Sailing tips: Short Period Sailing
Short term sailing is a type of non-standard yacht charter. It usually lasts from three to five days as opposed to a standard yacht charter that lasts a full week. Sailors can choose a shorter sailing period that falls within the standard sailing period (Saturday to Saturday). Either the start or the end of the cruise will be on Saturday. In case there are availabilities, sailors may get a chance to do weekend sailing that ends on Sunday. A four-day sailing charter is the most popular.
When to Choose Non-standard Sailing
Non-standard sailing is ideal for travellers that do not want to spend the whole week on a yacht. This may be a travelling option for non-sailors that want to experience their travelling adventure on the sea for a few days. One might be travelling through several countries for several weeks but does not want to be on the boat the whole time. Short-term sailing is oriented towards performance sailors wanting to brush up their skills and those with busy schedules.
Long Weekend Sailing Option
Long weekend short term sailing is an excellent option for families that want to have a sailing getaway during a school or work break and holidays. Such boat rental is ideal for friends looking for a different way to party. One of the popular party sailing weekends is a bachelor and bachelorette party. Couples might want to celebrate their anniversary on a yacht being surrounded with nothing by the sea and the stars. It is also an amazing way to spend a company’s teambuilding.
What Boats are Available for Weekend Charter
The most common type of boats ready for a short-term weekend rental sailing are sailing yachts and catamarans. Your sailing charter will try to be flexible while presenting you with the booking options and terms, but you may also make an inquiry about availability. Both bareboat and skippered options are available.
What to pack for a shorter sailing trip?
Packing for a shorter sailing trip is no different than packing for a standard, full week sailing charter, except you will need slightly less of everything that you are to take on a sailing holiday.
The Availabilities and Cost of Non-standard Sailing
Yacht charters usually offer non-standard short-term sailing options in pre-season and post-season since these are less popular sailing periods. This means that the availability of sailing yachts is greater than during the high season. Your check-in and check-out might be altered from the usual 5 pm and 8/9 am, respectively. Short-term sailing charters are more budget-friendly and are calculated by days spent onboard.
In general, to get the cost of a shorter charter, a weekly price will be divided by seven and multiplied by the number of days you want to sail. This means you will be paying for your short-term sailing charter by day.
Renting a skipper or captain for a non-standard charter is also calculated by day. A sailing charter or a skipper will propose a travel itinerary suitable for a few days of sailing.
Where to do Short Period Sailing
Weekend Sailing Course
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