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All Year: 2017
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Persons: 2
Category: Boat
Host ID: 8464
Country: Greece

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Last Updated: August 15, 2017

After 2 month of sailing from IJmuiden (The Netherlands), Zephyr arrived in Pylos (Greece).

The happy ship "Zephyr" is staying in Pylos Marina for the coming year and we will explore the Ionian Sea (between Italy and Greece).

The skipper is Hans:
A very active, retired Dutchman, who has been working all his life in the IT-industry. Then changed my life and live and travel now the Mediterranean on the 34ft Colvic Victor “Zephyr”, with changing crew.

My motto is “I can because I never tried before”.
So, everything on board will be done by myself, except for the things where an expert is better :)

Summer of course is for sailing. The area is around Pylos with day trips, some longer trips are envisaged to Corfu and other places.

The crew is you!
The adventurous type of person who wants to have an active sailing experience. You’re not the holiday type of person and like a life of travelling and exploring.

We do no racing, instead we do a joyous sailing where experience is not at all needed. We’ll go through the drills and I’ll introduce you to the “how and what” on a sailing boat.
Sailing 'lesson' is just sailing and telling you about it, no dedicated program. You can learn all I know when you ask questions, I'll always explain. Mostly on the spot, sometimes later in the evening with a drawing.

Cost (mainly food, avoiding preferably costly marina-fees) and the small jobs will be shared between the people on board.

Looking for one or multiple partner(s) in this adventure to join, or just fun people to hang out with on the way... sharing is so much more fun.

Sailing season is till end of November.

After November:
The boat is old, from 1978, and is in strong need for a renovation. Fx the electric system has to be redone completely. But also cabinetry and redecoration will be part of this.
If you are interested in joining me in (part of) this project, you are very welcome.
In the renovation period you give me a helping hand in HelpX style (food and lodging on me, work ±5 hrs/day).
Especially for the renovation project I prefer longer stays.

Construction, electricity, interior design, decorating

You're free to contact me via HelpX or directly via my website.

web - my own website
facebook - prefered contact via FB-messenger
web3 - availability calendar

reviews (13)
Helper: Joris Gentinetta Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: June 27, 2017
I spent about two weeks with Hans on Zephyr and really enjoyed the time on bo... view complete review

Helper: Audrey Lawler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 20, 2013
I already miss the pancakes! I had a great 5 weeks at Hans' wonderful home. I... view complete review

Helper: Sonia POWELL Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 8, 2013
I wish Hans the best of luck with his cafe this spring. I appreciate his hos... view complete review

Helper: Kika Westen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: November 27, 2012
For two weeks I have been a guest in Karise. Hans is a very entertaining host... view complete review

Helper: Martha Sengteller Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 19, 2012
This summer I stayed a bit more than two weeks with Hans, during which I work... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan Starke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 4, 2012
I stayed with Hans for two weeks, helping at his pancake house, Cafe Hans. I ... view complete review

Helper: Livia Klenkhart Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: June 14, 2012
I had a reeal good time with two other helpers at Hans' place! The 10 days I ... view complete review

Helper: Corey Gravelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 1, 2012
I had the pleasure of spending two weeks at hans's pancake paradise, in the b... view complete review

Helper: Toshimi MAEDA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: March 26, 2012
I stayed at Hans for a weekend, as I didnt stay very long and couldnt help m... view complete review

Helper: Alejo Fernández Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: July 30, 2011
I spent one week at Hans’ place and the experience was wonderful. I felt like... view complete review

Helper: Mimoun Mesbah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 10, 2011
it was a good experience to help hans with his cafe project, i stayed with hi... view complete review

Helper: Stéphane Bonnefoy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 7, 2010
It's a pity I stayed such a short time in Hans' place, it was very nice and e... view complete review

Helper: Sergio Méndez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 15, 2010
I spent about three weeks in Hans' place. I helped him to start rebuilding a ... view complete review

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