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27 Feb

Ιστιοπλοϊκό Πάσχα στις Κυκλάδες 2015 – Easter trip 2015 in Cyclades!

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ιστιοπλοικο πασχα στις κυκλαδες



Ιστιοπλοϊκό Πάσχα 2015 στις Κυκλάδες

Το Πάσχα στα μαγικά Κυκλαδονήσια είναι μια μοναδική εμπειρία, ταξιδέψτε μαζί μας φέτος και ζήστε μέσα σε ένα ανοιξιάτικο τοπίο, τα Πασχαλινά έθιμα και δρώμενα των Κυκλαδιτών.

Θα χαρούμε πολύ να συνταξιδέψουμε, ωσάν τα δελφινάκια, τα τρία ιστιοπλοϊκά μας σκάφη στο Πασχαλινό αυτό ταξίδι!

Αναχώρηση 09/4/2015*
Επιστροφή 13/4/2015*

Σκάφη – Skippers :
“Alkyone” Bavaria 46 Αρτεμάκης Ε.
“Swell” Jeanneau 43” Τσαμπουράκης Β.
“Xantippi” Gin Fizz 38” Αποστολάκης Μ.

*Οι ημερομηνίες μπορεί να διαμορφωθούν ανάλογα τις ανάγκες του συνόλου των συμμετεχόντων.
Το πρόγραμμα θα διαμορφωθεί αναλόγως των καιρικών συνθηκών.
Πληροφορίες – κρατήσεις : Τηλ. 6940401919 – 2810320355


Easter trip in Cyclades

Easter in Cyclades is a unique experience, travel with us and live an unforgetable Easter mood and events of the Cyclades.

We’d love to travel with you, our three sailing yachts like dolphins in our journey this Easter!

Depart 09/4/2015*
Return 13/4/2015*

Yachts – Skippers :
“Alkyone” Bavaria 46 Artemakis S.
“Swell” Jeanneau 43” Tsampourakis B.
“Xantippi” Gin Fizz 38” Apostolakis M.

* Departure and return dates can be configured according to the needs of all participants.
The program will be determined depending on the weather conditions.
Information – reservations: Tel 6940401919 to 2810320355

23 Jan

Last ride of 2014

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09 Jan

Swell: the name and the meaning

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Ocean’s swell

A swell, in the context of an ocean, sea or lake, is a series of mechanical waves that propagate along the interface between water and air and so they are often referred to as surface gravity waves. These series of surface gravity waves are not generated by the immediate local wind, instead by distant weather systems, where wind blows for a duration of time over a fetch of water. This is the primary definition of a swell as opposed to a locally generated wind wave, which is still under the influence of the mechanisms that created it e.g. Wind blowing over a puddle. More generally, a swell consists of wind-generated waves that are not—or are hardly—affected by the local wind at that time. Swell waves often have a long wavelength but this varies due to the size, strength and duration of the weather system responsible for the swell and the size of the water body e.g. wavelengths are rarely more than 150 m in the Mediterranean. Swell wavelength, also, varies from event to event. Occasionally, swells which are longer than 700 m occur as a result of the most severe storms. Swells have a narrower range offrequencies and directions than locally generated wind waves, because swell waves have dispersed from their generation area, have dissipated and therefore lost an amount of randomness, taking on a more defined shape and direction.


Swell Formation

The great majority of large breakers one observes on a beach result from distant weather systems over a fetch of ocean. Five factors influence the formation of wind waves[1] which will go on to become ocean swell:
  • Wind speed or strength relative to wave speed- the wind must be moving faster than the wave crest for energy transfer,stronger prolonged winds create larger waves
  • The uninterrupted distance of open water over which the wind blows without significant change in direction (called the fetch)
  • Width of area affected by fetch
  • Wind duration- the time over which the wind has blown over a given area
  • Water depth

All of these factors work together to determine the size of wind waves:

  • Wave height (from trough to crest)
  • Wave length (from crest to crest)
  • Wave period (time interval between arrival of consecutive crests at a stationary point)
  • Wave propagation direction

A fully developed sea has the maximum wave size theoretically possible for a wind of a specific strength, duration, and fetch. Further exposure to that specific wind could only cause a loss of energy due to the breaking of wave tops and formation of “whitecaps”. Waves in a given area typically have a range of heights. For weather reporting and for scientific analysis of wind wave statistics, their characteristic height over a period of time is usually expressed as significant wave height. This figure represents an average height of the highest one-third of the waves in a given time period (usually chosen somewhere in the range from 20 minutes to twelve hours), or in a specific wave or storm system. The significant wave height is also the value a “trained observer” (e.g. from a ship’s crew) would estimate from visual observation of a sea state. Given the variability of wave height, the largest individual waves are likely to be somewhat less than twice the reported significant wave height for a particular day or storm.[2]

The phases of an ocean surface wave: 1. Wave Crest, where the water masses of the surface layer are moving horizontally in the same direction as the propagating wave front. 2. Falling wave. 3. Trough, where the water masses of the surface layer are moving horizontally in the opposite direction of the wave front direction. 4. Rising wave.


But what is the connection between swell and our yacht?

Our trully love for the sea made us to name the yacht Swell and also is a fact that we face in our trips!


Swell our 43’ft Jeanneau that took its name from ocean’s swell that we discribed above.





13 Dec

Wishes from Thalasail… wishes from us!

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One more year is close to an end!

Lot of great times and feelings!

Thank you for supporting us!


       Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!


05 Dec

Our unique place.. Crete!

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Cretan Region’s new campaing for 2015 ,small length videos that provide our blessed place.

Falling in Love Daydreaming 


Beach Daydreaming 


source:  Cretan Region &

22 Oct

Thalasail trips -Folegandros-Paros-Naxos-Iraklia-Ios.

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13 Sep

Thalasail_August 2014_Small Cyclades

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Quality vacation…  Thalasail trips in small Cyclades!

Special thanks to our friends for their photos


01 Sep

S/y Alkyone # Dia island

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24 Jul

Another great day in Dia island!

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13 Jun

A sollution for a better ocean

In Life and Quality by Thalasail / 13/06/2014 / 0 Comments

Boyan Slat ( a student) explains that after a dive in Greece was conserned about ocean’s pollution and he decided that he has to act!

Ever since the plastic pollution problem gained widespread attention at the beginning of this century, there have been many ideas for cleaning it up. But these all involved vessels and nets that would ‘fish’ for plastic. Not only would by-catch and emissions likely cancel out the good work, but also, due to the vastness of areas in which the plastics concentrate, such an operation would cost many billions of dollars, and thousands of years to complete.

In 2012, Boyan Slat —then 17 years old— proposed a passive concept that could overcome these challenges.