Introduction of the Oceanis 46.1 If you were thinking about scheduling yourself a sailing trip sometime soon, you most probably came across Beneteau boats, especially Oceanis 46.1. For the introduction purposes, Beneteau is a French sail and motorboat manufacturer. The company is a large and recognized boat builder, commanding a substantial worldwide market and doing …
When going on a sailing trip, you should have a worked out plan on where you would like to sail. Your skipper will do everything possible to make your wishes come true, but you also have to be honest with your skipper about your sailing experience and wishes. That way, he can help with some ideas and suggestions regarding the trip.
One of inevitable facts about planning a sailing trip is for sure nutrition and food provisioning. This is the point where a lot of people get into the trouble. Modern lifestyle and pretty fast tempo of our lives off board make us dependent on daily visits to diners, fast-food restaurants, takeaway bars and food deliveries. In addition, that lifestyle keeps us away from the kitchen, so modern people are forgetting how to cook…
It happened few weeks ago when I took the command over a luxury 60 feet catamaran. This yacht usually sails with a skipper and one crew member as a shipmate, in line with regulations. The added value of this guy on this boat is that he as an excellent chef so guests can enjoy local specialties prepared and served onboard.
One of things that yachting people are always lacking is space. Regardless of the size of your yacht, there is always missing just a little bit of space here and there. But, with a good planning that small issue could be solved.
Rule of thumb: when packing for your trip try to think on those things that you would not survive without and your yacht will become bigger for sure.
If you possess a skipper’s licence and have some sailing experience but are not confident about sailing in unknown areas, flotilla sailing is the right choice for you. The general route is presented to every flotilla member along with photos and impressions from previous groups. Prior to taking off, every skipper is provided with detailed instructions. The flotilla leader makes sure that every boat has taken off and confirms their right heading.
The second and final post in the series on how to get the most from sailing in Croatia talks about mooring in marinas, the process of check-out and the various possibilities of payment. These tips come from an experienced skipper, so take your time and read them to have as little stress on your trip as possible.