Winter Charter Season Deals

How to get the best deals on your Caribbean charter vacation this winter  (published October 2013) The Caribbean is the world’s most popular place to charter a sailboat and among the many islands, the British Virgin Islands are home to the vast majority of the boats and the largest crowds

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Sailing Expeditions

From learn-t0-voyage experiences to Antarctic adventures, there are lots of ways to fill your sea boots with salt water  (published August 2013) Most of us don’t sail our own boat to the high latitudes or across oceans, but that shouldn’t stop us from having these experiences on other people’s ocean

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A World of Opportunities

Flotillas are a great way to enjoy a sailing vacation in destinations worldwide  (published August 2013) Just outside English Harbour, Antigua, Jill and I raised the sails on our chartered Jeanneau 44i and I looked at three other identical boats nearby to check how they were doing. With bright white

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Southern Learning

Why heading south this winter for a sailing course might be right for you  (published August 2013) Having taught everything from Learn to Sail to Race Weeks to Offshore Passagemaking classes in beautiful southern locales, one theme—besides sailing—typically appears: students aren’t just there to learn, they’re on vacation. Over the

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Charter Companies Worldwide

(published August 2013) THE CARIBBEAN BVI Yacht Charters St. Martin; St. Vincent and the Grenadines www.bviyachtcharters.com 888-615-4006 Conch Charters Tortola www.conchcharters.com 284-494-4868 Footloose Charters Tortola; Virgin Gorda; Jost Van Dyke; Anegada www.footloosecharters.com 888-952-6013 Horizon Yacht Charters Tortola; Antigua and Barbuda; St. Martin; the Grenadines www.horizonyachtcharters.com 877-494-8787 Island Yachts St. Thomas,

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12 Caribbean Charter Hot Spots

For great sailing, fun in the sun and musical beach-bar evenings, chartering in the Caribbean has no equal  (published August 2013) Bareboat chartering in the Caribbean has something for everyone as long as you like warm trade wind breezes, beautiful clear water, fun and fast sailing days, walks on pure

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Not Just a Dream

From rookie to veteran, how to learn the cruising life  (published March 2013) Cruising on a sailboat isn’t rocket science. Sure, there is a lot to know but that doesn’t mean the dream of sailing over the horizon is unattainable. The thing is, cruising sailors tend to be natural learners.

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Chartering Closer to Home

As the economy slowly recovers, many sailors are choosing to take charter Staycations close to home  (published March 2013) With nearly 10,000 miles of navigable coastline on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and another 3,300 miles around the Great Lakes, North America has an almost endless supply of great places

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