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.
NAVIGUER

SAIL

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

DÉCOUVREZ

DISCOVER

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

PARTAGER

SHARE

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

About

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.

Coaching
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

FOUNDER & CAPTAIN

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

PARTNER & HOSTESS

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

Croisière a voile Baléares - Sail & Discover

The Baleares - 6th. to 13th. of April

Minorca starting from Mahon

We discovered the island of Menorca in autumn on our way to Valencia and fell under the spell of the island and its capital.
Come and join us for a week in pre-season, away from the mass tourism, to discover this jewel of the Balearic Islands. 

Croisière voile corse

Corsica - From the 27th. of April to the 4th. of May

The Beauty island departing from Propriano

Sailing the southwest coast of Corsica. One of Corsica's most beautiful and diverse regions. Who hasn't dreamed of sailing to Bonifaccio? And, weather permitting, we can visit the island of Lavezzi, the Magdalena archipelago...

Echlosion cruise in Corsica - From 04 to 11 of May

Retreat cruise with my daughter Chloé from Propriano

After successfully organising a retreat and cabin cruise with my daughter Chloé in 2023, we are delighted to be able to offer you again a cruise echlosion.ch . On the programme: yoga, talking circle, creative workshops, and much more. Other dates are available. See the program below

Croisière voile Sardaigne

Sardinia - 18 May to 1st of June

The Esmerald coast departing from Olbia

Between luxury and beauty, the 55 km long Emerald Coast, a Unesco World Heritage site and protected coastline, offers an astonishing wealth and diversity. And of course, the best way to discover this paradise is by sail.

Croisière à voile en Sicile

The Eolians islands - 15 to 29 June

The Eolian Islands departing from Salina

Discover or rediscover the volcanic islands of the Aeolian Islands, with their impressive colors and relief: Salina, Vulcano, Panarea, Stromboli with its eruptions... Each island has its own charm. 

Croisière voile Corfu

Corfu - From 6 to the 13th. of July

The island of Corfu and the Ionian departing from Corfu

The island of Corfu itself is well worth a visit. The vegetation is lush, and the town and island of Corfu are rich in historical and cultural heritage. Sailing will give you another perspective of the region. We'll also be visiting Paxos . Anti-Paxos and, of course, Parga on the mainland, with its typically Greek and Italian villages.

Echlosion cruises - From 13th to 20th of July

Retreat cruise with my daughter Chloé departing from Corfu or Preveza

After successfully organising a retreat and cabin cruise with my daughter Chloé in 2023, we are delighted to be able to offer you again a cruise echlosion.ch . On the programme: yoga, talking circle, creative workshops, and much more. Other dates are available. See the program below

Come and sail with Sail and Discover

By the cabin cruise: 24th to the 31st. of August

We will organise exceptionnaly a by the cabin cruise during high-season

Departing from Prevezabook your cabin to discover the Ionian islands. We limit the number of participants to 6 to ensure space and comfort. Chronos can accommodate 10 people.

Come and sail with Sail and Discover

Mileage and sailing experience cruises

For those who would like to acquire more miles, gain more experience

Chronos will cross the Mediterranean from Valencia to Corfu over the spring/summer. A small contribution is asked, with costs shared. 

The following mileage cruises are available

  • Valencia to Menorca - March 15 to 22. Two/three-day crossing (250 Miles) and a few days on Menorca.
  • Minorca (Mahon) to Corsica (Ajaccio) - May 13 to 20. 2-day crossing (240 Miles). A few days coastal cruising on the southwest coast of Corsica
  • Corsica (Ajaccio) to Sardinia (Olbia) - May 11 to 18. 100 Miles coastal cruise
  • Sardinia (Olbia) to Sicily (Palermo) - June 01 to 06
  • Sicily (Palermo to Salina (Aeolian Island). 100 Miles - June 06 to 08
  • Salina to Corfu - June 29 to July 6. 300 Miles. 3-day crossing.

For more information, contact Stephan on +33 602 011 895 or by email: stephan(at)sailanddiscover.com.

The Ionian's from the 20th. of July onwards

Departure base: Preveza (PVK airport)

Located on the mainland, Preveza is a perfect location to start a cruise in the Ionian Islands. This small town is also charming, it is simply the best of Greece, nestled between the mountains and the sea.

The local view is typical of a dreamy Greek destination, with its narrow streets, old neoclassical buildings, traces of Venetian and Turkish influence.

Preveza is perfect for spending your first evening before boarding. You can taste sea bream on the terrace in its narrow streets and enjoy Greek hospitality or have a drink on the seafront.



The green Ionian Islands

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!

Testimonials

Florica & Vincent

Privatized cruise

"A big thank you for this superb cruise! Two weeks of pure happiness, discoveries, climbing, snorkeling, discussions and good food shared!
A wonderful vacation that we will never forget.
Thank you Stephan, our captain and thank you Christelle for everything."

Bertrand

Privatized cruise

"Nice week of sailing with a good mix between sailing and relaxation. Thank you, Stephan, for your cool attitude and your consideration of our desire to get out the sails as soon as possible."

Franck

Privatized cruise

"Very nice discovery of Greece and sailing for all of us.
Thank you for your calm and cheerful company and your great sailing experience.
Fair winds and see you soon!"

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Contact us

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

Sail & Discover - Stephan Rauer

 
 

Friedelstrasse 48 12047 Berlin - Allemagne

 
 

stephan.josef.rauer@gmail.com

 
 

+33 602 011 895

 
 

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