Offshore Yachting : Offshore Yachting Apr May 2015
has travelled a lot in croatia, i had never been to the croatian coast before. the trip was wonderful. the Jeanneau/sunsail 44i was in great condition and well-provisioned. the area briefing was also extensive and informative. We were surprised at just how large the sunsail facility at Marina Agana is but this was a positive, as everything seemed to be no problem for the staff. We were able to sail extensively and easily find both marina berths at places we visited as well as protected anchorages. “the Green cave was a real highlight, people were doing some cliff diving and swimming underwater with the luminous light made it a magical experience. stumbling across a German World War ii submarine base was also pretty interesting.” then one day the great wind, the bora, was running. “that gave everyone a bit of a thrill, and really gave us a sailing experience.” two wonderful joys John found in bareboating are freedom and discovery. “Having a chart in front of us and being able to go anywhere we pleased, eating at tiny restaurants hidden away on little islands, the warm water and blue skies... it beats joining the bus-loads of tourists seeing the same old places. it really evokes a feeling of exploration and adventure.” All the fun With none of the Work People can also opt for a skippered charter. sometimes, it’s more fun to have an expert with local knowledge be in charge of the yacht so everyone else can really get into holiday mode. An especially beautiful charter sailing adventure is in the caribbean taking in the world’s second largest barrier reef which is around 350 nautical miles extending along the belizean coast up to the Yucatan Peninsula. it is regarded as one of the few unspoiled places left on earth offering the peace and quiet of relaxing tradewind sailing as well as nightlife, palm-fringed bars and the chance to explore local lobster festivals. in 2010, Queensland Yacht charters became a member of the second largest international charter company and the company actively supports the sport of sailing by making it easy for people to participate in regional regattas around the world. Often regarded as the most important one in the south Pacific is the tahiti Pearl Regatta but if you’d prefer to hit the Med, the blue cup Regatta hosts races between islands in the saronic Gulf of Greece. it started in 1991 as a casual weekend of boating and has grown into a beloved on the water 066 hiddeN GeMs Get off the beaten track in the Med in locations such as Serifos, Greece (directly right), Bormes les Mimosas in the French Riviera, and Sifnos in Greece and even opt to travel in a flotilla of yachts (clockwise from top, opposite page). This page, clockwise from bottom right: Denise Hems in Tahiti; Porquerolles Island in France is a possible charter destination; Chartering with Mariner Boating Holidays.
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