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RSM MBA ARMADA 2017
July 28 - August 5€65 - €660
The RSM Sailing Club is proud to host for 7th time in its history the biggest summer social event in the International MBA community; The RSM MBA Armada! This event offers the opportunity for RSM MBA Students & Alumni to come together with other MBA schools’ Students & Alumni and to cross the Aegean Sea being not on warships, but on sailing boats. RSM MBA Armada constitutes a unique opportunity for all participants to interact, bond, develop their networks and to have fun in one of the most beautiful locations worldwide.
For the 7th consecutive year, you have the opportunity to sail from island to island, to admire the breathtaking landscape and to swim in the crystal clear light blue waters of Aegean Sea in the Western part of Greece. During our one week cruise we will visit five different islands, will mix with the local people, will enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine, will visit divine isolated beaches and will live in the rhythms of the unique Greek summer!
Why Sail in Sporades
Prevailing winds are from the north (sometimes NNW) providing fantastic sailing conditions. Do look out for the Meltemi, which can get up at times. Also look out for the ‘Sirrocco’, a southerly wind that blows every few weeks in early and late season. There are many harbors and safe places to anchor and supplies are easily available.
The (Northern) Sporades are an archipelago along the east coast of Greece, northeast of the island of Euboea (Evia), in the Aegean Sea. They consists of 24 islands, four of which are permanently inhabited: Alonnisos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros.
These islands are the greenest in Greece (Skopelos is over 70% pine forest) and are famous for some of the best golden sandy beaches (Koukounaries) and isolated pebbly beaches (Lalaria) as well as being world famous as the setting for the Mamma Mia movie.
Interesting facts about Sporades region
Volos is mainly built on the ancient city of Iolcus. Iolcus was the homeland of the mythical, ancient Greek hero, Jason. It is from here that Jason and the Argonauts set sail on the Argo, in search for the Golden Fleece.
Mount Pelios is home to the mythical centaurs.
The Sporades Islands of Skiathos and Skopelos were the main filming locations of the movie “Mamma Mia!”.
- Skiathos (main town, Koukounaries beach, Lalaria Beach)
- Skopelos (Panormos bay, Skopelos town: Chora)
- Alonissos (Patitiri, Steni Valla)
- Kyra Panagia
- (Planitis) (deserted but beautifully tranquil)
- The national marine park*
The national marine park protects an area around Alonissos and the northern islands. An important inhabitant of this area is the Mediterranean Monk Seal, Europe’s rarest mammal which breeds here. Fishing and anchoring is forbidden in much of this area, so make sure you plan your route to avoid disturbing the wildlife. You will also likely see dolphins, turtles and many species of native flora and fauna.
During the cruise you will have the opportunity not only to enjoy the scenery and the sea, but also the delicious food and the vibrant nightlife of each island.
|Participation fees including:
Individual or coupled participants will be matched by the Sailing Club to the best possible match for the boat category they select.
Complete crews can express interest in specific boat and, if available at the time of registration, it will be provided.
|Skipper||105 – 130 Euros(depending on the crew size)
|Boat ‘s Fuel & Water Expenses range||40 – 80 Euros|
|Average two-way Airtickets to Athens Price (booking before end of March)||300 Euros|
|Two-way Bus Ticket Athens – Volos||60 Euros|
|Average cost of Hotel acccomodation in Athens p.p.||40 Euros|
|Food expenses range||150 – 200 Euros|
|Docking fees (Half days we dock at anchor)||30 Euros per boat per day|
|Nightlife||up to the guests|
Hotel reservation (first and last night)
On the nights of July 28th and of August 05th it is possible to reserve a room at the Astor Hotel with a special fare. In order to do so, please fill in the forms below and then send them back to the Astor Hotel.
Note: the Astor Hotel is simply a suggested accomodation, participants are free to choose the one that suits them best as (AirBnB or other Hotels, for example) long as it is at reasonable distance (walking distance) from Syntagma square.
check the official RSM MBA ARMADA 2017 – Detailed Plan and Manual.
Take Your Friends and
WELCOME ON BOARD!
For further questions email us.
Please read carefully: only MBA students/alumni can participate to the events organized or sponsored by the RSM Sailing Club. If non MBA people buy tickets for the events, participation will not be allowed and the RSM Sailing Club will not refund the ticket.
July 18th – Only 2 tickets left
PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING TO VALIDATE THE AVAILABILITY
- RSM Sailing Club
- Volos, Greece