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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Sardinia

39°14’47” N, 09°03’27” E  Not just for megayachts   (published August 2012) While much of Sardinia is rural and undeveloped, the northeast coast has become an aquamarine playground for the rich and famous and their floating palaces. Persian Prince Aga Khan “discovered” these magnificent cruising grounds in the 1960s and

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Island Hopping the Abacos

The joys of chartering the Bahamas' Out Islands (published August 2012) The Sea of Abaco spreads from the Bahamas’ Out Islands in pale aquamarine like a sheet of gently undulating blown glass. Beneath the bright sunshine, the shallow water glistens atop a seafloor of pristine white sugar sand. The only

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Mahina Expeditions: Auckland to Moorea

Sometimes the road to paradise is paved with bad weather    (published April 2012) May 8, 2010, 0730 hrs, 36.56 S, 176.54 E Log: 136,080 miles At sea, headed toward New Zealand’s East Cape Motorsailing at 6.5 knots in 5 knot N winds Baro: 1017.2, Cabin temp: 68 F, Cockpit: 65

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