Antigua for Cruisers

Falmouth and English Harbours are the sailing capital of the Caribbean With its turquoise waters in varying shades of blue, Antigua is a popular island destination of the Eastern Caribbean. It’s said the island has a beach for each day of the year and enough anchorages to spend a night

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World Sailing Adventures

Blue Water Sailing’s Annual Guide to Chartering Around the World  (published August 2018) CHARTERING AROUND THE WORLD As summer draws to an end, many of us are beginning to make our winter sailing and cruising plans. We know we want to escape the winter, wherever we live, and heading off

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Pocket Cruisers That Sail Far

It is not the size of your boat that matters, it is the size of your dreams  (published June 2018) Today’s cruising fleet is made up of boats that are much larger than they were only just a decade ago. There is a lot to be said for the comfort

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Excess Catamarans

“Nothing Succeeds Like Excess” (Oscar Wilde)   Last fall at the Cannes boat show, the Beneteau Groupe, which is the world’s largest builder of recreational vessels, introduced their all new Excess line of cruising catamarans. The Excess 12 and 15 are the first two designs in the line and at

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Eight Days Cruising the BVI with Dream Yacht Charters

In November our friends and professional baby boomer travel bloggers, the Gypsy Nesters, began an eight day jaunt across the British Virgin Islands and St. Martin aboard the sailing catamaran, Dream Canouan on our BVI Dream Premium cabin charter. The Gypsy Nesters sold their house after their last child left home and began an

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Veteran Solo Sailor Wins the Golden Globe Race

The British sailing magazine Yachting Monthly reports this morning on the winner of the Golden Globe around the world race in an article by Katie Strickland.  Veteran solo skipper Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has won the Golden Globe Race, crossing the finish line aboard his Rustler 36, Matmut this morning at Les Sables

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