Galini, Lefkas, Greece 1998


The whole family had a great holiday. We all made friends, had fun and improved our sailing.

Stan Dave and Barbara enjoy one of Stan's observations.

Here Dave (centre) enjoys a drink and a joke with Stan and Barbara. Also part of the gang were Jill Steve, Clair and Mike. (email me the team picture Mike!)

Joanne starred on her dinghy course and can now sail in any direction and recover from a capsize.

Jo sets sail Jo practices righting her Topaz

Katie still prefers snorkelling and playing in the sea with her sister.

Kate and Joanne are hit by a wave

Lizzie made a lot of friends in the Penguin club and loved swimming in the pools.

Lizzie in her party hat

Annemarie enjoyed taking out the Topaz as well as her trusted Toppers.

Annemarie sails a Topper - One-handed and backwards.

Dave had fun trying out the Breezes, Blazes and Buzzes but still prefers a Laser or a Dart The speck in the distance of this picture is Dave helming the Breeze, spinnaker up, with the heavyweight crew of Tony and Steve. Soon afterwards we were untangling the kite from the keel!

.Dave helms the Breeze

During week two Dave took a Windsurfing course with Stan, Ruth and Dom. We had a lot of laughs and each had a few minutes when we felt we were really going well. Annemarie managed to take this picture when Dave was up and sailing while Dom and Stan were pulling their sails up. Well done Jam, lucky you had a fast shutter speed!

Dave, Stan and Dom try Windsurfing


The day yachts were a great way to explore round the nearby islands of Sparti, Skorpios and Meganisi.

The view from the top of Lefkas

The Island of Levkas itself is also scenic, with tourist development limited to small areas along one coast. The inland, agriculture based, villages are particularly interesting and welcoming.Joanne, Lizzie and Annemarie in Karia

On the final Saturday we came third out of seven in the round Sparti yacht race. In the afternoon, when rain scared off all but ten competitors, Dave came second in the first dinghy race. A best ever result!

Dave,wearing the floppy hat, is second in his laser.

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