Charter InsuranceAs Sunsail’s Peter Cook says, “You never know what will happen on a boat.” Enter charter insurance, which is designed to cover you in case of a serious event—major loss or damage.
In the well-established charter world of the Caribbean, the pattern is industry wide, though the actual amounts differ by company; the variables are the size and age of the boat and
One-Way StreetI was recently confronted with the not-unpleasant conundrum of how to make the best use of a one-week charter in a place (a) I’d never sailed before, (b) I am unlikely to return to, and (c) that is too big to sail and see it all in a week. What I consider to be “best use” involves a pleasant amount of sailing (but not dawn to dusk) and a reasonable amount of time to see
Get It While It’s HotSummer can be cooler—this observation includes the temperature—in the Caribbean than where I live, in Massachusetts, and the water is always warmer. More important, the wind always blows, which is more than I can say for my home waters.
Now is a good time to take advantage of the hot summer rates offered by all the bareboat-charter companies in the
Special TreatsCARIBBEAN. Everyone likes to save money—and why not. If you must have some time in the tropics and can’t wait for the summer specials in the Caribbean and the Bahamas to kick in (see May SAIL for a rundown)—and if you’re flexible about dates—you’ll find that most bareboat companies in the Caribbean are offering last-minute online specials. The list on sailmagazine.com
Where in the World…should you look for a summer sailing vacation away from home? Summer is a great time to explore many top cruising grounds
If I knew whether this winter’s distinctly peculiar weather in much of North America is predictive of a peculiar summer to come, by now I’d be rich, or famous, or both. What I can predict without consulting an oracle is that the
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid on his Second VOR