Enjoy an authentic experience

Aboard Chronos, time is irrelevant, and you'll live every moment to the full.
You will have time to admire the stunning islands sceneries, to swim, snorkle or to helm.


With or without sailing experience.
Professional skipper.
More than 50 years of experience.



Dicover nature and cultures.
Access remote sites.
Live in the instant, discover yourself.



Your vacation, your cruising pace.
Private or cabin cruise.
Share with family and friends.


September 2011
The beginning of the adventure.
The birth of Sail & Discover.
Lancement de Sail & Discover.

With the participation and help of my friends Yves and Claire-Lise Haldemann, Stephan launched Sail & Discover with the aim of sharing his love of the sea and cruising.
The Sail & Discover adventure begins!

From 2012 to 2019
A lot of pleasure shared.
More than 100 cruises lived.

With charter boats, Sail & Discover offers and Stephan skippers private cruises in Croatia (Kornati Islands), Sicily (Aeolian Islands), Greece (Aegean Sea, Dodecanese, Saronic Gulf) and the West Indies (Grenadines). We have organized over 100 weeks of vacations on the water, with more than 500 satisfied guests. 

Oktober 2019
The adventure goes on with our own yacht.
Purchase of Chronos, Bavaria 50, 5 cabins.

Stephan met Constantin Christov and the two joined forces to acquire a 1999 Bavaria 50, the ideal yacht for Sail & Discover. The ship is located in Préveza, and Stephan literally falls in love with this region and sailing area, which he didn't know before. The place that offers everything you need for a successful sailing cruise. We decided to make it our summer base.

More than 40 cruises in the Ionian's.
From 2020 to 2023

The Ionian region, with it´s many islands, is magnificent. The advantage of concentrating on one area is that you can deepen your knowledge of the region and make many new usefull contacts.
Stephan becomes the unique owner of Chronos and decides to live on board.

Nouvelle activité
Hiver 2022 - 2023

During the winter 2022 and spring 2023, Stephan helps and coaches a couple without sailing experience to gain experience with the manoevering and navigation of their new Lagoon 450 to prepare them to sail around the world. A new activity is born. https://www.sailanddiscover.com/en/coach-voile to discover his new activity

From 2024 to...
Our future dreams

We'll be returning to Preveza after spending the winter in Valencia, and will be offering you the chance to enjoy the magnificent areas we'll be sailing through on the way back (see our program).

In winter 2024, we plan to cross to the Caribbean, and will continue to share our adventures by offering cruises in the regions we'll be sailing.

The sailing yacht, S/Y Chronos

Chronos is a Bavaria 50 from 1999.
The Bavaria 50, a 15.40 meter sail yacht is a good sized boat with a clear foredeck and a large cockpit that can accommodate eight adults.

The performances under sail of the Bavaria 50, even in light and medium air, are good. Maneuverability, speed and sailing ability are excellent for a cruising sailboat of this size.

The two aft cabins are spacious with 2.2x1.60 meter bed

In the front part of the boat, you will find a cabin with two bunk beds and comfortable berths for children or adults. The two double aft cabins are very spacious.

The saloon includes a three-meter C-shaped settee. To the opposite of it is the galley with a two-burner gas cooker, oven and double sink. In the aft of the galley is the chart table and instruments

  • Name of the sailing yacht: S/Y Chronos
  • Model: Bavaria 50
  • 5 Cabins
  • 3 heads
  • Length: 15,43 meters
  • Width: 4.55 meters
  • Year of build: 1999
  • Yacht design : J&J Design
  • Draft: 2 Meters
  • Sail area close hauled: 119 square meters
  • Engine : Penta/Volvo TMD 22 – 72 cv
  • Système et Instruments de navigation
  • Bimini, protection solaire
  • Grande table de cockpit
  • Deck shower
  • Enrouleur de génois
  • In mast furling mainsail
  • Capotte
  • Two steering weels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Paddle board
  • Chauffage diesel à air chaud

Chronos crew

Stephan fondateur de Sail & Discover



Stephan has been a sailor since he was 15 years old, the sea is his way of life.
At the age of 23, he obtained his Offshore Yacht Master and then his naval architect diploma, and has been skippering cruises ever since.



Yuliia joins Stephan in 2023 and both share the same passion. Yullia would also be pleased to offer her hostess services if you would like to cruise without having to take care of the groceries, to cook you can book her services

Experience and qualifications
Hostess service and half-board (Option)

The captain's word

“The captain's task is to make guests feel comfortable and safe on board. I will guide you and explain to you how the sailboat works, so that you get the most out of it. Whether you want to learn sailing, building miles or simply relax on the the deck, I will always be attentive to your wishes.

Sailing is a school of life. I never stop learning and particularly appreciate sharing with you my experience and the pleasure of sailing.

When I sail, I am attentive to every moment and it is a fullness of all the senses. I love being immersed in nature and feeling all the elements.

I have a preference for places that still have a soul, local tourism, places where it's still possible to sail, to drop anchor without being on top of each other. In 2019, I've fallen in love with the Ionian islands, I particularly appreciate their heritage, their magnificent landscapes and crystal-clear waters."

Our 2024 sailing cruises

Préveza - Les îles Ioniennes

Departing from Preveza
Flexible departure

The Ionian Islands - also known in Greece as "Eptanisa" (of which the best known are Corfu, Zante and Ithaca) are mainly located west of the Greek mainland which distinguished from other Greek islands by their fertile land (hills of olive trees) and their clear blue waters.

An impression of happiness, of softness, we are well in these islands.

Kefalonia, Ithaca, Paxos, Lefkas, during your cruise you can visit all these islands with incredible heritage. Nature is not to be outdone, in the middle of crystal clear water, pine forests on the surface of the water, beaches and sublime coves await you.

The green lushness of the islands contrasts directly with the eroded high mountains of Albania and mainland Greece that form the eastern border of the Ionian Sea.

These remote islands are only accessible by boat, so take the chance to visit them!
An idea of our itinerary
Suggested itinerary 

Corfu - Le nord des Ioniennes

Departing from Corfu to visit the north of the Ionian
Flexible departure

Corfu has a rich multicultural heritage: its historic monuments, breathtaking natural landscapes, crystal-clear seas and excellent year-round climate explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations. We'll sail along its verdant coastline, head out to the mainland to visit Sivota and Parga and the popular islands of Paxos and Anti-paxos. 

A cruise rich in emotions, where swimming and snorkelling in crystal-clear waters will not be outdone. 

Voir une suggestion d’itininéraire

Contact us

If you have any questions about my cruises, you can reach me by phone or email.

Sail & Discover - Stephan Rauer


 ‭+33 602 011 895 

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