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11-15-2007 12:30 PM
chrondi I suggest you charter end of June - early July. If you aim absolutely the Cyclades, it will be very useful to start from Syros (there is a Moorings base at Finikas on the western coast or alternatively you may find a charter at the capital Syra itself). Another hint: ask for a quote from FYLY chartering company who are very reliable and look after boats and clients (website http://www.fyly.gr/ ). Arrange for alternative itineraries so that when the meltemi (a northern gusty wind) is blowing you sail on a reaching course and not beat head to the wind!
11-14-2007 09:39 AM
valresh Okay, I get it that you are upset with GPSC. I'm trying to find out the best time to sail the Cyclades and what areas were especially interesting. How are the prices for food, marinas, etc. I will go with Moorings or Kiracoulis!
05-23-2007 03:54 AM
mago34 Hello,

I'm new here. My name is Maggie. I'm really sorry to hear about these kind of problems it's a pity that they have ripped you I'm sure that they aren't a lot of companies that operate like that. I hope I'm allowed to post here about the company I work for. I'm a native New Yorker and a Corfiot. I work for a yacht charter company based in Corfu, Greece. I don't know if I'm allowed to post the
URL but if anyone ever needs help contact me at my personal email at maggiemakris@yahoo.com. I have a business email but I don't know if I could post it.
05-06-2007 02:34 AM
nightowle
Drats! Fooled again

this is about the 2nd time I've become engrossed in a thread only to have it revealed to me that it's years old! I usually try to watch for that but.....makes me laugh anyway.
05-04-2007 07:19 AM
tdw We no one need wonder any longer cos they (and the company set up apparently to replace them) went belly up in 2004.

ps - seamyst, they were a US company , registered in Pennsylvania.
05-03-2007 02:40 PM
seamyst We had the opposite experience with GPSC!
I have chartered for years and never had a problem until GPSC in Athens.
I wrote it off an will never go back, I will only use a U.S. company from now on.
05-03-2007 02:20 PM
sailingdog Any reason you're reviving a thread that's been dead for five years???
07-31-2002 07:30 AM
do70
Sail The Greek Islands

A lot a charter stories from hell here.
We ourselves knew already that we should avoid Sunsail and GPSC.
Also we found this private website:

http://sailingissues.com/greek.html

that has a huge amount of free info:
charts, weather and charter info online with respect to Greece
(I don''t no about any other regions).

We had a splendid holiday (except for a thunderstorm),
the best yet and it was our ninth time in the Greek isles !

Regards to all :-)

Gerard
07-26-2002 05:12 PM
sailor37
Sail The Greek Islands

We also had a very bad experience with GPSC last fall as well as some friends of ours. If you look back through the message board you will see many complaints with GPSC. We wished we had check this message board before selecting a charter company in Greece. We will certainly check in the future and hope that others will post both the good and the bad.
07-18-2002 06:34 AM
sailalways
Sail The Greek Islands

Our contract contained the same clause and therein lies the rub....there was no comprable boat and there is reason to believe they never had the original boat to begin with. Ours was an experience fraught with difficulty. This forum isn''t the place to go into the details. We have chartered (always bareboat) with Moorings, Sunsail, Sunyacht and Footloose as well as several individuals, and never had any company misrepresent themselves the way GPSC did in our case. Our experience was what it was, but it''s over and I''m not going to rehash it for the rest of my days. Most sailors and sailing companies are full of kindred spirits. Like them, we''re looking ahead to the next time we cast off!
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