George Nicholson

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George Nicholson, Camper & Nicholsons International's chairman and one of the most widely cruised and knowledgeable super-yachtsmen in the world, took family and friends on an unforgettable 11-day charter trip through Greece. Here is his personal cruising log, shared exclusively with International Yacht Vacations & Charters readers. In August 2003, I chartered the brand new Jacques and Nicolas Fauroux-designed 40m cutter Vaimiti for a cruise in Greece with family and friends. Vaimiti had just been launched in July and the settling down cruise was, in reality, the trip to Greece to pick us up in Mykonos on the 28th of August. As we knew in advance that Vaimiti was surely going to be a fine sailboat, and at 40m overall length she was big, we planned our trip to take full advantage of the Meltemi wind that should have still been blowing at that time of year. We also h... (more)