Charter Chat, July 2011

Star Clippers Takes to the Baltic
Star Clippers, which operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels, has expanded its itineraries to include trips through the Baltic beginning in summer 2012. The 360ft Star Flyer will lead the charge with sailing trips from Southampton, England; Oslo, Norway; Hamburg, Kiel and Warnemuende, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ranging from three-night samplers to 11-night explorations, the ship also visits several smaller, charming, lesser-visited ports along the way. For a photographic journey aboard Star Flyer, click here.



Sunsail Welcomes the Sunsail 38 by Jeanneau
This November, Sunsail will unveil the newest addition to its monohull charter fleet: the Sunsail 38 by Jeanneau. This sporty 2-cabin, 1-head cruiser is ideal for a small crew looking for good performance (even in light winds), comfortable accommodations and spacious socializing areas, all within the parameters of an easily handled sailboat. The Sunsail 38 is part of Sunsail’s investment in over 230 new boats for the 2011/2011 sailing season and will be available to sail out of the Tortola base beginning November 1, 2011.



Dream Yacht Charter Greets New Yacht Sales Director
Dream Yacht Charter, now with its North American headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland, welcomes Michel Benarrosh to head up the Yachts Sales and Yacht Management divisions. Through Dream Yacht Charter, charterboat owners can now take part in ownership plans with a Beneteau, Jeanneau or Dufour monohull as well as a Lagon, Fountaine Pajot or Catana catamaran. Though Dream Yacht Charter has 30 locations worldwide, the new Annapolis base has brought a lot of attention to the North American market.



Fair Wind Sailing Offers Knot-Tying Video Lessons
At Fair Wind Sailing School, charter sailors can now receive knot-tying lessons online before they even get to their boat. Through the company’s “Knots So Fast” HD video series, Captain Dave Bello of Fair Wind offers free lessons on knot terminology and the figure eight knot, followed by ten videos which can be purchased for $2.95 a piece, or $12.95 for the series. For the charter guest just getting started or the sailor in need of some knot-tying revision, this is a perfect, reasonably priced place to start.

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