Category: Yacht Charter Advice

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How Much Does It Cost to Spend One Week Under Sails?

One of the most frequent and most rarely answered questions about sailing is: “How much does it cost?” The reason why it is impossible to give a simple answer is the fact that there are numerous factors that should be taken into consideration. They include location, time of the year, the number of persons aboard and the type of the yacht. Likewise, there are additional cost that should be considered. This interesting post will give you a thorough insight into the costs of sailing.

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Additional Equipment According to Your Charter Contract

When you charter a yacht, you have to sign a charter contract. Before signing it, it is always useful to read it, even though it may seem boring to you. Charter contracts clarify which equipment on your yacht is additional. That way, you will not be surprised when you get your receipt after sailing the yacht. Read our post and check out which equipment is usually charged extra.

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House Rules On board

How to behave onboard? Why you should follow all the orders by your captain or skipper? Is it just skipper’s ego or his rules matter? Find the set of rules that will keep you, your crew and your skipper happy and, most importantly, safe.

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Pros and Cons of Sailing Holidays

Sailing holidays have their good sides and less good sides. Our skipper has tried to enlist all the pros and cons of spending your vacation aboard a yacht. You may consider long distances a problem, but you may as well be charmed by the beauty you will discover along the way. You might not like not having enough storage space, but then again you may learn that you really do not need many things to be happy… All of this is up to you only, but know that you cannot make a mistake by going on a sailing holiday!

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An Unpleasant Event at Dubrovnik Airport

A happy family was returning from their sailing holiday in the Adriatic, when they were stopped by the police in Dubrovnik Airport because they did not pay one additional night in a marina. Despite the efforts of the base manager to persuade them to pay, they remained stubborn, so the base had no other option but to call the police. The point is: read your charter contracts carefully and listen to your charter agents!

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Anchors and Anchoring (Part 2)

Anchoring is one of the basic and most crucial sailing maneuvers. There is an unwritten codex of behavior when anchoring in anchorages, the most important rule being allowing other yachtsmen to perform anchoring in peace. Various types of anchors are designed to suit various types of seabeds. Read all about this in our second post in the series about anchoring.

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About Anchors and Anchoring (Part 1)

Anchoring is one of the basic and most important sailing maneuvers. It is not that difficult to perform, but can sometimes be tricky, depending on the seabed, the type of the anchor and other factors. Sometimes, it is necessary to repeat it several times so that you could anchor the yacht properly and provide safety for the passengers. Read the first part of our series of posts about proper anchoring!

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Was the Genoa Sail Invented in Genova?

A question arises whether it is correct to use both the words “genoa” and “genova” when talking about a particular type of sail. The answer is – it is, the two terms are used interchangeably. Whether this term comes from the name of the city in Italy remains a mystery. Read today’s post and learn the difference between the genoa and the jib.

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Problems with Steering your Sailing Yacht

Sailing a yacht is usually a pleasant and relaxed experience. However, sometimes problems related to steering can occur. The inability to steer a yacht can be of mechanical and electronic nature. Some of those issues can be solved by people who are aboard the yacht, but some of them demand a call for help. Learn more about how to fix steering problems.

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Gennaker – Two Sails in One or What?

The gennaker is a type of sail that is less know about, as opposed to other types, such as the jib, the genoa and the spinnaker. Today’s post describes the characteristics of the gennaker and how it differs from other types of sails, particularly the spinnaker, from which it evolved when sailors realized it is much simpler to handle.