CAPTAIN’S BLOG

St Barths Bucket 2019

St Barths Bucket 2019

Sailing on the last day of the 2019 Bucket Regatta couldn’t have played out any better for 34 superyachts fighting for podium positions in five spinnaker classes and one Corinthian Spirit (non-spinnaker) class. Winds ramped up to 18-20 knots just before the start of...

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Yacht Rent in Greece this Easter. Incredible deals!

Yacht Rent in Greece this Easter. Incredible deals!

You may be surprised to learn that renting a yacht in Greece is incredible value for money, particularly when renting over the Easter period. Here's why: Hire off season for incredible deals! Yachts in Greece are busiest in  June, July, August and Sept when sweltering...

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Island-hopping in Croatia 

Island-hopping in Croatia 

Montenegro’s neighbour to the north is an obvious magnet for sailors. Blessed with some 3,626 miles of coast (if its 1,246 scattered islands are taken into consideration), Croatia arguably provides more choice of routes than any other European country. Sail Croatia...

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Sailing in Greece, the Saronic Gulf

Sailing in Greece, the Saronic Gulf

Leave it all to the captain and enjoy a cruise to the south of Athens and the east of the Peloponnese. https://www.yousailyachts.com/product/sailing-in-greece-the-saronic-gulf/ Here, voyages are conducted on a Jeanneau 57 offshore cruiser that sleeps 10. Based at...

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Sailing the Sea of Cortez and camping in Baja California

Sailing the Sea of Cortez and camping in Baja California

Dipping a toe in both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, we have just returned from an epic two week adventure sailing/camping holiday in southern Baja California in Mexico. My wife and I plus my daughter of 6 yrs old , and my son who is 4, flew from Madrid to...

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The Airbnb of the seas 

The Airbnb of the seas 

As with many areas of the travel industry, an online shortcut is available. Launched by two French entrepreneurs, recent start-up SamBoat.com is attempting to do for yachts what Airbnb has done for private accommodation by connecting owners to rental customers. In...

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Intermediate sailing in Corfu

Intermediate sailing in Corfu

If you’re looking to hone your sailing skills, the sessions offered by Sailing Holidays (+4420 8459 8787; sailingholidays.com) may have a seductive glow. The company runs seven-day RYA-accredited Competent Crew courses from Corfu, designed “to take you from novice to...

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Chef’s position on 37m charter sailing yacht.

Chef’s position on 37m charter sailing yacht.

Chef needed to join our team of 5 on the 37m classic charter sailing  yacht ALEXA OF LONDON based in the Balearics. This contract runs from May 1st to October 15th. Our season is a mix of owners family trips and charters around Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Ideal for...

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The $1million match race

The $1million match race

Ellison and Coutts unveil SailGP circuit for 50ft foiling catamarans The new SailGP circuit will see six teams compete at five events around the world in one-design 50ft catamarans for a $1million prize purse. ...

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