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[Q:] I am going to be in Athens, Greece, on business and have reserved five days for a charter. What do you suggest?
[A:] The best way to make use of the available time is to start and end your charter close to Athens; this means cruising to the islands of the Saronic Gulf—Aegina, Poros (the famous theater at Epidavros is nearby), Hydra, and
Heading Down IslandIt’s been a while since I sailed out of St. Vincent—the “mainland” to the eight inhabited (three by resorts) islands of the Grenadines, plus the Tobago Cays—so I was happy to be invited on a press trip there, especially one that included two days of sailing. It’s probably the most popular charter area after the Virgin Islands, and with good
Shopping ListIf you’re in the thinking-about stage of planning a charter vacation, you’re probably in the process of collecting information about the cruising ground(s) on your must-do-sometime list. How do you find out about the weather, the sailing conditions, the best itineraries? Tourist guides won’t be much help, and your local library probably doesn’t stock cruising guides.
Charter News from AnnapolisThe annual Annapolis, Maryland, sailboat show is one of the industry’s great schmoozing grounds, so it’s a good place to pick up the latest chartering information. It looked like a busy show for the charter companies; I saw people waiting in line to discuss boat purchases and charter bookings.
With the large amount of new development or expansion
Charting a CharterIf you’ve done any sailing outside your home waters, you already know how invaluable a cruising guide can be. I suppose it’s possible to tough it out with just the chart and the chart checkout, but at the very least this means you’d be reinventing the wheel when it comes to choosing an anchorage, figuring out what time you should arrive there, finding groceries, and