

bulletJuly:  66 to 86 in temperature
bulletWater temperature:  70
bulletVery easy sailing with moderate winds.
bulletRugged and ancient beauty


bulletLefkas:  Sunsail Page on Lefkas

Example Itineraries

Sunsail 7 day link   We may choose variations on this...



Overall look at Greek sailing locales:


According to DreamCharter


The Ionian Sea experience

Click to explore sailing ground:

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Budgeted at  $1200 to $1600 per person, double occupancy

This cost is for 7 day/6 night trip and includes boat, insurance, fuel, provisioning, beverages, some meals ashore, dock and marina fees, taxes.  It does not include your transport costs to the marina.

The costs if there are enough for a 2 boat flotilla are split equally among all crew.

This cost range is large at this point.  It depends on

bullet number of people who sign up and number per boat.
bulletthe cost of the boat(s) that are available when we reserve
bulletthe newness of the boats, and whether they are a sloop or a cat.

It does not reflect hotel or travel costs off the boat, nor any air fare..

Airfare Ideas

bulletSee the Sunsail Lefkas link at the top of this page.  Also here: Sunsail Page on Lefkas
bulletNearest Lefkas: Aktion - Preveza Airport  Airport Code: PVK
I have found this to be a smaller Greek airport, and requires some diligence to find flights.   Some are $, others $$$.  Orbitz is not enough.
bulletFurther away with 4 hr+ commute:  Corfu 
bulletAthens is only a 4 hour car drive away, as part of an extended vacation?
bulletWe are probably coming from Milan, and going to Helsinki, direct flights to/fm PVK.

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Sailboat Information

Boat Possibilities  Layout and Specs
Sunsail 444 Catamaran   More Specs

Cool looking Virtual Tour

Sunsail 47 foot Sloop  

 More Specs

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Reservations and Crew List

This sailing area is reserved early, as it is popular in this season. That is why we are looking for the LIG crew now.

In order to have a good pick of the boats, I would like to get the first reserved by mid-October when we get a minimum crew with deposits.

Reserve your spot by sending a $500 deposit to Joe Martinka. 

bulletPaypal using the email: exegrec3 AT yahoo DOT com
bulletCheck to  1760 Laurentian Way,  Sunnyvale, CA   94087

The deposit is refundable if someone else goes in your place.   The balance is due in March 2020.

1 Joe Martinka boat skipper,
flotilla accountant
All In
We expect to get to Lefkas after some Swiss touring.  We will fly to Helsinki afterward to continue a different cruise.
2 Dorian Martinka music director
17 Wait list #1      
18 Wait list #2      

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Page update history

June 18, 2019 - First Draft
September 17, 2019 - Second Draft with firmed up destination

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