Chartering Around the World

You can experience the best cruising grounds the world has to offer, one week at a time  (published August 2017) We keep going back to the BVI for a week of chartering sometime during the winter and it certainly is one of the world’s best, easiest and most convenient island

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Sailing Schools and Community Sailing

Whether new to sailing or a boat owner, taking classes through a sailing school can ensure better and safer sailing for all  (published August 2015) SAILING ORGANIZATIONS Founded in 1897, US Sailing (at the time called the North American Yacht Racing Union) has a long history of training instructors and

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Charter America

This summer, go explore America’s best cruising grounds on a bareboat, crewed charter or cruise-and-learn experience. Over the past few years, charter fleets have been growing and new fleets are springing up at yacht dealerships and sailing schools where you can actually spend a week aboard a new boat you

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Best of the Grenadines

  Choose your own adventure in one of the Caribbean's finest cruising grounds  (published October 2014) A strong easterly breeze and hefty quartering sea had us moving quickly towards and then past St. Vincent on our way to the Grenadines as puffy white clouds scuttled by. It was one of

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Lucky in Paradise

Chartering in French Polynesia offers great sailing, beautiful islands and a visti with the world's friendliest people  (published August 2014) Tahiti. The word itself evokes images of turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and dramatic vistas that are so camera-friendly, they‘re always ready for their close-ups. You can almost hear the

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Knowledge is Freedom

How upper-level cruising courses can take your passagemaking skills to new distances  (published August 2014) Somewhere between Tortola and St. Martin I sat on the leeward side of the cockpit on a windy, pitch-black night and dropped a blinking strobe light into an empty one-gallon water jug and then sealed

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Norman Island B.V.I.

18.3167° N, 64.6167° W  (published May 2014) In all the years we have been sailing and chartering in the British Virgin Islands, there is one spot that we always make the first and last anchorage of a cruise. The Bight at Norman Island is a big deep bay that has

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Athens: the Other Windy City

Finding shelter in the storm during a Greek charter  (published March 2012) Last year, Sunsail was promoting a new base in Lavrion, Greece near Athens, along with a new Jeanneau-built monohull, the Sunsail 41. The boat looked fabulous to me, and not enough good things can be said about the

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